Mechanical Design Engineer

Posted 03/06/2024 by Brush Group

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To design and manage the implementation of primarily Mechanical and including Electrical Building Services to ensure they fully meet the client’s requirements and that projects are delivered within budget and on programme.

  • The role reports to a Senior Engineer, Associate or Senior Associate.
  • The job holder is required to deputise for the Senior Engineer, the Associate or Senior Associate/Director.
  • Responsibility for the delivery of appropriate Mechanical designs.

There are no direct reports for this role.

Main Responsibilities
  • Work with the Senior Engineer and Client to develop a detailed brief of their mechanical and electrical building services requirements and produce a report which demonstrates clear understanding of the Client’s needs.
  • Conduct an Options Appraisal and produce a report for the Senior Engineer and Client justifying the recommendations made to ensure client sign off of brief.
  • Assist Senior Engineers in managing a multidisciplinary project team from within Rybka to manage all internal aspects of the programme delivery.
  • Develop effective working relationships with the wider design team (Quantity Surveyor, Architects, Structural and Civil Engineers) to ensure the whole construction project delivers the client’s needs.
  • Produce outline design, scheme design, and detailed design reports including drawings and specifications.
  • Manage the tender process to ensure the most appropriate contractors are selected to deliver the project on behalf of the client.
  • Assist in managing the commercial aspects of the project to ensure effective cost controls are in place and provide advice on project finances to other team members to ensure delivery within budget or any potential overspend is highlighted and agreed with the client.
  • Validate the commissioning process to ensure all products and services implemented meet the required specifications.
  • Advise on the operating and maintenance manuals produced by contractors to support the services installed.
  • Ensure the effective handover of the project from the contractor and ensure the final construction meets the agreed requirements and design intent.
  • Assist in conducting a review of H&S and risk assessments under the Construction Design and Management Regulations and sign off compliance with these regulations.
  • Maintain up to date industry knowledge of products and services to ensure the client always receives the best advice.
  • To deliver projects within clearly defined resources and timescales.
  • To work effectively under pressure.
  • The requirement to work as part of a multidisciplinary team (internal and external members) and to effectively influence other building and engineering disciplines.
Person Specification


  • Graduate qualification in an engineering subject (with the ability to progress to a Chartered Engineer status) is essential.
  • Chartered Engineer status or working towards Chartered Engineer status is desirable.

Experience/Technical Skills 


  • Experience of substantial, complex construction projects.
  • Experience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Experience of operating in an ISO9001 Quality Management System.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office packages, including Excel and email.
  • Knowledge of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering systems.
  • Appreciation and experience of the Technical Standards (Scotland) and relevant British Standards.


  • Knowledge of renewable energy technologies and low carbon design.
  • Knowledge of Planning legislative requirements.
  • Knowledge of specification, simulation and modelling techniques such as AutoCAD, IES, ESPR, NES, SBEM/SAP.


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