Design Engineer

Location Truro
Discipline: Engineering
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £33,600 - £39,200 per annum DOE
Contact name: Danielle Hubbard

Contact email:
Job ref: DH 40142
Published: about 2 months ago

My client, a bespoke engineering business near Truro, is seeking a Design Engineer for a new permanent position. The successful candidate will work alongside the Non-Domestic Design Engineer on HVAC designs for large-scale projects for both new-build and retrofit developments across a range of sectors.

Applicants must have previous experience within a similar role, demonstrable technical knowledge, high levels of conscientiousness and a keen eye for detail when working on multiple design projects. Additionally, applicants must have a relevant Engineering Degree qualification, an understanding of building physics and the ability to work with clients, suppliers and specialist subcontractors.

Key duties & responsibilities:

  • To assist client consultation and assist clients in creating a clear design brief

  • To analyse and ensure that client M&E Specifications and ERs are met

  • To gather construction information for existing or planned properties using a variety of resources including architects' plans, client consultation and direct surveys.

  • To create and develop functioning P&IDs in AutoCAD

  • To produce and develop design, construction and as-fitted drawings for mechanical and electrical services, external ground-arrays, site access, and infrastructure, in AutoCAD

  • Assess existing HVAC installations and tailor design proposals accordingly

  • Perform technical review of HVAC designs

  • Coordinate surveyors and third-party design consultants, reviewing work and ensuring that this is technically correct and meets business requirements

  • Perform relevant heating/cooling calculations as required

  • Prepare equipment schedules, produce and contribute towards mechanical and electrical specifications for GSHP installations and associated plant and equipment

  • Undertake and compile technical requisitions and specifications for heating/cooling systems and

  • HVAC equipment such as fan coil units, air handling units

  • Prepare controls and BMS work scopes

  • Ensure CDM 2015 compliance of design projects

  • Reporting to the Commercial Design Engineer.

  • Responsible for nil staff initially

Essential experience & qualifications:

  • Good knowledge of HVAC componentry and instrumentation and the ability to leverage this

  • Understanding of building physics

  • experience using relevant software packages such as AutoCAD, Revit and HevaComp

  • Relevant Engineering Degree qualification

  • Working knowledge of GSHP systems

  • At least 2 years experience in a similar role

  • Sound understanding of engineering principles

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills

What’s in it for you?

  • Fantastic, competitive salary

  • Private health insurance after 1 year

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays (which increases to 30 after 5 years)

  • Company pension scheme

  • Flexible and supportive working environment

  • Health & well-being perks

  • Regular staff & family social events

  • Excellent development opportunities

If you are looking for a great new opportunity, within a rapidly expanding local business, then don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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