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Mechanical Engineering
Europe Region
DUB0000DG 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 believe that flexible arrangements, such as hybrid working, create a more inclusive way of working that supports our diversity and the wellbeing of our people.

Dedicated to sustainable development, Arup is a collective of advisors and experts working across 140 countries. Founded to be both humane and excellent, we collaborate with our clients and partners using imagination, technology and rigour to shape a better world.

Senior Mechanical Engineer

We currently have a requirement for two Senior Mechanical Engineers to join our growing Building Services Group.  Based in either our Dublin or Cork office, the ideal candidate will be looking to further their career and gain invaluable experience in Mechanical Engineering Building Services within an established consultancy with a friendly office environment. 

The successful candidate will be involved in a diverse and challenging range of design projects that will include science laboratories in Industrial, Healthcare and Third Level Education projects.

Your responsibilities

  • Conceptual design studies, preparation of sketches and report writing
  • Carry out mechanical design including but not limited to building analysis, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, specialist gas, water services, drainage and fire suppression systems
  • Reviewing design work of junior engineers
  • Mentoring and development of junior engineers in the group
  • Estimating and Cost Control on projects
  • Ensuring that all designs and documents are prepared to the highest standards
  • Ensuring full co-ordination between specifications and drawings
  • Coordination of work with all members of design teams (architect, engineers of all disciplines, QS etc.)
  • Compilation of Specifications for Mechanical Services and Installations
  • Preparation of guidance documents
  • Preparation of contract documentation and specifications
  • Attendance at design team meetings
  • Attendance on site, completion of site inspections and site inspection reports
  • Compiling project reports


Your Education/Profile

  • Degree in Building Services Engineering, Mechanical Services Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Mechatronics
  • Eligible for and working towards Chartered Engineer and/or Professional Engineer
  • Minimum 8 years post-qualification design experience
  • Technically excellent in the design of laboratory based HVAC, pressure cascades, specialist gases, understanding of Good Manufacturing Practice, in Industry, Healthcare and/or Third Level Education
  • Experience in a wide range of medium to large-scale projects
  • Experience in working in design teams
  • Developing and maintaining good relationships with industry networks and design team members relative to the team’s activities
  • Knowledge and interest in the implementation of sustainability measures in designs
  • Knowledge of relevant industry standards and codes of practice
  • Proven team player
  • Organised and adaptable with a flexible approach to work
  • Ability to deliver projects on time and within budget
  • Competent in electrical design software
  • Ability to work in a BIM environment
  • Revit capabilities 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. 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.

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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