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Principal mechanical engineer

Job Profile

Start date: 27th July 2018
Closing date: 30th August 2018
Salary: Competitive with benefits including pension

The Croydon Building Services Engineering team has successful client relationships in Education, Higher Education, Sport and Leisure, Healthcare and Aviation.

We want to recruit a candidate to assist the existing building services team with an increasing workload which may include some significant projects in health, rail and aviation sector. The candidate will be self-motivated and capable of leading and delivering high quality designs with the minimum of supervision to time and budget.

This position can be offered on either a full-time or a part-time basis.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

Job Description

The opportunity now exists for an individual to join this, enthusiastic and growing team and develop their career within a medium sized team of building services engineers by leading the delivery of quality designs on our projects.
you will: -
  • Have responsibility for all aspects of assigned project work
  • Help develop and lead the Mechanical Engineering team,
  • Work and liaise with associated engineering disciplines as part of delivering projects
  • Manage internal and external stakeholders
  • Assist in commercial and contractual side of projects
  • Offer consultative service to clients, exceeding expectations and delivering first class service
As a Principal Mechanical Engineer you will be involved in a range of small to large projects within our building services team. The role will be challenging, demanding, varied and offer opportunities for skill set and career development.
You will work autonomously within a team carrying out building services projects. You will manage several projects and the work of others.

The key elements of the role are (but not limited to);
  • Managing the delivery of assigned Building Services projects.
  • Working and liaising with associated engineering disciplines as part of delivering projects.
  • Management of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Responsible for managing external stakeholders, ensuring client satisfaction and pursuing and promoting opportunities with potential and established clients.
  • Carrying out design review on projects.
  • Maximising profitability of projects, monitoring against budget, reacting and anticipating potential problems and communicating in line with client expectations.
  • Demonstrating technical expertise, providing in depth knowledge and leadership whilst proactively coaching and developing more junior team members.

Candidate Specification

As a senior member of the team you will apply your business development knowledge to identify and support work winning strategies to help grow the size and capability of the team. You will ideally:

Have experience of leading on building services and multi disciplinary projects, with a Mechanical Engineering background.

Have experience of mentoring and leading project teams

Be enthusiastic and ambitious

Possess excellent communication skills, including report writing and presentation

Have experience of managing client relationships and expectations

Essential professional qualifications and experience:

BEng in Building Services Engineering
MSc (Hons) in Building Services Engineering
Member of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers

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