Associate Mechanical Engineer

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  • Sector:

    Construction, Engineering

  • Salary:

    Competitive salary

  • Published:

    3 months ago

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The company:

Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Through our work, we make a positive difference in the world. We are an employee owned organisation which allows our members a unique opportunity to have a real say in our companies’ future and development.

We have an opportunity for a talented and enthusiastic mechanical engineer to join our Buildings London (BL) sector and specifically supporting the continued success of Building Engineering London Group 1 (BE1)

Overall BL is a £120m fee income business with 770 staff. BE1 is a growing and dynamic multidisciplinary £25m business working across the mission critical, science and technology, industrial, healthcare,  and energy  sectors.  Currently, the Building Engineering Teams in London are involved with over 100 projects world-wide from concept design through to practical completion.

BE1 is a growing and dynamic multidisciplinary £25m business working across the mission critical, science and technology, industrial, healthcare,  and energy  sectors. High-profile projects within the technology sector that BE1 have been instrumental in working on include the following:

  • Facilities for large cloud providers

  • Confidential facilities for a number of hyperscale providers

BE1 is looking to strengthen its  team through the recruitment of an Individual with a mechanical bias who can provide a combination of technical and project leadership.

The Role

We have an opportunity for an experienced data centre engineer to join our creative and friendly Building Engineering Team in London team.

You will be expected to have extensive data centre design experience have  to led multi-disciplinary teams for data centres and mission critical projects through a variety of project and RIBA design stages.   Projects will include the design of new build facilities as well as the improvement of existing facilities.  The latter will involve undertaking site inspections and measurements, checking commissioning data, reviewing installations and the like.

In this role you will provide leadership to the MEP team on a portfolio of projects locally, nationally and internationally, having responsibility of ensuring correct technical approaches are applied on the project and staff are of suitable capabilities to undertake tasks required. you will be expected to have project management experience and will have  responsibility for the financial performance of the projects including liaising directly with clients on fees and commercial matters, effectively overseeing total project delivery by enabling effective team management and delegation to ensure the efficient and satisfactory delivery of multiple and complex projects, reporting to the Project Director.  This will involve interactive and collaborative working with colleagues throughout our multidisciplinary teams.

As part of your role, you will be a recognized focal point for client contact within Arup and be able to influence strategically.  This role will be responsible for a number of strategic aspects in relation to the mechanical portfolio and its delivery; ensuring that the overall interests of the Arup business are met.

Key responsibilities:

  • Responsible and accountable for the overall design, technical delivery, quality and/or management of the MEP design of large, complex project – co-ordinating many different people/facilities/resources, etc. within defined budget and timescales

  • Take lead role in the Mechanical discipline, working alongside  the group leadership team

  • Act as PM or MEP lead on major data centre / mission critical  projects where Arup is lead consultant

  • Responsible for enhancing the capability and reputation of MEP in the group internally and externally

  • Contribution to the  prediction and planning of future resources

  • Supporting recruitment, appraisal, performance, development, morale and motivation of specific staff within the team/group

  • Working with the Business area commercial lead to win work – new and repeat business.

About You:

We are looking for someone who continually leads on technical excellence and is capable of delivering high-quality MEP solutions.

As a member of the team in a leadership position, you will have strong communication, organisational and negotiating skills and experience in leading successful project/office teams. You will be a team player capable of imparting knowledge and experience to other members of the team in order to facilitate their growth and development.

You should have strong technical and client facing skills and be able to represent Arup externally with a proven track record in the mission critical business.

You will be committed to your own professional development and looking for challenging work to continually develop your engineering skill.

Skills and Capabilities:


  • Degree qualified in Mechanical Engineering

  • A Chartered Engineer

  • Extensive experience of  large-scale and complex  mission critical projects

  • Ability to provide technical leadership of multi-discipline design teams including external sub consultants

  • Ability to work with a range of clients in the mission critical sector and to represent Arup.

  • Ability to build a network of internal and external collaborators and clients in the sector

  • Strong awareness of appropriate sector specific legislation, code requirements and design guidance and future trends.

  • A good understanding of BIM and enthusiasm for driving digital transformation the way we work and what we deliver.

  • Enthusiasm for sustainable building design


  • Leading large-scale projects in the mission critical sector

  • Possess an excellent working knowledge of current Codes and Regulations and trends in relation to the mission critical industry

  • Experience in Computational Fluid Dynamics using software such as 6Sigma 3D Datacentre Simulation

  • Familiarity with Uptime Institute and TIA942 guidance.

  • Experience of site based projects

Shape your time with us

Our goal is to shape a better world. And to do that, we need to make Arup a great place to work for everyone. If we want to solve problems for people around the world, we must seek and attract the best people from the widest talent pool and create an environment that supports and includes them. We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their contribution. This includes people with disabilities so please discuss any adjustments that you may require throughout the selection and assessment process with your recruitment contact.

At Arup, you’ll be a welcomed member of the team with opportunities to participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador) or by joining one of our staff networks for women, culture or LGBT+ people.  You’ll have access to a range of flexible working options – whether you’re a parent,  a carer, a student, or just have a busy lifestyle -  we recognise it’s not always easy to commit to standard working hours so  if you're interested in flexible start and finish times, working from home or working part-time, please let us know when you apply, and we'll discuss how this could work in your role. 

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcome all qualified applicants. You will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to sex, race, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status. We recognise that not all disabilities are visible and will make reasonable adjustments to cater for diverse applicants in the selection and assessment process.

Join us in shaping a better world.

Reward and Benefits:

We offer a competitive salary at all levels and one of the best benefits package in our sector. Core benefits include Private Medical Insurance, Life Assurance, Accident Assurance and Income Protection cover. You will also have access to a grade-related Flexible Benefit Fund which you can choose to take as extra cash or spend on a wide range of Choice benefits to help you with your work/life balance and financial security.

In addition all permanent employees are eligible for the Global Profit Share Scheme where employees could receive two Profit Share payments per year.

Arup is a place where creativity, innovation and exciting technical challenges are always possible; we are part of a team that enjoys what they do, embracing a unique culture. As a global firm we can develop careers in the UK or abroad through international assignments, and our commitment to training and development is fundamental to ensure we continue to develop our staff and look to the future requirements of our clients.

If you share our passion, why not talk to us about a rewarding career with Arup?