Senior Electrical Engineer, Glasgow

Job Description

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

Position Summary:

To support the management team in producing robust design solutions including drawing and written deliverables with minimal supervision.

Responsibilities and authority:

  • Produce Electrical Design drawings, calculations (Amtech, Hevacomp, IES, Relux, Dialux), reports, specifications and schedules
  • Contribute to BREEAM or equivalent legislation
  • Contribute to Building Regulations Part F/ Part L / Section 6 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

Education and Experience:

  • Engineering degree preferred. Minimum Engineering HNC/D or equivalent qualification.

Specific skills, knowledge, competencies and training

Essential:

  • Competent in AutoCad and knowledge of Revit
  • 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
  • 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

Desirable:

  • Chartered or studying 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

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Degree Apprentice MEP Design Engineer, Edinburgh

Job Description

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

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-B) including English, Maths, Physics and a technology subject.
  • Preferred Minimum of 4 Highers including English, Maths and a science subject (preferably Physics or Technological Studies)
  • Alternatively having completed a recognised apprenticeship within the construction industry will be considered.

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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Highlighting: Leisure

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Highlighting: Leisure

Leisure


Leisure spaces aren’t just places to relax and unwind—they’re the beating heart of communities. At Wallace Whittle, we understand the pivotal role these spaces play in shaping vibrant communities, and that’s why we’re dedicated to engineering leisure environments that prioritise comfort, enjoyment, and sustainability. 

More than just physical structures, leisure spaces serve as vital hubs where people come together to socialise, exercise or refresh. They foster community cohesion and mental well-being. In today’s fast-paced world, these spaces can be a sanctuary—a place to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and reconnect with oneself and others. 

With a focus on innovation, sustainability, and community well-being, we’re engineering leisure spaces that stand the test of time, enriching lives and bringing people together. One of our recent projects, the University of St Andrews Sport Centre, achieved an Excellent BREEAM rating through Incorporating low carbon technologies along with passive low energy design. 

Some recent leisure projects include: 

    • Dundonald Links, Ayrshire 
    • Aberdeen FC Training Facility, Aberdeen 
    • Clydebank Leisure Centre, Clydebank 
    • Gleneagles Spa, Perthshire 
    • University of St Andrews Sport Centre, St Andrews 
    • Top Golf, Glasgow

And many more… 


Get in touch with us today to discuss your next project or to learn more about our leisure expertise – [email protected]


Shaping Future Leaders in Construction

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Wallace Whittle Academy: Shaping Future Leaders in Construction

Developing in-house talent is key to future-proofing our operations.


Developing in-house talent is key to future-proofing our operations. Our Wallace Whittle Academy focuses on four unique levels across our people, each distinctly targeting different areas of development.

Level 1 – All staff members.

Level 2 – Junior staff members.

Level 3 – Aspiring staff members.

Level 4 – Future generation staff members.

At Level 2, our Academy provides a consistent base level of training for our junior members, who are generally newer to the industry. We offer them support and guidance through their development, providing a chance to enhance their skills and grow their knowledge, preparing them for their journey with Wallace Whittle.

The Academy not only covers University or College fees but also provides a comprehensive curriculum, including specialized training in various aspects of the construction industry. With degree apprenticeships, part-time university courses leading to professional qualifications, and an array of specialist training, our Academy ensures that young staff at Wallace Whittle have the tools they need for success.

Our juniors are not only provided with the technical training required to deliver project information but also how to deal with delivery to provide a quality service in a timely manner. This includes meeting with and hearing from some of our Main Contractor and MEP Contractor partners, Architects, Civil & Structural Engineers, Project Managers and Quantity Surveyors to give a wider understanding of our industry.

Paul Hargreaves, Academy Manager commented “We have an excellent enrollment of level 2 Academy members from multiple disciplines, who are keen to learn and eager to develop, we feel it’s our duty to give them the opportunity they deserve, all they have to do is take it. We are already seeing great progress and feel that future projects will be in safe hands”.

As the industry undergoes changes and incorporates new technologies, our junior staff contribute a fresh perspective that plays a crucial role in futureproofing our methods and operations. We’re growing the next generation of Wallace Whittle engineers and staff, and we know the future of the company is in safe hands.

In line with expected growth across the business and planned offices in new locations we are forecasting to bring in a further 30 new junior staff over the coming three years with plans already in place to employ 10 degree apprentices throughout 2024 across the UK in Aberdeen, Belfast, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Warrington and London.


If you want to be part of this exciting growth, there’s never been a better time to join our team. Visit:

Apprenticeships at Wallace Whittle

Careers at Wallace Whittle

Or get in touch to discuss your experience and let’s see how we can bring you on board, email [email protected]


Operational Energy Expertise

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Enhancing Sustainability Through Operational Energy Expertise: A Wallace Whittle Approach

Enhancing Sustainability Through Operational Energy Expertise: A Wallace Whittle Approach


In the ever-evolving landscape of sustainability within the built environment, operational energy plays a pivotal role. At Wallace Whittle, we take pride in our ability to provide comprehensive assessments and calculations to predict energy consumption. Our expertise empowers clients to make informed decisions, minimise energy consumption, reduce energy costs, and contribute to a greener future.

Our Approach:

Understanding and predicting energy consumption is at the core of our approach. Our team employs sophisticated assessments and calculations to evaluate key energy end-uses, including heating, cooling, lighting, and other energy sources. By leveraging our multi-disciplinary backgrounds and sector-specific knowledge, we ensure a thorough analysis that sets the stage for a net-zero carbon design.

One of the distinguishing features of Wallace Whittle’s approach is our commitment to holistic design, we recognise that the success of any sustainable design hinges on two crucial components: the system/project design and the behaviour of the building occupants.

