environmental engineering consultancy

Intermediate Mechanical Engineer, London

Job Description

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

Position Summary:

To support the Senior/Associate Engineer(s) in producing robust design solutions including drawing and written deliverables with moderate supervision.

Responsibilities and authority:

  • Produce Mechanical Design drawings, calculations (Hevacomp, IES), reports, specifications and schedules.
  • Contribute to BREEAM or equivalent legislation.
  • Contribute to Building Regulations Section 6 Part L compliance modelling.
  • Witness test the proving and commissioning procedures of final installations.
  • Assist the development of Trainee Engineers.
  • Work to internal and external project programs effectively.
  • Work to Company Quality Assurance management systems.
  • Support Senior/ Associate Engineers and Management.
  • Communicate effectively with internal and external design team members.
  • Undertake non-intrusive surveys of existing installations.
  • Undertake main plant area spatial allowance exercises.
  • Ensure industry knowledge is kept up to date with new legislation, standards and regulations, product development and new technology.
  • Attend and contribute to design team and project meetings.
  • Study towards chartership and maintain CPD requirements.
  • Quality checking/review of junior staff work and equivalent grade engineers.
  • Liaise with lead and/or support Engineers to ensure that discipline designs are completed to expected quality and programme.
  • Liaise with lead and/or support Engineers to ensure that discipline designs are completed to expected quality and programme.
  • Carry out all personal management duties including weekly Timesheets.
  • Comply with all security procedures and commercial in-confidence restrictions associated with work duties.

Education and Experience:

  • Preferably BEng (Hons) Degree in Building Services Engineering / Mechanical Engineering.
  • Minimum engineering HNC/HND or equivalent qualification.

Specific skills, knowledge, competencies and training

Essential:

  • Ambitious self-motivated individual with good team ethic, looking to excel and aspire.
  • Computer literate, good inter-personal skills.

Desirable:

  • Chartered or working towards Chartership
  • Revit capability/ CAD skills
  • CIBSE/IET Membership

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Senior Electrical Engineer, London

Job Description

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

Position Summary:

Technically competent engineer, with excellent communication and time management skills and a track record for consistent project delivery, with strong technical knowledge.  Good team ethic approach and the ability to financially control and project manage.

Responsibilities and authority:

  • Preparation and/or development of client brief
  • Development of project cost plans
  • Assist where necessary in the estimation of project in-house resource requirements
  • Assist in the development of project pre and post tender programmes
  • Carry out surveys of existing facilities and prepare survey reports
  • Prepare design calculations in accordance with all relevant standards and legislation adopting all necessary standard formats and procedures
  • Prepare sketch drawings in sufficient detail to enable draughtspersons to produce satisfactory detail drawings as required for tender, construction or other purposes
  • Prepare particular project specifications and schedules adapting standard specification information where possible
  • Prepare bills of quantities in accordance with current Standard Method of Measurement documents
  • Assist clients in the selection of appropriate methods of contracting works
  • Technically vet tenders and provide advice to clients on acceptance
  • Carry out site supervision duties as necessary to ensure works are installed in accordance with contract documentation and good engineering practice
  • Assist in the financial control of contracts including the preparation of interim and final project valuations
  • Prepare feasibility studies and any specialist studies as required by the project brief
  • Justify systems selection by means of investment appraisal techniques
  • If required by the project brief, prepare presentation material and carry out presentations to client
  • Liaise with other design team members, internal and external, and represent the business at meetings
  • Liaise with and provide focal point for clients and lead and/or support consultants to ensure that client interests are more effectively fulfilled
  • Collaborate and work effectively with all others affecting or affected by your work
  • Adopt a responsible attitude to project management and actively undertake training of subordinate staff
  • Regularly review personal and subordinates forward programme workload; develop and frequently review priority lists of programmed tasks
  • Check adequacy and accuracy of information and documentation produced by others
  • Ensure application and maintenance of all Quality System procedures
  • 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
  • Manage projects including organisation of subordinate staff and project delivery to time and cost requirements
  • 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 proven building services systems and new developments in the Building Services Industry
  • Undertake project risk assessments to ensure safe installation and operation and comply with CDM legislation
  • Undertake all other duties as may be required to assist in the fulfilment of the primary objectives of the Directors
  • To contribute to ensuring operations are conducted in accordance with the relevant ISO and national legislation

