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Mechanical Building Services Engineer

Building Services - Mechanical

Arup is a multi–disciplinary firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists, working across every aspect of today’s-built environment. Together we help our clients solve their most complex challenges – turning exciting ideas into tangible reality as we strive to find a better way and shape a better world.

About this career opportunity…

Based in Newcastle and working as part of our North region covering Scotland, Northern Ireland and the North East of England, you will apply your engineering expertise to shape our projects as well as play an active role in all stages from feasibility through to completion across a number of sectors, including data centres, commercial, residential, education and energy. We have a diverse portfolio including local, national and international projects.  

In addition, you will make an impact in this role by…

  • Working in an multi-disciplinary environment and aim to design buildings that maximise value for our clients whilst minimising their environmental impact.
  • Playing a part in the ever-increasing digital transformation of our business, seeking new ways to increase our efficiency through automation and to offer new services to our clients through our integrated digital approach to design.
  • Liaising with clients, other design team members and contractors.
  • Mentoring junior Engineers and Technicians.
  • Being responsible for meeting agreed deadlines.
  • Operating in accordance with local quality assurance procedures.
  • Delivering high quality, innovative design and specification work, requiring thorough knowledge and experience of the full range of project delivery including site supervision and inspections.
  • Contributing to the development of good practice within discipline through involvement with skills networks and team process improvement initiatives.
  • Being generally office based but with opportunities for local, national and international short-term travel.

To achieve in this role, you are likely to…

  • Be Degree qualified in Mechanical Engineering, preferably Masters or equivalent.
  • Be working towards Chartership through CIBSE, IMechE or other relevant body.
  • Have a wide knowledge of design of mechanical building systems including coordination, spatial planning and energy performance of buildings.
  • Ideally have experience in working in the Data centre sector, although this is not essential.
  • Have sound working knowledge of common mechanical building services software (Hevacomp, Cymap, IES)
  • Have sound working knowledge of Revit MEP.
  • Have experience supervising and providing technical mentorship to Technicians.
  • Be able to prepare and produce external and internal correspondence (using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel).
  • Be a team player with good organisational skills and proven success.
  • Have excellent communications skills, verbal and written.
  • Be disciplined and consistent approach to work.
  • Be able to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Have the ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines.
  • Be willing to take on new challenges.
  • Be flexible in approach to work and its demands

In addition to making a significant impact you will be joining a diverse bunch of incredibly talented individuals, each on a unique career development journey. We think an inclusive working environment is a great place to evolve, but don’t just take our word for it…

“Arup is a great company to work for, as it gives developing engineers the opportunity to enhance their technical and commercial skills in various sectors of industry including data centres, airports and healthcare. Their international mobility scheme allows Arup employees to work in other offices globally, giving employees the chance to gain international experience and work to different regulations and standards. My experience at Arup to date have been noteworthy, intriguing and has helped my professional development.”

Farai Mwashita, Mechanical Engineer

Rewards and Benefits

We offer a competitive salary at all levels, and one of the best benefits packages in our sector.

Core benefits include cover under the UK Healthcare Plan (private medical insurance), Life Assurance, Accident Insurance, and Income Protection (long term disability) cover. Core benefits are funded by us and made available to all permanent staff in order to support and safeguard your financial, physical, and mental wellbeing. You will also have access to Choice Benefits to help with your work/life balance and financial security.
In addition, all permanent employees are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme. Subject to scheme rules employees can receive two Profit Share payments per year, which are dependent on the firm’s financial performance.

Different people, shared values

At Arup we believe when talented people collaborate, great things are possible. Arup hires people with proven skills and open minds. We are taking deliberate action to create an inclusive culture that is grounded in our purpose to shape a better world. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all backgrounds. 

At Arup we are committed to making all stages of our recruitment process accessible to candidates with disabilities. Please speak to our recruitment team and we will work with you to make reasonable adjustments to ensure you can perform at your best. 

At Arup we appreciate that everyone’s circumstances are different and having the freedom to flex the way we work is essential to our wellbeing. If flexibility matters to you let us know when you apply and we will discuss how this could work in your role.

What happens next?

If this could be the next step in your journey, please apply online. All applications will be considered, and we will try our very best to respond to you within 72 hours of receiving your application.

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