Associate Mechanical Engineer (Design) - London

Associate Mechanical Engineer (Design) – London


We are supporting a leading multi-disciplinary construction and property consultancy based in South East London who are seeking a senior level Associate Mechanical Engineer (Design) to join their M&E Team focused on residential projects.

As a growing company providing a definitive range of services to the UK building and construction industry (covering chartered building & quantity surveying, project management, architecture & master planning, civil & structural engineering, mechanical & electrical engineering, sustainability and health & safety), this role will provide the candidate with an opportunity to become an integral part of the senior team who will be responsible for managing projects and clients, whilst influencing design and quality standards. The role also provides the successful candidate with excellent prospects for career growth.

The culture of the team is to be a trusted client advisor who are selected for their professional quality service, enthusiasm and expertise in the built environment. We are seeking a likeminded, professional engineer to contribute their unique skills and expertise to the collaborative environment.

The post holder will be involved in a variety of roles, including design, advisory services, contract management and maintenance/asset management primarily of mechanical services in existing residential properties. The role will therefore include surveying of existing mechanical services in properties including commercial boilers, ventilation systems, water services (including booster pumps), renewable technologies etc. Most of the work is in the Housing Sector for Registered Providers and Local Authorities. 

Main Responsibilities:

  • Representing the Practice at meetings with Clients and Contractors.
  • Take a leading role in the design and inspection team managing a wide range of residential boiler replacements, Term Maintenance Contracts and commercial fit out schemes.
  • Develop and present project design proposals to a client following the external brief and internal discussions so that client requirements are met, acting as either lead internal consultant or as member of a team.
  • Contract administration duties associated with maintenance contracts for water hygiene, Communal Boilers, Booster Pumps, Renewables etc.
  • Carrying out quality audits and pre/post inspection services.
  • Prepare, ready for tender, specifications, designs, drawings, equipment schedules and contract documentation.
  • Issue in conjunction with the client, contract documentation to tender, adjudicate and recommend appropriate contractor to meet project requirements.
  • Establish and agree clear responsibility as lead internal consultant for the project.
  • When acting as lead Consultant undertake all aspects of project management as defined by the client in his letter of appointment.
  • Standards of Practice, you are expected to maintain a high level of professional and engineering standards and observe the legal requirements and professional guidelines of the relative professional bodies
  • Professional Bodies, you are expected to be registered and maintain registration with the Engineering Council which will be reimbursed by the business
  • Continuing education, the employee will be required to keep up to date with developments in Engineering through undertaking continuing professional development on a regular basis.

Person Specification:

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to work well in a team both internally and externally
  • Be self-motivated with the ability to manage own workload
  • Attention to detail in both technical design as well as survey experience.
  • Report writing skills.

Essential Criteria (qualifications, experience, skills, qualities etc.)

  • Minimum HNC in Building Services or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Good understanding of Mechanical Theory and system
  • Proven experience in a similar consultancy role
  • Good understanding of British Standards and relevant regulations.

Desirable Criteria

  • BEng / BSc in Building Services or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD / Revit
  • Member of CIBSE

If you are interested in this position, please apply directly or contact Matthew Heath (

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

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