Hannan Associates are currently looking for a Graduate Design Engineers 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.

The Ideal Person….

  • Degree or  MEng  in  Building Services Engineering with  ideally  some  work  experience 
  • Graduate member of CIBSE or equivalent, or in the process of applying
  • Possess excellent communication skills
  • A keen interest in sustainable environmental solutions and the creation of sustainable buildings
  • Some experience of using Revit and a desire to develop these skills would be an advantage
  • Some experience of designing building services for projects across a range of sectors would be an advantage
  • Results driven, enjoy challenging opportunities, have a positive attitude and are resourceful. You will have a high degree of integrity, professional ethics, respect and sense of responsibility
  • Be an organized individual who is able to manage their time effectively and produce work of a high quality
  • Be capable of prioritising your own workload and operating systematically.
  • Be easy to work with and excellent at liaising & communicating effectively with clients, external consultants and contractors
  • Be PC literate with good working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word & Excel
  • Have excellent English writing & report writing skills


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


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


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

G59 utility connections


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)


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

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