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Jacobs Senior Mechanical Engineer in Birmingham, United Kingdom

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

As part of our multi-disciplinary design consultancy in Birmingham our Building Services team are involved in a variety of planned and reactive maintenance, refurbishment and new build projects including several multi-million-pound development schemes and framework agreements within the construction industry.

We have an excellent opportunity for a Senior Mechanical Building Services Engineer who is looking to further develop their experience and responsibilities within the Building Services sector within our Birmingham Office

The work at present mainly involves working with our framework partners at Wolverhampton Homes on a variety of local residential low and high rise projects. We are also currently working for Worcestershire County Council & University of Warwick on various projects. Outside of our main local clients we support the wider business on other national / international major schemes including Aviation, Highways, Rail, MoD etc

The post involves leading the designs of Mechanical Building Services projects, reporting to the Regional MEP Lead, mentoring the younger engineers and liaising with the clients.


  • Establish the brief from the client

  • Carry out designs of Mechanical Building services with little or no supervision using industry standard calculation software such as Hevacomp and IES and manage time to meet deadlines effectively

  • Work with and assist other Senior Mechanical & Electrical Engineers together with other members of a multidiscipline design team

  • Produce briefs, specifications, design drawings, survey work

  • Write technical reports and produce detailed calculations

  • Manage / Mentor Junior engineers

  • Assist with Fee Bids and any brief changes

  • Check, Review and Approve technical documents produced by others

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Qualification to Degree Standard in a relevant discipline, or equivalent experience and knowledge

  • Knowledge and experience of UK regulations is essential

  • Experience of working within Building Services engineering design consultancy practice.

  • Working knowledge of AutoCad & Revit MEP

  • Thermal modelling experience would be an advantage

  • An appreciation of quality assurance and business management

  • Good communication skills

  • Able to work effectively with colleagues and with a professional approach to external clients

  • An enquiring approach with a desire to explore innovative ideas whilst still understanding the need for a good commercial balance

  • Must be of smart appearance with a professional attitude and enthusiastic

  • Being able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team

  • Good report writing skills, with good overall MS Office experience

  • Available to travel short term in UK and overseas

Why Jacobs?

We clear the way for inventive thinking so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.

Our Culture:

We’re invested in you and your success. Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees.

We aim to make inclusion and diversity core attributes of our identity, embedded in all our employment and business practices in all locations. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative.

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As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact the team here (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2) .

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.