Lead M&E Engineer

March 7, 2023

Our client is a specialist energy and water management company, established in 2012, that operates in the UK, Germany, Spain, Holland and India. Our client is part of the Eneraqua Technologies Group plc.

In the UK, our client specialises in energy efficiency investment projects and the decarbonisation of heat, adding value to its clients in a number of ways from high quality project delivery, provision of funding solutions and technical consultancy services.

We are a market leader in the UK housing market for Communal and District Heating across a range of technologies including air and ground source heat pumps, and have an extensive portfoilio of clients.

The business has a strong can-do ethos with a passion for making things happen. Our client is growing rapidy and constantly developing new engineering solutions to suit the fast paced nature of the industry and as such, is seeking a Lead M&E Engineer who is committed to leading large scale engineering projects and developing engineering solutions with a range of different technologies.

Purpose of the Job

The Engineer will be office and field based covering the UK and reporting into the Head of Engineering. The role will be based in the North of England with requirement to travel across the UK, as required.

The Engineer will assist in supporting the Energy team and the Operations Team with technical and commercial input to project implementation, bid generation and opportunity scoping. The Engineer will carry out technical surveys in domestic and/or commercial properties for energy or water efficiency related upgrades.

The Engineer will work on projects from conception through to completion, conducting design calculations, writing design reports, creating schematics and liasing with customers throughout. The Engineer will lead on the design and implementation of large scale engineering projects across a range of different technologies such as ground and air source heat pumps, solar PV, district and communal heat networks and other low carbon technologies.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Support energy and water efficiency upgrades with engineering input
  • Collate technical and commercial information from manufacturers/suppliers
  • Develop solutions to energy and water efficiency upgrade challenges
  • To ensure understanding of the clients quality and environmental management systems and to work according to their requirements
  • To be aware of the environmental aspects and impacts relevant to the work of the job holder as well as ensuring compliance with any environmental legislation that is applicable to the job.
  • Produce design data and sizing calculations for projects, including:
    • GSHP and ASHP systems
    • District and Communal Heating Systems
  • Lead and manage large scale engineering projects from bid conception through to project completion and handover
  • Conduct site surveys and report on findings to clients
  • Undertake site and technology assessments to assist in funding applications for clients
  • Drive continued high quality design and technical approach in line with up to date best practice industry standards across engineering team
  • Provide peer review support to engineering team, alongside Head of Engineering
  • Full technical design and report writing as part of tender responses, project work, and construction as-built documentation


  • Engineering degree (BEng/MEng) in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Building Services
  • Experience of engineering/energy analysis, design of hydraulic and/or renewable heating systems
  • Experience modelling energy consumption and carbon emissions
  • Ability to interpret design information, such as PIDs/schematics and knowledge of system design
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working in the Energy industry
  • Bid and project management experience, working to tight deadlines
  • Good communicator, quick to build rapport with colleagues, suppliers and clients
  • Good IT skills, particularly MS Office (Excel and Word)
  • Willing to travel


  • Moving towards becoming a Chartered Engineer (CEng) with CIBSE (Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers), IMechE (Institute of Mechanical Engineers) or IET (Institute of Engineering and Technology) or already chartered
  • Experience of renewable and low carbon technology, such as GSHP, ASHP, along with Solar PV/Battery storage and CHP/grid parallel connections
  • Building and plantroom surveying experience
  • Experience working on commercial and domestic building system design
  • Experience with Autocad software
  • Knowledge of Revit software

Personal Qualities:

First-class problem-solving skills

Accomplished planner/organiser

Comfortable with fast paced multi project workload

Prepared to take a lead on issues and situations when required

Passionate about high quality engineering solutions

Teamworker who is prepared to get involved

Flexible approach

Prepared to travel

 What Can Our Client Offer:

Opportunity to work with a range of different teams and technologies, such as GSHP, ASHP, Solar PV, district and communal heat networks, battery storage and other low carbon technologies

Individuals are empowered to lead and drive their development and interests to shape the outcome of projects that we design and deliver

Work with a range of different clients such as large private sector organisations, healthcare trusts, and local authorities

Work within a fast-paced team whose aim is to reduce carbon emissions across the UK and Europe for a number of different clients and sectors

Support with becoming a Chartered Engineer with either CIBSE (Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers), IMechE (Institute of Mechanical Engineers) or IET (Institute of Engineering and Technology)

Contact Name
Kieran Lightfoot
Employment Type
40000 - 55000
AM Recruitment
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Company size
50-100 employees
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