Our team collaborates closely with architects, MEP engineers, and our clients to integrate the system design seamlessly. Simultaneously, we engage in a conversation with clients to understand the details of building usage and occupant behaviour.

From Concept to Integration: Making Sustainability Tangible

Our approach enables us to showcase the impact of proposed designs from the beginning. We empower our clients to make environmentally conscious decisions through education, by providing them with a clear understanding of operating costs, utilities expenditure, and potential areas for improvement. We find that transparency fosters a collaborative environment where clients can actively participate in the journey towards sustainable and energy efficient buildings.

We actively engage with clients to gain insights into occupant behaviour, ensuring that our assessments are grounded in real-world scenarios. By basing our calculations on factors such as daily usage patterns, we create designs that align seamlessly with the needs and behaviours of the end users.

Reducing Costs, Reducing Carbon

With our operational energy expertise, we aim to help clients beyond reducing their energy costs but also to decrease their overall carbon footprint. Through meticulous assessments, we identify opportunities to enhance energy efficiency, minimise waste and optimise overall performance. This proactive approach positions our clients to not only meet but exceed their sustainability goals.

Operational energy considerations are more critical now than ever. At Wallace Whittle, we take pride in our ability to merge cutting-edge assessments, holistic design principles, and client collaboration to create buildings that not only meet but exceed sustainability benchmarks. By prioritising both system design and occupant behaviour, we pave the way for a greener, more efficient future—one sustainable design at a time.


We’d love to bring our expertise to your next project, get in touch with our Sustainability team today by emailing [email protected] or head to our LinkedIn to find out more about what we do.


Trainee Design Engineer, Aberdeen

Job Description

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

Position Summary:

To take guidance from & assist Engineers & 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

Specific skills, knowledge, competencies and training

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 Electrical apprenticeship within the construction industry.

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

Apply Now

WW:Academy

WW:Academy

Following the launch of WW:Academy and initial sessions for all levels in 2022, we have now completed delivery of the final in-person sessions of 2023 for all levels. Supported by our WW:Academy resource site, which provides full details of the programme at each level, along with supporting information, training 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


CFD Study for Monklands Replacement Hospital

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CFD Study for Monklands Replacement Hospital

CFD Study for Monklands Replacement Hospital


The heating solution for the Monklands Replacement Hospital project, of which we are providing M&E design and Sustainability consultancy, is using air source heat pumps (ASHP) located on the roof of the energy centre for the development.

To get a little technical, the ASHP are generating circa 16MW of heat, which we understand to be the largest array of units currently being designed in the UK. With the discharge air from the ASHP being around 7°C below the ambient temperature, we had concerns with regard to the micro-climate that would be generated around the ASHP and the possibility of re-circulation across the heat pumps which reduces the efficiency of the installation.

We commissioned a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) study, working in collaboration with JG Consulting, to test design to achieve the optimum layout based on varying ambient temperatures, wind speeds from various directions as well as taking account of the impact of the adjacent buildings.

The study is ongoing but the initial findings are being honed to create the optimum configuration.


Get in touch with us today to discuss your next Healthcare project – [email protected]


Infrastructure Resilience: DataVita DV2 UPS Testing

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Infrastructure Resilience: DataVita DV2 UPS Testing

Infrastructure Resilience: DataVita DV2 UPS Testing


Commissioning is an important part of completing any project but in a critical environment such as a data centre it is even more important that each item is first commissioned and then tested in conjunction with all other systems to prove the interaction in a number of failure modes. This is known as Integrated System Testing (IST). It’s a complex process of predictive response and recording that ensures reliability when it matters most.

DataVita’s new DV2 facility saw Vertiv’s first deployment of Lithium-Ion batteries in Scotland. A lot of consideration went into the specification of both the Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) and the battery as energy efficiency, space efficiency and safety were paramount. The UPS can operate at 97% efficiency on double conversion or 99% on dynamic online mode. Coupled with the energy efficiency of the battery arrangement, this will significantly reduce the operating efficiently and drive down the Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE).

Addressing concerns surrounding the fire risk associated with Lithium-Ion batteries, the specification called for additional safety measures. A robust battery management system prevents overcharging, deep discharge, and overheating to protect the batteries. Complemented by advanced fire detection and suppression mechanisms, these measures ensure not only the reliability of the facility but also the safety of personnel.

As part of commissioning, we load bank tested the Vertiv UPS – a task that presented unique challenges, especially considering the facility’s basement location.

The successful commissioning of the UPS allowed the facility to then move into full IST.

As the data centre landscape evolves, DataVita’s commitment to cutting-edge technology and safety measures sets a new standard for the industry. At Wallace Whittle, we’re experienced and ready to deliver robust data centre design.


Get in touch with us at [email protected]


WWe’ve moved up 15 places in this year’s Building Top 150 Consultants

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WWe’ve moved up 15 places in this year’s Building Top 150 Consultants

WWe’ve moved up 15 places in this year’s Building Top 150 Consultants


Since our management buyout in April 2021, we’ve been very well received and welcomed back by the market, design teams and clients. This reception has empowered us to drive the business post-MBO, as we relentlessly pursue the highest standards of product and service quality. We are also driving standardisation throughout the organisation, a crucial need within our industry and a demand echoed by the market as a whole. We have moved from 88th to 73rd place, with a 54% increase in fee income.

Our Managing Director, Allan McGill, said “Over the past two and a half years, we have not only expanded our order books but have also upgraded three out of our six offices to premium facilities. We successfully launched the initial phases of our Training Academy at all levels, introduced our staff Benefits portal, and much more. These achievements have positioned us for continued growth across various regions, while we simultaneously focus on internal development to elevate our levels of quality and standardisation.”


Read the full article and see the list at Building.co.uk