Senior Mechanical Engineer, Warrington

Job Description

Job Title: Senior Mechanical Engineer
Directly reports to: Associate / Associate Director
No of Direct Reports: 0
Location: Warrington

Position Summary:

Proficient and self-motivated engineer, with good time management skills and a track record for consistent project delivery – with strong technical knowledge and competence discipline. Works well with minimal supervision.

Responsibilities and authority:

  • Liaise with and provide project focal point for clients and lead and/or support consultants to ensure that client interests are most effectively fulfilled
  • Maximise staff effectiveness and improve efficiency by enhancing client relationships, improving internal systems and developing staff skills
  • Interlink and work effectively with all others affecting or affected by your work
  • Adopt a responsible attitude to project manage and actively undertake training and development of subordinate staff
  • Effectively distribute project workload and liaise with technical and other support staff to ensure acceptable product delivery
  • Ensure application and maintenance of all Quality System procedures
  • Ensure documentation issued from Wallace Whittle in respect of a project has been processed in accordance with all relevant procedures
  • Manage multiple projects including organisation of trainee staff and project delivery to time and cost requirements
  • Carry out all personal management duties including weekly recording of man-hour commitments to individual projects and reporting on a monthly basis particular project fee input information
  • Comply with all security procedures and commercial in-confidence restrictions associated with work duties
  • Contribute to the maintenance of the highest possible standards of design by maintaining a good working knowledge of proved building services systems and new developments in the Building Services Industry
  • Undertake all other duties as may be required to assist in the fulfilment of the primary objectives of the Directors
  • To manage the workload of junior staff resource ensuring all deadlines and project requirements are met
  • To contribute to ensuring operations are conducted in accordance with the relevant ISO and national legislation
  • To ensure contract compliance with the IMS, by supporting the administration of the Internal Audit programme, corrective action and customer feedback registers

Education and Experience:

  • Preferably BEng (Hons) Degree in Building Services Engineering / Mechanical Engineering
  • Chartered or working towards chartership with IMECHE/CIBSE
  • Minimum engineering HNC/HND or equivalent qualification
  • Competent in AutoCad and knowledge of Revit

Specific skills, knowledge, competencies and training


  • Customer care
  • Technically competent
  • Project management
  • Excellent communication skills within a team environment
  • Good numeracy, literacy and computing skills
  • Ability to manage your own time and prioritise at busy times
  • Good team ethic approach

Aberdeen Office Relocates to Marischal Square

In late 2022, we moved our Glasgow and Edinburgh offices to new, high-spec premises, upgrading facilities and working environments for our staff and placing us right in the heart of the cities. Aberdeen was next to make the move, relocating to a fully re-fitted space in prestigious Marischal Square.

We are currently reviewing new office options for Belfast, aiming to move by Spring 2024, with new re-locations in Warrington and then London by Spring 2025. These moves would see all existing offices relocated within the first four years of buying our business back in 2021, something we’re proud to be working towards.


L-R Andy Forbes – Location Director, Steve Bruce – Director & Derek Andrew – Director

Photos: Brian Doyle Photography

Allan McGill, Managing Director commented:

“With our Aberdeen office being the third of our six current offices to be relocated to city centre locations in the last 12 months, after Glasgow and Edinburgh, it was key for us to select the right location, environment and building to mirror our other offices.

In Marischal Square we really do feel we have achieved our ideal outcome and are delighted to have such prestigious neighbours, and in turn look forward to growing from a well-established base and location over the next ten years.”

Location Director, Andy Forbes, enters his 35th year with Wallace Whittle and leads a team with a wealth of experience and technical ability, covering all elements of MEP and Sustainability design.

The new 1500sqft office space will allow up to 24 staff to work collaboratively due to hybrid working across 12 fixed workstations and 24 soft collaboration seats, in an inspiring environment with everything they need to deliver quality – and of course a fancy barista-style coffee machine. Our new neighbours include CBRE, Faithful Gould, Aberdeen Journals, KPMG, All Bar One and Marriott International.

Nestled in the heart of Aberdeen’s city centre, Marischal Square is an award-winning development, with a vibrant blend of offices, restaurants, coffee shops and a hotel. As we continue to roll out our office upgrades, we focus on ensuring we deliver spaces that provide a flexible, welcoming and collaborative environment for our staff and visiting clients. These new spaces also provide us with a visible ‘shopfront’ within our services design for the space.

Maximising the fabric whilst utilising low energy, highly efficient equipment, mechanical ventilation and air quality monitoring systems, all linked to an interactive front end which allows us to review the ongoing performance of the office in accordance with our route map to Net Zero Carbon. Active travel is also encouraged by the provision of shower, changing, bike and locker facilities.

Quality and Standardisation echo throughout our new office spaces. Our fantastic lead designer, Form Design, really understood the consistency brief and thanks to FES, our ever-reliable fitout contractor who brought that to life.

The personality of the individual cities come through in our fantastic murals we have in each office from The Edinburgh Sketcher, showcasing local landmarks selected by the Aberdeen staff, including Union Street, Marischal College, The Port of Aberdeen Harbour & Pittodrie Stadium.

Finally, special thanks to Form Design, our fantastic lead designer, and to FES our fit-out contractor. They really have delivered on quality and our very precise vision fully, time after time.

If you’d like to pop in for a visit and a coffee, get in touch with Andy Forbes, Aberdeen Director [email protected]