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Mechanical Principal Engineer / Associate Director

Date : 01/08/2023
About the role

Black & White Engineering (B&W) is a leading MEP design consultancy. Launched in the UAE in 2007, we became an independent company in 2014 and are now a true global consultancy with offices in Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia.

Our engineering expertise reaches across all sectors of the construction industry, providing pragmatic and practical design solutions to ensure our projects are spatially and operationally efficient. Our design process fully considers the installation and maintenance practicalities on site.

Due to the continued expansion of our Newcastle team, we are looking to recruit a Principal Mechanical Engineer and/or Mechanical Associate Director to lead a diverse and multi-disciplined team on technically-challenging projects. Data centre experience is desired but not essential as training will be provided for candidates with strong engineering background.

Reporting to the Newcastle-based office lead, this role will be responsible for managing projects to deliver an excellent service to clients and assist on the ongoing development and growth of the business as a whole, whilst providing sound technical, design, and contract management support.

We’re looking for an experienced leader to take overall accountability for the performance of the mechanical function as part of the wider management team.

  • Promotes learning from successes and problems within the group and across the business
  • Develops and implements plans for the longer-term benefit to the office
  • Assists with the recruitment, appraisal, performance, work, development, morale and motivation of the team
  • Provides robust directional and honest feedback to staff
  • Organises training needs for teams
  • Oversees the financial performance including ensuring healthy profit and cash flow
  • Procures work and negotiates significant contracts and agreements with customers and suppliers
  • CEng (or equivalent) with an appropriate professional body
  • Recognised as an expert within the industry in the region
  • Experience in leading successful and dynamic teams
  • Desirable experience in managing large-scale, technical projects
  • Experience in dealing with complex escalated problems on behalf of multi-disciplined teams
  • Behaviours which demonstrate integrity, straight-talking, respectful, and fairness
  • Experience in promoting and enforcing a culture of respect and inclusion of all in the business
Our Values
  • Accountability: Everyone is accountable.
  • Integrity: We are straight-talking, respectful, and fair.
  • Simplicity: Both in our approach and solutions.
  • Supportive: We are approachable, inclusive, and we recognise success.
  • Quality: We strive to get it right first time, every time.
Our Benefits
  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays
  • 7% matched pension contribution
  • Annual discretionary bonus scheme
  • Private healthcare
  • Life insurance
  • Critical illness coverage