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Job Information

AECOM Principal Mechanical Engineer in Manchester, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - West Yorkshire, Leeds

Job Summary

AECOM plays a critical role in the conceptualisation and creation of amazing spaces, delivering projects and buildings that define skylines and communities. AECOM Buildings & Places is made up of dedicated teams delivering projects in Commercial, Residential, Hospitality, Sports Venues, Work Places, Education, Government and Healthcare.

We are friendly, busy and motivated with an established track record of successfully delivering local and overseas projects. Some of our flagship work in recent years include; The Grange University hospital, Cwmbran, Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, Liverpool, Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

About Our Team:

The AECOM Leeds office have a team of dedicated and motivated building services engineers which specialise the design of sustainable MEP systems, for a range of sectors, including healthcare, education, defence, commercial and rail. The AECOM Leeds Team are centre of excellence for the design of Healthcare facilities and would like a motivated team member to integrate within our existing team structure.

Job responsibilities

  • Report to the Associate Director and be responsible for the management and delivery of small and medium sized projects and responsible for project finances

  • Manage a small team of engineers and provides specialised technical input to studies and design to assist in the development of junior and graduate engineers.

  • Participate, manage and engage in interdisciplinary review of project deliverables.

  • Prepare of fee estimates, design programme and liaison with clients to agree project deliverables.

  • Participate in quality control review of design calculations or drawings.

  • Prepare technical specification sections.

  • Provide input to the development of engineering budget and schedule to meet requirements.

  • Have a good understanding of software packages used to design mechanical building services systems.

  • Manage project resources to meet the agreed deliverables on programme and within budget.

Minimum Requirements

  • Successful track record of mechanical building services design

  • A highly motivated individual with a passion for succeeding and developing

  • Have previous experience working as either a Senior / Principal Engineer

  • Excellent communicator (both written and verbal) with strong negotiation skills.

  • Membership of a relevant professional body, such as CIBSE.

  • Good understanding of software packages used to the design mechanical building services systems.

  • Experience in delivering projects using BIM software packages

  • Experience of low carbon systems, design and how to influence the built environment to reduce carbon emissions

  • Understand IES or other calculation packages

  • The successful candidate will preferably have had experience in the design and delivery of healthcare facilities and be familiar with HTM/HBN

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in Building Services or Mechanical Engineering.

  • Should either be chartered or working towards accreditation.

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.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Mechanical

Business Line B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 245461BR

Additional Locations UK - Manchester - 1 New York Street

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.