Mechanical Design Engineer – Scotland

The opportunity

Due to the company’s continuing growth, we require intermediate, Senior & Principal Mechanical Design Engineers, based at our Scotland Office, to work in this exciting and growing sector of the industry.

  • location
    Location Scotland
  • salary
    Salary • Competitive Salary DOE (£30-£45k Intermediate, £40-£60k Senior, £50-£70k Principal)
  • calendar
    Closing date 04.03.22

About the role

These roles involve a broad range of detailed design including District Heating systems, energy centre design and HVAC / Building Services design. This will include taking concept designs and producing a fully detailed design for the projects team to install. This will at times include initial project conceptual work, site investigations and surveys, client meetings and input into project submissions and presentations. Working within a team of different grades of Mechanical Engineers you will be responsible for significant elements of the mechanical design, including energy centre layout, boiler and pump sizing, pressurisation, expansion, water treatment, de-aeration/dirt separation, pipe sizing and flue design. Other key duties involve the writing of specifications for the procurement of systems and equipment. Familiarity with large-scale thermal generating plant such as large shell & tube boilers and CHP engines is essential. Knowledge of heat pump technology and other technologies such as gas turbines would be advantageous. Along with project accountability, dependent of grade, you will be responsible for mechanical engineers of varying levels including Trainee, Graduate, Intermediate & Senior Engineers. This will include allocation of work, reviewing and checking of documentation along with ensuring all projects responsibilities are delivered on time and to programme.

Key responsibilities

  • Contribute or lead the design of distributed energy schemes, energy centres, DH networks up to the point of heat delivery
  • Provide support on larger projects
  • Appraisal and interpretation of the client’s requirements
  • Have an awareness of cost implications within design
  • Effectively deal with design issues and minimise their impact
  • Ability to design systems in the form of calculations, equipment selection and process operation
  • Liaising with internal and external designers, customers and Vital Energi’s in-house project teams
  • Awareness and appreciation of other disciplines including electrical, structural and architectural
  • Awareness or fluency with BIM and the ability to coordinate multi-disciplines with our in-house CAD team
  • Compliance with CDM requirements and our in in-house design processes
  • Contribute to or conduct HAZOP Studies, Risk Assessments, DSEAR assessments, DESOPs, etc
  • Awareness of good understanding of current Building Regulations, industry guidance such as CIBSE, BSRIA, etc, and all pertinent legislation
  • Ability to design systems in the form of schematics, calculations, equipment selection, detailed drawings and BMS control operating strategies
  • Ensuring compliance with legislation, engineering best practices in line with company procedures.
  • Assistance in specifying the mechanical aspects for tendering works
  • Work closely with the client to further develop relationships and promote the company
  • Undertake site inspection reports and providing technical support during construction
  • Develop commissioning plans and oversee commissioning activities with internal and external commissioning engineers

What you will need


  • salary

    Competitive Salary DOE (£30-£45k Intermediate, £40-£60k Senior, £50-£70k Principal)

  • pension
    Contributory Company Pension Scheme
  • insurance
    Non-contributory death-in-service insurance
  • holiday
    33 Days Holiday including BH
  • flexible working hours
    Flexible working hours patterns
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