Mechanical Engineer (East G)


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  • Reference: 297912

Mechanical Engineer

East Grinstead, RH19 1UU

Vacancy Description: Capita are currently looking to appoint a Mechanical Engineer who shall be given the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects across our Real Estate and Infrastructure division.

Essential Experience/Skills:

  • BEng or MEng in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Able to carry out mechanical design and hydraulic calculations as well as having an understanding of pumping systems and pump selection.
  • Able to understand and produce P&IDs as well as have experience in producing technical documents such as mechanical specifications, general, outline and detained system design drawings.

The Role:

We are seeking a degree qualified Mechanical Engineer who is keen to join a dynamic and flexible team to deliver a variety of projects from water, tunnelling and rail. With this in mind, we are seeking a postgraduate engineer with up to 3 years' experience. The work is predominantly water-related including non-infrastructure and infrastructure related schemes. This includes wastewater treatment and associated pumping as well as water supply, treatment, and transfer systems. There is, however, a degree of building services work including HVAC, potable water systems, and fire suppression related projects that will also require input from time to time.

The successful applicant will join the water and M&E team working for the Principal Engineer within a developed small team environment involved in a wide-ranging role which could include (project dependent) design, bid preparation, specification and tender preparation, site asset surveys, energy efficiency green development strategies as well as part-time site supervisory roles on both clean and wastewater construction sites schemes. The candidate will note there may be a requirement for some work out of the home base area in remote areas, and as such personal transport is considered a pre-requisite.

The candidate will note that the role will also likely include liaison with site-based operational and maintenance staff. Reporting to the Principal Engineer the successful applicant will be responsible for working within the team to provide a complete mechanical/electrical/civil solution within tight timescales and to tight budgets. There are significant long-term opportunities for career progression.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Mechanical design
  • Bid preparation
  • Report production
  • Specification and tender preparation
  • Site asset surveys
  • Energy efficiency green development strategies as well as part-time site supervisory role
  • Liaison with operations and maintenance staff on site
  • Be able to ensure compliance with current industry standards and to work with all stakeholders to ensure successful outcomes
  • Be able to produce clear and concise written documentation for operational staff who undertake ongoing operation and maintenance of plant


Following years of continued success and growth in Capita's Water and Environment team, we are expanding our teams across all levels to support our delivery of a variety of projects in the Water and M&E division. Our key clients include the National Grid, Saur, Welsh Government, Environment Agency, as well as leading civil contractors such as Ban Nuttall, Costain and Murphy's.

The Capita infrastructure division delivers projects in the UK and across the globe. We have successfully delivered many high-profile projects including National Grids London Power Tunnels, Dalmuir Wastewater Treatment Works in Scotland and the £400M Shatin-Central Link Cross-Harbour Tunnels in Hong Kong. Our pipeline of opportunities includes some of the most exciting major infrastructure projects in Europe, including HS2 Phases 1 and 2 and London Power Tunnels Phase 2. This is an exciting opportunity to become part of our expansion process and to help Capita maintain and grow our position as a leading supplier of engineering and environmental services.
Remuneration Package
  • 37.5 hours a week
  • Annual leave - negotiable, but typically 20 days
  • The successful candidate will be encouraged to develop their career within Capita including support for obtaining further relevant professional qualifications.
  • Access too many Capita Group benefits including one relevant professional subscriptions paid for, Cycle to Work Scheme, discounted retail vouchers, various private insurance schemes available.

Capita Property & Infrastructure Overview:

We are the specialist property and infrastructure business of Capita plc, the UK's leading provider of integrated professional support service solutions.

With 4,000 staff across the UK, we work with our clients to transform and modernise their businesses, combining our experience in the built environment, infrastructure and real estate with ICT, business process re-engineering and outsourcing solutions to reduce costs and enhance services. Our clients include both central and local government, as well as property developers, investors, occupiers, contractors and a range of other commercial organisations.

What's in it for you?

At Capita, training and development aren't optional extras: they're how we do our job. We will motivate you to perform at your peak, recognising your achievements and rewarding them appropriately. As well as a generous basic salary we also give you 23 day's holiday, company pension scheme and access to voluntary benefit options including; childcare vouchers, share save scheme, life assurance, holiday buy and many more designed to suit your own personal lifestyle. All of this, in a professional but fun environment.

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