Charles Andrews is a Building Services Consultancy with origins going back to 1945. We undertake M&E, sustainability and BREEAM design & consultancy services throughout the UK. We have an extensive portfolio of private and public sector clients including commercial, residential, industrial, leisure and retail companies. We are an SME with the staff, expertise and acumen that allows us to punch above our weight. We work on some fascinating projects which require imaginative and creative solutions from our engineers.
The key to our success lies in the high standards of service we provide to our clients; hence we secure most of our work on a repeat basis.
Our engineers operate as “Building Services” professionals so we look for people who have an M&E awareness to enable them to work within our culture. Our engineers are encouraged to take maximum ownership for delivery of service and responsibility for technical, commercial, managerial and client relationship aspects, to suit their own personal strengths. This philosophy allows our staff to develop to fulfil their own personal potential. Our size and culture enable this flexibility. We have an open transparent culture with a supportive and respectful mentality with high levels of professional integrity.
We are implementing a succession plan and exit strategy to enable the principal director / shareholder of the business to back away from day-to-day activities, grow the existing management & delivery teams to develop the business over the next 3-5 years and beyond. The right person could even help shape the mechanism of that process.
We can provide an excellent career platform for a focused professional along with on-going training, varied projects, a great working environment and a more than competitive remuneration package.
Just as importantly there is a real opportunity to share the rewards of our growth, shaping and influencing the direction of the company as we develop.
As an SME we have to adopt a flexible approach to ensure we provide our clients and peers with the service they need. That can mean all hands to the pump when required. The role will therefore be varied to include all aspects of consultancy, design, project management, client liaison and business development. The role will embrace staff development and wellbeing as well as sharing the general management of the business with the management team; promoting the values and ethics of the business in all facets of our day-to-day operations, enthusing, supporting and mentoring less senior members of the team will be an important contribution as we develop.
We are looking for a highly ambitious, confident and motivated engineer, perhaps currently operating as an Associate or Principal Engineer, who is now ready to take the next step in their career. If you are already operating at Director / Associate Director level that would be an added bonus but it’s not essential. The ability to bring in new work and clients will be an essential requirement for outstanding candidates. Demonstrable ambition, commitment and tenacity will however be of equal weight for a less experienced candidate.
You should have a track record of personal commitment and the ideal candidate will have an entrepreneurial flair with a vision to help move the business forward, to innovate and take the business to the next level. The person we are looking for must be willing to take ownership within the business and to have the mentality to go the extra mile.
You must of course possess excellent technical skills including all aspects of mechanical and / or electrical services design with a keen awareness of all M&E services, BREEAM and M&E sustainability solutions. Project monitoring and commercial project management experience are key requirements. It is expected that you will have an aptitude or flair for generating new business alongside your excellent technical and commercial skills. Ideally you should be a degree qualified chartered engineer with MCIBSE status, however the desire to provide outstanding service to our clients is what is most important
Negotiable and flexible remuneration package to include salary, car allowance, pension, medical insurance and bonus.