- Building services engineers are responsible for ensuring that the electrical, mechanical and telecoms aspects of new buildings perform effectively and efficiently: essentially, all the functional characteristics of a building that take it from being an empty shell to a comfortable living space. As such, the job may include tasks such as:
- - Designing or maintaining air conditioning, elevators and other mechanical systems
- - Distributing electricity and water supply
- - Providing lighting and heating.
- Building services engineering projects can vary from the design of the air filtration system in a forensic lab to the installation of flood lights in a sports stadium.
- - Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
- - An eye for detail and good design
- - Excellent numeracy skills
- - Strong communication skills
- - Excellent people and time management skills
- - The ability to work well both as part of a team and on your own
- - Strong technical drawing skills
- - Good IT skills and a familiarity with industry-specific software and modelling programmes.
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- - Construction companies, including consultancies and contractors
- - Property firms and/or facilities management companies
- - Organisations that own or operate from a large number of buildings, such as the NHS and universities
- - Local authorities and central government organisations.
- There are routes into a career as a building services engineer for both university graduates and school leavers. Graduates typically need a degree in an area such as building services engineering, architectural engineering, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering. It should be accredited by an appropriate professional body, such as CIBSE or IMechE.
- Graduate building services engineers can work towards one of two professional qualifications depending on what level of degree they completed. If they have a BEng, they can apply for incorporated engineer status with a professional body. If they completed either a BEng followed by a masters or an MEng degree, they can become a chartered engineer. Both titles are highly valued by employers, though chartered engineers are often more sought after.
- - Health, dental, and vision plans, tuition assistance for our employees and their families, paid time off, flexible spending accounts.
- - 2:1 retirement plan contributions, child care centers, and up to $50,000 housing subsidy
- - ICF (International Coach Federation) certified
- - CEAP Certified Employee Assistance Professional desired, but not required.
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