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Head of Mechanical Design

  • Location:

    London

  • Sector:

    Civil Engineering & Infrastructure

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £65000 - £75000 per annum + 10% plus car allowance

  • Contact:

    Mark Bateson

  • Contact email:

    mbateson@aktonrecruitment.com

  • Job ref:

    MB152_1602844230

  • Published:

    8 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-11-15

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Akton are recruiting for a Head of Mechanical Design to be home based, with working 2-3 days a week at the office in London. This is permanent role, working 37.5 hours a week. On offer is a competitive salary and company benefits package.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our client, a leading Energy company, you will be involved in many areas including Energy Centres and Plant Room Design.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Review and Approve Design Engineer and Graduate calculations and drawings.
Review and Approve Design Engineer and Graduate technical documentation.
Review sub-contractor scopes and major plant tender documentation.
Review technical specifications for system design, manufacture, installation and operation.
Coordinate mechanical, electrical, civil, controls and CAD BIM teams and subcontractors on high profile energy and construction projects.
Be responsible for the successful receipt, progression, handover and compliance of multi-disciplinary design projects.
Manage, mentor and assist the development of Design Managers.
Size and specify plant such as boilers, heat pumps, CHP engines, pumps, heat exchangers and chillers.
Chair internal and external design meetings, technical reviews, HAZID and HAZOP studies.
Responsibility for the performance of design managers, business stream operation, resources, budget and programme, reporting to director level.

Specific Requirements

* CEng Chartered Engineer status and engaged on a programme of Continual Professional Development.
* Approximately 15 years of experience in a relevant field, including at least 3-5 years in a similar role.
* A thorough working knowledge of relevant CIBSE Guides, British Standards, BSRIA, IGEM and other industry authority publications.
* Experience of undertaking appointed role of PD under the Construction & Design Management Regulations 2015.
* An ability to size and specify plant such as boilers, heat pumps, CHP engines, pumps, heat exchangers and chillers.
* Experience chairing internal and external design meetings, technical reviews, HAZID and HAZOP studies.
* Review and Approval of Design Engineer and Graduate calculations and drawings.
* Review and Approval of Design Engineer and Graduate technical documentation.
* Review sub-contractor scopes and major plant tender documentation.
* Review technical specifications for system design, manufacture, installation and operation.
* Experience coordinating mechanical, electrical, civil, controls and CAD BIM teams and subcontractors on high profile energy and construction projects.
* Responsibility for the successful receipt, progression, handover and compliance of multi-disciplinary design projects.
* An ability and willingness to manage, mentor and assist the development of Design Managers.
* Responsibility for the performance of design managers, business stream operation, resources, budget and programme, reporting to director level.

General Requirements

* Project document control & management in line with the company Quality Management System.
* Operate within and adhere to the company Health & Safety policy and procedures.
* An attention to detail and a high standard of verbal and written skills.
* A keen interest in combined heat and power (CHP) installations, district energy networks and carbon saving technology.
* A natural aptitude for undertaking engineering calculations, analysis and problem solving.
* An interest in fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, energy transfer and stress analysis.

Desirable

* Supplementary safety and industry specific training (such as CSCS card, IOSH, CIBSE courses).
* Review system control philosophies, sequences and strategy.
* Detailed knowledge of the design and configuration of boiler plant, CHP engines and chillers.
* A knowledge of specialist design areas such as PED, ATEX, DSEAR & COMAH.