Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Candidates must have experience in Food Manufacturing factory Construction.

Key Accountabilities

  • Assist the MEP Manager to ensure that ROAD Reviews are carried out at the earliest stage of the MEP design process, mitigation strategies are detailed as part of the Project Risk & Opportunity Assessment and progressively reviewed and designed out where reasonably practicable
  • Assist the MEP Manager to manage the contractual requirements of the project in relation to MEP design
  • Fully appraise MEP design options and ensure Value Optimization and Project Engineering initiatives are encouraged and appropriately reviewed prior to implementation. Appropriately manage risk associated with implementation of final design decision.
  • Assist the MEP Manager in preparation / review, as appropriate, of the Project Brief (incl client & design brief)
  • Explore buildability aspects of the proposed MEP design and develop design documentation to ensure buildability and quality expectations are achievable
  • Manage the MEP design process through relevant design phases and obtaining and document client design reviews and approvals
  • Co-ordination and management of the project design team documentation deliverables and standards – including drawing numbering systems, sheet layout, size and orientation and drawing formats
  • Assist the Project Manager, as required, with Authorities & Stakeholder Management including strategy, submissions, negotiations, documentation and finalizing approvals. Collate all relevant records for statutory and design verification compliance for future reference.
  • Ensure that the Company Policies and Procedures are adhered to with regard to the design process and conversion
  • Resolve all technical issues in line with Company quality standards including CIDD and Defects Alerts. Ensure involvement of Lendlease design expertise, where relevant, to maximise knowledge capture and lessons learnt including validation of consultant proposals where significant risk is identified
  • Collaboratively work with the MEP Manager / delivery team to ensure the successful procurement and delivery of the project MEP requirements in line with all stakeholders’ expectations
  • Negotiate and manage timely delivery of specialist MEP consultants/prefabrication/innovation considerations


  • Prepare, update and status detailed MEP Design Programmed & Production Schedules in accordance with Company standards in a timely manner from commencement to completion of MEP design deliverables for each required design phase. Coordinate and liaise with the project management and construction team in relation to MEP foundation/overall construction program and procurement programmed requirements.
  •  In conjunction with the MEP Manager, manage the timely delivery of the MEP overall design in accordance with the project program(s) and production schedules including the Tender Event Schedule
  • Provide leadership and direction to the MEP and related consultant team throughout the life of the project
  • Manage MEP design team requirements including procurement of the design team, resolution of any design team issues, professional development, and coordination of MEP related design services to ensure appropriate management of the overall design process
  • If applicable, manage and coordinate the involvement of specialist design support services including company design and 3 rd party reviews to ensure appropriate management of the design process to achieve the optimised outcome for the client and company.
  • Coordinate with the project team and consultants to monitor related MEP and overall project cost plan, including regular review of MEP consultant documents and amendment of MEP consultant documents to meet the client’s project brief and budget
  • Establishment, implementation and updating of the MEP Design Management Plan component of the Project Management Plan
  • Establishment and update of MEP project design, operation and maintenance objectives and the project brief
  • Definition of the MEP consultants’ scope of work and the selection, engagement, coordination and administration of payment of consultants
  • Client liaison and approvals on all matters pertaining to MEP design
  • Formulation of strategies for, and regular review of, design production outputs, documentation, constructability, trade proposals, shop drawings and samples/prototypes including specialist design and Value Management sessions related to MEP
  • Regular reporting of MEP design status within the Project Team and as required to Project Reviews & Project Control Groups
  • Manage consultant team and project stakeholders to ensure effective completion of responsibilities including project brief/PSA/scope, fees, processing claims, deliverable and / or project variations etc.
  • Manage the timely delivery to programme for the concept, schematic, detailed design and MEP design development in accordance with the overall delivery program and agreed project milestones.
  • Identify alternative construction methods and promote project engineering innovations.
  • Identifying opportunities to optimise the MEP design and minimise abortive work across the project.
  • Identify any potential variations from consultant’s design proposal or client request.

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