Area Specification

FairHeat is an award-winning heat network consultancy that is enjoying rapid growth. This is an exciting time for the company, and we are always on the lookout for the best talent to become part of our team.

Graduate Engineer

FairHeat has an established graduate programme and is now in the seventh year of recruiting graduates. The graduate programme is a two-year structured scheme with rotation through four different areas of the business (Design, Commissioning, Maintenance and Legacy System Improvement), with 6 months in each area. The programme is focused on developing technical competencies, as well as the overall consulting engineering tool kit.

The primary route for develop skills is through project work and a proactive approach is taken to ensure that Graduate Engineers get a broad exposure to all the different types of work over the two-year graduate programme.

The graduate programme is challenging, with substantial amounts of time on site and it is expected that Graduate Engineers will be proactively engaging with clients on projects from day one. However, it offers graduates a fast-track for them to develop expertise in a new and quickly developing industry where there is a huge demand for knowledgeable and competent engineers.

FairHeat’s graduate programme has a successful track record to date. The engineers from the initial intake are now Lead Engineers in the business, with responsibility for leading projects.

Summer Internship

The Summer Internship is an accelerated experience of the award-winning FairHeat Graduate Scheme. It is a three-month structured programme providing experience through four different areas of the business (Design, Commissioning, Maintenance and Legacy System Improvement). The programme is focused on developing technical competencies, as well as the overall consulting engineering tool kit. The experience involves supporting office and on site works. Each intern will be given a research project to complete and present at the end of the programme.

This opportunity is available to Mechanical and Chemical Engineering students in their penultimate year.

Consulting Engineer

The Consulting Engineer reports to the Lead Engineer and is responsible for ensuring the project deliverables they work on meet the client requirements and are delivered on time and budget across a wide range of activities.

The role will require a mix of technical engineering, stakeholder management and project management competence and experience. You must be proactive and comfortable working with minimal supervision, but also understand your own limitations and seek support/approval when required. You must be engaged in your own personal development, as it is essential the Consulting Engineer has a strong technical understanding of most of the areas and services that FairHeat manage. It is expected that you will be working towards Chartered Engineer status in your relevant engineering discipline.

Your core activities will be split across two business areas, New Build and Operations:

  • When working with the New Build team, your role will consist primarily of writing specifications; reviewing designs; reviewing technical submissions; checking installation against design; witnessing network commissioning; acceptance testing post commissioning; producing models and reports for presentation back to clients. You will also work on large scale District Heating projects whereby you will be carrying the system design of low temperature heat network, encompassing the energy centre, buried network and building level connections.
  • When working with the Operations team, your role will consist primarily of carrying out site audits; devising performance improvement solution; analysing site performance by assessing complex data; producing scope of works documents for site works and project management of site improvement works. In addition, across both areas you will be assisting clients set up the internal processes and frameworks for ensuring the effective delivery and operation of heat networks.

The Consulting Engineer is expected to lead around 4 projects at any one time.

As a Consulting Engineer, you may be asked to mentor or buddy our Graduates. ensuring the upskilling and knowledge growth of these individuals. To help you do this, you will follow an initial training programme, which is an accelerated version of our industry leading, award winning graduate training programme to give you the grounding and skills you need for a successful career in District Heat Network Engineering.

As part of your development into a more senior role, you will be expected to develop an understanding of the relevant regulations, policies and standards that govern the industry.

It is expected that the Consulting Engineer will start to develop themselves into a leading expert within the market with regards to: heat network design; performance monitoring; analysing system level performance of networks; and the cost and effectiveness of implementing different types of physical interventions to heating systems and component equipment (e.g. HIUs).

Lead Engineer

The Lead Engineer reports to the Associate/Principal Engineer and is responsible for ensuring the project deliverables she/he works on meet the client requirements and are delivered on time and budget across a wide range of activities.

The role will require a mix of technical engineering, stakeholder management and project management competence and experience. You must be proactive and comfortable working with minimal supervision, but also understand your own limitations and seek support/approval when required. You must be engaged in your own personal development, as it is essential the Lead Engineer has a strong technical understanding of most of the areas and services that FairHeat manage. It is expected that you will be working towards Chartered Engineer status in your relevant engineering discipline.

Your core activities will be split across two business areas, New Build and Operations:

  • When working with the New Build team, your role will consist primarily of writing specifications; reviewing designs; reviewing technical submissions; checking installation against design; witnessing network commissioning; acceptance testing post commissioning; producing models and reports for presentation back to clients. You will also work on large scale District Heating projects whereby you will be carrying the system design of low temperature heat network, encompassing the energy centre, buried network and building level connections.
  • When working with the Operations team, your role will consist primarily of carrying out site audits; devising performance improvement solution; analysing site performance by assessing complex data; producing scope of works documents for site works and project management of site improvement works. In addition, across both areas you will be assisting clients set up the internal processes and frameworks for ensuring the effective delivery and operation of heat networks.

As a Lead Engineer, you will be the primary owner of the Project Risk Register for projects where you are acting as lead engineer and you will be expected to use this tool to effectively manage, communicate and mitigate the project risks. Additionally, the role will provide ongoing support to the senior management team in implementation of the business objectives, vision and core values.

The Lead Engineer is expected to provide mentorship to graduate and consulting engineers, ensuring the upskilling and knowledge growth of these individuals.

As part of your development into a more senior role, you will be expected to gain experience in producing client proposals for scope of works under your management and assist the Associate/Principal Engineer in winning new and repeat business. You will also be expected to develop and understanding of the relevant regulations, policies and standards that govern the industry.

It is expected that the Lead Engineer will develop into a leading expert within the market with regards to: heat network design; performance monitoring; analysing system level performance of networks; and the cost and effectiveness of implementing different types of physical interventions to heating systems and component equipment (e.g. HIUs).

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