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WSP have an opportunity for an experienced Principal Mechanical Engineer, to join our team in Scotland
You will have the opportunity to work on some of the most exciting and prestigious projects in the world. Our Scottish team are currently delivering projects a multi-disciplinary consultancy locally, across the UK and internationally. The UK WSP MEP team are a tight knit group, working closely to deliver some of the largest and most complex buildings in the UK and Europe across multiple sectors including Healthcare, Education (both HE and Schools), Commercial, Leisure and Critical Systems/Data Centres
A typical week would include:
Meeting the requirements of a 'Principal Engineer' grade and have a proven track record in both leading projects for your discipline and for an overall project team. Be able to demonstrate where your personal input has led to the commission being won.
Able to work using their own initiative with minimal supervision on all technical aspects of their discipline or have specific specialist experience applicable to the role.
Able to work under the clear direction of the client and interpret the needs of the project as a whole to meet the full delivery needs.
Work in a joint leadership capacity within a mechanical, electrical and public health (MEP) discipline team providing design and technical advice in a WSP project manager capacity on a wide range of projects.
Supervise the completion of detailed designs and supervise the work of others in this function.
Consider the feasibility of the project specific to the discipline and lead the overall feasibility study for the project.
Regularly brief the project team, explaining the appointment. Ensure contracts / letters of intent are in place for all projects before work begins. Make sure all team members have access to the agreed appointment documents.
Review the detailed design programme and ensure that sufficient resource is available to complete the works.
Lead the completion and regular amendment to the project 'Cost to Complete' (CTC). Monitor the work of the project engineers and compare weekly against the previously agreed CTC.
Understand the need to provide excellent client care and the opportunities to develop additional business for the team.
We'd love to hear from you if you have:
Achieved Chartership via an Engineering Council accredited honours degree or specific experience.
HNC in Building services Engineering or applicable discipline and showing commitment to continue with higher education.
Chartered Building Services Engineer.
Working knowledge of Hevacomp
U value calculations
Heat loss calculations
Heat gain calculations
Pipe sizing (LTHW, CHW, HWS, CWS etc)
Control valve sizing and authority
What if we can?
What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP – we can!
WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important – be that our families, our friends or ourselves. So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.
As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including a 37.5 hour working week, 25 days annual leave, pension schemes, life assurance, personal accident cover and paid professional subscriptions, and some not so standard benefits as part of our flexible benefits scheme – so if you would like to hop on a new bike (cycle to work scheme) or thrill the family with your Lego building skills (Discount at Legoland Windsor) – WSP can help!
Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP. We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. Our VIBE (LGBT + employee network) and PLEDGE (Promoting Leadership, Encouraging Diversity & Gender Equality) networks work with the business to help ensure we continue to promote the right environment to enable LGBT+ and female employees to reach their full potential, and to ensure we continue to promote equality, inclusivity and diversity for everyone.
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In addition we support our people to achieve their personal health and well-being goals through our Thrive programme.
WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services firms providing technical consultancy to the built and natural environment. We believe that for societies to thrive, we must all hold ourselves accountable for tomorrow. For us, that means creating innovative solutions to the challenges the future will bring to the communities and environments where we live and work across the UK.
We are locally dedicated and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisors, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, programme and construction management professionals. Our experts design lasting solutions in the property & buildings, transportation & infrastructure, environment, industry, resources (including mining, and oil & gas) and power & energy sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. And safety and sustainability are embedded in everything that we do.
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Please note that WSP reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the advertised closing date.