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Senior/Principal Mechanical/Public Health Engineer

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General information


Egis is an international player active in the consulting, construction engineering and mobility service sectors.
We design and operate intelligent infrastructure and buildings capable of responding to the climate emergency and helping to achieve more balanced, sustainable and resilient territorial development.
With operations in 120 countries, Egis places the expertise of its 18,000 employees at the disposal of its clients and develops cutting-edge innovation accessible to all projects.
Improving people's quality of life and supporting communities in their social and economic development, whilst drastically reducing carbon emissions and achieving vital 2050 net zero targets, that's our purpose.



Position description

Job title

Senior/Principal Mechanical/Public Health Engineer

Contract type

Permanent contract

Business Line specific context

To provide Mechanical and Public Health engineering support on the HS2 Old Oak Common project through design to completion. This will involve all stages from design, installation, testing and commissioning. Support to Mechanical and Public Health construction teams to ensure successful delivery from a HSE, programme, quality and compliance perspectives.


As the Senior/Principal Mechanical/Public Health Engineer you will be responsible for leading VVB’s and the JV known as Anthro (VVB & Egis) Mechanical/Public Health function.


You will lead a small Engineering team to deliver the design, installation and commissioning of either the Mechanical or Public Health scope of works at HS2 Old Oak Common Station. This incorporates parts of the station which work to HS2, Network Rail (NR), or both technical standards. The role is working in the Rail sector, experience in Rail or related infrastructure sectors would be ideal.


 This is a project based in Acton for at least 3-5 days per week initially.


You must have the right to work in the UK. 


This role will be working for VVB Engineering, a joint venture partner of Egis as part of the Anthro JV managing the MEP program of works at Old Oak Common.

Job description

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead a small Engineering team to deliver the design, installation and commissioning of either the Mechanical or Public Health scope of works at HS2 Old Oak Common Station. This incorporates parts of the station which work to HS2, Network Rail (NR), or both technical standards.
  • Undertaking Mechanical and Public Health design review in line with current project applicable HS2, NR, BS, EN and ISO standards and to ensure buildability and constructability. Identify any weakness or errors in the design that could jeopardise the functionality. Ensure HSE best practices are always followed.
  • Manage a 3rd party design consultant in delivering the design deliverables required for the project.
  • Liaise with the main Contractor  Designers to review comments and agree an efficient way forward with resolving design comments.
  • Ensure design risk assessment is compliant with installation parameters.
  • Participate in, and where required chair, HazID, HazOP and HazCON’s as required by the client.
  • Provide engineered solutions to key project problems to satisfy clients expectations, project restrictions and budget considerations.
  • Management of all associated design registers, meeting minutes, drawing registers etc. as appropriate inline VVB/Anthro and project requirements. Ensure all formal communication is undertaken and managed (RFI, TQ, EWN, MAR, TD etc).
  • Direct liaison with CAD/BIM team to ensure correct drawing modelling to BIM or other standards. Review drawings for clash detection and associated interface problems.
  • Attend, and participate as the Mechanical lead, interdisciplinary design reviews and checks (IDR/IDC).
  • Development of scope documents for tenders and procurement processes.
  • Liaison with manufacturers to determine product suitability, in partnership with procurement.
  • Attendance at FAT and SAT (and any other required stage) to ensure compliance with requirements.
  • Support, and where required, carry out the Commissioning of Mechanical Systems.
  • Carry out site surveys/visits for project purposes not limited to the purpose of identifying scope, improvements to systems, dilapidation and design requirements.
  • Direct liaison with installation teams to ensure design suitability, works methodology and solve key installation issues/constructability.
  • Working with the commercial department to track technical or design change and variances.
  • Working with the planning department to plan design, installation and T&C works. Provision of accurate assessment on forecast works to complete and provide suitable readjustments to ensure project programme is maintained.
  • Ensure design and works comply with VVB/Anthro and client quality management systems




• Degree in Mechanical or Building Services Engineering
• Engineering Council Registration as Incorporated Engineer
• Registered member of IMechE, IET, CIBSE or other recognised Engineering Council Institutions
• SMSTS, SSSTS or IOSH Managing Safety
• CSCS Card – AQP or PQP min


• Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering
• Engineering Council Registration as Chartered Engineer
• Project management qualification, APM, PRINCE 2 or equivalent
• Formal HSE training, NEBOSH Construction Certificate
• DSEAR & ATEX formal training


Technical knowledge 


  • Knowledge of relevant Mechanical and Public Health installations legislation and standards, BIM and design modelling standards and all other associated standards and legislation.
  • Knowledge of design processes and associated compliance
    Advanced MS Office skills including Excel
  • Utilisation of MS Project or P6
    Working knowledge of the following systems:
  • Fire rated ductwork
  • Large HVAC systems inc heatpumps
  • Staircase Pressurisation Systems
  • Smoke Clearance
  • Public Health (Potable water, DHW, gravity and pumped drainage, rain water collection etc)
  • Knowledge of implications of offsite construction to design.



  • Revit (or equivalent BIM product)
  • Utilisation of Mechanical design Packages (HEVACOMP, IES etc)
  • Utilisation of pipe stress analysis software (AUTOPipe or CASEAR II)
  • Sustainability awareness
  • Design using AutoCAD, Microstation or Revit Awareness of DSEAR/ATEX requirements and obligations as designer and installer.
  • Awareness of pipe stress and dynamic pipe loads (surge)

Position location

Job location

Europe, United Kingdom



Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

4-Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science

Minimum level of experience required

Over 10 years