Design Engineer

Job Category: Engineering and Manufacturing
Job Type: Permanent
Job Location: West Midlands
Salary: £40.000 - £50.000

Based West Midlands

Salary: £40,000-£50,000 plus Excellent Benefits

Our client is one of the UK’s prestigious leading mechanical and electrical building services contractors. They are an award-winning business with an excellent history and background and understand the importance of customer satisfaction.

They specialise in the design, installation and maintenance of heating, air conditioning, ventilation, drainage, plumbing and electrical services for a whole host of vertical markets.

They manage projects from the concept stage to completion, working in collaboration with their customers and supply chain while retaining the friendliness and support of a traditional family firm

The welfare and wellbeing of their staff is paramount in everything they do.

Duties & Responsibilities

•             To be able to carry out competent designs in accordance with standards and guidelines

•             To prepare drawings (either cad/hand drawn) to allow installation

•             To be able to carry out calculations in CYMAP

•             To prepare full tenders for design and build projects and pre-designed

•             To present tender for adjudication by Directors providing all labour/material/prelim analysis

•             To complete Tender analysis forms as requested by Design Manager

•             To produce accurate and concise tender letters

•             To chase tendered work and report outcome to Managers

•             To identify training requirements to allow engineering role to continue accurately

•             To assist with training of apprentices

•             To assist contracts team during project installations

•             To carry out tasks complying with Company Management Policy and Quality Systems

•             To attend design meetings maintaining communication levels with all design team

•             To identify design risks whilst carrying out design and inform the design team

Skills Required

People Skills

•             Ability to delegate tasks identifying staff skills and capabilities

•             To provide sufficient encouragement to enhance staff morale and provide motivation

•             To encourage and instigate a good team ethos of working collaboratively.

Commercial Skills

•             To demonstrate good understanding of business financial requirements and constraints

•             To demonstrate good understanding of discounts, job cost etc.

•             To produce accurate and concise tender letters

Personal Skills

•             To make and apply decisions and communicate them to the design team/individuals

•             To manage time and tasks to ensure efficient running of projects and department

•             To form, build and maintain relationships with clients, suppliers and subcontractors

•             To apply good man management skills to oversee and develop the design/estimating team

•             To present all correspondence, tenders, drawings in a professional manner

•             To prepare, run and attend all types of meeting including presentation, taking minutes etc.


•             Overall capabilities to produce and work with designs

•             Ability to recognise and cost VE items

•             Ability to carry out design calculations

•             Meeting client / contract requirement deadlines

•             Understanding of mechanical systems

•             To provide detailed info for in-house / external organisations

•             To be able to carry out calculations in CYMAP


•             Ability to demonstrate understanding of tender / projects

•             To provide tender breakdown in logical format

•             To be able to check / assist others when required

•             To provide accurate and concise information

•             Ability to provide accurate budget costs

•             Meet tender deadlines

•             Overall understanding and use of Estimation software

•             Complete tender analysis on all projects

•             Complete Estimate register information for all projects

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