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Associate Director Mechanical

Human Capital Solutions
Greater Manchester, England / England / England, Manchester, Greater Manchester
Up to £66000 per annum + + Bonus c.15% of salary + Pension 12%
Closing date
1 Mar 2023

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Associate Director Mechanical (Design & Projects) - Manchester - to £66,000 + Package (Bonus c.15% of salary, Medical & Pension 12%)

  • Leadership Position*
  • Client-Side
  • Market Leading Package (Salary, Car Allowance, c.20% Bonus, Bupa, Pension 12%)
  • Flexibility to work from home
  • Recession Proof

In life there is generally an easier way and a harder way in most things...

Had enough of battling with contractors, working to unachievable deadlines, working on projects that have been costed so tightly that there is no time for unforeseen changes and generally fed up with the pressure and workload within traditional building services design consultancy?

Rather than dealing with these daily challenges, maybe you should consider working within a Commercial Property Consultancy who manage large estates and portfolios of buildings on behalf of some of the world's leading businesses. Managing these buildings offers the opportunity to engage and work on all of the M&E Design projects that occurs during the building's lifetime.

Essentially Commercial Property Consultancies have their own in-house client base and have subsequently developed fully functioning, in-house M&E Consultancies which feed off of the M&E projects across all of their client's buildings and portfolio's.

As they manage all aspects of a client's property portfolio from buying, selling, leasing etc along with anything technical, including building surveying, PM, sustainability/NZC and M&E - including full detailed design (stages 0-4).

This means that Commercial Property Consultancies do not have to competitively tender for projects resulting in projects being costed correctly, creating profit and not loss, creating a less pressurised environment, with acceptable working hours and providing the luxury of being able to recruit more engineers when required, pay well and reward well with significant annual bonuses.

Meaning that there is, indeed, an easier way...

The Opportunity:

This role sits with one of the world's largest Commercial Property Consultancies, number 1 in the global market in leasing, property sales, property management, occupier outsourcing and valuations, with revenues in excess of £20bn and 500 offices globally.

A move into their M&E Design & Projects team would represent absolute career progression.

Due to growth, they are now looking for an Associate Director - Mechanical Building Services Engineering to join their Manchester office. They currently have circa £15m worth of MEP works on site, with circa £1m worth of design work already in the pipeline, so a really strong order book, and exciting pipeline.

*The role will involve working with an existing client base to lead and develop the Design & Projects service offering to internal clients.

It is a great time to join the business as due to growth they are expecting the Manchester team to double in size within the next 1-2 years, and therefore there are great opportunities for growth and progression within the team.

Based in either a central Manchester office or working from home, you'll be part of a team on working projects from concept design through to stage 4 detailed design.

When in the office, you will work from state-of-the-art facility which is a showcase for current thinking in contemporary office design and technology. However, all employees will be expected to work flexibly with part of their week working at home.

Essentially, a completely unique career opportunity, a client-side role that will give you direct access to clients, working on the client's behalf as part of the client team, acting as the client's representative on projects.

You'll be offered responsibility for managing projects with support from the wider M&E team and be given the opportunity to develop both your design skills and your commercial client facing and project management skills - not something that is available within traditional design consultancy, which will accelerate your carer past your peer group.

There is structured training and a clear route for progression, with excellent CPD opportunities within the team.

Although this Commercial Property Consultancy employs over 50,000 staff, they still put people before profit.

Benefits - what's in it for you?

In addition to a salary up to £60,000 they also offer one of the best employee benefits packages in the industry consisting of:

  • Flexible working hours and a 35 week as standard
  • Car Allowance £6K
  • Annual bonus, up to 15% of your basic salary
  • 12.5% Pension
  • 27 days leave (plus Bank Holidays)
  • Life assurance
  • Private medical
  • Option of buying or selling 5 days leave
  • Interest free season ticket loan or cycle to work scheme
  • Board Representative - get to speak to the Executive board where your voice can be heard.

They passionately believe people are the foundation upon which their success is built. They understand that a career is about more than just hard work. It's about achievement, rewards, job satisfaction and work/life balance

If you are serious about your career and would like to know more about how a move into Building Services Design within the Commercial Property sector would benefit your career, or you would just like to find out more about the financial and professional benefits then please get in touch for an initial, informal chat.


Human Capital Solutions was established by individuals, whom, from their own experiences felt there was a niche for a specialist recruiter to provide the in depth level of service of a retained head hunter to the full spectrum of a client’s organisation. Human Capital Solutions is a specialist Recruitment business focussing on within the built environment. 

Our business is founded on a passionate desire to assist clients to achieve their business objectives by attracting and retaining the best possible “Human Capital” in the market.  Our team has over 35 years recruitment experience within the ‘Built Environment’ serving well established global corporations to new and fast emerging start ups.   Human Capital Solutions forms strategic alliances with clients and utilises innovative candidate attraction methods to help organisations achieve their objectives and plans.

I have significant experience recruiting within the following sectors:

  • Acoustics
  • Building Physics Consultants
  • CAD (AutoCAD, Revit MEP, CAD-Duct, Microstation)
  • Electrical Design Engineers
  • Energy & Sustainability Consultants (EPC, DEC, ACI, BREEAM, LEED)
  • Data Centre Design Consultants (M&E and CFD)
  • Fire Engineering (Protection, Detection, Strategy)
  • HVAC Design Engineers
  • Public Heath Design Engineers
  • Vertical Transportation
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0203 848 6632
Level 5, 37 Sun Street

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