Senior Mechanical Engineer

Full Time, Permanent

We are currently looking for a Senior Building Services Mechanical Engineer to join our team to work on a range of exciting projects across multiple sectors.

Lawler Consulting is a successful multi-disciplinary engineering business. We are HQ’d in Kilkenny, with offices in Dublin and London, and a client base that stretches across Ireland, the UK, Europe, and the Middle East.

Our CIBSE award-winning practice has successfully completed in excess of 4,500 commissions, which has cultivated a wealth of in-house experience that is demonstrated through numerous projects. We place a great emphasis on our staff, learning and development, and progression. As we enter an accelerated growth phase across a number of business sectors we are seeking professional & enthusiastic Engineers to meet the demand for our services.


Senior Mechanical Engineer



The Role:

  • Collaborate with customers, engineers, sub-contractors, suppliers, and in-house teams to deliver cost-effective technical engineering solutions
  • Resources to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget
  • Maintaining accurate records of all project steps
  • Mentor junior members of staff
  • Complete additional training/education where needed
  • Take Brief from Client / Design Team, relay information back to our Design Office to develop the Design
  • Develop close working relationships with clients and the design team alike
  • Simultaneously manage a number of projects on-site with the support of our Design Department
  • Prepare Building Control Regulations M&E inspection plan and M&E input into the Certificate of Compliance Design
  • Carry out Site surveys, relay information back to the Design Office
  • Assist with preparing Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing Budgets
  • Attend Weekly Design Team / Client Meetings on Site
  • Assist with the Tender Process & selection of Contractors
  • On a daily basis deal with technical queries that may arise from Contractors / Design Team
  • Issue Weekly Reports to Design Team demonstrating the works being carried out is in compliance with Building Regulations & conform to Good Industry Standards
  • Issue Monthly Cost Reports to Client & Design Team
  • Witness commissioning of the various HVAC, Electrical & Life Safety Systems
  • Snag the installation on completion
  • Assist with the collation of the as-constructed drawings & safety files



Required Education, Skills, and Qualifications:

  • Holder of a Third Level Diploma/Degree in Mechanical or Building Services Engineering
  • Holding a trade background (such as Mechanical/controls/electrical) is an advantage
  • Have work experience in the design of Mechanical Services Engineering, preferably in a consultancy environment. (Minimum 5 years)
  • Experience in the design of HVAC and Pipework systems, AutoCAD, Revit MEP, and Magicad is desirable
  • Experience in client, the project team & contractor interaction
  • Proficient in Irish Building Regulations, CIBSE Design Guides, British Standards, and Health & Safety Regulations



What We’re Looking For:

  • Proactive with a strong ability to work independently and without supervision
  • Excellent level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Self-motivated and willing to demonstrate initiative
  • The ability to lead projects from inception to completion, managing budgets, attending design team meetings, onsite inspections, and liaising with project teams
  • Enthusiastic to train up on electrical aspects of the role
  • Experience with IES, LEED, and BREEAM projects would also be an advantage
  • The capability of managing contracts within timelines and budgets
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong customer focus, ensuring a high profile in the day-to-day running of the sites and a consistently strong link to all stakeholders
  • Shall be a good communicator with the ability to work well, both independently, and with others in a multi-functional project team




Why Choose Lawler Consulting:

Lawler Benefits


  • Private healthcare fully subsidised
  • Great work-life balance
  • Remote working and bike to work scheme
  • Professional subscription fees paid monthly
  • Support to chartership
  • Fast-moving and challenging role
  • Great culture and company social club
  • Close working relationship with senior managers and directors
  •  Direct exposure to clients
  • Be part of a CIBSE award winning engineering firm
  • Excellent career progression in a company that supports your personal and professional development, through internal and external CPD
  • Chartership application support
  • Competitive salary: dependent on experience
  • Generous annual leave
  • Early finish on a Friday


Visit our Lawler Careers page for more reasons why Lawler Group in Kilkenny should be your next move. 




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