Vacancy: Senior Electrical Design Engineer

Hannan Associates are currently looking for a Senior Electrical Design Engineer to join the team at the busy Manchester office. We recognise that our workforce is our greatest asset and are currently looking for enthusiastic, inspired and proactive people who are committed to new ways of thinking and working at the leading edge of Building Performance and Sustainability. 

The role is ideal for someone currently working at a Senior level with a desire to progress to Associate or Director level and play a major role in the progression and running of the business going forward.

Key areas you will contribute to are …….

  • Current industry standards and practices
  • Strategic and detail design
  • Management of deadlines and deliverables
  • Development of the production processes and standards
  • Development and training of staff
  • Client facing design role
  • Commercial monitoring and control of projects
  • Client account management and development
  • Company marketing and business development activities 

The Ideal Person….

  • Relevant Building Services or Engineering qualifications and memberships
  • Solid current commercial design skills and experience in our key sectors –  Offices & Workspace, Industrial & Logistics, Mixed Development, Residential and Stadia & Leisure.
  • Good understanding of current sustainable design practices and technologies
  • Capable of developing and maintaining client and design team relationships
  • Responsible, flexible, agile and progressive
  • Interested in team and business management
  • Motivated and self driven
  • Excellent collaborative worker
  • Methodical attitude
  • Good knowledge of industry literature and resources
  • Highly competent in the use of MS Office, AutoCAD
  • Good knowledge of industry software e.g. MEP Workx, Relux, Dialux, IES.
  • Experience of using AutoCAD 3D or REVIT would be an advantage

The following are key topics that the ideal candidates should have knowledge of: 

 

Infrastructure

Knowledge of Electricity and telecoms utilities

Procurement of new incoming services and diversions to clear sites prior to construction

Building Regulations

Understanding of the building regulations and their impact on building services design

Power distribution design

IEE Regulations knowledge, cable selection and cable sizing, fault protection, building load appraisal

Ability to use Hevacomp or Amtech design software

Lighting Design

Knowledge of external and internal lighting design.

Ability to use Dialux lighting design software or similar

Knowledge of Emergency lighting design and BS5266

Knowledge of automatic lighting control systems

Fire Alarm Systems

Knowledge of fire alarm systems design and BS5839

Knowledge of PAVA – voice alarm systems

VESDA smoke alarms and gas extinguishing systems for IT rooms

Security

Understanding of access control, intruder detection and CCTV systems for buildings from a performance specification viewpoint

Some understanding of the development of security strategies for buildings and multiple building applications

 

IT Systems

Knowledge of structured wiring systems for buildings including Cat 5, 6, 7 copper and optical fibre cables for backbone cabling

Sustainability

Understanding of the PV installations, Small scale wind generation – preparation of feasibility reports

G59 utility connections

General

Knowledge of the relevant CIBSE guides

Knowledge of the RIBA and BSRIA project stages and preparation of Stage 1, 2, 3, 4 reports and packages

The ability to use 2D Autocad and 3D Revit (industry is moving in this direction)

Benefits

In return for your loyalty and hard work, we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Private health care
  • Health care cash plan
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous Holiday Entitlement

Company Profile

Hannan Associates was formed in 1983 by Bill Hannan to provide Building Services Engineering Consultancy to the construction industry .

Business is conducted in a number of sectors and projects are of varying sizes – from survey to projects valued in excess of £300m. Energy reduction, the core of sustainable design, is an inherent feature of our building design process, our sustainable credentials are built upon years of experience at the forefront of low energy, low carbon solutions.

A Commercial approach to design strategies, together with the careful usage of the latest technologies and sustainable design has ensured that 80% of the practice turnover is achieved through repeat business. The development of the company has been aided by a strong and loyal work force through which the company has developed long term relationships with major end user clients.     

We are committed to creating successful buildings through attention to detail utilising our breadth of experience, technical skills and with levels of personal attention not provided by our competitors. Our design solutions are renowned for pushing beyond current thinking whilst controlling risk and delivering on the key essentials of client and end user satisfaction.

Hannan Associates are an equal opportunities employer and we value the diversity of our workforce. Applicants are considered in relation to business needs, job requirements & individual qualifications without regard to age, sex, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Apply now

To apply please email your CV and Covering Letter to Carolyn Sidebotham:  

Carolyn Sidebotham

Carolyn Sidebotham

Recruitment Manager

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200

New Building Regs 2022 – What’s changed?

New Building Regs 2022 – What’s changed?

Last month saw the introduction of the highly anticipated Building Regulation changes, introduced by the Department for Levelling Up, Homes and Communities. The changes included  updates to Part L and Part F and the introduction of new Approved Documents Part O and Part S.

Why have these changes been introduced?

These changes are aimed at improving the energy efficiency of housing in the UK to help us move towards the 2050 Net Zero Carbon targets. The UK Built Environment (buildings and infrastructure) is reported to be responsible for 25% of total UK greenhouse gas emissions  and so has a big part to play in helping to meet this target.

