Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Due to the company’s continuing growth, we require a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer to strengthen the existing Design team.

The opportunity

Due to the company’s continuing growth, we require a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer to strengthen the existing Design team.

  • location
    Location Head office - Blackburn
  • salary
    Salary £40,000 - £60,000 per annum (depending upon experience)

About the role

As a result of successful company growth, we are looking for Senior Mechanical Design Engineers to join our design team based from our Blackburn and Glasgow Offices. Our design team interact with all departments and are responsible for delivering innovative solutions. Projects you could be involved with range from energy reduction measures for an existing building to a multi-MW solar farm or a city-wide heat network utilising low carbon heat pumps. We have a diverse and creative design team who have successfully delivered award winning zero carbon solutions. We are proud to say that all of our projects are designed in-house as part of multi-disciplinary engineering team.

Key responsibilities

Reporting to the Principal Design Engineer, this role involves 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, you will be responsible for mechanical engineers of varying levels including Trainee, Graduate and Junior 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.

What you will need


  • salary
    £40,000 - £60,000 per annum (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 Head Office in Blackburn with occasional travel to sites across the UK
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