Join us in our mission to transform the built environment through beautiful and sustainable engineering.

We welcome applications and employ aspiring and experienced engineers coming from a range of science and engineering backgrounds. Apart from the conventional "equal opportunities employer" or "complying with the Equality Act" statements, we can proudly and wholeheartedly say that our commitment is not only to eliminate and avoid discrimination, but to create an environment where our differences can be celebrated and valued.

Outstanding opportunities in our London office for experienced and enthusiastic MEP, mechanical or electrical building services engineers who are looking for an interesting, meaningful, and rewarding role with one of the UK’s leading, award-winning MEP engineering practices; a practice that is owned by the people who work there and committed to leading the industry in tackling the challenges posed by the climate and biodiversity crises.

Based in one of our multi-disciplinary MEP engineering group, and with one of these positions part of a group focused on the residential sector, the MEP Project Leader role involve acting as the primary lead on projects, managing the people within their team, also dealing directly with clients and other stakeholders. As per the Principal Mechanical Engineer role, this will provide mechanical engineering leadership within the group and support the continuous improvement of our mechanical design quality. Both roles will entail working on complex engineering projects across a range of sectors, with duties covering all aspects from RIBA stage 0 to 7. Our aim is to deliver innovative, sustainable solutions that really work for our clients and are beautifully integrated with the architecture and structure.

With at least 10 years’ experience in MEP consultancy and a track record of leading projects and teams / leading mechanical design on projects, you will have a detailed understanding of HVAC / mechanical system design and a broad appreciation of all building services systems. Holding a relevant degree qualification, you will be chartered, or ready to apply for chartered status, along with experience working with digital design tools like AutoCAD and Revit, managing resources and the ability to generate and develop ideas independently. Additionally, good people management skills are essential, as well as an open attitude towards communicating and working collaboratively with others.

At Max Fordham we are passionate about providing beautifully engineered, low energy buildings, and pride ourselves on providing an open and supportive environment for our employees and partners. Some of our benefits include:

  • Excellent growth opportunities for your personal and career development in a knowledge driven environment
  • Mentored support towards professional accreditation
  • An annual professional institution subscription
  • Interesting and technically challenging projects
  • An inclusive culture and cooperative environment
  • Opportunities for involvement in business-running activities
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Competitive pay and employee bonus
  • Future opportunities for Partnership
  • Six weeks holiday (including Bank holidays)
  • Max Fordham Pension Scheme
  • Other benefits include generous paid parental leave, sick pay, and treatment pay.

Salary – Competitive, dependent on experience

Closing date – 9th May 2024 at 22:00 (GMT)

These positions are available for an immediate start.

If you are interested in working with us, we are keen to hear from you. In addition to providing your CV, please apply with a conversational letter that tells us how your skills match our criteria, and your interests align with our vision of a beautifully engineered net zero carbon world.

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