Lead Mechanical Design Engineer

  • Job Reference: R9972197
  • Date Posted: 30 September 2019
  • Recruiter: Centrica
  • Location: Salford, Greater Manchester
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Lead Mechanical Design Engineer

Centrica have an exciting opportunity for a Lead Mechanical Design Engineer to join our business in Salford, the role will have a competitive package dependant on experience and comes with a company car. The role will be part of the Project Design Engineering Team providing sustainable and energy efficient solutions to clients in many private and public-sector industries. We have a history of sustained growth and we have excellent opportunities for further significant expansion both in the UK and overseas.

The Candidate

Need a solid technical design background and experience of Building Service and HVAC design and of simple CHP (Combined Heat and Power) installations. Proven track record required of taking conceptual designs for complex energy solutions combining multiple technologies through the design and installation phase.

The Role

The successful candidate will take initial designs through the detailed design and installation phase.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Take a prominent role in the mechanical design of projects including LTHW, steam, gas, CHW, ventilation and exhaust systems
  • Preparation of P&ID drawings
  • Preparation of lists of materials for a project
  • Assessing various aspects of installation including location and access.
  • Utilizing in house excel programs and AUTOCAD.
  • Writing equipment specifications and obtaining quotations
  • Producing control philosophies and completing project specific safety assessments
  • Liaise with project delivery team including electrical engineers, CAD team, project managers, structural and civils engineers
  • Ensure procedures are adhered to and Projects are delivered on time to the highest quality and safety.
  • Visiting sites when required during the project detailed design phase and attending technical meetings with customers
  • Assisting with the development of younger engineers.
  • Will be required to attend general staff meetings.

The Person

We are looking for candidates who have knowledge of CHP and energy efficiency markets. You must have demonstrable knowledge of assessment of solutions coupled with strong management and leadership skills. We are also looking for the following skills and experience:

  • Minimum degree level in Mechanical Engineering, Building Services or other relevant subject or an established background in the industry
  • Vast relevant experience in a similar role
  • Organised with a logical approach
  • Ability to be able to work alone on projects whilst being part of a larger Mechanical design team
  • Strong technical skills in energy efficient systems with direct experience of delivering CHP and energy saving projects
  • A proven track record on technically leading the design of projects and delivering to agreed deadlines
  • Ability to articulate complex solutions to non-technical people
  • Ability to work as a team with a proactive approach to dealing with clients and / or suppliers
  • Boiler house / plantroom and/or district heat design experience preferred