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Building Services Design Engineer - Mechanical

Aster Building Services Ltd
West Kent
Closing date
23 Jun 2024

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Specialist area
Building services (general)
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

The ideal person will be a senior engineer or an intermediate engineer with suitable experience and looking to move up.

The business specialises in:

  • Domestic hot and cold water including boosted and tank supplies
  • Low temperature heating
  • Air source and Ground source heat pumps and solar hot water collectors
  • General supply and extract mechanical ventilation
  • Natural and mixed mode ventilation
  • Air conditioning duct systems with humidification
  • Gas and oil fired boiler plant
  • Natural gas distribution, compressed air and vacuum
  • Variable refrigerant flow direct expansion cooling and heat pump systems
  • Dry and wet riser fire mains
  • Automatic control and building management systems

Building Services Design Engineer Responsibilities:

  • Meeting with clients and design teams to determine mechanical applications and requirements.
  • Carrying out site surveys to determine requirements and to assist with pricing for installation works with varying degrees of design requirements.
  • Conducting research to inform the design and engineering methods required for the mechanical systems.
  • Documenting the design process.
  • Managing project timelines, resources, and budgets.
  • Liaising with clients, designers, engineers, and manufacturers to ensure coherence.
  • Preparing technical reports, design specifications documents, and operational manuals.
  • Keeping abreast of the latest advancements in technology, design trends, and engineering best practices.
  • Present proposals to clients and external project team members.

Mechanical Design Engineer Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering/relevant degree
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience as a mechanical design engineer.
  • Sound knowledge of design and engineering principles and best practices.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Exceptional time management and organisational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication abilities.
  • Attentive to detail and critically minded.
  • The ability to stay abreast of advancements in technology and engineering design trends.

Skills and Qualifications 

  • Chartered engineer status
  • Exceptional problem-solving and math skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proficiency in using common design software, such as AutoCAD etc.
  • Project management and leadership skills
  • Product-focused creative thinking
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Organisation and effective time management
  • In-depth knowledge of industry design principles


We are specialists in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC), Air Source Heat Pumps and Refrigeration, offering design, installation and maintenance with an established traditional building services consulting practice based in West Kent.

We work across industry sectors namely commercial, educational, healthcare, health centres, residential, hotel and data centres.

We are a confident team of like-minded people who care about how our customers feel and how we influence their working day for the better.

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