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Mechanical Technical Director

Date : 26/01/2024
About the role

Black & White is expanding and looking for a Mechanical Technical Director for our Singapore office.

We are looking for confident, self-motivated individuals to integrate into our established teams.

We are looking for candidates with mission critical and commercial experience in all sectors to work on major international projects.

You will receive the opportunity to work in a positive environment in an ambitious and expanding organisation that offers career progression of our international offices around the world.

Candidates should be currently based in the SG and willing to work in Singapore and across Asia on Asia Pacific and Global projects.

Candidates should have a relevant degree in Mechanical Building Services engineering (or equivalent qualification), CEng (or equivalent) of an appropriate professional body, and experience in leading successful and dynamic teams.

This role is for a technically focused professional with significant experience and a passion for being involved in the detail, to lead, manage and develop the mechanical services teams and service offer to ensure that we remain at the leading edge of the sectors we operate in.

With overall accountability for the performance of their team as part of the wider global office management team; responsibilities as below:

  • Acting as the lead engineer and/or Project Director, liaising with the client and external multi-discipline design teams (separately appointed or as sub-consultants as part of B&W Lead Design Consultant appointments) and managing our internal teams as required for the successful delivery of projects.
  • Compiling specifications, drawings and relevant contract documents and maintaining the required technical quality of work, ensuring that designs comply with the relevant Codes, Standards, Regulations and Procedures.
  • The development and implementation of plans for the longer-term benefit to the office.
  • Working very closely with our in-house design teams at an in-depth technical level to ensure that concepts, schemes and detailed design development is closely aligned with the project and client requirements whilst capturing opportunities for technical advancement and value driven solutions.
Role Requirements (Professional & Technical Expertise)
  • BSc/BEng in appropriate engineering discipline or have sufficient equivalent experience.
  • MCIBSE/MIEE or HNC/HND +appropriate experience or equivalent
  • Chartered Engineer status desirable.
  • Proven experience in managing a multi-disciplinary team with the successful delivery of the design for critical projects.
  • Experience in project management and MEP engineering track record with some experience of data centres or other critical engineering facilities.
  • Minimum of 10 years broad range of building types and design experience with preferably at least 3 years of data centre design experience.
  • Enthusiastic, driven, and dynamic self-starter with career progression aspirations.
  • Appreciation & working knowledge of contract & business law.
  • Peripheral experience in architecture, structures, civils, security and permitting.
  • Sound understanding of template design with localisation requirements.
  • Ability to forge strong client, contractor and supplier relationships and maintain the same.
  • Ability to mentor and develop the team to achieve project and business goals.
  • Ability to contribute to the growth of the business via business development.
  • Ability to work autonomously, as part of a wider team, and leading a team with strong leadership skills.
  • Ability to embrace an intensively collaborative design environment working for and reporting daily to an expert client.
  • Ability to proactively step outside the role of conventional design regiment and stages to achieve the client’s deliverables.
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft projects or other programme software.
  • Ability to use IT based calculation and spreadsheet software.
  • Flexible and willing to travel to service international projects and customers.
  • Commercial and financial awareness and management of projects and fees.
  • Sound knowledge & working application of key Health and Safety issues and legislation.
  • Able to chair and facilitate meetings at all levels.
  • Possess exceptional clear communication skills and command of spoken/written English.
  • Have an appreciation of different cultures/races and embrace the same.
  • Understand and maintain the long-term goals of the business.
  • Understand the company QA process, maintain and contribute to the same.
  • Ability to solve complex issues effectively.
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
  • 20 days holiday + National Holidays
  • Annual discretionary bonus scheme
  • Private healthcare
  • Life insurance
  • Critical illness coverage