The new and updated regulations are interim changes on the road to the implementation of the Future Homes Standards planned for 2025, which is targeting a minimum 75% CO2 reduction.

What has changed?

What effect will these changes have?

Approved Document L1A, L1B, L2A & L2B:

Conservation of fuel and power

Updated documents replace previous versions:

Volume 1: Dwellings

Volume 2: Buildings other than Dwellings.

Both now covering new and existing buildings. Meeting primary energy targets is now equally, if not more, important than carbon emission reduction targets.

A new metric; ‘Primary Energy Rate’ has been introduced. CO2 emissions from new build dwellings will achieve a minimum anticipated 30% reduction when compared to the previous regulations.

Buildings other than dwellings are anticipated to reduce emissions by a minimum of 27%.

Approved Document F: Ventilation

Updated documents replace previous versions: Volume 1: Dwellings and Volume 2: Buildings other than Dwellings. The new Approved Documents contain updated minimum ventilation provision by floor area (now including circulation and lobby areas) and introduction of new reporting and commissioning requirements.

Marginal uplift in whole house dwelling ventilation rates, Recirculating systems must meet certain new criteria and air quality sensors are required in a range of spaces.

Introduction of minimum fresh air rate per m², and requirement to ventilate common parts such as corridors and lobbies in commercial buildings.

Approved Document O: Overheating

New Approved Document O provides statutory guidance on overheating mitigation for new dwellings and residential buildings.

The primary objectives are to limit unwanted solar gains in summer and provide adequate means of removing excess heat from the indoor environment.

The majority of developments will be subject to the dynamic thermal modelling approach using CIBSE’s TM59 for regulatory compliance. Blinds should no longer be relied upon for compliance.

Approved Document S: Infrastructure for Electric Vehicle Charging

New approved Document S which provides statutory guidance on infrastructure for electrical vehicle charging.

For residential schemes, generally 100% active provision should be made for car parking spaces served by EVC’s. For non-residential schemes, a minimum  of 10% active provision with a further 20% passive provision for future installation.

What about projects which have started?

The new Building Regulations will not apply where initial notice or full planning application has been submitted to a local authority in respect of that building before 15 June 2022, providing start on site also commences before 15 June 2023.

If either of the above criteria are not met, compliance with the new regulations will apply.

 

What future changes are still to come?

Further technical consultations on the Future Home and Future Building Standards are proposed for Spring 2023, with introduction in 2025.

The Future Homes and Future Buildings Standards are a set of standards that will complement the Building Regulations to ensure that new homes built from 2025 will produce 75-80% less carbon emissions than homes delivered under current regulations.

When implemented; existing dwellings may also be impacted, however homeowners will likely only be affected if they are making thermal upgrades or building an extension.

How can we help you?

If you would like to arrange for us to come and speak to you and your team in more detail about how the building regs changes may effect your projects please drop us an email. 

Thomas Cutt

Thomas Cutt

Mechanical Design Engineer

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200

Ian Joyce

Ian Joyce

Director

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200

Looking for a Change? The Hannan Team is Recruiting

Looking for a Change? The Hannan Team is Recruiting

Due to an increase in workload we are expanding our team and are currently looking for new talent to join us at our busy Manchester office.

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So, if you’re a motivated team player with a methodical attitude and you’re looking for a new challenge please drop us an email enclosing your CV.

With 35 years in business, a long standing team of experts and client base, Hannan Associates can offer you ….

  • Exciting and varied projects
  • An innovative and fast paced working environment
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • A team at the forefront of change in relation to energy modelling & carbon evaluation
  • Access to further training & growth, mentoring & support

Our continued success is testament to the skill, hard work and enthusiasm of our long standing team. Without which we could not achieve our high levels of repeat business and client satisfaction. We believe in developing team players who possess well founded self-belief and will act with diligence & integrity on behalf of our clients whilst providing support and motivation to colleagues.

 

Benefits

In return for your loyalty and hard work, we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Private health care
  • Health care cash plan
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous Holiday Entitlement

Apply now

To apply please email your CV to Carolyn Sidebotham:

Carolyn Sidebotham

Carolyn Sidebotham

Recruitment Manager

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200

Hannan Associates are an equal opportunities employer and we value the diversity of our workforce. Applicants are considered in relation to business needs, job requirements & individual qualifications without regard to age, sex, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Introducing Hannan Associates 

 

Hannan Associates is an engineering consultancy formed in 1983 to provide Building Services Engineering to the Construction Industry.

We deliver projects valued in excess of £500m with national as well as international design teams. We work in a range of sectors with projects of varying sizes, providing us with good market resilience and an exceptional breadth of track record and design competence.

We pride ourselves on delivering our service with a higher level of personal attention than larger competitors but providing a comparable strength of management, process discipline, expertise and creativity.

The development of the company has been aided by a strong, long serving work force through which we have developed lasting relationships with our clients, ensuring that 80% of our turnover is achieved through repeat business.

We strive to maintain the highest levels of team work and co-operation and develop staff that possess well founded self-belief who will act with diligence and integrity on behalf of our clients.

