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Mechanical Engineer - Project & Building Consultancy

Knight Frank LLP
London (Central), London (Greater)
Competitive salary
Closing date
1 Jul 2024

Job Details

We are currently seeking a highly skilled and motivated Chartered or Incorporated Mechanical Engineer to join our prestigious team at Knight Frank in London. As a key member of our Project and Building Consultancy department, you will play a crucial role in undertaking a diverse range of instructions.


Your responsibilities will encompass various aspects - including: Design, project management, contract administration, dilapidations, landlord and tenant advice, pre-acquisition surveys, technical due diligence, and facilities management.


This role involves direct client liaison and management, with an emphasis on developing relationships and a network within the sector that will last a career. You will have the opportunity to showcase your expertise in the field, driving innovative solutions and delivering exceptional service to our esteemed clients. If you are passionate about delivering innovative solutions and thrive in a dynamic and collaborative environment.




Professional Instructions:


  • Design of mechanical services to Stage 3 concept designs and beyond.
  • Preparation of drawings on AutoCAD is preferable although not essential.
  • Project management and contract administration, dilapidations, and landlord and tenant advice, pre-acquisition surveys and technical due-diligence.
  • Preparing and checking Schedules of Condition, defects analysis and building pathology.
  • Understanding of Health and Safety legislation and CDM.

Business Generation & Fee Income:


  • Increasing the range, quantity and quality of instructions via business generation to ensure development of the department as a whole. 
  • Attend events and actively promote the department and firm amongst clients and professional organisations. 
  • Meet set fee income and instruction targets and contribute to profitability of the department.
  • Accurately manage own billing and fee income reporting.
  • Maintain and grow existing and new client relationships. 

Professional Standards:


  • To communicate fully with all stakeholders concerned to ensure that business is managed in an efficient and professional manner.
  • Absorb all aspects of information technology systems particular to the office/department and have an understanding of their broader applications and availability in the division.
  • Ability to clearly define the client’s requirements and liaise with client in a professional and proactive way. 
  • Maintain confidentiality in respect of all work undertaken by the Department and to be aware of what is likely to be sensitive information.
  • Comply with Best Practice Procedures at all times. 

Systems & IT Competence:


  • Hevacomp.or similar design software platform
  • AutoCAD (2012 or later versions) if preferred although not essential
  • Microsoft Office competent 
  • NBS Specification writer


Skills and Experience:


Qualifications/Education Required:


  • Incorporated or Chartered Engineer qualified


Particular Aptitudes/Skills Required:


  • Member of a professional institution such as CIBSE, IET, IMechE, etc
  • Basic understanding of JCT Contracts although not essential
  • A full understanding of the components of commercial buildings and ability to describe the building services elements.
  • The capacity for accuracy, attention to detail, an orderly approach to work and numeracy.
  • The ability to communicate facts clearly and in writing and to produce reports
  • Willingness and flexibility to work loyally as part of a team.
  • The personality to engage with other professionals and general public alike in promoting the firm and building profile in a professional manner.



Please note: this is a Direct Search led by Knight Frank. Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted nor will fees be paid for unsolicited CVs.



The property industry is changing, and we invite you to be at the centre of that change.

At Knight Frank, our commitment to our purpose means that we empower our people to have autonomy in their role and everyone is encouraged to think and share ideas for how we can make the difference through our work and behaviour. For our clients, our purpose drives us to provide innovative solutions that add tangible value across a variety of sectors and services. Wherever you work with us in the world, you’ll be surrounded by passionate, energetic and inspiring people who care about the work they do and the people they work alongside.

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