FairHeat is an award-winning heat network consultancy that is enjoying rapid growth. This is an exciting time for the company, and we are always on the lookout for the best talent to become part of our team.


AREA SPECIFICATION:

Lead Engineer

The Lead Engineer reports to the Associate/Principal Engineer and is responsible for ensuring the project deliverables she/he works on meet the client requirements and are delivered on time and budget across a wide range of activities.

The role will require a mix of technical engineering, stakeholder management and project management competence and experience. You must be proactive and comfortable working with minimal supervision, but also understand your own limitations and seek support/approval when required. You must be engaged in your own personal development, as it is essential the Lead Engineer has a strong technical understanding of most of the areas and services that FairHeat manage. It is expected that you will be working towards Chartered Engineer status in your relevant engineering discipline.
Your core activities will be split across two business areas, New Build and Operations. When working with the New Build team, your role will consist primarily of writing specifications; reviewing designs; reviewing technical submissions; checking installation against design; witnessing network commissioning; acceptance testing post commissioning; producing models and reports for presentation back to clients. When working with the Operations team, your role will consist primarily of carrying out site audits; devising performance improvement solution; analysing site performance by assessing complex data; producing scope of works documents for site works and project management of site improvement works. In addition, across both areas you will be assisting clients set up the internal processes and frameworks for ensuring the effective delivery and operation of heat networks.

As a Lead Engineer, you will be the primary owner of the Project Risk Register for projects where you are acting as lead engineer and you will be expected to use this tool to effectively manage, communicate and mitigate the project risks. Additionally, the role will provide ongoing support to the senior management team in implementation of the business objectives, vision and core values.

The Lead Engineer is expected to provide mentorship to graduate and consulting engineers, ensuring the upskilling and knowledge growth of these individuals.
As part of your development into a more senior role, you will be expected to gain experience in producing client proposals for scope of works under your management and assist the Associate/Principal Engineer in winning new and repeat business. You will also be expected to develop and understanding of the relevant regulations, policies and standards that govern the industry.

It is expected that the Lead Engineer will develop into a leading expert within the market with regards to: heat network design; performance monitoring; analysing system level performance of networks; and the cost and effectiveness of implementing different types of physical interventions to heating systems and component equipment (e.g. HIUs).

As part of the role, the Lead Engineer will also provide support to new product development initiatives alongside Guru Systems, as required. Given the strong link between working with data provided by the Guru systems for this role, it is expected that the remit of the role will grow to encompass a stronger link between innovation and product growth that is possible between FairHeat & Guru as a partnership.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The Lead Engineer is responsible for:

  1. New Build duties
  • Carry out sizing calculations, including analysis of heat loads (using empirical data to inform design)
  • Work with client team and/or D&B contractors in developing heat network designs
  • Carry out design reviews, on client behalf, interfacing back to design consultants to ensure that designs are modified to meet specification / industry practice as required
  • Review contractor submissions and provide comment to client
  • Check install against design and make recommendations on remedial measures required
  • Review commissioning method statements to ensure delivery works achieve design parameters
  • Review Pre-commissioning method statements to ensure the correct process in place to result in the system being in a satisfactory state with respect to water chemistry at handover
  • Witness commissioning activities to audit and hold contractors to account during construction
  • Ensure the correct level of documentation is provided to the client that records the as built condition of the site prior to mechanical completion
  • Remotely review performance of onsite equipment and produce reports for client
  • Carryout / supervise Acceptance Testing during the commissioning phase 7
  1. Operations duties
  • Carrying out site audits of operational schemes
  • Analysing site performance through complex data
  • Identifying opportunities to improve performance, with quantification of the likely cost and impact of any measures
  • Producing site audit and performance improvement reports that communicate the existing risks and potential benefits to the client
  • Producing scope of works documents for site improvement works
  • Obtaining quotes from sub-contractors for works
  • Project management of improvement works on behalf of clients
  1. Support the development of new tools and systems and ad hoc projects
  • As set out within individual project plans, support the development of new tools and systems
  • Specifically, support development of Guru System analytical products and tools
  1. Support business development activity and project management of FairHeat projects
  • Assist the Associate/Principal Engineer in produce quotes for projects, based on calculation of likely time cost against client requirements
  • Assist the Associate/Principal Engineer in managing projects to ensure delivery within time and cost, ensuring clear, timely communication to both clients and the MD when likely overruns are identified

