Senior Mechanical Engineer

London (Central), London (Greater)
Competitive Salary & Benefits
21 Jul 2017
21 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Rendel’s mechanical and electrical engineering team provides support to infrastructure and non-infrastructure projects covering transport systems (roads, bridges & tunnels), airports, ports & maritime (MEP support systems), rail systems, power generation and industrial processing.  The position will involve taking a leading technical role as part of the delivery team and include undertaking and checking the delivery of the design solution and associated outputs for the project


  • Undertake fee earning assignments in the UK and overseas
  • Assist the Project Manager in clarifying the project brief, agreed deliverables, key milestones, project methodology, quality assurance and control strategy
  • Undertake the lead technical role covering outline and detailed designs; e.g. calculations, drawings, sketches, reports etc, to achieve the optimum solution for the project
  • Assess, document and communicate design changes to the Project Manager
  • Be aware of work requirement and take personal responsibility to work to deliver this to agreed time, cost and quality requirements
  • Undertake significant elements of the detailed design and the checking of outputs as directed
  • Provide technical guidance, support and training to colleagues and assist, where practicable, in mentoring and development of others
  • Monitor staff time and budgets against assignment programme and agree appropriate actions where necessary
  • Work in close collaboration with colleagues from other disciplines as required
  • Adopt procedures for standardisation of work products and deliverables, and peer review to ensure consistency and excellence in service delivery of the Company’s technical work product
  • Adhere to Company procedures in the management, delivery and administration of Services


  • Degree in a relevant discipline, ideally also holding a post-graduate qualification
  • A chartered/incorporated Engineer, or have completed an accredited training scheme and be working toward attaining Chartered status with an appropriate professional body.
  • Knowledge and experience of mechanical components of infrastructure and non-infrastructure works, and knowledge of PPI/PFI projects.
  • Knowledge of infrastructure design and an understanding of the basics and the integration of multidisciplinary elements including mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, controls and automation processes.  
  • Appropriate experience in design, contract and tender preparation, tender assessment, and contract administration.
  • Good knowledge of relevant national and international industry standards
  • Awareness of forms of contract, construction methodologies and civil engineering procedures
  • Desire to work in a consultancy environment on large scale infrastructure projects
  • Competent in the use of MS Office programmes and relevant bespoke software packages.  Ability to develop competence in use of relevant programmes to suit specific role requirements


  • Technical: Strong skills and knowledge to deliver quick, innovative solutions.  Undertakes tasks in a cogent manner involving the wider team as needed
  • Communication: Strong interpersonal skills; ability to communicate, listen and influence all levels of people effectively.  Excellent reporting / writing and strong presentation skills
  • Critical Thinking: Ability to respond quickly to changing circumstances whilst maintaining a clear view of overall priorities.  Ability to work under pressure to ensure deadlines are met, whilst maintaining a high quality of work
  • Team: Excellent team working skills; able to lead, contribute to and collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams in a matrix environment
  • Leadership:  Demonstrates high standards, seeks to exceed client expectations and create a collaborative and supportive environment.  Mentoring skills to train and develop other engineers and technicians
  • Project Management: Results orientated with a strong drive to deliver success, a proven ability to manage small – medium budgets, projects and programmes of work to agreed targets and priorities.  Able to make timely, rational decisions with the information available and understands when to seek guidance and support


  • Self-motivated and committed, with a high degree of integrity
  • A team player who seeks to positively contribute to the working group with a collaborative attitude
  • Convincing in terms of a capacity to translate objectives into effective practical steps
  • Able to perform effectively within changing environments; demonstrates willingness and flexibility of availability to meet business needs
  • Demonstrates a strong need to achieve, setting high standards for self and others.  Committed to the value of own role, takes initiative and focuses on improving business performance
  • Commitment to own personal development