Many of our engineers have worked together over a long period of time, some for over 25 years, completing many successful projects together. 

The Hannan Building Physics Team is Recruiting

The Hannan Building Physics Team is Recruiting

Vacancy: Building Physics Engineer,  Manchester

Due to an increase in workload we are expanding our building physics team and are currently looking for a Building Physics Engineer to join us at our busy Manchester office.

Hannan Associates are at the forefront of change in relation to the way buildings are modelled and we want you to help us develop our building physics design expertise on a range of building projects across the UK, working in collaboration with our M&E Engineers and wider disciplines.

A passion for building physics, LZC/Renewable solutions is paramount, in addition to understanding the ever-evolving technologies and design innovations.

Your key responsibilities will be to support in areas that include:

  • Energy modelling and building simulation
  • Completing projects for Part L compliance, CIBSE TM59/52, EPCs, CIBSE TM54 Operational Energy
  • Early design modelling looking at passive design measures
  • Liaison with design team, statutory authorities and contractors.
  • Marketing/business development skills

Role Requirements

  • Proficient in IES VE building simulation software (Model IT, Apache Sim, Vista Pro, MicroFlo, VE Compliance)
  • Significant and credible experience in building physics specifically energy modelling and building simulation.
  • Completing projects for Part L compliance, EPCs, CIBSE TM59/52 Overheating Analysis
  • Ability to take on a proactive role on projects.
  • Experienced and confident liaising with design team and contractors.
  • Strong communication, research and analysis skills.
  • Motivated to reduce carbon emissions in the built environment.
  • An understanding of Building Regulations, energy codes and planning requirements throughout the UK.

Desirable (non-essential) Requirements

  • A good understanding of Mechanical Building Service Systems
  • Knowledge of HVAC system modelling, HVAC components, controls and how the systems are operated.
  • Knowledge of SAP methodology and assessment
  • IES Accreditation
  • OCDEA / LCC / LCEA qualifications.
  • Degree in Building Physics or other relevant engineering discipline.
  • Daylighting simulations.
  • Knowledge of BREEAM / WELL and any other sustainable assessment methods
  • A comprehensive knowledge of current building regulations and local planning codes.

Building Performance Engineering

Our Building Performance Engineering Department brings a fresh approach to M&E, and offers the expertise required for first-class environmental design of buildings including acoustics, building physics, façade performance, mechanical and electrical systems, lighting design, public health engineering, and low-zero carbon technologies.

We work across all sectors, including commercial, industrial, manufacturing, logistics, retail, leisure and residential for end user clients, investors, developers, architects, and project managers or engineer-led project teams.

You will be a motivated, cooperative individual capable of collaborative working in a team and supervising others when necessary. To be successful in this role you will have a methodical attitude, and knowledge of industry literature and resources as well as the initiative to use them in your work. You must have experience of building and maintaining good client relationships and visiting sites.

Benefits

In return for your loyalty and hard work, we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Private health care
  • Health care cash plan
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous Holiday Entitlement

Apply now

To apply please email your CV to Carolyn Sidebotham:

Carolyn Sidebotham

Carolyn Sidebotham

Recruitment Manager

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200

Hannan Associates are an equal opportunities employer and we value the diversity of our workforce. Applicants are considered in relation to business needs, job requirements & individual qualifications without regard to age, sex, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Introducing Hannan Associates

Hannan Associates is an engineering consultancy formed in 1983 to provide Building Services Engineering to the Construction Industry.

We deliver projects valued in excess of £500m with national as well as international design teams. We work in a range of sectors with projects of varying sizes, providing us with good market resilience and an exceptional breadth of track record and design competence.

We pride ourselves on delivering our service with a higher level of personal attention than larger competitors but providing a comparable strength of management, process discipline, expertise and creativity.

The development of the company has been aided by a strong, long serving work force through which we have developed lasting relationships with our clients, ensuring that 80% of our turnover is achieved through repeat business.

We strive to maintain the highest levels of team work and co-operation and develop staff that possess well founded self-belief who will act with diligence and integrity on behalf of our clients.

Many of our engineers have worked together over a long period of time, some for over 25 years, completing many successful projects together. 

 

End of Year Reflection

End of Year Reflection

Although the stress and uncertainty of COVID continues, 2021 has been a very busy & positive year for team Hannan with several new clients and projects. We are as ever very thankful for the high level of repeat business we receive and the many interesting projects we are involved with.

But none of this could be possible without the continued hard work and commitment of our team.

It has been a pleasure working with you during the last year – we truly value the relationships and enjoy the challenges we face as part of the many teams we are a part of.

Instead of sending Christmas cards & gifts this year we have donated money to the charities mentioned below Salford FoodbankWirral ArkShelter UK

We would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year and we look forward to seeing you in 2022!!

John Walker

John Walker

Director

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200

Ian Joyce

Ian Joyce

Director

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200

Jamie Hall

Jamie Hall

Director

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200

Vicky Priestley

Vicky Priestley

Business Development & Marketing Manager

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200