Job Title: Senior Public Health Design Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Region: Hertfordshire
Location: St Albans
Salary: to £70,000 per annum + benefits
Ref: 6400

Job Description


The Company was founded in 1983 in South Africa. The company is very strong in leisure, education, commercial, retail, and residential sectors of the market. The Company employs circa 20 employees, and although a relatively small Company punches well above its weight in terms of projects undertaken. Project values have varied from £4million to £200million in terms of construction value. The company has won several national and international awards for some of its projects and has established itself as a leader in low carbon and renewable technologies and low energy buildings. The type of work is varied; for instance, the company has written the technical guidance for Sport England wet and dry sports centres and partnered with a number of local authorities and main contractors. The design work varies from developing concept designs to Stage 3 for planning purposes to fully detailed design, contract and construction drawings.

The candidate will report directly to the Director. The candidate joins the company in the midst of exciting times, with a strong order book and growth opportunities. The candidate will be given the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills and ultimately manage their own projects, which will include managing a team of engineers, building physicist, and technicians.

Job Description:

The engineer will be required to deal with projects predominantly in the South East from concept/feasibility stage, through design and construction to commissioning and handover under the guidance of a director. Skills that will be developed include but are not limited to the following:

  • Domestic water design including demand calculations to BS and IoP standards
  • Domestic water and drainage pump capacity sizing
  • Above ground foul and rainwater design (gravity fed systems)
  • Fire sprinkler design
  • Design and specification of renewable technologies
  • Detail development of concept designs (RIBA Stage 2) to include equipment selection and specification etc, to completion of construction stage information (RIBA Stage 5)
  • Liaison with architects, clients, structural engineers and contractors
  • Project Management
  • Site inspections

Qualifications and Experience:

  • British or European citizen or otherwise working rights in UK
  • Degree in mechanical engineering
  • Minimum 5 years as Public Health Design Engineer with a consulting engineering firm in the UK
  • Good design skills
  • Revit MEP
  • BS EN 12845 and BS 9251 sprinkler systems
  • Fire hydrant design to BS 9990 and BS 750
  • Dry and wet risers to BS 9990
  • Working knowledge of building regulations, especially Parts G, H and L
  • Working knowledge of British Standards
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