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M&E Design Engineer / Project Manager

Academy Estates Consultants
England -- East of England -- Essex Billericay
£35000 - 65000 per year
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Specialist area
Engineer, Project Management
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Remuneration: Starting salary £35,000- £65,000

  • Annual Bonus Scheme Car Contribution
  • Holiday package: 22 days (+ BH + Christmas Closure)
  • Progression unique to the role
  • Chartership support
  • Pension
  • Company social events
  • Business travel expenses paid
  • Salary Sacrifice Electric / Hybrid Car Scheme
  • Salary Sacrifice ‘Cycle to work’ Scheme

Working hours: 8:30am - 5pm

Start: Asap


Hays is excited to be working in partnership with Academy Estate Consultants who are a privately owned Building Consultancy providing comprehensive professional services predominantly within the education sector.

At Academy Estate Consultants you will join a culture focused on creating inspiring and sustainable spaces. The organisation thrives on building strong relationships by understanding the challenges their clients face, sharing their vision and helping them transform potential into reality. This is achieved with a focus on maximising efficiencies for their clients to save time and money.

Due to ongoing success and growth, the Academy Estate team are looking to grow the professional Surveying and Project Management department by recruiting an M&E Design Engineer / Project manager to be responsible for design, scope of works / specification, procurement and delivery of a vast array of mechanical and electrical related projects.

For the M&E Design Engineer side of the role the successful candidate will:

See projects from early stages of conceptual design through to construction and final handover.

Liaise directly with Main Contractors and End-Client Consultants during concept and detailed design stages.

Work closely alongside our Funding Consultant team, to provide early design stage and cost budgeting support.

Work closely alongside our Project Management team to provide M&E guidance / support from the pre-construction phase through to the handover stage.

Create outline & detailed designs: Examples include electrical rewiring, fire alarms, heating and ventilation replacement. (this is not an exhaustive list).

Perform calculations, technical submittals, schedules and drawings, including individual services & coordination.

Successfully develop a diverse project portfolio (typ. £500k - £5M+) and client base across the education & healthcare sector.

For the Project Management side of the role you will be responsible for the undertaking of typical project management, contract administration and employers’ agent functions / duties for M&E projects. This will include producing feasibility studies and condition surveys, defect analysis, measured surveys, specification writing, contract administration and project delivery. As part of the role you will undertake site inspections, attend and chair meetings and provide progress reports including financial monitoring statements.

Successful candidates will have previous experience in the Building Services Industry, ideally with involvement in projects within the education and / or healthcare sector. Demonstrable experience within project management, contract administration and M&E design is essential. You’ll be motivated with a positive attitude and enjoy working with others. Sometimes you will be based on site, sometimes from the office and always seeking to be forward thinking with a continual improvement mindset. A driving licence and access to a vehicle for work purposes is essential.

Role Requirements:

3 Years+ Experience within a M&E design role.

A bachelor’s degree in a related field

Chartered / Working towards chartership or member of a building services body

Familiar with building regulations for CIBSE, BREEAM etc.

Advanced knowledge and experience of Autocad.

Have a valid driving licence (maximum of 6 points), use of a suitable vehicle and willing to travel to projects on a regular basis. (Business mileage paid).

For more information about the role and organisation please contact Laura Kittle who is the retained consultant working in partnership with Academy Estate Consultants on 01245 782130.


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