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.


  • 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


  • 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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