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Year Out Building Services Engineer

Year Out Building Services Engineer

Opportunities exist for a Year Out to gain knowledge and experience in providing and delivering building Services engineering in our Buildings sector.

If you are looking for a role as a Year Out Building Services Engineer wishing to develop your career and you are ambitious to achieve your career potential, read on. You will work with industry experts who are leaders in their field and have an enormous breadth of knowledge to share. At Arcadis ongoing professional development and coaching means that you will have the opportunity to participate in programmes designed to help you grow your skill sets and take your career to new heights.

We are seeking to recruit an ambitious Year Out Facilities Management Consultant to support the various teams to work on our design and consultancy projects within the Buildings sector. It is intended that the role will offer the opportunity to progress your career as your experience grows within our business.


Arcadis is the leading global Design & Consultancy firm for natural and built assets. Applying our deep market sector insights and collective design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services we work in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes throughout the lifecycle of their natural and built assets. We are 27,000 people active in over 70 countries that generate €3.4 billion in revenues. We support UN-Habitat with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world. Arcadis Improving quality of life.

This role is more than a standard next step. It’s a chance to move into a business where you can go as far as you want. You can explore our world further by visiting our website or talking to us. However, we are keen to know about yours. What ambitions do you hold for the future? What challenges keep you up at night, and put a spring in your step in the morning. Your answers are important to us. We need people who can see the bigger picture. Who can bring their experience to life with spark and imagination, and are passionate about playing their part in our story.

Job Description

Working within a multidisciplinary team our Year Out Building Services Engineers will work on a range of CAPEX and OPEX projects and programmes as well as FM commissions, technical surveys, feasibility/options appraisals and the provision of technical solution in order to help maximise the value our clients achieve from their property. The role includes the management of the engineering services (Heating, ventilation, Air Conditioning, Electrics, Vertical transportation etc.) design within a wide cross section of properties and portfolios. This involves the design specification and management of M&E projects as well as the specification and management of maintenance and statutory compliance.

Working with senior colleagues our Year Out Building Services Engineers will be actively involved in surveying and inspecting installations and properties, designing building services installations preparing feasibility studies, defect analysis, technical audits as well as direct client and customer liaison.

The position includes a relatively high level of responsibility and accountability with opportunity to develop managerial as well as technical knowledge and skills, and to progress rapidly. Our senior Chartered Engineers will support individuals through their training and preparation for chartership with relevant preferred organisations (CIBSE, IMechE, IET).


  • To provide support in the delivery of projects and professional assignments.
  • To develop the success of the projects through clear strategy and proactive commitment
  • To be able to take a simple brief from a more senior member of staff and act upon it.
  • Demonstrate effective communication ensuring all information is available for the successful completion of projects
  • To ensure that senior management have quality information on the progress of each project on a regular basis.
  • To develop strong working relationships with clients
  • To manage the client’s expectations
  • To provide all work outputs in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Be a team player.
  • Presentable and articulate.

Skills/Experience Required

  • Undergraduate studying towards a degree in Engineering with Building Services Engineering (accredited by UK Engineering Council).
  • A clear thinking person demonstrating attention to detail who is well organised and can operate independently under a broad direction.
  • A team player who can develop and maintain good relationships and gain the confidence of other professionals both within the Company and outside
  • A broad thinker who can take a global view and has an inherent ability to get the job done.
  • Pro-active approach
  • Able to maintain total confidentiality at all times
  • A flexible attitude
  • Integrity and honesty
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Innovative and self-motivated
  • Commercially aware and financially astute
  • Good personal impact

The Individual

  • A motivated individual with natural drive to achieve results
  • A perceptive individual who, through a natural diplomacy
  • A clear thinking person demonstrating attention to detail who is well organised and can operate independently under a broad direction.
  • A team player who can develop and maintain good relationships and gain the confidence of other professionals
  • Ability to form an independent opinion based on information received
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as capable of using initiative

What We Offer:

We offer a dynamic challenging job with international focus in a pleasant working climate, attention to education and a competitive remuneration package reflecting the seniority of the role. You will have a great deal of responsibility with endless opportunity for impact and freedom for initiatives. Given the international spread of the business a certain level of flexibility in working hours is important.

We offer a fantastic working environment where you own your destiny and will be encouraged to forge a successful career. In addition, we offer some excellent benefits, such as:

  • Opportunity to be offered a Graduate role upon completion of a year out
  • Sponsorship in final year at University
  • Refer a Friend Scheme
  • High APC pass rate
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Highly competitive salary
  • Pension matched to 8%
  • Healthcare
  • Life Assurance
  • Income Protection
  • Generous Annual Leave, with option to purchase additional days
  • Annual Professional Institution Subscription Paid

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