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:

Senior Engineer

The Senior 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 Senior Engineer has a strong technical understanding of most of the areas and services that FairHeat manage. It is expected that you will be a Chartered Engineer 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. You will also work on large scale District Heating projects whereby you will be carrying the system design of low temperature heat network, encompassing the energy centre, buried network and building level connections.
  • 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.
  • For the above technical duties, you will be expected to work at a largely autonomous level, with senior management support where necessary with respect to key technical and commercial risks.

As a Senior Engineer, as well as the technical aspects of the role, you will be expected to manage multiple project teams working across several parallel projects. Your role will involve determining and delegating the necessary activities amongst the teams to deliver against the client scope, which will involve resource planning and management. You will be responsible for managing the project budget, reporting on this monthly.

In addition, you will have responsibility for managing key clients, involving building client relationships and producing proposals that match FairHeat services with their requirements. As a Senior member of the engineering team, you will be expected to identify these client requirements and position FairHeat as their long-term partner of choice for heat network and heating/chilled system quality assurance and design.

The Senior Engineer is expected to provide mentorship to all engineers, ensuring the upskilling and knowledge growth of these individuals.

It is expected that the Senior 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 this, you will be expected to support FairHeat in their industry initiatives, which includes technical webinars to CIBSE, steering committee members of various working groups/technical standards and marketing events.


AREA SPECIFICATION:

Senior Technical Project Manager

The Senior Technical Project Manager 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 project management, technical engineering and stakeholder management. 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 Senior Technical Project Manager has a strong technical and/or commercial understanding of most of the areas and services that FairHeat manage.

The Senior Technical Project Manager will look after a portfolio of live heat network construction projects of the following typical scope:

  • Plantroom and network end of life equipment replacements
  • Full plantroom and network retrofits to improve performance (e.g. Heat Network Efficiency Scheme funded projects)
  • Heat pump retrofits to decarbonise existing buildings (e.g. PSDS project delivery management)
  • HIU and heat meter upgrade/replacement works
  • District Heating project installations, including energy centres, buried networks and substation plantrooms

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. You will also work on large scale District Heating projects whereby you will be carrying the system design of low temperature heat network, encompassing the energy centre, buried network and building level connections.
  • 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).


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 40 hours per week with one day per week in our London office.


AREA SPECIFICATION:

Senior Contracts Manager

Are you passionate about the details? Are high standards part of your DNA? Do you understand the rigor of best practice and know how to steer a contract to completion avoiding contractual pitfalls? Do you want to contribute to a low carbon future?

FairHeat are a fast-growing consultancy committed to radically reduce carbon emissions through decarbonising heat by designing and promoting effective heat systems.
We provide expert support to organisations implementing heat networks to ensure that the systems they commission are the most efficient and decarbonised solutions they can be. Right now, we need you on our team!

You will be at the heart of our operations, providing contract management expertise to support the growth of our business. Key to the role is the appraisal and interpretation of the Client requirements to ensure that all commercial and legislative parameters of the project are understood and captured. Equally important is the management of all aspects of contractor engagement.


AREA SPECIFICATION:

People Manager

Are you excited by the idea of shaping the people management processes at a fast-growing and values-driven organisation? Do you want to create and implement a people and culture strategy to drive employee experience, engagement and performance? Do you want to contribute to a low carbon future?

FairHeat are a fast-growing consultancy committed to radically reduce carbon emissions through decarbonising heat by designing and promoting effective heat systems.
We provide expert support to organisations implementing heat networks to ensure that the systems they commission are the most efficient and decarbonised solutions they can be. Right now, we need you on our team!

Working closely with the senior management team, line managers and the wider FairHeat team, your role is to develop and maintain an HR infrastructure that supports our growth plans and embeds our values to build engaged, high performing teams.

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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