We’re AtkinsRéalis, a world-leading design, engineering, and project management organization. We connect people, data, and technology to transform the world’s infrastructure and energy systems.

Our Project & Programme Services team are proud to deliver on some of the most prestigious construction projects across the world. It's thanks to our talented people and their diverse thinking, expertise, and knowledge. Join us and you'll be part of our genuinely collaborative environment, where everyone is supported to make the most of their talents and expertise.

When it comes to work-life balance, AtkinsRéalis is a great place to be. So, let's discuss how our flexible and remote working policies can support your priorities. We're passionate about are work while valuing each other equally. So, ask us about some of our recent pledges for Women's Equality and being a 'Disability Confident' and 'Inclusive Employer.

AtkinsRéalis is one of the world’s leading project and cost management consultancies operating at the forefront of the transport, property, and industry sectors. Placing great emphasis on the training, development, and progression of our staff, we’re dedicated to providing high quality professional services with cutting-edge expertise. Join us and you’ll benefit from a development programme designed to ensure your career objectives are met in full.

The role

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Assistant Building Services Design / Sustainability Engineer to join our M+E and NetZero team. Working within the Nottingham Building Surveying business unit, you’ll help us to consolidate and grow our Building Services Engineering offering in Nottinghamshire and across surrounding regions.

You’ll have opportunity to develop a range of skills, opening up career opportunities within the Construction industry and beyond. At the same time, you’ll be making a difference to the way people work and live in buildings and tackling climate change through innovative engineering.

Energy and Carbon are an essential aspect of this position and with the rise in importance of decarbonising the built environment, providing on and off-site renewable energy, implementing NetZero Carbon intervention and new build strategies, our team is expanding to deliver sustainable solutions for our growing portfolio of satisfied clients.

Building Services Engineers play a key part in reducing energy and water usage in schools, offices, and other buildings. They design buildings so that people are comfortable and can live and work with freedom and ease. You’ll consider and design technologies such as Solar Panels, Heat Pumps and Controls Systems that keep a building working as efficiently and sustainably as possible.

The individual will work closely with the Managing M&E Engineer and existing teams to support the offering of M&E design and surveying services.

The ideal candidate will show

  • A passion for working in a consultancy environment.
  • Demonstration of equality, diversity, and inclusion in everything you do.
  • A desire to work collaboratively with a curious approach, challenging yourself to find new solutions, whilst also adhering to industry regulations, standards, and guidance.
  • Enthusiasm and drive to develop your skillset and seek out development opportunities within a supportive team.
  • Motivation to achieve professional accreditation (where applicable).
  • Comfortable to embrace agile ways of working and learning new technologies.


  • Degree in a relevant Building Services Engineering / Sustainability / Construction subject.
  • Student/Graduate CIBSE/IET Membership is preferable, with desire and motivation to work towards professional accreditation.
  • Competent user of Microsoft Office programmes.
  • The ability to demonstrate a highly motivated, pro-active approach to work matters.
  • Full UK Driving Licence.


Have experience of using industry standard software, including AutoCAD and Hevacomp/IES/TAS/Trimble/Relux/Dialux, to produce drawings and design calculations.


  • Assisting with preparation of design calculations utilising both industry standard software and spreadsheets.
  • Produce tender documentation to include drawings, specifications, risk assessments and pricing schedules.
  • Carry out site surveys and complete feasibility reports and budget costs.
  • Accompany Senior Engineers to client/design team meetings, recording minutes.
  • Understand and work in accordance with regulations, standards, and guidance, including Building Regulations, British Standards and CIBSE guidance.
  • Maintain service quality standards and a culture of continuous improvement and constructive expertise.
  • Participate in relevant internal/external training initiatives.
  • Keep abreast of industry issues and developments in best practice, in particular focusing on Net Zero initiatives and low carbon technologies.
  • Communicate and interact with others coherently, in accordance with the organisation's values.

This role has excellent prospects for an individual who has a strong ambition to progress and enjoys working collaboratively within a vibrant team. As well as technical competence, we are looking for someone with the ability to think laterally, who possesses first class communication skills, has good commercial awareness and who will assist in providing an exemplary service to our clients.

Why work for AtkinsRéalis?

Join our Project & Programme Services team and expand your career on some of the industry's most exciting and newsworthy construction projects – from Sizewell C to the world's tallest hotel, London's Heathrow Airport to Europe's first eco-friendly mosque. You'll enjoy invaluable exposure to international expertise as well as innovation in local niche areas. Communities are at the heart of our work and our people are proud to be working towards a Net Zero Carbon future and regenerating cities across the UK.

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance.  If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. The vetting process is delivered by United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) and may require candidates to provide proof of residency in the UK of 5 years or longer. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. To help embed inclusion for all, from day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.