Principal Mechanical Design Engineer

Job Title: Principal Mechanical Design Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: West End, London
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: GW65286_1510131026
Contact Name: Greg Wills
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 08, 2017 08:50

Job Description

Principal Mechanical Design Engineer

Location: Central London

Salary: £65K-£70K plus benefits

Reference: #65286

Our client is a well-known and established Mechanical and Electrical consulting practice with offices based in Central London and the Home Counties have a fantastic opportunity for a talented Principal Mechanical Design Engineer to join their award winning building services design team. The Central London office is early in its development and my client are looking to expand their office, with this being a key hire for the direction of the London office.

Due to their excellent reputation in the market place they regularly acquire repeat business from existing clients otherwise work is generally gained through recommendations. My client's proactive in their approach and pride themselves on their services, with a focus on sustainable solutions.


As a Principal Mechanical Design Engineer you will be responsible for leading a team and projects, carrying out services from inception / feasibility through to detailed and fully coordinated design.

As you will be working with a number of big named clients, it's important that you are representing the company when meeting clients and building relationships.

You will be expected to demonstrate your expertise on a number of projects in such sectors as: Commercial (new build, refurbishment, fit out), Residential and Mixed Use developments amongst others.


You should hold a relevant degree and ideally be accredited by CIBSE or IET, and will ideally already hold chartered status (not essential). As a Principal Mechanical Design Engineer you must have excellent knowledge of building services and all stages of the design processes.

You must have previous consultancy experience within the UK construction sector. With excellent interpersonal and communication skills you must also have the ability to negotiate with positive outcomes. You will also be responsible for meeting with clients, developing and producing reports on a daily basis.

Essential Skills and Requirements:

  • Relevant Degree in Mechanical Design Engineering, minimum HND
  • Accredited by IET or CIBSE and ideally already hold chartered status
  • You will have worked in two of the following project sectors: Commercial (new build, refurbishment, fit out), Residential and Mixed Use developments
  • Excellent technical knowledge in your discipline.
  • Have experience leading both large and small projects of differing value
  • Thorough understanding of Building Services Design
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to motivate and manage a team
  • Experience mentoring and coaching Junior Engineers.
  • Experience in design and delivery of large to medium scale projects
  • Up to date with British Standards
  • Must offer a minimum of 10 years UK Building Services Design experience, ideally in a consultancy environment


If you are interested in the role of a Principal Mechanical Design Engineer, email or call Greg Wills on 01189-522240.

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