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Senior Mechanical Engineer - Net-zero Carbon

London, United Kingdom
Closing date
21 Apr 2024

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The opportunity

Our multidisciplinary Net Zero Carbon design team is part of Mace's consultancy technical services. Our design team includes architects, engineers, energy auditors and energy modellers. We deliver projects nationally for both public and private sectors including government departments, local authorities and private developers.

At Mace, we work diligently to build strong client relationships through open and honest communication, to exceed delivery expectations and to attract and retain the best and brightest in the industry. We are committed to nurturing a collaborative and client-focused culture that treats every engagement as a new opportunity to deliver better and smarter.

We have a bold vision to be the most trusted and respected provider in the construction industry. We want the experience of working with us to be so responsive, so refreshingly open and transparent and so enjoyable from start to finish that it raises not only our client's perceptions of us but also the construction sector as a whole.

Mace is recruiting qualified architects, senior architectural technologists, engineers, sustainability consultants, energy auditors, and energy modellers to join the net zero carbon team within consultancy technical services. Typically, this role will be based in our London office with site and client visits and two days per week working from home. This work pattern may vary during the COVID 19 pandemic.

The main projects are retrofits, extensions, remodels with project values between £100k and £100m for clients including the local authorities. Our design team develop residential and mixed-use projects, too.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • • Delivering projects from feasibility to tender including stage reports, planning application inputs, building regulation applications and employers requirements.

    • Delivering Passivhaus designs (to PH standard as wells as certified PH retrofit schemes) and consultancy.

    • Delivering designs in Revit/ AutoCAD (depending on the project requirements).

    • Delivering MEP Feasibility Studies.

    • Implementing NZCT in projects

    • Providing support in delivering Whole Life Carbon Assessments (OneClick, H\\B:ERT, TM65).

    • Providing support in delivering all aspects of retrofit (assessments, design, delivery, monitoring) in line with PAS 2035/PAS2038.

    • Developing low carbon MEP strategies/ designs for major property portfolios and programmes.

    • Analysing energy data and researching new low carbon system/technology opportunities for value creation.

    • Being the technical advisor in reviewing the contractor's proposals and site operations during the post-tender stage.

    • Structuring workload and deliverables as well as those of your project support to achieve the requirements of the project and programme.

    • Supporting work winning to grow Mace net zero carbon retrofit services through bid support, preparation of fee proposals, client liaison and external Mace profile raising.

    • Representing Mace at relevant forums and working groups, and client presentations.

    • Championing sustainability and being a leader, encourage behavioural change throughout the business.

    • Innovating and championing best practice, clearly communicating benefits/results to colleagues and clients.
About you

You have a strong MEP background and comfortable with handling large datasets and combining both qualitative and quantitative analysis. You are digitally savvy, can build lasting client relationships and lead strong, motivated teams. You will have a construction or project management background and be hungry to grow your career and enjoy the opportunities Mace has to offer.


If you can bring a different perspective to help us shape the cities of tomorrow, take a look at the opportunities we have to join us.

Fortune favours the brave - and so do we

At Mace we empower our people to be collaborative, curious and embrace their entrepreneurial spirits. We aim to attract the best and brightest people, whatever their background, to bring new perspectives to some of the most challenging and inspiring projects around the world.

You might be part of our healthcare team delivering critical hospital care units, or our education team creating schools to inspire our future leaders. You could be a graduate working on the world’s tallest building, or be managing the construction of world-leading cultural landmarks. Whatever your passion, we have an opportunity that will bring out the best in you.

At Mace we want you to feel comfortable from day 1, so for any questions about a career at Mace, including application advice, please contact for a confidential chat.

Our clients say that it’s our people that make the difference

Our people think harder, do better and go further. Every day at Mace is an opportunity to think and do things differently. We were founded more than 30 years ago, and every day our entrepreneurial culture plays a huge role in our success. We exist to seek out the world’s most interesting projects that challenge and excite us.

We want our employees to thrive and achieve their highest potential. We are passionate about creating an environment that provides opportunities for the most stimulating and fulfilling careers. We encourage innovation and welcome new perspectives by attracting and developing people with diverse talent who inspire our thinking, challenge our solutions and enhance our culture.

At Mace you can deepen your knowledge, expand your skills, see the world and get to work with both inspiring colleagues and influential clients – whatever your passion, we have an opportunity that will bring out the best in you. But don’t just take our word for it; below you can see what some of our people had to say.

Reward and recognition

We invest in our people and provide a strong benefits package, which in the UK includes:

  • 22 days of holiday, plus two ‘Mace Days’ to support work-life balance, bank holidays and December holiday shut down
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Highly competitive maternity and paternity package
  • Reimbursement of professional subscriptions and membership fees
  • Season ticket loan
  • Annual health screening
  • Private medical insurance
  • Dental plan
  • Sponsorship of education schemes (on approval)
  • Continuous on the job training and development
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Our international benefit packages are comparable. Please contact our recruitment team for more information.

We know that many parents can face challenges when balancing the demands of work and their home lives. At Mace, we fully support our people when they choose to balance their career with family life. We offer enhanced family leave, as well as options for flexible working and alternative working patterns to support and improve the work-life balance of our employees.

Our performance management and appraisal approach is based on ability and talent. Top performers are recognised for both their contribution to projects and their broader contribution to the business.

At Mace we appreciate the differences that everyone brings to work and we recognise the importance of people being free to be themselves.

Regardless of age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, or affiliation to any political party, we embrace diversity and believe in creating an inclusive environment where every Mace person is treated equally, fairly and with respect.

We are proud partners of Stonewall’s global diversity champions programme that ensures all LGBT+ staff are accepted without exception at Mace.

Mace’s corporate purpose statement is ‘Redefining the boundaries of ambition’.

Support for disabled employees is provided by:

Our recruitment and HR Teams have undertaken disability awareness training and are eager to provide an inclusive and accessibility experience to job applicants and new colleagues.

Enabled at Mace – employee network. Its aims are to support its members and, to "to raise awareness and remove barriers around disability, neurodiversity and other impairments” to support their aim to create an inclusive and diverse workplace for everyone.

Disability Confident – We are using the requirements of the government scheme to create an inclusive environment for disabled job applicants and existing colleagues.

Clear Assured – an externally verified accreditation around equality, diversity and inclusion practice across our business, driving improvements to our policies, processes and practices.

Recite Me – an assistive technology tool that provides access support to all employees. It is located on our intranet site, our website and job vacancy platform.

Mace are member of the Business Disability Forum, giving access to a wide range of resources and information. Our line managers have access to their confidential support line.


Silver Clear Assured Award


ridi - Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative Awards 2021 - Highly Commended Category

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