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Senior Mechanical Engineer - Building Services

Building Services - Mechanical

Fancy an opportunity to help shape a better world? 

Our Belfast Building Engineering team do just that, through working on a large variety of revolutionary projects in a wide range of sectors in the UK and internationally. This includes laboratories, hospitals and healthcare facilities, data centres, specific energy and commercial projects, educational and custodial projects. Our portfolio of recent projects includes numerous projects at Altnagelvin Hospital and other healthcare facilities, data centre projects in Europe and local education commercial and sports facilities.

Based within Arup’s multi-discipline engineering design team in Belfast, you will be an important part of the Building Services Engineering team leadership; managing multidisciplinary projects while providing technical support and mentoring to the other Mechanical Engineers, leading the design of the mechanical building systems including air conditioning, heating, natural and mechanical ventilation and building controls and leading the development of energy strategies and sustainability strategies for buildings, including communicating these plans with the project team members and authorities.


About You 

Excellence leaves a lasting impression; bring your vision to shape a better world.  We are looking for an enthusiastic engineer with excellent modelling, design, technical, and software skills who enjoys working collaboratively in multi-professional design teams, taking responsibility for projects from inception to completion to achieve outstanding results.  You will be chartered with solid or extensive experience in the field of Building Services Engineering, with a heavy focus on expert use of analysis software and digital design tools in the built environment.  You will be committed to your own professional development and looking for challenging work to develop your engineering skill.

Skills and Capabilities


  • Degree qualified in Mechanical or HVAC Engineering, ideally to Masters level
  • Have achieved Chartered Engineer status via an appropriate professional institution such as CIBSE or the IMechE.
  • Proven experience in science and laboratory facility design and good knowledge of  standards and best practice, including a varied portfolio of medium to large scale completed projects with experience across a range of project scales and other building types
  • Knowledge of current regulations, best practice and emerging technology
  • Experienced in sustainable building design and in satisfying the regulatory and voluntary codes associated with sustainability and energy strategy, including a strong interest in Net Zero Carbon design
  • Ability to think outside your specialism and integrate multi-disciplinary requirements into holistic co-ordinated solutions
  • Demonstrable enthusiasm in driving a Digital transformation in the design process, including automation via software such as Revit to deliver organisational value, as well as utilising visualisation tools to communicate engineering concepts
  • Able to understand the balance of engineering priorities on differing projects
  • Able to quickly develop successful client relationships
  • Experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Proven people management skills and experience of managing staff at all levels
  • An ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines is essential
  • A good understanding of industry software packages such as Excel, IES/TAS and Revit
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Excellent communications skills, written and verbal
  • Able to demonstrate strong commercial awareness
  • Highly motivated and willing to take on new challenges
  • Familiarity with design guides published by ASHRAE, Uptime Institute and TIA942 which govern data centre design.


  • Experience of site-based projects
  • Design project management for science and laboratory projects
  • Experience of Revit for 3D modelling and rendering of building services, and BIM analysis including performance calculations and parametric modelling. 
  • Experience of collaborative modelling environments.

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.

Shape your time with us

Our goal is to shape a better world. And to do that, we need to make Arup a phenomenal place to work for everyone. If we want to solve problems for people around the world, we must seek and attract the best people from the widest talent pool and create an environment that supports and includes them. We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their contribution. This includes people with disabilities, so please discuss any adjustments that you may require throughout the selection and assessment process with your recruitment contact.

At Arup, you’ll be a welcomed member of the team with opportunities to participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador) or by joining one of our staff networks for women, culture or LGBT+ people. You’ll have access to a range of flexible working options – whether you’re a parent, a carer, a student, or just have a busy lifestyle - we recognise it’s not always easy to commit to standard working hours so if you're interested in flexible working, please let us know when you apply, and we'll discuss how this could work in your role.

Join us in shaping a better world.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcome all qualified applicants. You will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to sex, race, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status. We recognise that not all disabilities are visible and will make reasonable adjustments to cater for diverse applicants in the selection and assessment process.

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.

Stay safe online - Arup will never ask for payment or your bank details as part of our recruitment process.

Closing date for applications is 11th May 2021

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