Senior Mechanical Designer

Senior Mechanical Designer

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    Pharmaceutical & Chemical

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    Louis Wellings

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    +44 (0)151 666 8952

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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Job Background

My client is working with world-leading organisations in the pharmaceutical, life science and healthcare sectors to create cutting-edge cleanrooms, laboratories and other sophisticated environments. Committed to innovation and excellence in all they do, their specialist services encompass consultancy, design, construction, commissioning and validation.

General Responsibilities

Although reporting to the Design Lead you will have responsibility for the following mechanical / HVAC design processes from concept through to detailed design including involvement in commissioning support as required.
  •  Design
  •  Safety, Health and the Environment.
  •  Quality.
  •  Procurement and Resources.
  •  Programming and Planning.
In line with their core business, you would have in depth knowledge and competence in the detailed design of building services systems for complex validated facilities, which meet cGMP and ISO 14644 requirements such as:
  •  Research and QAIQC laboratories
  •  Sensitive research facilities
  •  Pilot scale manufacturing
  •  Full scale manufacturing
  •   Potent processing
  •   Sterile manufacturing
You would have a good working knowledge of HEVACOMP building services design software

A major aspect of your work would be the development of detailed designs suitable for procurement and installation including sizing, selection, space planning and routing for all necessary plant, equipment and distribution networks to meet the needs of both human comfort and process specific requirements. This would be with the support of CAD draughtsman.

Competence of all major building services systems would be required including:
  •  General & process specific supply & extract ventilation
  •  Fume & dust extract
  •  Clean room ventilation
  •  Comfort air conditioning
  •   Process specific heating / cooling / dehumidification and humidification
  •  Chilled water
  •  LPHW / MPHW & HPHW , Steam & Condensate
  •  Building Management Systems
  •  Natural Gas
  •  Compressed air
  •  Nitrogen & Special Gases
  •  Domestic & process H&CWS
  •  Above ground drainage
  •  Provide necessary information to support statutory authority submissions.
You will be expected to have sufficient working knowledge to enable you to establish client's requirements and to specify and communicate with specialist providers.

Attend meetings with clients to develop and finalise design proposals

You would be office based but be expected to visit sites as necessary to undertake general and detailed

surveys on existing buildings.

Safety, Health and the Environment
You will have an excellent knowledge of current legislation, requirements and best practice and all design works should be in compliance.

You would be competent in complying with CDM regulations especially the production of good quality design risk assessments and control measures.

You will be expected to deliver design information which is clear and of a standard suitable for efficient installation from in house tradesmen and specialist supply chain providers.

You would be expected to work in line with our accredited quality assurance procedures ISO 9001 - 2015.

Procurement and Planning
Procurement of major plant and subcontract packages will be the responsibility of the Project Manager; however you will be required to carry out the following:
  •  Secure and check compliant quotations for all plant, equipment and systems.
  •   Produce procurement schedules.
  •  Assist in planning works for design and procurement phases

Knowledge & Experience
  •  Minimum HNC qualified in Building Services but ideally qualified to degree level.
  •   Trained to a minimum standard of loSH Managing Safely
  • Experienced in design and co-ordination of turnkey projects including construction, HVAC,   mechanical and electrical works.
  • IT literate and familiar with design packages i.e. Hevacomp, Cymap etc.
  • Working knowledge of company quality and safety procedures.
  •  Fully conversant with CDM regulations and in particular of the design risk assessment process.
  • Experienced in the pharmaceutical and healthcare markets is preferred, particularly in the construction of laboratories and cleanrooms.
  • Able to lead work as part of a team delivering a fully co-ordinated / integrated solution.
  • Able to meet the requirements of the clients competency Profile for Senior Design Engineers.

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