Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

The opportunity

Due to Vital Energi's continued growth, we require a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer, based at our London Office in Holborn, to work in this exciting and growing sector of the industry.

  • location
    Location London
  • salary
    Salary Competitive depending upon experience

About the role

Reporting to the Design Director, this role involves a broad range of conceptual to fully detailed designs including District and communal Heating systems and energy centre design. This will include taking and/or producing concept designs and then developing this into a fully detailed design for the projects team to install from on site, along with further site support to the delivery team by means of site visits and technical assistance. This will at times include initial project conceptual work, site investigations and surveys, client meetings and input into project submissions and presentations.

Key responsibilities

  • 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 external designers, customers and Vital Energi’s in-house project teams.
  • Compliance with CDM requirements and our in in-house design processes.
  • Conduct HAZOP studies and Risk Assessments
  • Ability to design systems in the form of schematics, calculations, equipment selection, detailed drawings and BMS control operating strategies.
  • Ensuring compliance with legislation and best practice 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.

What you will need


  • salary
    Competetive Salary (depending upon experience)
  • 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
  • location
    Office based at our Regional Office in London, with occasional travels across sites in the UK
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