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Senior HVAC/Building Services Engineer

Senior HVAC/Building Services Engineer

Requisition ID 
Work Location 
Department / Discipline 
Engineering - Mechanical
Additional Work Location 
Position Type 
Staff / Permanent

Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

As the demand for our expertise continues to grow, an opportunity has arisen for an HVAC Engineer/Senior HVAC Engineer to support our Clean Energy business unit at our Gloucester office.


The successful individual will be responsible for the design or engineering substantiation of HVAC and Building Service systems including design studies, optioneering, scheme and outline design. Experience of direct interface with existing clients, as well as excellent relationship building and consultancy skills which lead to the generation of new business would be an advantage.


The successful candidate will play an important role in this growing technical workstream over the coming years and the role will provide excellent opportunities for the development of skills, particularly where these are applied to nuclear engineering. Depending upon experience, the role will offer the potential to lead technical developments and collaborations, to mentor others and to manage the team responsible for their implementation.


Key Responsibilities

Preparation and technical assessment of:

  • Reports & Engineering Advice Notes,
  • Calculations and Calculation Notes,
  • Design Basis Assessment documents,
  • Ventilation flow sheets,
  • Equipment/ductwork sizing,
  • Containment systems cascaded building ventilation,
  • Specifications and Engineering Substantiations,

In addition:

  • Reviewing design and design substantiation for Building Services/HVAC equipment
  • Producing/revising safety cases for Building Services/HVAC
  • Advising on maintenance/testing requirements
  • Providing advice on wide ranging technical issues and queries relating to Building Services
  • Supporting refurbishment/modification projects to extend life of plant
  • Planning and estimating of engineering work packages
  • Production engineering deliverables in accordance with relevant regulations, codes, standards and Wood /Client quality assurance requirements
  • Assist in the design/specification of Building Services/HVAC installations
  • Attending and contributing to design / HAZOP and construction reviews
  • Ensuring Relevant Good Practice and LFE are incorporated
  • Ensure interaction with other disciplines for known interfaces

Skills / Qualifications

Essential Skills

  • Understanding of UK regulations applicable on nuclear facilities
  • Experience in the delivery of written work. i.e specifications, Design Assessment Reports, Engineering Advice Notes, etc.
  • An undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering, or a Building Services Engineering,
  • 3 or more years of industry experience
  • Excellent working knowledge of the HVAC discipline
  • Familiarity with CIBSE guides A, B & C
  • Familiarity with ASHRAE standards
  • A general understanding of nuclear power generation would be highly beneficial
  • Experience of working in multifunctional teams
  • Self-motivated, with an ability and desire to work collaboratively with other organisations to create new opportunities
  • Ability to think innovatively and solve complex problems
  • Ability to communicate well, both verbally and in writing
  • Design substantiation and justification of engineered safety measures
  • Understanding of methods to minimise the risks of nuclear ventilation through good plant and layout design
  • Appreciation of human factors issues relating to system desig and maintenance
  • Communicate clearly and professionally both verbally and in writing with superiors, colleagues, and individuals outside of the Company
  • Knowledge of CDM Regulations

Desirable Skills

  • Knowledge of and ability to apply standards and regulations related to Nuclear Ventilation such as AECP1054, NVF/DG001, ES_1738
  • Knowledge of Local Extract Ventilation systems and the design standards (BOHS P601/P602/P604)

  • Knowledge of HSE guidance on control of airborne contaminants (HSG258)

  • Experience of safety case management work
  • Knowledge/experience of design and/or substantiation of HVAC plant in hazardous/highly regulated environments
  • Knowledge/experience of operating in an environment with a graded approach to quality processes
  • Familiarity with our major customers and the processes and procedures they use to control work.


Qualifications & Experience

  • Hold a degree in Mechanical Engineering or Building Services Engineering plus demonstrable experience in the discipline
  • Membership of either IMechE or CIBSE
  • Either Chartered (CEng) or Incorporated (IEng) status preferred
  • Nuclear Industry experience (desirable but not essential)



Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion.  We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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