Date : 01/07/2023
About the role

Occasional regional and international travel required

Black & White Engineering (B&W) is a leading MEP design consultancy. Launched in the UAE in 2007, we became an independent company in 2014 and are now a true global consultancy with offices in Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia.

Due to our continued growth into the data centre sector, we are looking to recruit a Principal Mechanical Engineer, ideally with data centre experience, to lead a multi-disciplinary team on technically challenging projects.

This role will be responsible for managing projects to deliver an excellent service to clients and assist on the ongoing development and growth of the business as a whole, whilst providing sound technical, design, and contract management support. This role will report to the London-based senior management.

We’re looking for an experienced professional to provide sound technical, design, and contract management support on Mechanical Building Services Engineering disciplines, to ensure project requirements and clients’ specifications are fully met.

  • Contributing to the development and growth of the company by identifying new opportunities and potential areas for growth, and also maintaining and developing existing client relationships
  • Managing a multi-disciplinary design team to ensure successful preparation and delivery of project objectives, including providing technical support
  • Working with other Principal Engineers to ensure quality and timely operation delivery for clients
  • Compiling specifications, drawings, and relevant contract documents, maintaining the required technical quality of work, ensuring that designs comply with the relevant codes, standards, regulations, and procedures
  • Acting as the lead engineer and liaising with the client and external design team as necessary for the successful delivery of projects
  • Providing Mechanical Building Services Engineering design to buildings and infrastructure
  • Identifying scope and scheduling changes in accordance with the Change Control Process, maintaining planning and cost control on all scope
  • Monitoring and taking responsibility for the profit and loss within the working team
  • Coordinating monthly financial reports, both internal management accounts and external applications for payment
  • The delivery of small- to large-scale projects from concept designs through to completion, executing Building Services Engineering activities within the budget and schedule, whilst maintaining technical integrity
  • Negotiating positive outcomes, resource planning, providing motivation and management
  • Team-building and supporting the team through training and mentoring
  • A relevant degree in Mechanical Building Services Engineering, or equivalent qualification or sufficient suitable experience
  • The ability to demonstrate extensive experience in a wide range of technical areas
  • Sound level of knowledge at the Senior Principal Engineer level and managing a team
  • Desirable experience in data centre projects
  • An appreciation of complementary specialisms such as acoustics, fire engineering, and computer modelling in the design of buildings
  • Associate or student member of an appropriate professional body such as CIBSE, IET
  • Achieved or working towards Chartered Engineer status
  • Technical mechanical knowledge and a thorough understanding of Building Services Engineering and interdisciplinary design through all stages of the design process
  • Results-oriented approach with strong problem-solving, technical realisation, and coordination skills
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written
  • Computer literacy which includes Autodesk Suite, ProDesign, lighting software and Microsoft Office
  • Current UK driving license
Our Values
  • Accountability: Everyone is accountable.
  • Integrity: We are straight-talking, respectful, and fair.
  • Simplicity: Both in our approach and solutions.
  • Supportive: We are approachable, inclusive, and we recognise success.
  • Quality: We strive to get it right first time, every time.
Our Benefits
  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays
  • 5% matched pension contribution
  • Annual discretionary bonus scheme
  • Private healthcare
  • Life insurance
  • Critical illness coverage