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HVAC & Pipework Design (Mechanical Services)

26 Jan 2021
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Job Title: HVAC & Pipework Design Engineer (x4)

Location: Solihull

Hourly Rate: Up to £27.30 Umbrella Co (inside IR35)

Employment Type: Contract (initially to approx. 31/03/2021)

Order Number: 36888

Position Description:

The role is the Engineer responsible for HVAC & Pipework design, equipment selection and specification, installation management & supervision and commissioning, covering all aspects of building services, heating ventilation and air-conditioning as well as pipework distribution systems.


System Design

Responsible for the design of the building services, heating ventilation and air-conditioning as well as pipework distribution systems. This would include all forms of heating and ventilation (Air handling equipment, AC units, boilers and DHW), cooling systems (chillers, dry coolers, etc) with associated distribution pipework.

Play a key role in helping develop a Mechanical services design and validation strategy, compliant of all regulatory and statutory requirements which will form a Mechanical Standard for the company.  


Include all elements of safety and performance related items. These include: Principal designer, standards for manufacture and installation as well as site setup, project and installation management, commissioning, client acceptance (Can We Make - CWM) and the ongoing maintenance strategy.

Play your part in the total cost ownership of energy consumption across all sites and generate year on year plans to drive down energy costs Project & Site Management.

Responsible, as part of the wider team, for the complete management from the initial concept, cost analysis, initial and detailed design (hardware & software), site setup, operational on-site management (R&MS, supervision, snagging, commissioning and handover) and ongoing client liaison.

Be a contributing stakeholder in the development of the Manufacturing Operating System for Project Management. This is the standard operating system of how we project manage projects, including approach, procedures, how we manage timing, contractors, the design, manufacture, installation, commissioning and handover phases


Mechanical Manufacture & Installation

Responsible for the Make vs Buy strategy for all of building services, heating ventilation and air-conditioning as well as pipework distribution systems. Define in the Mechanical Engineering Strategy our approach to make vs buy, particularly to of building services, heating ventilation and air-conditioning as well as pipework distribution systems. What will we insource and what will we buy externally. Define what mechanical systems we will use for what, how this will remain open to drive competitiveness and not lock us in to any one supplier.

Define clear standards that make our systems competitive and not over engineered but equally resilient to achieve the required uptime availability Mechanical Commissioning.

Responsible for the Mechanical testing and commissioning of all of building services, heating ventilation and air-conditioning as well as pipework distribution systems (to the appropriate regulation / standard) as well as the commissioning.

Review & Define the current mechanical test and inspection standards and ensure they are compliant and fully implemented across the manufacturing sites.

Review and define the Mechanical Standards specifications to ensure they are fit for purpose and meet the requirements of the overall ME strategy and the business requirements. Care should be taken to ensure we are fully compliant from all regulatory and statutory regulations at all times


Spares Strategy

Develop in conjunction with the wider ME team a spare parts strategy for the company. This may be via a third-party involvement or back to holding critical spares but must look to consolidate spares across the company Maintenance Strategy - Working with the wider ME team develop a maintenance strategy Innovation - Innovation and New Technology, bench marking, industry trends and latest applications People ¿ Create a team that is dynamic and flexible to grow to the companys needs


Skills Required:

Previous demonstrable experience in building services, heating ventilation and air-conditioning as well as pipework distribution systems (especially compressed air). This is to include the design, installation and commissioning of such systems.

Experience of managing multi-skilled teams in multi-shift operations in both a Manufacturing/Maintenance as well as contractors/contract labour in a construction environment.

Experience in managing external service providers.

Demonstrable and experience in the application of a logical approach to Problem Solving.

Working knowledge and experience of delivering safety metrics and the understanding safety systems applicable to plant & equipment / industrial environment.

Proven ability to work within tight deadlines & be able to manage and prioritise multiple activities simultaneously.

Experience and working knowledge of Health and Safety and ergonomics including risk assessments.

Ability to make short presentations to work groups and senior management.

Relevant degree or equivalent experience preferred in an electrical discipline.

Demonstrable knowledge of Legislative and Industry Standards in Automotive.

Microsoft package elements Power Point and Excel.

Thorough Understanding and Application of Lean Tools and Techniques.

Experience working in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.

Proven Project Management Experience.

Experience of working in partnership with a Trade Union


Experience Required:

Comprehensive knowledge of the latest mechanical and building services regulatory and statutory regulations.

Proven work experience in designing building services, heating ventilation and air-conditioning as well as pipework distribution systems.

Proven work experience in the commissioning of building services, heating ventilation and air-conditioning as well as pipework distribution systems. This is to include mechanical air and water balancing and the documentation.

Flexibility to be able to operate across all company locations, which on some occasions may result in significant time (several weeks) overseas or away from home.

An individual who is not fazed by an ever-changing environment with daily challenges and unpredictable daily hours, prepared to work weekends and the hours necessary to support operations. This is not a 9-5 job.

An individual who recognises the importance of humility and strives for a single status amongst the production team.

An individual who is results driven, demonstrates, tenacity, drive and perseverance, with the ability to deliver in a complex, highly demanding environment.

An individual with the ability to combine a short term, pragmatic focus with longer term planning.

An individual who is resilient, energetic and enthusiastic, able to deliver results under pressure, whilst responding constructively to challenging new ideas and inputs.

An individual who can challenge existing thinking in a positive way whilst building credibility and trust through experience and personal style.

A good communicator who can communicate complex ideas.

An effective team player, actively leads, develops and supports team members.

High levels of personal resilience, integrity and honesty as well as large amounts of humility for the team.

An individual who enables speed in decision making through establishing alignment, clarity, appropriate resources and sense of urgency whilst bringing others along


Experience Preferred:

Experience of mechanical services in an automotive manufacturing setting.

Experience in the servicing and commissioning of refrigerant based AC units and cooling coils.

Experience in CE marking of design and product.

Experience of acting as the Principal Contractor and a full understanding of the responsibilities under this role.

Experience in working for or with a line builder to deliver complete automated lines Tool room, machining and fitting expertise.

Knowledge of Maintenance Management Systems


Additional Information:




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Caresoft Global Limited operates as an Employment Business and Employment Agency. 
We are an independent highly-experienced recruitment consultancy dedicated to specialist markets within the Automotive, Aerospace, Agricultural & Construction Industries. 


No terminology within this advert is intended to unlawfully discriminate on the grounds of age, sex, race or disability and we welcome all applications.

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