Education and Experience:

  • Preferably BEng (Hons) degree in Building Services Engineering/Electrical Engineering.
  • Chartered or working towards Chartership with IET/CIBSE

Specific skills, knowledge, competencies and training

Essential:

  • AMTECH / HEVACOMP / MEPWorx proficient
  • DIALUX / RELUX proficient
  • AUTO CAD capability
  • Excel and Word proficient
  • Online collaboration tool knowledge
  • Works well with minimal supervision
  • BIM/Revit capability

Desirable:

  • IES capability

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BIM technician

Intermediate Electrical Engineer, London

Job Description

Job Title: Intermediate Electrical Engineer
Directly reports to: Senior Engineer / Associate
No of Direct Reports: 0
Location: London

Position Summary:

To support the Senior / Associate Engineer(s) in producing robust design solutions including drawing and written deliverables with moderate supervision.

Responsibilities and authority:

  • Produce Electrical Design drawings, calculations (Hevacomp, Amtech, Mepworkx), reports, specifications and schedules
  • Contribute to BREEAM or equivalent legislation
  • Witness test the proving and commissioning procedures of final installations
  • Work to internal and external project programs effectively
  • Work to company Quality Assurance management systems
  • Support Senior/ Associate Engineers and Management
  • Communicate effectively with internal and external design team member
  • Undertake non-intrusive surveys of existing installations
  • Undertake main plant area spatial allowance exercises
  • Ensure industry knowledge is kept up to date with new legislation, standards and regulations, product development and new technology
  • Attend and contribute to design team and project meetings
  • Study towards chartership and maintain CPD requirements
  • Quality checking/review of trainee staff work and equivalent grade engineers
  • Liaise with lead and/or support engineers to ensure that discipline designs are completed to expected quality and programme
  • Collaborate and work effectively with all others affecting or affected by your work
  • Carry out all personal management duties including weekly timesheets
  • Comply with all security procedures and commercial in-confidence restrictions associated with work duties

Education and Experience:

  • Engineering Degree preferred.
  • Minimum Engineering HNC/D or equivalent qualification
  • Alternatively suitable Construction site based experience with a recognised completed electrical apprenticeship

Specific skills, knowledge, competencies and training

Essential:

  • Self-motivated individual with good team ethic, looking to excel and aspire.
  • Computer literate
  • Good inter-personal skills

Desirable:

  • Chartered or working towards Chartership
  • Revit capability
  • CAD skills
  • CIBSE/IET Membership

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BIM technician

Graduate Apprentice Design Engineer, Aberdeen

Job Description

Job Title: Graduate Apprentice Design Engineer
Directly reports to: Senior Engineer / Director
No of Direct Reports: 0
Location: Aberdeen

Position Summary:

To take guidance from and assist Engineers and Senior Engineers by carrying out design related duties as directed.

Responsibilities and authority:

  • Assisting a team of engineers and technicians with the production of engineering drawings
  • Assist in production of 3D or 2D drawings using computer software
  • Assist in preparation of simple engineering calculations
  • Initial checking of own work
  • Contributing to providing solutions to design problems
  • Meeting agreed deadlines
  • Attending meetings and/or site visits/surveys with Senior Engineer/Director
  • Attending and participating in company activities, presentations and workshops
  • Keeping your training log up to date and attending training/Continuous Professional Development where appropriate
  • Supporting the administration of projects
  • Ensuring application and maintenance of all Quality System procedures

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 passes at National 5 / Standard Grade Credit Level / Intermediate 2 (Grade A-C) including English, Maths and a science subject
  • Preferred Minimum of 3 Highers including English, Maths and a science subject (preferably Physics or Technological Studies)
  • Alternatively completed a recognised apprenticeship within the construction industry.

