Senior / Principal Mechanical Engineer in Hydrock at Manchester, England, United Kingdom

Part Time

Website Hydrock

This listing is about Hydrock in Manchester, England, United Kingdom
in 2022

About the job

Role Overview

Opportunity for a Senior or Principal Mechanical Engineer to join our established mechanical and electrical engineering team in our central Manchester office, as part of our successful national Building Performance Engineering (BPE) Division.

You will be responsible for the day-to-day technical delivery of the mechanical design services for multidiscipline projects across a number of building sectors. You will also be responsible for maintaining and developing external relationships to ensure that projects are delivered to the clients, and the wider team’s satisfaction. Your role will also include giving presentations and persuading clients to take a responsible approach to sustainability and energy performance.

You will be responsible for the correct and efficient delivery of projects from concept to completion. This will include ensuring all projects are delivered to a ‘right fist time approach’ ensuring quality management procedures are in place and are adhered to. It will also include process and best practice development to ensure the Hydrock brand is reinforced through excellent and appropriate work delivery.


  • Producing design deliverables, including specifications, drawings and schedules.
  • Coordinating with others disciplines, working closely with the BIM and Revit team to ensure drawings and models are accurately prepared and coordinated.
  • Working to agreed project programmes to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Project delivery, including overseeing input from others.
  • Attendance at design team, client and site meetings as required.
  • Responsible for the design quality and profitable delivery of own projects.
  • Demonstrate commercial thinking and client management expertise.
  • Coordinating and working with others in the BPE division to maintain design quality and consistency across teams.
  • Working with other divisions within Hydrock to integrate design and also input to deliver a multi-discipline offering.
  • Support the Hydrock ethos including wellbeing, day-off for good causes and 100 Best Companies To Work For.

What You Need To Succeed In This Role

  • Relevant qualification(s) at HNC, HND, Bachelors or Masters.
  • Proven Senior Mechanical Engineer or Mechanical Engineer who can lead projects, with a strong track record in the UK on a range of mainstream building services projects.
  • Demonstrable experience working with architects in a design centered role.
  • Be client focused and outward facing.
  • Working knowledge of current building regulations with a strong understanding of sustainable design principles
  • Working knowledge of renewables including solar, heat pumps (air, ground & water), combined heat and power systems.
  • Sound knowledge of BIM processes, Revit, IES, and other design software.
  • Ambitious and dynamic, you enjoy change and variety.
  • Positive outlook and self-motivated.
  • An articulate communicator with well-developed interpersonal skills.
  • Someone who believes in our values and wishes to be part of Hydrock and contribute to our success.
  • Ideally a Chartered Engineer or working towards membership with a relevant institution.

How We Work

We have now returned to our offices; some of us full time, though many of us now choose to split our time between working from home and working in the office. If you’re in the office every day you’ll have a designated desk to use. For those who hybrid work our offices are now set up for hot desking, so you can select and book a desk through our cloud booking system. By offering you more flexibility, our aim is to enable everyone to work in a way that best facilitates productivity, work life balance and collaboration.

Our Team (BPE)

Our team specialises in the delivery of building services, energy and sustainability services. We deliver M&E engineering design solutions from initial feasibility stages through detailed design and on to construction, handover and post occupancy.

We offer a fresh approach to M&E, getting involved early, working collaboratively with the design team, highlighting options, guiding design development and using our expertise to help clients make key decisions – an approach that always results in a building that delivers. Our solutions are tailored to the client – with simplicity of design often key, but with the ability to deliver bespoke highly technical solutions if required.

We work across all sectors, including commercial, industrial, leisure, retail, manufacturing, logistics, heritage, and residential for end user clients, investors, developers, architects, project managers or engineer-led project teams. This diversity of work streams, and the fact that all of our team members work across every sector, means we are constantly cross-pollinating ideas. You can check out BPE’s project portfolio here.


Hydrock is an independently-owned integrated multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy of over 700 people, operating out of 20 offices in the UK. We have been consistently in the 100 Best Companies to Work For list for the last seven years. We pride ourselves on looking after our people and our values help create a unique, dynamic, working environment. Feedback from our client listening programme and employee surveys indicates we are great to work with, whether providing our services to a client or a rewarding experience for our employees.

What You Can Expect In General

Inspired and motivated colleagues. A great team, office and employer (check out our 2021 wrap up here). A genuine opportunity to create and to be recognised and rewarded.

The remuneration package will include a competitive salary and employer pension contribution, 25 days annual leave (with the option to buy/sell up to five days), healthy living bonus, well-being bonus and a wide variety of flexible benefits. There are also little things like a paid day off for good causes and free fresh fruit in every office.

We have several team, office, regional and divisional events but ‘Challenge Day’ is when the whole company comes together for a paid day of fun! You can check out our most recent Challenge Day here!

A career with Hydrock offers you the chance to achieve your potential in a strongly people-focused and values-led business that provides great opportunities for professional and personal development.

A place where we can all thrive

At Hydrock we value our diversity and place wellbeing and inclusion for all at the heart of our culture. Offering our people flexibility is an important factor in achieving these aims, so we encourage everyone talk to us about any ideas which enable you to balance your personal commitments with your responsibilities at work. Please let us know your current and/or desired flexible working arrangements in your covering letter, so we can discuss how this could work for you in this role.

Hydrock is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We consider all applications on an individual’s alignment with the required qualifications, knowledge and experience outlined in this job advert, without regard to any of the protected characteristics. So that we can provide everyone with a fair selection, assessment and employment experience, please make us aware if you have any physical or neurodiverse condition for which appropriate reasonable adjustments can be made by us.

Next steps

  • Once you have completed your application through our careers site, we aim to review and respond to you within two weeks.
  • If shortlisted, a member of our Recruitment Team will call you for an initial pre-screen by phone (typically 30 minutes) to help us assess your motivations and interest in the position and Hydrock.
  • If you progress following this telephone pre-screen, you will be invited to attend a formal interview by video conference (Microsoft Teams) or in our offices (if possible and in line with Covid-19 guidelines). Please let us know what you feel comfortable with.


Building Performance Engineering

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Competitive Salary and Excellent Benefits Package

Company: Hydrock

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Job Location: Manchester, England, United Kingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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