This position is available for an immediate start

Have a love of engineering? Have what it takes to create 3D models of Beautiful Engineering on award winning Projects? Want to work for a friendly, flexible and engaged employer? If so, this job is for you!

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

This is an engineering position with a focus on 3D modelling and drawing using modern methods, rather than traditional drafting. This is a specialist engineering 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 London engineers in Revit modelling on architectural projects
  • Developing practice-wide standards and workflows with the rest of the Digital Design Team

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.

Whilst specialising in digital modelling of building services systems, you will further develop your engineering training and knowledge.  Training on live projects, you will help develop and deliver the design of a wide range of architectural projects. It is essential that you have a keen interest in architecture and building services engineering design.

About the person

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.

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 technical excellence and completeness.

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

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 should 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.

The applicant should be fully IT literate.

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 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

If you have the skills we are looking for, we would love to hear from you. 

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 5th January 2020.

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