Associate Building Services Engineer

  • Job Reference: ZB56
  • Date Posted: 1 December 2023
  • Recruiter: Magenta Recruitment Ltd
  • Location: London
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £65,000 to £85,000
  • Sector: Building Services
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Zoe Black
  • Email:

Job Description

Associate Building Services Engineer

Basic hours: 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m., five days per week.


This leading multi-disciplined construction and property consultancy provide a definitive range of services to the UK building and construction industry. Their values within their team are important to them which are collaboration, being yourself, social value, excellence, support and Integrity.




  • Hybrid working role
  • 24 and 30 days holiday depending upon years of service
  • 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m., five days per week
  • Contributory group personal pension plan
  • Death in Service scheme 2 X basic salary
  • Professional Fees reimbursed
  • Training & Development - continuous development through coaching and mentoring and in-house training to keep you up-dated on current case law and working practices on changes to legislation + financial assistance with all other professional training
  • Well-being initiative ‘Healthy Together’ and an active staff sport and social club where you will get the opportunity to meet other colleagues for social and fun occasions such as Corporate Summer event, Summer BBQ or Christmas meals organised every year.
  • A half day’s leave, in addition to the normal holiday entitlement, will be given to staff for the purpose of attending a Group Christmas lunch.
  • Private medical insurance for senior roles
  • Other benefits include: -

Paid Maternity leave     

Paid Paternity leave (a maximum of 2 weeks)

Hybrid Working (dependent on Team’s arrangements)

Yearly Eye test – reimbursement of costs for eye test and basic frames and lenses

Yearly Flu Vaccinations – reimbursement of costs



This role is suitable for a candidate with extensive experience of delivering multi-sector projects and detailed knowledge of low carbon technologies and sustainable design strategies.

The role will provide you with an opportunity to become an integral part of the company’s successful MEP and Sustainability Team. You will be responsible for managing of multiple projects, upholding the highest design and quality standards, managing and mentoring team members. You will also lead the day-to-day management of the London team including client management, invoicing, team resources, and business development.

The culture in the team is to be a trusted client advisor, selected for our professional quality service, enthusiasm and expertise in the built environment


Hold a bachelor’s degree or higher in engineering or building services engineering.

Proven experience (minimum 5 years) Management experience in a similar role.

Excellent design Skills

Extensive experience of delivering residential and mixed-use projects with low carbon technologies.

Detailed knowledge of low carbon and sustainable design and London Plan Energy Policy. Hold/working towards membership with relevant industry body (CIBSE, IMechE, IET).


Person Specification:

The candidate is expected to be conscientious, enthusiastic, organised, and driven to achieve the highest professional standards. They must provide a constant positive influence on the team, encourage others and lead by example.

The candidate is expected to be proactive with developing their own and others knowledge, while driving standards and quality throughout the team.


Based at the London Office but providing support to all other offices.

Key Responsibilities:

Manage a team of professional engineers, revit technicians and support staff.

Manage and deliver a wide range of projects including; residential, mixed-use, commercial, industrial and educational.

Attend meetings with clients and multidisciplinary design teams as the MEP project lead.

Develop and present high quality project design proposals to the project team and clients.

Undertake project surveys including; site inspections, stock condition, refurbishment and post-occupancy performance evaluations.

Prepare high quality information including; technical specifications, designs, drawings, equipment schedules, survey reports, and contract documentation.

Responsible for maintaining and developing high quality standards of information production.

Develop new and repeat business.

Maintain regular contact with all clients.

Monitor and management junior staff performance and progression.

Report resource and financial information to the Group Leader.

Identify opportunities for new services and company development.

Support and contribute to the delivery of a wide range of projects, including; residential, mixed-use, commercial, industrial and educational projects.

Attend project meetings and design workshops with external Clients and multidisciplinary design teams.

Develop and present project design proposals including technical specifications, designs, drawings, equipment schedules, survey reports, and contract documentation.

Undertake project surveys including site inspections, stock condition reports, refurbishment and post-occupancy performance evaluations.

Prepare and maintain high quality information and project records.


Performance Requirements/Objectives:

On a daily basis, provide support and advice to staff, deal with client related issues and provide professional services as required.

Each month ensure that progress reports and fee plans are completed and report achievement against targets to the Group Leader.

Maintain high standards of professionalism at all times.

Mange projects effectively and to the satisfaction of the client and Group Leader.

Maintain high quality project records and information.

Ensure that invoices for the month are agreed and dispatched. Check outstanding invoices and follow up with client.

Attend/Chair group meetings.

Manage the performance and development reviews of team members.

Company Vision:

To be identified as a trusted client advisor; national in reach, local in service and selected for their quality and expertise in the built environment

They are integral to everything they do and are reflective of their interaction with each other, their clients, their wider stakeholders and how they approach their work and present themselves.

Their brilliant team consists of individuals who are willing to go the extra mile to deliver the best results and are ultimately why their clients choose to work with them time and time again.

Wellbeing and Inclusion are at the forefront of their people strategy, and they are now happy to offer hybrid working on 95% of their roles and have recently committed to enhanced Family Leave schemes (after a qualifying period). They also invest heavily in Leadership and Management Development and Female Leadership Programmes. They are passionate about encouraging more diversity within the construction industry and are looking at apprenticeship and schools outreach programmes as part of their strategy.