Senior R&D Engineer

45000.00 - 60000.00 GBP Annual + GBP45000 - GBP60000/annum pension, holidays. etc
17 Oct 2020
14 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
My client in London/Oxford is currently in need of an experienced Senior R&D Engineer.

My client is an international M&E consultancy, with a proven track record in low energy design, focused on providing excellent design solutions to clients.

They now seek a fully experienced Senior R&D Engineer (mechanical or electrical) to be based in either their London or Oxford office (with 2 days minimum per week in our Oxford office). You will be responsible for developing new mechanical or electrical design solutions for data centre projects. You will undertake a role in the development and design of engineering services, implementing new ideas and new technologies for Mechanical or Electrical installations, systems, equipment, etc. for data centres into test designs and work with other project teams to implement the new solutions into client projects.


* Responsible for developing mechanical or electrical designs for R&D engineering projects. Undertakes a role in the development and design of engineering services, implementing new ideas and new technologies for Mechanical or Electrical installations, systems, equipment, etc. in data centres

* Researches new and emerging technologies (including renewables) in data centre engineering and where appropriate implement them into test designs

* Innovate new designs that aim to make the operational & construction environmental Impact of data centres as positive as possible. Target - The Net Zero Impact Data Centre

* Be at the forefront of new thinking for data centre design

* Create designs and engineering solutions that can then be implemented into client projects.

* Work with project teams to implement new solutions into live project designs.

* Keep the library of concept designs up to date with new solutions

* Present new design solutions both internally and to external clients

* Generate white papers and technical articles for publication

* Present innovative engineering ideas and solutions at industry events

* Day to day decision making on project progress and direct liaison with and provides advice to client

* Responsible for coaching junior members of the team

* Represents Company at technical meetings with customers, professional teams and contractors' teams

* Ensures engineering calculations and drawings meet required robust industry and legal standards

* Leads on the project and engineering coordination

* Takes a holistic view in the selection and application of engineering concepts and solutions


MSc/MEng or PHD in appropriate engineering discipline

MCIBSE/MIEE or working towards Chartered Engineer status

At least 5 years' experience in the design of building services with at least 3 years experience in the design of data centres

Ability to research

Ability to think innovatively

An excellent understanding of mechanical/electrical engineering from first principles

Ability to prioritise own workload

Ability to work to deadlines

Presentation skills

Technical report writing skills

Sound knowledge of key Health and Safety issues and legislation

Knowledge of MS Office applications word, excel, etc.

Ability to use IT based calculation and spreadsheet software

Good understanding of BS EN standards / UK Regulations / Codes / UTI / UKGBC

Good understanding of the world climate emergency

The salary for this role is GBP45k to GBP60k per annum

They offer a comprehensive benefits package and are an equal opportunities employer

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