Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Pharmaceutical & Chemical

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  • Salary:

    £35000 - £42000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Joanne Smith

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  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8972

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Our Client based in Lancashire works with world-leading organisations in the pharmaceutical, life science and healthcare sectors to create cutting-edge cleanrooms, laboratories and other sophisticated environments.

Their clients operate in highly regulated industries and therefore the service they offer must be professional at all times.

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer to join their team on a permanent basis.

Knowledge & Experience
  • Minimum HNC qualified in Building Services but ideally qualified to degree level.
  • Trained to a minimum standard of IoSH 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 a competency Profile for Senior Design Engineers.
  • Conversant with ISO 9001 quality systems and procedures.
  • Conversant with Microsoft Office, Outlook, Project and a working knowledge of AutoCAD systems.
  • Have a least ten years’ experience of working in practice with the ability to generate commercial designs and an eye to provide unique solutions.
  • Customer focussed and able to liaise with senior personnel within the clients’ organisation.
  • Attend site meetings

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 QA / QC laboratories
  • Sensitive research facilities
  • Pilot scale manufacturing
  • Full scale manufacturing
  • Potent processing
  • Sterile manufacturing
You would be expected to be an integral part of a multi-service design and installation team and be proactive in ensuring effective communication and production of good quality information. As part of this team, you will also play a role in the development of junior project and design engineers.

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.

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

Scantec Personnel Limited is acting as an employment business and an employment agency. For contract or interim roles (and unless otherwise stated), all pay rates stated are on a Limited Company basis (outside IR35 Determination). Agency PAYE and Umbrella engagement models are also available, which will result in a different pay rate than advertised above.
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