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Mechanical Project Engineer

Reference: 1267
Location: London
Sector: Building Services
Type: Permanent
Salary: £40-55k
Benefits: Bonus + Pension + Car allowance

The Job

The Company

BSV are currently hiring for a Mechanical Project Engineer on behalf of our client, who are set to become London’s largest developer of new homes and currently managing in excess of 70,000 homes across the capital and the South East; regenerating communities throughout the region.
They continue to be dedicated to fulfilling their social mission to create places where people want to live whilst maintaining financial strength.
With our client, people are at the heart of their business and their continued success depends on employing the best people and getting the best from them. This is why they are committed to developing their people. They understand that it’s only by investing in a well trained and motivated workforce that they can continue to prosper and sustain business success.
Benefits package include excellent pension scheme, bonus scheme, generous annual leave entitlement.
This is a rare opportunity to join a team of professional Engineers within the Technical Services, Mechanical & Electrical department with our client. This important position will provide the successful candidate a real opportunity to make a difference; further developing our client’s standards regarding excellence, in an environment that embraces improvement.

With an on-going programme of planned works within existing buildings and a future pipeline of 5000 new homes each year, you will be responsible for helping to shape the future of building services requirements.

The Role

You will be part of a professional team providing designs that meet challenging targets for operational efficiency; working with developers to ensure that systems selected also meet our client’s requirements for installation quality, and compliance. With the majority of new installations having communal and district distribution for the provision of heating our client aims to lead the way for innovation, quality and value.

You will manage a workload of projects for new and existing buildings, both designing and instructing requirements; you will be responsible for liaising with each area of the business as well as external professionals to identify continual improvement methods and enable effective scheme commissioning and handover to ensure that each property meets stringent standards with documentation for health and safety files and operation and maintenance manuals agreed as finalised.

You will work closely with all other members of the Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Team as well as our client’s in-house Energy Team to ensure that all building services meet business requirements and are continually monitored relating operational efficiency to design targets and cost plans. You will be responsible for recommending methods of optimising systems to enable effective seasonal efficiency and provide regular reports highlighting performance.

Qualifications & Experience

You will have professional qualifications ideally to degree level and experience in the design and project management of building services installations. You will have excellent communication skills, an important aspect of this position is to discuss and promote standards as well as challenging, designs, quality and installations. Reporting skills will be helpful to track targets and compare data for key performance indications. You will be able to liaise effectively with contractors, residents, solicitors, and our client’s own technical and administrative staff.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate a good working knowledge of design, energy use regarding compliance standards including Part L, Code for Sustainable Homes and BREEAM.
Essential skill requirements:
• A degree or the equivalent level of experience in a relevant subject area – e.g Mechanical Building Services Engineering.
• Full understanding of design and design processes.
• Extensive experience of the requirements for commissioning communal and district heating systems incorporating, gas boilers, CHP units, biomass boilers, building management systems and metering systems.
• Experience of working with M&E contractors and managing third parties during the commissioning process.
• Extensive knowledge of CIBSE, BSRIA and RIBA codes and standards, and of all relevant legislation, including CDM2015.
• A proactive and creative approach to problem solving.
Desirable skills:
• A knowledge of Building Information Modelling.
• An understanding of the softlandings process
• The ability to use IT communications systems.
• Experience of construction project management and of dealing with stakeholders at multiple levels.
You will hold a full driving licence and have access to a vehicle on a daily basis.

Closing date for completed applications: 7th July 2016

If you are interested in the role above, please do get in touch with Tom Fitzpatrick via the ‘apply’ link.