Mechanical Design Engineer - Senior

  • Job Reference: JO-SnrMechDes-Bhm
  • Date Posted: 22 August 2019
  • Recruiter: Magenta Recruitment Ltd
  • Location: Birmingham
  • Salary: £40.00 to £45.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Building Services
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: 3 months minimum
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Martin Rattue
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 02085473399

Job Description

Magenta International are specialist recruiters in the Building Services sector and are currently looking for:

Vacancy: Senior Mechanical Design Engineer (Building Services)
Location: Birmingham

This consultancy has established itself as a leading provider of design and management services for projects within the MEP sector. They have been established for many years and have based their design philosophy on listening and interpreting their clients’ vision whist pushing the boundaries of their design brief and sustainable solutions. 

The company is a successful multi-disciplined practice with live projects within the Logistics Centres, Retail, IT, Residential, Commercial, Pharmaceutical and Education sectors

As part of their continued success, they are looking for a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer to work on an exciting new contract.



Your excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both with colleagues and clients, and experience working on a range of sector projects with leading client organisations, and contractors will equip you to take a future pro-active role in forging client relationships.

You will possess good commercial awareness, in addition to having robust technical knowledge relevant to building services design.

The ideal candidate will be a Chartered Engineer or working towards, educated to degree level in Building Services Engineering or equivalent with a minimum of five years industry experience.



  • Develops and specifies applications of controls, instruments, and operating systems for all building engineering services purposes

  • Surveys tests and reports on existing mechanical installations

  • Specifies activities to ensure that manufacturing, construction, installation, and operational testing confirm to functional specifications and customer requirements

  • Day to day decision making  on project progress and direct liaison with and provides advice to client

  • Represents Company at technical meetings with customers, professional teams and contractors teams

  • Carries out engineering calculations to ensure drawings meet required robust industry and legal standards

  • Responsible for  technical content and accuracy of Trainee, Graduates and Engineers

  • Validation and checking of designs and specifications

  • Carrying out technical review of contractor’s technical submissions, working drawings and samples.

  • Ability to carry out problem solving on site



You will need to possess the following professional and technical expertise:

  • BEng, MSc or have sufficient experience

  • MCIBSE /MIET  or HNC/HND  with appropriate experience or equivalent

  • Chartered or working towards

  • Competent in specification design/drawing for several building types within the following key sectors: Logistics Centres, Retail, IT, Residential, Commercial, Pharmaceutical and Education

  • Good knowledge of key Health and Safety issues and legislation

  • Knowledge of MS Office applications – word, excel, etc.

  • Knowledge of AUTOCAD - min 5 years

  • Knowledge of Cymap would be preferred, but not essential

  • Ability to use Microsoft based calculation and spreadsheet software

  • Good understanding of British Standards

  • Ability to prioritise own workload whilst working on multiple concurrent projects

  • Ability to work to tight deadlines

  • Managerial skills 

  • Ability to travel internationally

  • Act in an ethical manner and follows the principles of the Ethics Charter and Ethics in Practice Guidelines



Hourly rate commensurate with experience.   

Our people work in friendly teams with a collaborative approach and mentoring support from talented leaders.  

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK or hold the appropriate work permit.