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UK Building Services Technical Lead

  1. Cities & development
  2. United Kingdom, Leeds, Manchester, London, Bristol, Cardiff
R-105599

AtkinsRéalis are looking to appoint a UK Technical Director for Building Services within our Building Design practice. This is an exciting role to head up our key technical capability with a focus on building services excellence, sustainability, building performance and low carbon solutions, that enable our multi-discipline teams of Architects and Engineers to create inspirational buildings and places.

This role will report directly into our UK Practice Director and Professional Head of Discipline and have influence over the 900+Engineers and Architects in our UK Building Design practice.

It is an opportunity to join our UK Building Services team, who are playing a leading role in some of the world’s most challenging and exciting engineering projects across a plethora of sectors including Residential, Blue Light, Education, Mission Critical, Aviation, Energy (e.g. Fission, Fusion, Large scale PV), Commercial Offices, Transportation and Defence.

Our work will bring you together with designers from across the UK and internationally, on projects that range from individual buildings to city size solutions and approaches.

The Role:

  • We are seeking a knowledgeable and skilled mechanical building services expert with solid experience in delivering consultancy services for private and public sector clients, particularly in the Buildings & Places market.
  • The focus of the role is very much on the design of buildings and their immediate surroundings. It encompasses all aspects of how environmental systems should be an integral part of the design process from the moment of project inception.
  • Areas of attention will include setting the direction of development for projects at concept stages, followed by regular reviews with the team as the designs become fully detailed.
  • For more complex projects there may be a need for more in-depth involvement, depending upon the requirement.
  • With the support of regional Technical Authorities, you will also have a role in setting the quality and technical standards implemented by our teams, identifying new technologies for adoption and providing guidance for training and development initiatives.
  • The position can be based in any of our offices across the UK, with main hubs in London, Manchester, Glasgow, Bristol, Epsom, Leeds, Warrington and Cardiff.
  • We embrace hybrid working and have a flexible working policy that enables working from home and office locations.

Responsibilities:

  • Own technical responsibility for project quality, design standards and delivery processes.
  • Provide technical support to clients in a wide range of areas.
  • Knowledgeable of UK Government policy and other industry initiatives that relate to Building Services.
  • Represent the company as a Subject Matter Expert on Mechanical Building Services.
  • Generate good working relationships with internal and external clients and develop a client relationship management strategy.
  • Take responsibility for key client management of specific clients.
  • Provide management, motivation, inspiration and technical leadership for the Building Services team engaged on projects.

Requirements:

  • Degree, or equivalent qualification, in Building Services or Mechanical Engineering and Chartered with a relevant institution.
  • Ability to influence senior management and peers within the industry and positively challenge decisions and processes.
  • Significant experience in the concepts/theories/detailed design/practicalities of Mechanical Building Services design and compliance requirements.
  • Extensive project experience, necessitating high levels of technical competence with a strong focus and track record of the delivery of designs and processes.
  • Demonstrable leadership and people management skills with the ability to inspire a team.
  • Good commercial awareness, business management skills and results orientation.
  • Customer focused with a high level of relationship management skills.
  • Confident ability with good communication skills and a professional approach to clients and other AtkinsRéalis employees.

What we offer?

AtkinsRéalis recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements.  As part of this commitment, we understand the need for a diverse and flexible workforce, where a work-life balance is important. So, by default AtkinsRéalis offers flexible working, where there is no fixed 9 ‘till 5, no need for a 5-day week, no requirement for a full-time contract, and no requirement to spend all your working time in the office.

Rewards and Benefits:

We offer a competitive salary that is regularly tested against other consultants with a default 25-days leave each year plus bank holidays and options to buy some or sell of that leave. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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Training:

AtkinsRéalis is committed to developing its people both personally and professionally. Our colleagues have the advantage of access to a high ranging training portfolio and development activities designed to help make the best of individual’s abilities and talents. We also actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

Additional Information:

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance.  If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. The vetting process is delivered by United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) and may require candidates to provide proof of residency in the UK of 5 years or longer. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. To help embed inclusion for all, from day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

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