Specific skills, knowledge, competencies and training

Essential:

  • All relevant training will be provided
  • The desire to work in an engineering office environment
  • Good numeracy, literacy and computing skills
  • Ability to manage your own time and prioritise at busy times
  • Awareness of the Building Services Engineering environment
  • Ability to think in a methodical way
  • Good communication skills within a team and externally

Desirable:

  • Willingness to achieve professional qualification.
  • An interest in using computers for design work, calculations, and testing designs
  • A temperament that means you work well with other people
  • Previous consulting engineer experience
  • Knowledge and experience of Autocad or Revit software
  • Knowledge of energy and thermal modelling software such as IES

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WW:Academy

WW:Academy

Following the launch of WW:Academy and initial sessions for all levels in 2022, we are delighted to continue this key initiative with the next sessions for all levels in January and February 2023, supported by our structured WW:Academy platform. The site, hosted on our SharePoint and accessible to all staff, provides full details of the programme at each level, along with supporting information and documentation.      

Academy Manager Paul Hargreaves leads this Learning and Development programme and works closely with our Quality and Standardisation Manager, Raymond Kelly.  Supported by the Management and Operations Boards, Paul and Raymond ensure that all our staff are nurtured and supported, and that the future of Wallace Whittle is in safe hands, while we deliver against our key objectives of Quality of Product, Quality of Service and Standardisation.

Our WW:Academy programme offers:

Structured Learning and Development covering all levels and all areas of our business


Degree Apprenticeships, with part time university leading to full professional qualifications


Technician Apprenticeships, with part time college, leading to technician professional qualifications and subsequent university entrance


On the job supported learning in all aspects of our business


An allocated personal mentor and regular reviews


Specialist training from our in-house experts in a broad range of aspects including:

   Mechanical, Electrical and Public Health Engineering
   Sustainability Consultancy
   CAD and BIM services
   Software and Technology
   Finance
   Business Development
•   Marketing
   Communication, presentation and report writing skills
•   Digital Engineering & Quality Management
•   Construction and contract law
   People and team management
•   Social responsibility
   Environmental responsibility
   Site based experience with our Main Contractor and MEP Contractor partners
•   Complementary professional experience with Architect, C&S and QS partners
•   Involvement in STEM outreach activities and supporting others
   Varied social activities at office and company level


Our WW:Academy also provides career long continued professional learning and development opportunities to support every aspect of career progression for all our staff, and comprises four levels as outlined below:

    Level 1 – All staff
    Level 2 – Junior / Graduate staff
    Level 3 – Aspiring staff
    Level 4 – Next generation staff

Levels 1 and 2 are as described, with levels 3 and 4 being focused on the mentoring and development of our current mid-level engineers and management to evolve into future management and business leaders and winners.

Paul Hargreaves Academy Manager, Associate Director

Raymond Kelly Quality and Standardisation, Associate Director


environmental engineering consultancy

Mechanical Healthcare Sector Lead, Warrington

Job Description

Job Title: Mechanical Healthcare Sector Lead
Directly reports to: Location Director
Location: Warrington

Position Summary:

To lead, deliver and grow the Wallace Whittle Warrington Office Healthcare Sector Projects and offering by virtue of strong technical and project management capabilities and Healthcare Sector Business Development Support.

Responsibilities and authority:

  • Technically lead the delivery of the MEP design drawings and specification and ensure the WW expectancy for its clients and self of ‘Quality Product & Service’
  • Liaise with and provide the project focal point for clients and lead/or support consultants to ensure that client interests are most effectively fulfilled
  • Possess and maintain a Strong Technical knowledge and CPD within the Mechanical Healthcare Sector, including HTM’s
  • In collaboration with the WW Location Director(s), grow the Healthcare Sector work within the region and be a recognisable figurehead across the sector and business.
  • Carryout Business Development for new clients and nurture Business Development relationships with existing clients
  • Generate BD opportunities for bids and enquiries across multiple streams and prepare fee proposals and presentations
  • Attendance at Healthcare Sector Industry Events
  • Lead framework opportunities and responses respective to healthcare
  • Collaborate and work effectively with all others affecting or affected by your work
  • Adopt a responsible attitude to project management and actively undertake training and development of subordinate staff
  • Ensure documentation issued from WW in respect of a project has been technically evaluated in accordance with all relevant procedures and their respective Quality System
  • 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 robust working knowledge of proved building services systems and new developments in the Building Services Industry
  • Carry out the following project technical responsibilities of a Mechanical Sector Lead, including but not limited to the following:

