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Senior Mechanical Engineer


London, United Kingdom

About Arup

Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services.

Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world’s most prominent projects both large and small scale in the built environment and across industry. With 89 offices in 35 countries our 12,800 staff offer a broad range of professional services and through our work we make a positive difference in the world.

Clients trust Arup’s people to question a vision as well as help to realise it. Arup’s commitment to a sustainable approach to its projects is both enshrined in a formal sustainability policy and embraced personally by the individuals that together make up the firm.


We have an opportunity for a Senior Mechanical Engineer who is Chartered via either CIBSE or IMechE, and who is looking for technically challenging work on cutting-edge projects, to join our creative and friendly Building Engineering Team in London.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

• join a team that seeks to set new standards in the built environment such as the world’s first LEED Platinum rated datacentre;

• challenge orthodoxy;

• seek in their own way to change the world;

• possess ambition on the Digital front and seek to lead its evolution in the built environment.

High-profile projects that Building Engineering London have been instrumental in working on include the following:

• 122 Leadenhall Street (the cheesegrater)

• Sky’s Believe in Better Building

• BBC Television Centre

• Datacentres for a number of high profile clients

Key responsibilities:

• Leading the design of the mechanical building systems including air conditioning, heating, natural and mechanical ventilation and building controls

• Leading the development of appropriate building energy strategies and sustainability strategies for buildings, including communicating and agreeing these plans with the project team members and relevant authorities

• Leading the comfort and thermal analysis of buildings and spaces using modelling software such as IES

• Leading the spatial and technical co-ordination of the building services and their integration into the building design

• Managing the production of drawings, reports and specifications

• Supervising and coordinating the work of others and coordinating work with engineers of other disciplines including in-house specialists

• Liaising with the client and other external team members

• Working across multiple projects with different design teams

• Providing technical guidance and mentoring to junior members of the team


About You

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.

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 IMechE or CIBSE

• Experienced in sustainable building design and in satisfying the regulatory and voluntary codes associated with sustainability and energy strategy

• A good awareness of building design beyond own discipline

• Experience of leading teams on multi-disciplinary projects

• Ability to work with the highest calibre of both UK based and international Architects and understand architectural intent.

• Able to understand the balance of engineering priorities on differing projects

• Able to quickly develop successful client relationships

• An ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines is essential

• A good understanding of industry software packages including Excel, IES/TAS and Revit

• Excellent planning and organisation skills

• Excellent communications skills, written and verbal


• Design experience of working on commercial or residential buildings

• Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team

• Experience of site based projects

Key Behavioural Competencies:

• Communicates effectively

• Results focused

• Desire to challenge

• Client focused

• Enjoys working with others

• Creative and inquisitive

• Ability to present and explain thinking and design decisions

• Ability to work under pressure and to meet strict deadlines.


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