Mechanical Engineer

Hoare Lea

We are an award-winning engineering consultancy with a creative team of engineers, designers, and technical specialists. We provide innovative solutions to complex engineering and design challenges for buildings. Irrespective of the scale or complexity of a project, we provide a full range of MEP, environmental and sustainability services, bringing buildings to life and ensuring that they perform in operation as well as they look.

Only considering candidates eligible to work in Manchester, GB ⚠️

Mechanical Engineer

Manchester

We have an exciting opportunity for a Mechanical Engineer to join our Manchester office, and work as part of the largest independent consulting engineering firm of its kind.

Manchester itself is a thriving and dynamic city with a rich cultural heritage.

You will join a talented, dynamic, and diverse team of designers, engineers, and technical specialists with a unique working culture. Our team is large enough to work on large national and international schemes yet agile enough to allow significant talent growth and career progression.

As a Mechanical Engineer, you will work alongside experienced engineers to develop and deliver coordinated, collaborative, innovative and technically excellent design solutions that respond to our clients brief and vision.

By creating and embracing a unique culture we ensure we remain leaders in our field enjoying what we do, having fun and achieve the best results by delivering a consistent, high-quality service for our clients.

Working for a firm with strong social values you will have the opportunity to use your engineering skills to support the role we have in society in meeting the needs of the industry, the environment, the communities in which we live and work, and improving the quality of life for generations to come.

For us it is personal.

About us

Hoare Lea is an award-winning engineering consultancy with a creative team of engineers, designers and technical specialists. We provide innovative solutions to complex engineering and design challenges for buildings.

Irrespective of the scale or complexity of a project, we provide a full range of MEP, environmental and sustainability services, bringing buildings to life and ensuring that they perform in operation as well as they look.

Hoare Lea has joined Tetra Tech’s High Performance Buildings Group, a global alliance of MEP firms.

Why work for us?

You’ll collaborate with the industry’s best, working with a wide range of built-environment specialists.

You’ll be part of progressive and exciting projects, able to experience innovative schemes across all sectors.

You’ll advance your career, your way, thanks to our structured Career Paths framework.

The role

As a Mechanical Engineer, you will be responsible for supporting and delivering designs for a range of project types and sizes. You will work within a multidisciplinary team of engineers and support staff delivering a consistent high-quality service for clients, ensuring that repeat and new business opportunities are developed, and profitability is achieved.

  • You will be working on a varied portfolio of projects both in the UK and Internationally.
  • Projects span a cross-section of sectors including Science and Research Laboratories, Leisure, Residential, Commercial, and high-end mixed-use developments.
  • Produce detailed designs and drawings utilising the latest digital techniques.
  • Use the latest computer modelling software.
  • Undertake site surveys.
  • Communicating will span all of the above as we regularly liaise with project teams, meet clients or end users, and attend collaborative meetings.
  • Take responsibility for design coordination with other disciplines and professionals.
  • Manage the discipline of a small project.

What we are looking for

  • An expected or achieved 2.1 or above IMechE or CIBSE accredited degree or equivalent qualification in Mechanical Engineering or similar.
  • A master’s or other relevant postgraduate qualification is an advantage.
  • Previous placement or work experience in a similar industry is an advantage.
  • An understanding of CAD or similar modelling software is an advantage.
  • Excellent communication, analytical and organisational skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and independently.
  • A friendly, ambitious and confident individual with a flexible and resilient.

Our benefits

To reward your hard work and commitment we offer both core and flexible benefits, a competitive salary and industry leading training and development to support you throughout your career.

Core benefits

Private medical scheme

Life Assurance

Income protection

Electric Car salary sacrifice scheme

25 days annual leave, increasing to 30 with length of service

Contributory pension scheme

Employee Assistance Programme

Enhanced Paternity, Maternity & Shared Parental Leave

Season Ticket Loans

Professional membership subscription

Flexitime

Flexible benefits

  • 9-day fortnight – the firm offers all employees the option to work a 9-day fortnight
  • Hybrid Working – activity-based approach
  • Employee stock purchase plan – a voluntary program which allows eligible employees to purchase Tetra Tech common stock at a 15% discount
  • Holiday buy & sell up to 5 days
  • Study Assistance
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • Sabbatical Leave
  • Other flexible benefits include gym and retail discounts, travel & dental insurance and GAYE (Give as you Earn)
  • Flexible working - We’re happy to discuss flexible working. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage

How to apply

To apply simply complete a CV profile and submit your application, or for further information please contact [email protected]

Our commitment to data privacy

We have updated our terms and conditions for candidates, to find out more please click on the link below:

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Equal opportunities statement

Hoare Lea is committed to ensuring that the most suitably qualified and experienced candidates are appointed to positions within the firm on the basis of job-related criteria.

Positive action statement

We know that to be the best at what we do we need a diverse workforce underpinned by an inclusive culture. That’s why we particularly welcome applications from women, global ethnic majority, neurodiverse and disabled candidates, as they are under-represented within leadership roles at Hoare Lea

Reasonable adjustments statement

“We're proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunities employer, and we’re committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly throughout the recruitment process. If you have a disability that might affect your performance at any stage of the recruitment process, please let us know about any help or reasonable adjustments as soon possible before any interview or assessment. We’ll work with you to make sure any appropriate support is in place.”

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Leading independent engineering consultancy specializing in MEP, environmental, and sustainability services.

Working Week

We work a 9 day fortnight. That's 9 slightly longer days over 2 weeks (80 hours total), with every second Friday off.

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Our Vacation Policy

We offer 30 days of PTO, includes annual leave and additional flexible leave options

Remote Working Policy

We offer hybrid working environment with flexible location options.

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) company contribution
  • Flexible working hours
  • Generous parental leave
  • Equipment allowance
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Professional Development Budget
  • Opportunties for Sabbaticals
  • Mental Health Support

Our Team

We're a team of 1.2k across 17 departments:

  • engineering
    555
  • education
    122
  • consulting
    117
  • finance
    31
  • +13 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • CAD
  • Communication
  • Analytical
  • Organisational Skills

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