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum 3 years design experience within building services engineering
  • Working towards Chartered engineer status
  • Knowledge of District Heating network design and operations

DESIRABLE

  • APMP or PRINCE 2 Project Management Qualification
  • Awareness of Construction Design and Management Regulations
  • Success in solving complex problems in a structured and professional way
  • Engineering project management experience and exposure to budget control

BENEFITS

Be part of a growing innovative business and help shape the future of energy / Collaborative, flexible and friendly environment / Bespoke personal development budget / Flexible working hours/days / FairHeat will match 5% pension contributions / 25 days holiday / 2 Volunteer/Social Engagement Days / Cycle to work scheme / Quarterly and annual social events, from bowling to a whole company getaway / Free coffee, teas and fruit every day, and a variety of beverages on a Friday!

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

We are flexible on hours and location but anticipate a minimum of 23 hours per week with one day per week in our London office.


AREA SPECIFICATION:

Graduate Engineer

FairHeat has an established graduate programme and is now in the sixth year of recruiting graduates. The graduate programme is a two-year structured scheme with rotation through four different areas of the business (Design, Commissioning, Maintenance and Legacy System Improvement), with 6 months in each area. The programme is focused on developing technical competencies, as well as the overall consulting engineering tool kit.

The primary route for develop skills is through project work and a proactive approach is taken to ensure that Graduate Engineers get a broad exposure to all the different types of work over the two-year graduate programme.

The graduate programme is challenging, with substantial amounts of time on site and it is expected that Graduate Engineers will be proactively engaging with clients on projects from day one. However, it offers graduates a fast-track for them to develop expertise in a new and quickly developing industry where there is a huge demand for knowledgeable and competent engineers.

FairHeat’s graduate programme has a successful track record to date. The engineers from the initial intake are now Lead Engineers in the business, with responsibility for leading projects.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Support to new build developments
  • Review designs and specification as part of design review team, with input to reports, including:
    • pipework sizing
    • calculation of network heat losses
    • mark-up of schematics
  • Review of technical submittals from contractors
  • Site inspections for compliance with design and workmanship, including plant room, network and dwelling
  • Review and comment on contractor commissioning plans
  • Witness commissioning
  • Carry out heat network commissioning testing
  • Carry out acceptance testing within dwellings
  • Communicate analysis and proposed improvement back to client and design team
  1. Oversight of performance post-completion:
  • Periodic databased analysis of heat network performance remotely, using Guru and other systems
  • Organising water testing and interpreting results
  • Oversight of planned maintenance work
  • Where necessary, obtaining quotes from sub-contractors for works and overseeing works
  1. Energy Improvement Projects for Existing Schemes:
  • Undertake site audits of legacy systems
  • Analysis of heat network performance for legacy systems
  • Identification of opportunities to improve performance, with quantification of the likely cost and impact of any measures
  • Obtaining quotes from sub-contractors for works
  • Project management of improvement works on behalf of clients
  1. Installation of monitoring systems:
  • Survey sites and review monitoring requirements
  • Obtain cost quotes and project manage installation of plant rooms and building level monitoring

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Technical knowledge of thermodynamics and energy
  • Good data manipulation, interpretation and visualisation skills
  • Strong aptitude for learning new skills and high levels of initiative
  • Good communication skills

BENEFITS

Be part of a growing innovative business and help shape the future of energy / Collaborative, flexible and friendly environment / Bespoke personal development budget / Flexible working hours/days / FairHeat will match 5% pension contributions / 25 days holiday / 2 Volunteer/Social Engagement Days / Cycle to work scheme / Quarterly and annual social events, from bowling to a whole company getaway / Free coffee, teas and fruit every day, and a variety of beverages on a Friday!

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

We are flexible on hours and location but anticipate a minimum of 23 hours per week with one day per week in our London office.

There are no available job openings at the moment, you can always send you CV and cover letter to jobs@fairheat.comfor us to keep on file.

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