Mechanical Design Engineer in Cambridge

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Mechanical Design Engineer in Cambridge

Salary: £33,000 per annum
The Job:
Primestaff are working with our well-established client to recruit for an experienced Mechanical Engineer who has been qualified a short time and looking for the next stage in their career. Candidates must have worked in building services and have 2-5 years of working on projects experience. As the right candidate you will manage your own engineering projects on a day-to-day basis to ensure the projects are delivered on time and to budget.

The Duties:
- Responsible for the detailed design and coordination of mechanical solutions including Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Gas, Utilities, Compressed Air and Plant Layouts.
- Represent the company and promote ‘can do’ attitude whilst maintaining positive relationships with clients.
- Communicate with clients, advising on suitable technical solutions to client’s requirements, fees and timescales etc.
- Work alongside Senior Engineers to produce cost plans and pre-tender estimates and cost comparisons for systems/plant.
- Undertake site visits i.e. surveys and prepare reports.
- Liaise with Architects, Structural Engineers, and Contractors etc.
- Monitor design progress in accordance with the programme/deadline.
- Check QA on your design/project work to ensure compliance with company standards.
- Encourage lower levelled engineers to continuously develop their knowledge, arrange and attend CPD sessions.
- Share your knowledge and technical ability and advise accordingly to help progress the less experienced team members.
- Produce design sketches.
- Develop the design through all stages of the project – from planning to completion.
- Coordinate architecturally, structurally and mechanically.
- Produce specifications, schematics, calculations and drawings etc.
- Liaise with suppliers, manufactures and specialists to provide expert knowledge and costs.
- Manage the whole design process, prepare stage reports /outline design, maintain comprehensive design files, produce written specifications & scheme design drawings for CAD.
- Have knowledge of and be up to date with the latest regulations, i.e. British Standards.
- Understand RIBA stages.
- Understand efficiency/sustainability.
- Have knowledge and an understanding of BREEAM.
- IT literate – ability to use technical packages i.e. CAD, Hevacomp and 3D Naviswork.
- Good knowledge and understanding of IES Thermal Modelling software.

Skills and experience required:

- Relevant Qualifications i.e. ONC/HNC/Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Building Services Engineering.
- Previous experience within a consultancy environment.
- Ability to manage and track numerous projects simultaneously.
- Ability to maintain a calm demeanour and think clearly in a difficult, stressful or troubling situation.
- Excellent communication skills, dealing with other employees and external clients.
- Ability to understand/produce detailed technical drawings.
- Possess excellent attention to detail, has a confident approach, proactive character and the ability to take the lead in challenging situations.

Hours of work are Monday – Friday 9-5:30. Our client can offer annual leave, a competitive salary based on ability and experience, 2% Pension, Bupa, free drinks and fruit along with free parking!

Apply online today in order to be considered, or please call Kristy on 01536 267596 for further details about this opportunity. For further details or for other vacancies similar to this, please visit our website or why not join us on Facebook: or follow us on Twitter: @Primestaff_UK