Mechanical Design Engineer

Mechanical Design Engineer

Location - Croydon

Salary - Negotiable depending on experience

Hours 40 hours per week M-F

Company Profile

Our Client a design and technical specialist based in Croydon, Surrey who are market leaders in their field of work are looking to expand and grow their team based on their huge success and growth over the last 16 years. They are looking for an experienced Electrical Design Engineer to Design, manage and supervise projects, designated by your Director /Group Leader. Assume role of design team leader as required, co-ordinating with other engineering disciplines. Carry out detailed design in accordance with industry guides. To provide consistent and accurate technical design and calculations. Prepare specifications, reports, and design drawings, budget costs to programme. Supervise project works on site, workmanship and testing. Ideally, the successful candidate will have residential and commercial experience with some Hotels if possible.


  • To manage project delivery, over viewing and providing direction and leadership for all engineering and sustainability disciplines, establish client brief, technical requirements, scope of works, cost plan and agree deliverables i.e. report, specifications and drawings scope for all projects within the group.

  • Agree level of service, commensurate of fee with the Project Director, for each project. Manage fee draw down and assist Project Director with invoicing.

  • Monitor resource relative to each project monthly allowable fee expenditure, defining monthly CAD requirements and weekly engineering workload forecasts.

  • Carry out engineering concept design to detailed design, tender and contract on site supervision, to completion, ensuring projects are undertaken in accordance with design briefs and that completion deadlines are achieved, via frequent design reviews with engineers.

  • Ensure all design projects and reports within the group are technically compliant, to a consistent quality and standard. Maintain regular 'in house' design reviews and checks.

  • Monitor and control project progress, design variations and project financial budgets.

  • Monitor contract staff or third party appointments.

  • Maintain excellent client relationships and contacts to achieve high levels of satisfaction and repeat business. Manage client's expectations and promote a team approach.

  • Develop new business opportunities where appropriate and participate with company presentations.

  • Motivate yourself and manage staff within group to build coherent high performing teams. Set objectives, monitor performance, coach and develop staff to optimise their potential.

  • Implement management and administration systems (timesheets/expenses etc), co-ordinate holiday leave within group.

  • Carry out staff appraisals. Report any staff performance problems to Project Director and agree corrective action.

  • Identify and implement all training/CPD requirements of staff within their group.

  • Implement and manage QA systems and procedures on all projects. Implement Company Health and Safety. Ensure all designs respond to the CDM regulations.

Experience & Qualifications

  • Membership of a professional engineering body (preferably a Chartered Engineer).

  • Minimum 10 years' experience - technically competent.

  • Excellent communication/presentation skills.

  • The successful applicant MUST have residential and commercial experience with some Hotels if possible in the built environment industry.