HVAC Designer

HVAC Designer - Didcot - Duration 6 months - Rate c£234/day umb.
Key words / skills: HVAC, Mechanical Building Services, BPSS.



Wilde Recruitment Ltd are working along side STFC in order to recruit a HVAC Designer to work on an ongoing contract at Didcot.
As a HVAC Designer your duties and responsibilities will include:
STFC are currently undertaking an extensive programme of capital works to improve the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source facility in Oxfordshire. You will be part of the ISIS Design Division and working within the Plant Design Team which are responsible for the design and installation of cooling water and ventilation systems on the ISIS plant.

This contract will be on a 13-week rolling basis, and there is at least 6 months worth of work. The successful candidate will be expected to work 37 hours/week.

Scope of Services
You will be responsible for the design of ventilation (including duct work) and air-conditioning systems. The work will demand good communication skills working in a multi-stakeholder environment including liaison with the Plant Infrastructure Operations team. The successful candidates will be required to work with AutoCAD and therefore must be trained in its use. The role would be to survey existing infrastructure and produce suitable baseline drawings
Design HVAC systems from conception through to detailed design.
Liaise with stakeholders to gain approval for your design (e.g. Customer,operations etc.)
Formulate tender documents and manage contractor selection process/appointments. Purchase equipment items and services
Act as Technical Consultant to the Operations team during the installation phase and carry out testing and commissioning of systems with contractors
Record ‘as built’ equipment specifications; controls philosophy; schematics etc
Produce equipment and piping/ducting layout drawings using AutoCAD
Limited system ‘troubleshooting’ - smoke testing and duct work flow surveys as required

HNC (or similar qualification) in Building Services or Mechanical Engineering or significant relevant experience
Knowledge and Experience
Good previous HVAC design experience and installation working on a large facility
AutoCAD trained, with good process knowledge
Computer literate, able to use Microsoft Office products and keep computer records
Able to work on own initiative and from verbal and written instruction
Proven track record backed up by suitable references

Experience of working within a science or nuclear environment would be beneficial
Full knowledge and design experience using AutoCAD MEP Fabrication
Personal Skill and Qualities

Good communication skills in a multi stakeholder environment
Enthusiastic and adaptable
Able to plan and organise work
Self-motivated and disciplined
Able to work in a team and alone
Flexible and able to work with management, design staff and scientists
Able to work under pressure to tight deadlines

Security Clearance: BPSS

You will be an experienced HVAC Designer.
5years experience.

To discuss this vacancy please contact: James Walker or Mike Kelly
We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

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