Preparation and/or development of the client brief; development of project cost plans; estimation of project in-house resource requirements; assist in the development of project pre and post tender programmes; carry out surveys of existing facilities and prepare survey reports; prepare design calculations in accordance with all relevant standards and legislation adopting all necessary standard formats and procedures; prepare design drawings in sufficient detail to enable our 3D BIM team to produce detail drawings as required for tender, construction or other purposes; prepare particular project specifications and schedules adapting standard specification information where possible; assist client in the selection of appropriate methods of contracting works; technically vet tenders and provide advice to client on acceptance; carry out site supervision duties as necessary to ensure works are installed in accordance with contract documentation and good engineering practice; assist in the financial valuations; prepare feasibility studies and any specialist studies as required by the project brief; justify systems selection by means of investment appraisal techniques; if required by project brief; prepare presentation material and carry out presentations to client.

  • 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 by liaising with Project Managers
  • To manage the electrical/mechanical/BIM/Sustainability staff resource, maximising the potential and developing the staff as required.
  • To contribute to ensuring operations are conducted in accordance with the relevant ISO and national legislation
  • Undertake presentations to the project team or new/existing clients
  • To ensure contract compliance with the IMS, by supporting the administration of the Internal Audit programme, corrective action and customer feedback registers
  • To comply with strategy and actions which encourage and produce a safe working environment for all staff, which reduces the impact to the environment

Education and Experience:

  • BEng (Hons) Chartered Engineer preferable or equivalent industry experience considered.
  • Previous experience in consulting engineering environment essential

Specific skills, knowledge, competencies and training

Essential:

  • Presentable individual with a committed work ethic to ownership, responsibility, and accountability
  • Customer care, effective project management and communication skills
  • Track record & visibility in the Healthcare Sector


environmental engineering consultancy

Trainee MEP Engineer, Edinburgh

Job Description

Job Title: Trainee MEP Engineer
Directly reports to: Senior Engineer / Director
No of Direct Reports: 0
Location: Edinburgh

Position Summary:

To take guidance from & assist Engineers & Senior Engineers by carrying out design related duties as directed.  Position suitable for school leaver.

Responsibilities and authority:

  • Assisting a team of engineers and technicians with the production of engineering drawings
  • Assist in production of 3D or 2D drawings using computer software
  • Assist in preparation of engineering calculations
  • Initial checking of own work
  • Contributing to providing solutions to design problems
  • Meeting agreed deadlines
  • Attending meetings and/or site visits/surveys with Senior Engineer/Director
  • Attending and participating in company activities, presentations and workshops
  • Keeping personal training log up to date and attending training/Continuous Professional Development where appropriate, including WW:Academy
  • Supporting the administration of projects
  • Ensuring application and maintenance of all Quality System procedures

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 Highers including Maths and Physics/Engineering Science

Specific skills, knowledge, competencies and training

Essential:

  • All relevant training will be provided
  • The desire to work in an engineering office environment
  • Good numeracy, literacy and computing skills
  • Ability to manage your own time and prioritise at busy times
  • Awareness of the Building Services Engineering environment
  • Ability to think in a methodical way
  • Good communication skills within a team and externally

Desirable:

  • Willingness to achieve professional qualifications.
  • An interest in using computers for design work, calculations, and testing designs
  • A temperament that means you work well with other people

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Scottish Building Regulations

At Wallace Whittle we understand that there are fundamental design questions that need answering at an early stage.

The upcoming changes to the Building Standards Technical Handbooks, specifically Section 6, will require improved energy performance of all new buildings with carbon emissions targets reduced by 32%.

Please contact our Sustainability team who will be happy to discuss in more detail and advise what this update means for your projects.

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We've moved Glasgow office

WWe've Moved

e've Moved!

We have hit the ground running post management buyout in April 2021. From bringing onboard many new clients to investing heavily in our staff, we’re putting our big orange stamp on the Environmental Building Services market.  
 
And now, our Glasgow and Edinburgh offices have moved to new premises - upgrading facilities and working environments for our staff and placing us right in the heart of the cities. We have further plans to modernise all other existing offices across the business, with Aberdeen to begin an upgrade in early 2023.  

Glasgow

Location Director Barry McKeane enters his 19th year with Wallace Whittle and leads a team with a wealth of experience and technical ability covering all elements of MEP and Sustainability design.

