Senior Mechanical Engineer - Manchester (4854)

Senior Mechanical Engineer - Manchester

What's the opportunity?


We are looking for an ambitious Lead Mechanical Engineer to join our Manchester Building Services team. 

This role will see you leading the mechanical discipline on projects in the North West and further afield. This is a growing team with a strong pipeline of work across a range of sectors. Recent projects have included sports stadia, entertainment venues, research facilities, higher ed campuses and much more.

You'll be collaborating with a wider UK MEP team of around 125 Engineers and Technicians, and drawing upon the diverse skills and knowledge of other connected disciplines, including sustainability, building physics, fire engineering, facades, lighting, technology, and more.  This role will give you a wide breadth of technical exposure and enable you to push boundaries the boundaries of sustainable design.  

This is an opportunity to join a talented CIBSE award winning team renowned for achieving outstanding building performance. 


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Be Challenged

With us, your preconceptions will be tested, your resilience built, and your career enriched.

This role will see you technically and creatively challenged on some of the most interesting developments in the North West and further afield. Team work and a collaborative approach are key to any project at Buro Happold, so your strong communication skills and passion to succeed with others will serve you well. 

What design work will I be doing?

  • Detailed design drawings with a specialisation in mechanical design;
  • Prepare technical specifications and schedules and design development reports.
  • Plan and manage CAD documentation of design work.
  • Keep senior design team members informed of important and relevant service/design decisions and the objectives of the Buro Happold and the client are achieved.

Outside of design, what else will I do?

  • Manage project finances, monitor scope, and ensure quality
  • Plan and organise your workload to ensure that you are meeting clients expectations.
  • Attending client, site and external design team meetings.


Be Respected

We’ll help you meet your goals, respecting your ideas and fostering your creativity, collaboration and innovation.

As a talented building services engineer, it is expected that you would be able to demonstrate...

  • Extensive mechanical design experience in an MEP consultancy, with experience acting as Lead Engineer on projects; 
  • Diverse sector experience, ideally with large scale project experience. 
  • Bachelors or Masters degree in engineering
  • Ideally you will be chartered or working towards chartership with a relevant institution - e.g. CIBSE, IMechE, etc.
  • Proficient in Revit; digital engineering skills (e.g. coding) would be a big plus. 
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.

Why Buro Happold?

From helping shape entire cities to adapting infrastructure to deal with the climate emergency, a career at Buro Happold presents the chance to make a difference. With a world class reputation, our creativity and our people have delivered positive change to clients, the environment, and communities. If you want to be part of something bigger, this is your chance. 







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Buro Happold is proud to be a practice of a diverse range of professionals that reflects the countries in which we operate.  In order to truly benefit from this diversity we must create an environment in which employees feel they can be themselves. Buro Happold actively promotes inclusivity across the practice to enable every individual to reach their full potential, feeling included is good for all of us. This begins with a fair and inclusive recruitment process which focuses on your skills, competencies and experiences in relation to the role. We recognise and are committed to change the lack of representation of minority groups in our industry, and particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic individuals, disabled people and women across all our offices. We understand that through collaboration, diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative and elegant solutions.