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AECOM Senior Mechanical Engineer in Leeds, United Kingdom

Company Description

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed. You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients. We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business. We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career. When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world. We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world. Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We are looking for a Building Services Mechanical Engineer to join our established Building Services team in Leeds.

The role responsibilities will include:

To produce detailed design information as required for the RIBA design stages appropriate to the project including calculations, drawings, schematic diagrams, technical reports, and technical specifications for fixed building services system

Contribute to the Carbon Net Zero (CNZ)) deliverables including specification of renewables, energy/carbon reduction schemes and embodied carbon studies and reports

Contribute to other multidiscipline teams on infrastructure projects including potable water networks and firefighting networks

Carry out feasibility and assessment surveys, studies and produce reports

Contribute to fee bid proposals for the team’s work winning and contribute to wider AECOM work winning teams large project bids

Provide support to the team and discipline leads

Attend design team and / or client team meetings

Review the work of Engineers and Graduates and provide support and guidance.

Act as a mentor to junior staff and promote CPD activities

Consider financial implications in producing design options

Carry out risk assessments and value engineering

The right candidate will be proficient in the use of Hevacomp design, IES Virtual Environment modelling software or equivalent and have good working experience of BIM level 2 drawing outputs and 3D modelling in Revit software.

You will have experience in producing initial loading estimates for utility assessments and applications, design of hot and cold-water systems, natural and mechanical ventilation, heating and cooling systems, VRF and DX refrigerant systems, chilled water systems, and above ground drainage and will be able to produce mechanical building services engineering designs from concept through to construction and site supervision.

Experience of making presentations and attending meetings with clients is essential.



You will possess strong communication skills, both written and verbal, and be able to understand and express technical concepts clearly and accurately within the design team environment.

Thorough knowledge of applicable, British Standards, CoPs, CIBSE and BSRIA Design Guides and RIBA work stages and the level of detail required at each stage.

Familiar with Building Regulations, sustainability issues, energy conservation, low carbon technologies and passive design, ensuring that sustainability and compliance is achieved with all our projects

A safety focused individual, with safety integrated in everything they do.

Organise and prioritise their own time and tasks to enable the simultaneous running of several projects

Be able to analyse problems from first principles to determine solutions.

Able to deal with clients and contractors at various levels effectively whilst protecting AECOM’s position.

Experience of concept, scheme and detail design across a range of sectors.

Prior experience in a design consultancy or contracting or equivalent environment.

Portfolio of relevant work experience demonstrating required competencies across broad sectors including industrial, defence, education, rail, commercial and healthcare.

Competent in the use of NBS specification writing software.

Good level of computer literacy, including being fully conversant with Microsoft office suite.

Actively working towards CEng accreditation.


Honours Degree or Masters degree or equivalent in mechanical engineering to CIBSE educational requirements

.Your benefits will include: Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also be able to explore flexible working arrangements through our FREEDOM TO GROW way of working. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

Additional Information

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10067934

Business Line: Building Engineering

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Engineering