Design Engineer - Heat Pumps - Derby

upto £50k per annum - Perm - Renewable Energy
Ref: 165 Date Posted: Friday 26 Nov 2021
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Our client is an industry leader in the design and development of commercial Heat Pump systems in the UK, with an excellent reputation in the industry for design excellence, innovation, and reliability, resulting in regular repeat business as well as constant word of mouth. Offering Professional Engineering Design expertise for commercial and industrial Renewable Energy system projects with a focus on Ground/Water Source Heat Pump technologies.

Job Overview

The successful Building Services Design Engineer will have responsibility for site visits and carrying out surveys prior to designing plant rooms for the installation of commercial and Industrial renewable energy heating systems. You will also be able to communicate survey results, energy modelling and design work in reports covering feasibility, options appraisals, design reports and specifications, with a view to replacing fossil fuelled heating with heat pumps for heating and cooling.

The successful Building Services Design Engineer will have:

  • 2 – 5 years’ experience within a similar role
  • Surveying experience with a good understanding of commercial and industrial plant rooms.
  • Excellent heat demand calculation skills using heat loss calculations or fuel bill analysis
  • Understanding of High temp to Low temp requirements and the building services modifications required
  • Ability to design plant rooms including pipe and jump sizing and selection of balance of plant
  • AutoCAD 2D and 3D Solidworks
  • Ownership of client relationships and projects


  • Mechanical building services: 2 years (required)
  • Degree qualified in either Mechanical Engineering, Building Services Engineer or similar
  • Relevant design experience to carry out the role


  • Salary: Up to £50,000 per year (DOE)
  • Home Based
  • Travel expenses paid at standard rate
  • Pension
  • 28 days holiday inc stats

This is a very exciting time in the heat pump industry and a great time to get involved with a growing company with a great reputation with plans and ambitions for great things in the future.

COVID-19 considerations:

Home working. Client meetings are mainly via Zoom or Teams. Site surveys are risk assessed in conjunction with client.