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Mechanical Building Services Engineer (HVAC)

Mechanical Building Services Engineer (HVAC)

Company Description

By 2050, the planet could be using twice as much electricity compared to today. Are you interested in contributing and helping to shape the future of the world’s energy? If so, read on.

Fusion, the process that powers the Sun and Stars, is one of the most promising options for generating the cleaner, carbon-free energy that our world badly needs. UKAEA are at the forefront of realising energy from fusion, working with industry and research partners to deliver the ground-breaking developments that will underpin tomorrow's fusion power stations with the aim of bringing fusion electricity to the grid.

Job Description

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for an experienced Mechanical Building Services Engineer who displays a high level of professionalism, diligence and integrity when conducting engineering activities. You will be able to communicate up, down and across the organisation as well as being able to mentor and develop less experienced engineering staff.

As the Mechanical Building Services Engineer you will manage a large portfolio of diverse mechanical systems in support of world leading research into Nuclear Fusion which provides great variety in daily activities.You will be required to provide expertise in the specification, design, installation, commissioning and operation and maintenance of mechanical building services and HVAC plant and systems

What will you be responsible for?

  • Providing engineering expertise for the full lifecycle and management of mechanical building services.
  • Producing engineering specifications and designs as well as conducting and managing design activities.
  • Taking full responsibility for operational availability of assigned mechanical systems.
  • Preparing engineering procedures, work instructions, risk assessments, and method statements, for assembly, installation, commissioning, and operation and maintenance tasks.
  • Technical and commercial management of contract activities.
  • Take full ownership of assigned work packages ensuring all technical criteria is satisfied in compliance with current legislation and codes of practice.

Please note that occasional out of hours work on an on call basis will be required.


Essential skills, experience and competence required

  • Bachelor’s degree, or HND with demonstrable further learning and experience, in Building Services Engineering.
  • High level understanding of design, integration, and operation and maintenance of building services systems.
  • Experience in the use of project planning techniques.
  • Experience in preparing engineering procedures and specifications.
  • Understanding of regulations applicable to Mechanical Building Services (e.g. L8, Water Supply, LEV).

Desirable skills, experience and competence

  • Membership of an appropriate Engineering Institution (e.g. CIBSE, IMechE, IET) at IEng or CEng level.
  • Experience of producing written safe systems of work, including Risk Assessments and Permits to Work.
  • TREND User
  • AP10 Qualification (Mechanical Systems Authorised Person)
Additional Information

What we offer

  • A competitive salary  
  • A culture committed to being fully inclusive, supported by a Being Inclusive Strategy and Inclusion Ambassadors 
  • An Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders, with a full calendar of health and wellbeing initiatives 
  • Flexible working options including family friendly policies  
  • Emergency leave (paid) 
  • 30.5 days annual leave (including privilege days and 3 days between Christmas and New Year) increased with length of service 
  • Wide range of career development opportunities (e.g professional registration, internal promotions, coaching and mentoring programme)  
  • Outstanding defined benefit pension scheme  
  • Annual corporate bonus scheme  
  • Relocation allowance (if eligible) 

We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particularly from individuals from black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, including nationality and citizenship, people with disabilities, (visible and hidden) and women. Our dedicated ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion’ (EDI) partner, with the support from our Inclusion Ambassadors, is actively promoting EDI and taking steps to increase the diversity of our people through reinforcing best practice in recruitment and selection, and revaluating approaches where it is clear we can remove barriers to success. We are easily accessible by car and are a 10-minute walk from Culham Railway Station in Oxfordshire.

Please be advised that this vacancy is due to close on 9th May 2021 . We may close earlier than this date if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.

Please note all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance – The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions (convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) or will confirm that there are no such convictions.

Central Engineering
Type of Employment
£49,396 to £52,293 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension
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