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Senior Mechanical Engineer

Building Services - Mechanical
Europe Region
DUB00009R 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.

We are truly global, and our 15,000 planners, designers, engineers and consultants around the world delivering innovative projects with creativity and passion. We have over 650 staff working in Ireland based in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick.


Senior Mechanical Engineer - Permanent (Open to Contractors)


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 growing Building Engineering Group. Based in our Dublin 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 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 be involved in a diverse and challenging range of design projects including healthcare, technology, commercial, industrial and educational commissions.


Your Responsibilities:

  • Project Planning.

  • Team management.

  • Design of sustainable, energy efficient and resilient Mechanical Services and Installations.

  • Compilation of Specifications for Mechanical Services and Installations.

  • Ensuring full co-ordination between specifications and drawings.

  • Estimating.

  • Cost control.

  • Compiling project reports.

  • Conceptual design studies and reports.

  • 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.


Your Education/Profile:

  • Degree in Building Services Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.

  • Several years post-qualification experience, most of which will be in design gained within a consultancy environment.

  • Progressing to achieve chartership.

  • Team player.

  • Organised and adaptable with a flexible approach to work.

  • Ability to meet strict deadlines.

  • Excellent communication and report writing skills.

  • Developing knowledge of relevant standards and regulations.

  • Experience in the design of the main Building Services Mechanical systems such as HVAC, public health, etc.

  • Revit experience would be an advantage.

  • Experience in large scale data centre or, healthcare or, large mixed use developments an advantage


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.

We are a certified CPD accredited employer with Engineers Ireland and we were named Engineers Ireland CPD Employer of the year in 2020

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