Career Title

Closing Date: 19/05/2021 @ 17:00

Position Description

We are currently looking to fill the role of a Mechanical Design Engineer to support our growing Design Team based in Banbridge. This post is a permanent contract and offers an amazing opportunity for a candidate who wants to gain experience with a progressive and dynamic company to further their career.

Job Summary

To take the lead role in the preparation of mechanical designs for commercial heating plantrooms and prefabricated products for the high-rise residential, healthcare, education hotel and leisure sectors.

Day to day activities will include sizing, selecting and performing calculations, conducting site surveys for a range of sectors and liaising with our fabrication team to make sure products are being fabricated to the specification.

Working in conjunction with an established design team who operate with the latest AutoCAD & MEP 3D design packages.

Responsibilities include:

  • Prepare relevant mechanical design drawings, calculations, plant selections, BOM, and specifications
  • Understanding and ensuring compliance with relevant health and safety regulations and quality standards
  • Attendance at project design meetings when required.
  • Ability to work in conjunction with contracts managers and commissioning teams to assist in the commissioning process including proofing and streamlining of BMS controls operation.
  • Ensure all plant and equipment are procured correctly, in line with the specification and client requirements
  • Liaising professionally with clients, suppliers, contractors and other relevant authorities as necessary at an extremely professional level.
  • Keep up to date with emerging technology and integration with new design concepts.

Essential Criteria:

  • Educated to HNC/HND Level in Mechanical Engineering / Building services or similar
  • Minimum of 1 years’ relevant Design Experience.
  • Experience in using Mechanical Design Software
  • Excel at problem solving and working through technical challengest
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Excellent organisation, planning and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work under pressure on own initiatives to achieve self and team targets

Desirable Criteria:

  • Minimum of 1 years relevant experience in Design in a Commercial M&E Sector
  • Experience in using AutoCAD, MEP or REVIT packages


Head Office, Banbridge


08:00-17:00, Mon – Thu; 08:00-15:00, Fri


Competitive depending on experience

Responsible to:

Design Manager

About Us

The opportunity has arisen to join an industry leader in UK's Building Services providers. We design, develop and deliver a wide range of offsite-prefabricated, innovative and sustainable building service solutions throughout the UK & Ireland.

Alternative Heat specialises in the design, supply and installation of a wide range of prefabricated energy solutions, typically built in NI and shipped throughout the UK and Ireland. We also offer turnkey design, build and operate solutions for commercial energy centers and large-scale district heating solutions and have experience with successfully procuring and delivering many similiar packages to a wide range of public body's throughout Ireland and UK.

Employee Benefits:

  • Competitive Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Annual Health Check
  • 30 days Annual Leave
To apply for this role, send your CV and covering letter to Alternative Heat is an equal opportunities employer.
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