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Smart Buildings Team Leader - MEP Consultancy

City of London, England
£65000 - £80000 per annum
2020-12-02 09:53:36 2021-10-08 Eden Brown Built Environment
Dec 02, 2020

Smart Buildings Team Leader - MEP Consultancy


Up to £80k + company Benefits

A large multidisciplinary consultancy based within the city of London is looking to recruit a Smart Buildings Team Leader to join their award winning MEP Design Office.

The business predominately work on large commercial build and mixed use developments across new build and fit out. The business also has an award winning mission critical division. This role will sit across all three divisions.

Your skill set within smart buildings / BMS Controls will enable you to provide new build clients first class advice on how to integrate their building needs as well as provide solutions to occupiers within existing builds. Working across each division will enable you to offer many design solutions to a variety of different sector clients.

The business has recently been focusing its efforts on further developing its smart buildings offering and is now at a stage to expand its current team into 2021.

You will ideally have 10+ years experience within Building Services, solid smart buildings / BMS experience and have the ability to deliver projects, run a team, represent the business in front of clients and handle a diverse project load.

Role Purpose

As the leader of the Smart Building team in the London office you will be responsible for taking a lead in a leading role of our clients Digital Buildings business unit work with new and existing clients, with a principle focus on work generation and client relationships and developing the Digital Buildings brand both in the UK and as part of a global team.

In addition to this client facing role, you will be expected to participate in technical design and review of projects, provide technical guidance to senior and junior designers, and work with other senior staff within the office to ensure that the level of service and quality of documentation and service provided to clients establishes the team as the consultant of choice in this field.

You will be expected to:

  • Lead a team of Digital Buildings Engineers to complete consulting projects for the company as required.
  • Lead clients in technical solutions to their smart buildings needs.
  • Meet with new potential clients and assist in converting their vision and needs, into digital building briefs.
  • Work with existing international based clients, and grow the existing relationship we already have.
  • Participate in business related activities (non-Project)
  • Participate in developing the Digital and Smart buildings sector offering.
  • Co-ordination of smart building and controls design with other building services disciplines and with external parties such as architect or client delivery teams.
  • Feed into and provide direction other digital disciplines of ICT and physical security, where required.
  • Co-ordinate with contractors and manufacturers both on technical and a sales level.
  • Participate and assist other engineers in developing in project activities including design, specification and documentation.
  • Ensure that Quality System is implemented and maintained on projects.
  • Take part in personal and professional development training as required.
  • Participate in the Performance Management Process and maintenance of individual Thrive assessment and development tool.

Key Accountabilities:Key Result Area 1:


  • Finance - focusing on commercial results and delivering value to our business

Create proposals for new projects subject to the appropriate to the scope.

    • Provide input for job costing (e.g. - timesheets, fee allocations and charges, work percentage complete, forecast work required) and time plans for your project input in consultation with Section Manager and Project Leaders.
    • Raise fee invoices with accounts staff for forwarding to clients.
    • Manage bad debts and invoicing with clients when required.
    • Assist the Digital Buildings team engineers to manage their project finances as required.
    • Co-ordinate and plan commitments, resources and balance workload across available projects to efficiently and effectively meet project deadlines and cost/fee requirements. Monitor workload and advise line manager where additional skills are required, and when over/under utilisation is likely to occur.

Engineering & Operations - delivering technical excellence


Key Result Area 2:

        • Act as project leader on selected projects - responsible for the firm's overall involvement and the administration of design interface between disciplines and with external team members.
        • Contribute to the overall design work of allocated projects that will include particular responsibility for the Discipline Services and the coordination of all other Services as applicable.
        • Ensure full conversancy with the relevant aspects of the design of the Project under control and co-ordinate the work to the required standard in line with Project Management methodology.
        • Review technical submissions by Contractors and Sub-Contractors and the quality of construction against the specified requirements and statutory standards.
        • Undertake Construction Administration on projects.
        • Ensure all design work is carried out to the required standards of accuracy with specific regard to the Quality Assurance, Design Guides and Practice Notes and appropriate statutory regulations and codes of practice. Review the quality of construction against the specified requirements.

Key Result Area 3:


Client - delivering superior client service

            • Manage our clients involvement in projects so that work is completed efficiently whilst meeting client needs.
            • Develop and maintain good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders including clients to ensure long term business partnerships.
            • Identify and engage clients and key stakeholders, ensuring that expectations are known, managed and fulfilled, within programme and project constraints. Liaise with Contractors and Sub-Contractors to follow up and resolve construction-related issues.
            • Participate in team meetings to review and discuss client requirements, progress of project.
            • Attend site meetings as appropriate and report on the status of the work and any items of concern.
            • Ensure clients' requirements, deliverables and level of documentation is clearly defined with sufficient pre-notification.
            • Establish internal networking relationships with other employees and work collaboratively as part of a team to achieve goals.


At least five years' engineering experience in the field of Digital/Smart Buildings.

            • Demonstrable experience writing specifications, controls software or commissioning.
            • Site experience of building networks both IP and Serial.

Additional Skills:

  • Ability to read and understand panel designs and schematics.
  • A working interest in IT and other computer systems.
  • An interest in Internet of Things (IoT) technology and protocols such as MQTT.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with staff at all levels including a proven ability to communicate with technical staff across multiple disciplines.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with clients.
  • Highly developed verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to exercise substantial initiative and high-level judgement and to work independently to meet objectives.
  • Well-developed problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to work to deadlines.
  • Client facing, organised, productive.
  • Fun and positive attitude.
  • Commercially savvy.
  • Ability to sell and grow our clients Digital team as a brand.

Your expert recruitment consultant is Jamie Wynne, call today on 0207 422 7463 or email j.wynne@edenbrown.com Eden Brown is committed to equality in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.

City of London, England
£65000 - £80000 per annum

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