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 London, UK ⚠️

**Principal or Associate Mechanical Engineer (Workplace)

London**

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

As the largest within the firm, our London office has a broad and far-reaching experience covering all sectors. It’s a real hive of activity, home to both MEP engineers and a variety of other specialist groups.

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 Senior Mechanical Engineer/ Principal 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 in the UK’s largest MEP firm with a range of specialist teams.

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 Principal or Associate Engineer you will be responsible for supporting and delivering designs for a range of Workplace 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.  The role is instrumental in helping to continue to grow and develop a team of technically competent engineers within this high-performing sector, as well as seeking new opportunities to develop the business.

What You’ll Be Doing

•    You will be in a Client-facing role, attending project meetings and disseminating the brief within the project team. You will need to be of personable nature and a good communicator.

•    You will lead the development of initial strategic concepts for projects ensuring solutions are appropriate for the brief and regulatory standards.

•    Taking responsibility for solid technical delivery in your work either alone or part of a team.

•    Engage with junior support staff in their day-to-day activities and offer advice and guidance to ensure that they develop their skills and we get the best out of our people.

•    You will be financially astute and work with the team leader to help monitor fee expenditure, resource and work delivered.

•    Looking at new ways of working and taking time out for innovation and research ensuring we keep abreast of our competitors.

•    Creating and maintaining a high reputation within the industry, and to ensure adherence to QM and risk control procedures is also a very important part of the role.

About You

You should have a relevant degree in Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent qualification and must have, or be working towards chartered status.  Have Membership of CIBSE/IMECHE or industry recognised institution.

You should have excellent technical knowledge in your primary discipline and a thorough understanding of Building Services Engineering and interdisciplinary design through all stages of the design process.

You should have an in-depth understanding of modern technical delivery methods, particularly in relation to BIM, and should be competent in designing and reviewing information by others in such environments.

You will have experience working in a multi-disciplinary environment, leading, motivating, and supervising junior/senior engineers.

With excellent interpersonal and communication skills you will have proven ability in negotiating positive outcomes, resource planning, motivation and management.

With previous consultancy experience, you will appreciate the importance of complementary specialisms such as acoustics, fire engineering and computer modelling in the design of buildings and be adept at analysing and interpreting their impact on your work.

Experience with Workplace design is preferable.

What We Are Looking For

•    Suitably qualified Mechanical Engineering, Building Services Engineers degree or equivalent qualification preferable but not essential.

•    Chartered Engineer status, or working towards submission, to either CIBSE or IMechE, or equivalent.

•    Previous consultancy or contracting experience in some or all of the following:  M&E Design & Specification, Surveying & Reporting and Project Management.

•    You will have experience working in a multi-disciplinary environment, with excellent communication skills both internal and external clients, and a team-based work approach, you will appreciate that holistic working is central to good design and you will have experience across a range of projects.

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

•    Travel Allowance

•    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]

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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

  • Building Services Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • BIM
  • Project Management
  • Interdisciplinary design

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