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Jacobs Lead Mechanical/HVAC Engineer - Life Sciences in Cork, Ireland

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow. With more than 55,000 people in 40+ countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs’ greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.

The successful candidate will report functionally to the Mechanical/HVAC Department Manager and on a project basis to the Project Manager. The candidate will be the discipline lead on the assigned project – scope will include:

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • You will be responsible for the timely completion of all Mechanical deliverables, specifications, drawings and technical requisitions within strenuous quality and safety criteria

  • Leading and assisting the career development of the Mechanical engineering team

  • Interfacing with clients, vendors, Jacobs project management and other disciplines ensuring the highest level of service is provided

  • Conceptual and detailed design of Mechanical systems for Pharmaceutical, Semiconductor or other similar industrial production facilities

  • Responsibility for P&ID’s for utilities systems through all design stages: Conceptual, Preliminary and Detailed engineering

  • Specification of mechanical dry and black utility plant

  • Energy efficiency reviews of existing and proposed installations.

  • Building Management Systems – development of systems architecture, specifications controls strategies, sequence of operations through all design stages

  • Organize, assign, and delegate necessary engineering and design tasks to produce construction documents in conjunction with a team of engineers and designers.

  • Manage scope, budget and schedule to meet project goals.

  • Coordinate and collaborate real time with other disciplines such as electrical, structural, architectural and process to develop designs.

  • Independently lead plant design activities as an area/system leader and coordinate with multi-discipline designers.

  • Perform Mech/HVAC plant design work across several engineering disciplines in 2D/3D integrated design systems.

  • Perform quality review checks for 2D/3D modelling and Mech/HVAC deliverables.

  • Participate in design reviews, risk assessments and vendor bid evaluations.

  • Assist in the generation of proposals, scopes, schedules and budgets for projects.

  • Develops designer effort-hour estimates for Mech/HVAC discipline.

  • Are responsible for up front site selection and due diligence activities.

  • Exercise judgment in developing plans or alternatives and work with teams to assure quality plans.

  • Perform field activities such as observation of construction activities.

  • Review construction submittals for conformance with the intent of contract and design documents.

  • Provide guidance and mentoring to project engineers and designers on a project-by-project basis.

  • Display strong communication and interpersonal skills and have the ability to work in a fast-paced team environment with multiple deadlines.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Minimum qualification of bachelor’s degree in building services/mechanical engineering.

  • 5+ years’ experience with industrial/commercial design

  • Semiconductor experience preferable, large scale industrial, skill sets: wet and dry, calculations, specifications, detailing and sizing.

  • Proficient in Microsoft suite (Excel).

  • Strong relevant engineering/design experience in industrial/advanced technology sector.

  • Engineering/ design experience in the Mech/HVAC systems

  • Experience with start-up and commissioning will be an advantage

  • Experience in equipment layout definition.

  • Excellent English level - written and spoken,

  • Knowledge of Mech/HVAC specific design standards (minimum UK/EU), with a understanding of the international building codes.

  • Ability to interact with other engineering disciplines, clients, and vendors at all levels.

  • Experience using REVIT in a BIM environment.

Ideally, here’s what you’ll need

  • 10 years’ experience in engineering design of building HVAC systems and Mech utilities.

  • Extensive experience in design of semiconductor / Data Centre or advanced manufacturing facilities

  • Chartered Engineer or working towards chartership

Our Culture

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 embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s – find out more about our employee networks here. (https://www.jacobs.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity?_ga=2.1062705.1096535124.1626879887-1704311048.1575562676)

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit www.vercida.com to view and access our roles. 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 require further support or reasonable adjustments with regards to the recruitment process (for example, you require the application form in a different format), please contact the team (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2) .

Your application experience is important to us and we’re keen to adapt to make every interaction even better. We welcome feedback on our recruitment process and if you need more from us before deciding to join Jacobs then please let us know. (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2)

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