This job posting isn't available in all website languages

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Building Services - Mechanical
Europe Region
COR000047 Requisition #

A career at Arup offers you the chance to make a positive difference in the world. Independently owned and independently minded, Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world’s most prominent projects in the built environment. We offer a broad range of professional services that combine to make a real difference to our clients and the communities in which we work. For more than 70 years, we have helped bring to life ground-breaking projects across the globe.

Dedicated to sustainable development, Arup is a collective of designers, consultants and experts working globally. Founded to be humane and excellent, we collaborate with our clients and partners using imagination, technology, and rigour to shape a better world.


Senior Mechanical Engineer - Permanent


Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services worldwide. Through our work, we make a positive difference and help shape a better world.


We currently have a requirement for a Senior Mechanical Engineer to join our successful and growing Building Engineering Group. Based in our Cork office, the ideal candidate will be looking to further their career and gain invaluable experience in Building Services within an established consultancy with a friendly and team-focussed office environment. This is a permanent role* and offers the successful candidate long-term opportunities for career development (*We are also open to contractors). The successful candidate will assume a lead role in a diverse and challenging range of design projects across all sectors (commercial, healthcare, technology, industrial and 3rd level education), but initially focussed on our significant commercial real estate and master-planning portfolio. Our global and local teams continue to lead the market in terms of our focus and continued innovation around sustainability (net-zero, embodied carbon, circular economy) and digital (smart, BIM).


Your Responsibilities:

·     Project Planning (resources and fees).

·     Design of Mechanical Services and Installations (from initial concept stage to handover), including brief development and MEP strategies/(low-carbon) solutions.

·     Compilation of Specifications for Mechanical Services and Installations.

·     Ensuring full co-ordination between specifications and drawings.

·     Cost estimating, procurement & cost control.

·     Program and project management.

·     Compiling project reports.

·     Conceptual design studies and reports.

·      Assuming a lead role liaising with architects, clients and other stakeholders to set the constraints of the mechanical design and co-ordinate with all other disciplines in terms of the mechanical requirements and the mechanical discipline’s influence on all others.

·     Assuming a lead role in with the supply chain and contractors to co-ordinate the successful delivery of the MEP installations.


Your Education/Profile:

·     Degree in Building Services Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.

·     Minimum 8  years post-qualification experience, most of which will be in design gained within a consultancy environment.

·     Chartered Engineer status (or final report and submission well progressed)

·     Team player.

·     A demonstrated track record in leading teams.

·     Experience of managing contractors and work on site (including understanding of the commissioning process and future maintenance considerations).

·     Organised and adaptable with a flexible approach to work.

·     Ability to meet strict deadlines.

·     Excellent communication and report writing skills.

·     Strong knowledge of relevant standards and regulations.

·     Demonstrated experience in the design (including BCAR requirements) of the Building Services Mechanical systems such as HVAC, public health, BMS/controls, etc. 

·     As a senior MEP grade, a core knowledge of Building Services Electrical systems

·     Revit experience would be an advantage.

·     Minimum 5  years' experience working in the Irish Market essential.  



What to expect at Arup 


·     A multicultural and informal working environment where you can develop professionally by being part of a team who enjoy what they do.

·     Opportunities for short or long assignments at Arup’s offices and projects anywhere in the world.

·     Employees are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme, which is dependent on the firm’s financial performance.

·     Competitive performance-based salary growth.

·     A strong corporate culture committed to its values: quality of work, holistic approach, humane organization, straight and honourable dealings, social usefulness and reasonable prosperity.

·     Continuous training and professional development that will allow you to adapt to the growing needs of our clients as we embrace digital transformation.


Join us in shaping a better world

Our goal is to shape a better world, finding solutions for some of the world’s most complex problems. From climate action to social value, we consider the most expansive impacts of our work. Our drive to build a more sustainable, resilient and equitable future shapes our culture and has made us leaders in sustainable development. The successful candidate will join our multi-disciplinary design teams focusing on technical excellence and innovative solutions that create a better future for people, places, and the planet.  


'A better way'- Sustainability and Social Equity

At Arup, we strive to bring environmental sustainability and social equity together. We put sustainability at the heart of our projects and invest in research and development that helps tackle issues such as climate change and poverty. We have made a commitment to reach net zero by 2030 and to contribute meaningfully to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, creating shared value for our clients and our communities while safeguarding our planet. Read our net zero carbon plan here.


A career at Arup gives you the chance to have a positive impact on the world. For us, corporate responsibility is not just a policy; it’s a way of working.


Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion is at the heart of what we do

We are committed to creating an inclusive working environment for talented people of any background based on merit, fairness and respect. At Arup, you’ll be a welcomed member of the team with opportunities to participate in social, cultural and educational events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador) or with your colleagues by joining staff networks such as those for women, culture or the LGBTQ+ community. 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.


Recruitment Agencies: We have a Preferred Supplier List of trusted partners to assist us when required and do not acknowledge any speculative CVs or unsolicited candidate introductions from agencies not on this list. Thank you’

We are a certified CPD accredited employer with Engineers Ireland



Previous Job Searches

My Profile

Create and manage profiles for future opportunities.

Go to Profile

My Submissions

Track your opportunities.

My Submissions

Similar Listings

Europe Region

Dublin, -, Ireland

📁 Building Services - Mechanical

Requisition #: DUB0000ID

Europe Region

Dublin, -, Ireland

📁 Building Services - Mechanical

Requisition #: DUB0000IS