Looking to kickstart your career or wanting a career change?

Here’s a fantastic opportunity to join our progressive, award-winning MEP team delivering sustainable projects for our communities, planet and society.

We are looking for Graduate Mechanical Engineer to join our growing Birmingham office.

As a team which specialises in the delivery of building services, energy and sustainability services, we offer a fresh approach to M&E, getting involved early, working collaboratively with the design team, guiding design development and using our expertise to help clients make key decisions – an approach that always results in a building that delivers.

You will be developing your technical skills through taking on a variety of complex projects as well as being supported in the development of your softer skills through our early careers learning and development program: ‘The Learning Curve’.

What you will learn with us

  • Using Revit and 3D BIM modelling software in design production
  • Design co-ordination with other professional disciplines
  • Developing energy modelling & compliance calculation of building performance (Part L / IES)
  • Energy Strategy Reports / Sustainability Statements for planning applications
  • Participating in design team and client meetings
  • Attending site visits

What you will need to succeed?

  • A degree and/or Masters qualification in relevant mechanical engineering or building services engineering subject
  • To be driven, hardworking, productive and determined
  • To be willing and eager to learn new skills
  • To possess strong IT competencies, an ability to problem solve, and find solutions to the challenges new software packages bring
  • To have excellent communication, interpersonal and writing skills
  • Previous industry-related work experience is an advantage but not essential

We are also keen to know if you can offer any of these attributes

  • Additional languages (other than English) that you are fluent in or able to apply professionally
  • Full UK driving licence

What's great about Hydrock?

We are a British-owned integrated multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy of over 900 staff in 21 offices across the UK. Our driving motivation is to be a ‘Force for Good’, as it is our aim to improve the quality of people’s lives from our employees to our clients, through to the communities we work in and our planet as a whole through the work we do.

From the buildings that surround you, the roads and bridges you cross, all related to the infrastructure that we create, we aim to offer the most sustainable possibilities to shape the places, communities and society that we live in through meeting our client’s needs. Through the path we are on to delivering a green future, the result is something that everyone can be proud of.

Named as Building’s Engineering Consultant of the Year in 2023, we’re known for delivering outstanding sustainable projects for our communities, planet, and society.

Some of these projects have recently received industry accolades, including Cleveland Pools winning the Conservation and Regeneration category at the Construction Excellence South West Awards 2023; Bay Technology Centre named Commercial Project of the Year at the British Construction Industry Awards 2022; YGG Tan-y-Lan picked out in the Integration and Collaborative Working category at Construction Excellence Wales Awards 2022; The Deaf Academy singled out for its Universal Design at the Civic Trust Awards 2022; and Bristol’s iconic waterfront Wapping Wharf Living sweeping up at the Bristol Property Awards.

Take a look at our 2023 end of year film and get a feel for what we’re all about.

What we can offer you

  • Inspiring and supportive colleagues
  • Reward for progression and hard work
  • An opportunity to develop your soft skills, as well your technical skills
  • Competitive starting salary
  • Excellent health benefits 25 days of holiday (buy/sell up to five days), accrue 1 day extra every 2 years, with bonus holidays too!
  • An earlier finish on Friday (4pm!)
  • An opportunity to give back: “Day off for good cause” (on a workday)
  • A huge range of flexible benefits, including climate perks and an EV car leasing scheme

A place to feel included

We champion diversity, equity and inclusion. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we commit to supporting our employees and ensure we create a safe environment that nurtures you to perform at your best. Offering our people flexibility is an important factor in achieving this aim.

We consider all application individually with the required qualifications and knowledge without regard to any of the protected characteristics. We would like to provide everyone with a fair selection, assessment and employment experience so we ask with are made aware of any physical or neurodiverse condition within your application for which appropriate reasonable adjustments can be made by us.

Looking for the next steps?

Once you have completed your application through our careers site, we aim to review and respond to you as soon as your application’s been reviewed.

If shortlisted, a member of our Talent Acquisition Team will call you for an initial pre-screen by phone (typically 30 minutes) to help us assess your motivations and interest in the position and Hydrock.

If you progress following this telephone pre-screen, you will be invited to attend a formal interview by video conference (Microsoft Teams) or in our offices.

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