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MEP Director (Higher Education/Life Sciences)

Location

Edinburgh

Department

MEP

Employment type

Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Hours

37.5 Hours

We have an excellent opportunity for a National MEP Director specialising in higher education and/or life sciences to join our successful and engaged team of building services professionals.

This is an influential and strategic role, working with our MEP teams across the UK to grow and develop the higher education/life sciences offering. You can expect to be empowered to develop these sectors and will have lots of opportunity to build a legacy and progress your career.  

Our Mechanical, Electrical & Public Health (MEP) division:

Our MEP team are specialists in energy, sustainability, and engineering design. We bring buildings to life and create award winning, high-performance environments that enhance the built environment – working across all sectors including commercial, industrial, leisure, retail, manufacturing, logistics, heritage and residential.

Our work includes:

  • Building performance modelling
  • Building performance optimisation
  • Carbon verification and validation strategies
  • Daylight and sunlight studies
  • Net-Zero strategy
  • Sustainability benchmarking and environmental assessments
  • Sustainable master planning
  • Strategic utility management services

We offer a fresh approach to MEP, getting involved early, working collaboratively with the design team, highlighting options, guiding design development, and using our expertise to help clients make key decisions.

Most importantly, you’ll find us a lively, good-spirited team, passionate about what we’re doing and enjoying each other’s company – we’ll be sure to give you a warm welcome too! Check out our MEP project portfolio here.

Your role will include:

  • Take ownership for the Higher Education & Life Sciences sectors, working with our regional teams to develop client relationships and the Hydrock brand.
  • Be our subject expert within the business, advising on projects as needed and taking the lead on client engagement.
  • Work the divisional and regional directors to develop and implement strategic initiatives within the team and across the wider business.
  • Drive profitable and sustainable work-winning and maintain up-to-date forecasting for the MEP team.

To succeed in this role, you’ll need:

  • Proven track record working as a director (or experienced Associate Director) within engineering consultancy with a passion for working within either higher education and life sciences.
  • Passionate about business development and client engagement.
  • Self-motivated team leader with the ability to drive efficiencies and growth.
  • Strong communication, analysis, and people skills.

What's great about Hydrock 

We are a British-owned integrated multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy of over 900 staff in 21 offices across the UK. Our driving motivation is to be a ‘Force for Good’, as it is our aim to improve the quality of people’s lives from our employees to our clients, through to the communities we work in and our planet as a whole through the work we do.  

From the buildings that surround you, the roads and bridges you cross, all related to the infrastructure that we create, we aim to offer the most sustainable possibilities to shape the places, communities and society that we live in through meeting our client’s needs. Through the path we are on to delivering a green future, the result is something that everyone can be proud of. 

Named as Building’s Engineering Consultant of the Year in 2023, we’re known for delivering outstanding sustainable projects for our communities, planet, and society.

 Some of these projects have recently received industry accolades, including Cleveland Pools winning the Conservation and Regeneration category at the Construction Excellence South West Awards 2023; Bay Technology Centre named Commercial Project of the Year at the British Construction Industry Awards 2022; YGG Tan-y-Lan picked out in the Integration and Collaborative Working category at Construction Excellence Wales Awards 2022; The Deaf Academy singled out for its Universal Design at the Civic Trust Awards 2022; and Bristol’s iconic waterfront Wapping Wharf Living sweeping up at the Bristol Property Awards.

Take a look at our 2023 end of year film and get a feel for what we’re all about. 

What we can offer you: 

  • Inspiring and supportive colleagues 
  • Reward for progression and hard work 
  • An opportunity to develop your soft skills, as well your technical skills
  • Competitive starting salary 
  • Excellent health benefits 25 days of holiday (buy/sell up to five days), accrue 1 day extra every 2 years, with bonus holidays too!
  • An earlier finish on Friday (4pm!) 
  • An opportunity to give back: “Day off for good cause” (on a workday) 
  • A huge range of flexible benefits, including climate perks and an EV car leasing scheme 

A place to feel included

We champion diversity, equity and inclusion. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we commit to supporting our employees and ensure we create a safe environment that nurtures you to perform at your best. Offering our people flexibility is an important factor in achieving this aim.  

We consider all application individually with the required qualifications and knowledge without regard to any of the protected characteristics. We would like to provide everyone with a fair selection, assessment and employment experience so we ask with are made aware of any physical or neurodiverse condition within your application for which appropriate reasonable adjustments can be made by us. 

Looking for the next steps? 

Once you have completed your application through our careers site, we aim to review and respond to you as soon as your application’s been reviewed.

If shortlisted, a member of our Talent Acquisition Team will call you for an initial pre-screen by phone (typically 30 minutes) to help us assess your motivations and interest in the position and Hydrock.

If you progress following this telephone pre-screen, you will be invited to attend a formal interview by video conference (Microsoft Teams) or in our offices. 

For the latest updates and news, connect with us on our LinkedIn page!


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