Technical Director - Mechanical

  • Job Reference: 1234132864-2
  • Date Posted: 8 February 2024
  • Recruiter: Skilled Careers
  • Location: City, London
  • Salary: £90,000 to £110,000
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Technical Director Central London - Up to £110k + Fantastic Benefits

We are currently working with an international building services design consultancy who are specialists within the Data Centre and Power Systems design industry.

The business has been rapidly growing and due to the major increase in their workload we are currently seeking an experienced Technical Director to be based in their London office.

You will take a leadership role in the development and design and coordination of engineering project services, assisting the Directors with business strategy and management.

Your excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both with colleagues and clients, and experience working on innovative projects with leading client organisations, and contractors, will equip you to take a future pro-active role in forging client relationships.

You will possess good commercial awareness, in addition to having robust technical knowledge relevant to building services design and being capable of incorporating those technologies into the data centre sector.

The position will ideally suit someone who is currently working in consultancy and is prepared to work hands on .

The ideal candidate will preferably be a Chartered Engineer, educated to degree level in Building Services Engineering or equivalent and ideally hold membership of relevant institutions (MCIBSE or MIMechE), as well as having experience of data centre or other mission critical projects.

Role Responsibilities

  • Takes Team Management and leadership role in the development and design and coordination of engineering project services. Assists the Directors with business strategy and management.
  • Carries out cost and profit diagnosis on projects including feasibility studies and preparation of project fee proposals
  • Working closely with clients and project team to establish project requirements
  • Reviews status advised by project personnel and external parties and modifies schedules or plans as required. Prepares project reports for Management, Client or others.
  • Develops and specifies applications of controls, instruments, and operating systems for all building engineering services purposes
  • Fiscal and commercial management of projects to ensure they return the target margin
  • Leadership and hands on delivery of monitoring of construction and installation on projects
  • Liaising with existing clients to establish long term relationships and future upcoming projects
  • Liaising with future client prospects and general business development.
  • Specifies activities to ensure that manufacturing, construction, installation, and operational testing confirm to functional specifications and customer requirements
  • Represents or client at technical meetings with customers, professional teams and contractor s teams
  • Carries out engineering calculations to ensure drawings meet required robust industry and legal standards
  • Hands on involvement in local office management in conjunction with other members of the senior management team
  • Support clients in tender and procurement of MEP contractors and MEP equipment.
  • Leads on the coordination of engineering services, together with hands on delivery of concept and details designs
  • Ensures risk and performance monitoring analysis takes place through effective systems of internal control and delegation
  • Mentoring and development of younger members of the engineering team
  • Production of technical white papers to promote the technical capabilities of our client
  • Hands on involvement in the sector management team in conjunction with other members of the team
  • Surveys and due diligence reports of existing data centres
  • Presenting technical papers at industry events where the opportunity arises
  • Takes a holistic view in the selection and application of engineering concepts and solutions
  • Support the delivery of projects in accordance with the expectations of our clients Project Delivery Process from a Project Management, Financial Management, QA/QC and Technical Review perspective

Role Requirements

  • BSc/BEng in appropriate engineering discipline/BEng General Building Services or have sufficient equivalent experience
  • MCIBSE/MIEE or HND/HNC + appropriate experience or equivalent
  • Chartered Engineer status
  • Experience of data centre or other mission critical projects
  • Significant experience of specification design for a range of building types
  • Experience of having managed projects abroad (desirable)
  • Sound knowledge & working application of key health and safety issues and legislation
  • Appreciation & working knowledge of contract and business law
  • Knowledge of MS office applications word, excel etc
  • Flexible and self-motivational approach to work
  • Ability to use it based calculation and spreadsheet software
  • Good understanding of bs standards/ UK regulations/codes
  • Experience and understanding of invoicing and credit control
  • Ability to prioritise own workload
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Presentation skills
  • Leadership & mentoring skills
  • Background in consulting or construction preferred.
  • Good understanding of international working and business operations of a global consultancy.
  • Act in an ethical manner and follow the principles of the Ethics Charter and Ethics in Practice Guidelines of the Group

For more information regarding the above role, please contact Stephen Tiigah (url removed) for more information