Our Glasgow head office has a new home in the historic Garment Factory building in Merchant City.

The new 3500sqft office space will allow up to 50 staff to work collaboratively across 32 fixed workstations and 18 soft collaboration seats, in an inspiring environment with everything they need to deliver quality – and of course a cracking coffee machine. Our new neighbours include Threesixty Architecture, Reid Mitchell, Shoosmith, Incremental Group, Autorek and Channel 4.

This historic, category ‘B’ listed building sits on the corner of Ingram and Montrose St and was once home to the J&W Garment Factory. The building underwent a significant and sympathetic refurbishment in 2017, maintaining many original features whilst creating modern, light, working spaces.  

As the Head Office, it was important in Glasgow that we had a space that reflected our culture and vision for the business as well as providing a flexible, welcoming and collaborative environment for our staff and visiting clients.  

Our focus on ‘practicing what we preach’ is visible within our services design for the space. Maximising the fabric whilst utilising low energy, highly efficient equipment, natural 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.

If you would like to pop in for a visit and a coffee, get in touch with Barry McKeane.

Photos from left/top: Barry McKeane, Glasgow Office

Allan McGill, Managing Director commented:

“Quality, flexibility and modern office space was key to rebranding post MBO and was very high on my personal agenda as a key area we felt the business should invest in as soon as it could.

With existing leases running out it gave us the push we required to look at suitable space across the city and in the Garment Factory we simply found a fantastic space in an even better location.

With the company already embracing hybrid working it allowed us to downsize slightly while investing in better quality space and a much higher level of fit-out than we have in previous years, which in turn has provided us with a space that will simply be a pleasure to work out of for staff and clients alike.”

Photos: Glasgow and Edinburgh Offices

Edinburgh

Having established and grown the Edinburgh office, Location Director Stephen Osborne will continue to develop and lead the team in the new space.

Having outgrown our office at Lochrin Square, the Edinburgh team have expanded into new premises at 38 Thistle Street. 

Planned in 1767 and named after the national flower of Scotland, Thistle Street runs parallel to George St in the very heart of the New Town and is packed with independent shops, bars and coffee spots.  

Edinburgh has been designed in the image of our Glasgow head office. With dynamic collaborative workspaces, a relaxed meeting room, private soundproof pod and glorious natural light from the original windows – the new space will provide a new home for the Edinburgh team to grow further and work closely together. Our new neighbours include Gardiner & Theobald, Cuthbert White and Quattro Consult. There are several great restaurants on our doorstep and a fantastic pub right across the street! 

Stephen and his team, including all aspects of MEP and Sustainability design, are working on a variety of projects across various sectors and warmly invite you to pop in and say hello, if you’d like to visit get in touch with Stephen here

The flexible, agile space of 1600sqft allows up to 20 staff to occupy at any time, with 12 workstations, 6 soft collaboration seats and plenty of staff amenities. Active travel is encouraged by the provision of shower, changing and locker facilities, and we will be actively minimising energy use, monitoring air quality and reducing waste in accordance with our route map to Net Zero Carbon.

Photo from left/top: Stephen Osborne, Edinburgh Office

Allan McGill, Managing Director commented:

“Location and the type of space was key to our decision making and we lucked out again by finding this space in another fantastic building within an iconic area of Edinburgh. We have invested heavily in the fit-out and went all out to provide a mirror image of Glasgow by following a very rigid company branding criteria, that sees very similar features across both offices that in time will be rolled out across all 6 of our offices, with Aberdeen already planned for early 2023.”

It really has been all consuming since the MBO and to be able to deliver two new offices to such a high quality within the first 18 months of business is simply a fantastic achievement by the Board, who should be very proud of the progress they have made in such a short period of time. 

Feedback from staff has been incredibly positive across both offices and we look forward to inviting in our clients and friends to the spaces soon.

Finally, special thanks to Form Design, our fantastic lead designer, and to FES, our ever reliable fit out contractor, who have delivered two fantastic, modern, quality offices.

If you’d like to pop in for a visit and a coffee, get in touch with Barry McKeane, Glasgow or Stephen Osborne, Edinburgh. 

All photography: David Cadzow

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