Digital Design Engineer - Manchester Office


Specialising in 3D modelling of building service systems. 

This position is available for an immediate start.

About us

Since 1966, Max Fordham LLP has worked with the world’s leading architects to create beautifully engineered buildings. We make buildings work. We engineer the air, light, sound and energy in buildings. We are the originators of architectural engineering – the drive for engineers to care as much about the finish of the buildings as the architects.

We believe in excellence. Our success is a result of our people. We value all of our employees and partners and provide a creative and inspiring working environment to support them. We attach great importance to the people who join us, and the structure of our organisation is designed to give all who work here a voice in key decisions.

We are also proud of our awards. Building Magazine placed us in their top 5 of the Best Engineering Employers 2017 and we were honoured to be named by the Association of Consultancy and Engineering as Diversity and Inclusion Champion in 2017.

We are a medium sized consultancy, currently with over 220 employees and partners operating out of five offices within the UK. This role is based within our Manchester office, but will involve working with people in all our offices.

What you could do

We value people with the ability to think analytically and creatively, adopting a first principles approach to create elegant and innovative solutions to practical engineering problems. We recruit and train people who can rise to this challenge.

An opportunity is available in our Manchester office for a Digital Design Engineer to join our expanding Digital Design Team.

3D modelling and drawing will be the main focus for this design role, using modern methods, rather than traditional drafting. This is a specialist role in the 3D modelling of building services using Autodesk Revit, and includes the following main aspects:

  • Delivering engineering projects in Revit
  • Supporting and training the Manchester engineers in Revit modelling on architectural projects
  • Developing practice-wide standards and workflows with the rest of the Digital Design Team

You will be trained as an engineer whilst specialising in digital modelling of building services systems. Training on live projects, you will be helping to deliver the design information on a wide range of architectural projects. It is essential that you have a keen interest in architecture and design.

You will get a chance to work on a wide range of projects run from our offices in London, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Manchester and Bristol in and across different sectors, both at home and internationally. You will support our engineers in delivering their projects, who have a strong sense of ownership and commitment to their work.

About the person

This role requires a motivated team player who is keen and willing to learn. As such, essential personal attributes for this role include a strong sense of ownership for the work that you do. You must care about the presentation and detail of the design and have a strong desire to achieve technicalexcellence and completeness.

Good communication skills are vital in this role, as is an ability to build strong relationships with the engineers in the Manchester team, and the members of the Digital Design Team. This will be essential for building and retaining your technical expertise, whilst developing your design capability.

What we offer

  • Excellent growth opportunity to develop and hone skills  in a knowledge driven environment
  • An exciting opportunity to help shape how we develop our approach to digital engineering
  • Working in a growing, friendly office located in a thriving city offering a great quality of life.
  • An inclusive culture and cooperative environment
  • Flexible working hours
  • Opportunities for Partnership, with all the benefits profit-sharing entails, after approximately four years
  • Six weeks holiday (including Bank holidays)

Now what to do

To qualify for this role, you should be practically minded and have a background in maths, science or engineering. Ideally you would have a qualification in one of these areas; however we are open to receiving a broad range of applicants. You may also have a strong desire to work in the building design industry. If you have the skills we are looking for, we would love to hear from you.

In addition to full IT literacy, some experience in modelling using Revit is required, together with good analytical skills (ideally with a background in maths, science or engineering). 

To apply, please use the following link:

Please ensure that you include a chatty letter with your CV in your application.  If you have any additional queries, please contact Kathryn Donald at

If you are successful in securing this role, you will need to be able to demonstrate that you are eligible to work in the UK.

Closing date for applications is 30th June 2019.

Max Fordham LLP is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment. We seek to ensure that no applicant, employee or member of the partnership is discriminated against, either directly or indirectly, in relation to their religion and religious beliefs, age, race, sex, sexual orientation or disability.


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