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

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

Next Phase of Rochdale Town Centre Approved

Next Phase of Rochdale Town Centre Approved

The next phase of regeneration plans for Rochdale town centre have been approved by Rochdale Council.

The proposed plans for the mixed-use scheme being delivered by Genr8 Developments and Kajima in partnership with Rochdale Borough Council and Rochdale Development Agency, feature two blocks of apartments for private rent, a Hampton by Hilton hotel and a 44,000 sq ft office. The scheme will be constructed next to Rochdale Riverside retail and leisure development, which opened in 2020.

Hannan Associates are very pleased to be part of Gener8’s team for the ongoing regeneration of Rochdale Town Centre providing Building Services Engineering, BREEAM and Infrastructure consultancy.

Other members of the team include Cartwright Pickard, KKA Architecture, AEW Architects, Planit IE, Arcadis, Curtins Consulting and the main contractor is Willmott Dixon.

Once a thriving boom town of the industrial revolution and birthplace of the co-operative movement, Rochdale’s history, architecture and geographic location make it an important Greater Manchester town. However, following the decline of its cotton mills and manufacturing industry the town suffered economic downturn and neglect.

In a bid to turn the fortunes of this town around, Rochdale Borough Council have been actively working to improve the town centre for shoppers, visitors and businesses with a £250 million regeneration programme.

Hannan Associates have over 35 years’ experience of urban regeneration projects, working with clients and design teams to develop strategic Building Services Engineering, Infrastructure and Sustainability solutions that help transform previously neglected areas of our towns and cities.

If you would like to talk to us about a future project please give us a call or drop us an email….

John Walker

John Walker

Director

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200

Mountpark Warrington Omega II Progressing on Site

Mountpark Warrington Omega II Progressing on Site

Mountpark Warrington Omega phase II is the latest development at Omega South distribution park.

This state-of-the-art logistics development funded by Mountpark Logistics comprises three units of 307,807 sq ft, 225,312 sq ft and 203,180 sq ft.

Each unit will include a rooftop solar PV array and battery storage that will meet about 50 per cent of the facility’s incoming supply capacity.

Hannans are providing MEP design and monitoring services, infrastructure services consultancy and BREEAM assessment.

We are pleased to join Chetwood Architects, Doig & Smith, WSP and Projex Solutions on the project design team, and the principal contractor McLaren Construction.

The scheme is under construction and the first two units are due to be complete by January 2021.

The Hannan industrial & logistics team have been involved with the development of Omega Business Park since 2012; providing Building Services & Utility Infrastructure consultancy to Omega Warrington Ltd and several of the tenants across both the North and South sites.

Hannan Associates are experts in Building Services Engineering and Infrastructure solutions for the industrial sector and In total we have helped our clients with the development of over 3.0 million square feet of industrial and logistics space. Please click here to see our brochure:

If you would like to talk to us about a future project please get in touch.

John Walker

John Walker

Director

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200

The Slate Yard New Bailey Reaches 21 Storeys

The Slate Yard New Bailey Reaches 21 Storeys

The third and final phase of the Slate Yard Build to Rent scheme at New Bailey Salford has reached its highest point of development at 21 storeys.

The £30M apartment block is the largest of the three residential buildings and includes 21 storeys and 199 apartments with one, two and three bedrooms. The Slate Yard provides tenants with leisure and retail facilities at ground floor level, car parking spaces and pedestrian & cycle routes to Irwell River Park.

The Hannan residential team are very pleased to be providing Building Services Engineering consultancy for the project alongside other team members AHR Architects, Buro Four, Walker Sime, WSP and main contractor Morgan Sindall.

The design of the building and the services strategy utilises energy efficient features throughout to minimise its carbon and environmental footprint and meet the sustainable standards set out in the Part L Building Regulations.

Passive construction techniques in the design of the building include enhanced insulation to limit heat loss and an engineered façade design to maximise the use of natural daylight & passive solar gains but minimise overheating.

The Incorporation of high efficiency systems and effective controls throughout the design will help to further minimise energy usage. These features include: smart heating controls, heat recovery ventilation systems, energy efficient lighting and energy efficient lifts.

Photovoltaic panels have been incorporated into the building design to meet a proportion of the electrical demand.

The Slate Yard is one of several schemes we are involved with as part of the £650m New Bailey development scheme being delivered by The English Cities Fund, a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal and General and Homes England.

We are proud to be a part of the team delivering this important regeneration scheme which aims to create a gateway between Manchester and Salford and provide business opportunities for large and small organisations.

Hannan project contact: Jamie Hall – [email protected]

Planning Success for Two Cathedral Square Blackburn

Planning Success for Two Cathedral Square Blackburn

Hannan Associates are very pleased to be providing Building Services Design for Blackburn town centre’s major new office development within the Cathedral Quarter regeneration project.

Maple Grove Developments and architects BDP have secured planning permission for the second commercial building at Cathedral Square comprising 30,000 sq ft nett Grade A office space and ground floor level retail space.

This project follows on from the successful development of One Cathedral Square, the 35,000 sq ft office building now owned by L&G Property which has been fully let to Blackburn with Darwen Council. Maple Grove, who are part of the Eric Wright Group, are Blackburn and Darwen Council’s chosen development partner for the Cathedral Quarter regeneration scheme.

Offices, in all forms, have been at the core of our business for over 30 years. Whether it be speculative offices designed to meet basic needs and functions or highly customized office space designed to meet the requirements of a particular end user.  Often these buildings provide us with the opportunity to create innovative and sustainable designs that contribute towards the wider regeneration of our towns and cities.

Our engineers understand what our clients and tenants expect and need from the 21st Century workplace – a building which is more environmentally sustainable, flexible and space & cost efficient.

 

 

Hannan project lead: John Walker – [email protected]