Are you looking to start and develop a career as a Mechanical Designer Engineer with a multi awarding winning property and construction consultancy, where you will be challenged daily working on exceptionally varied and diverse projects in a team atmosphere?

As the demand for our expertise continues to grow, we now have an exciting opportunity for a Graduate Mechanical Designer Engineer to join our significantly experienced and talented Building Services team in Winchester.

At Ridge our people are the foundation of our success, and our greatest asset. Our people are what separate us, they drive our vision and embody our values. We offer not just a job, but a journey. We believe in commitment, and the value of a stable, flexible, long-term career path. We challenge our people to be the best they can be and help them grow with the right development.

  Our graduate roles are real, genuine roles in our teams – you will play an important part in providing exceptional service to our clients and be exposed to a lot more client activity than you may be at the bigger consultancies. We want you to take pride in your work and feel valued for your contribution, so you can expect to be getting involved as soon as you are ready to do so. 

Our projects include large residential, industrial, and commercial schemes with contract values over £30 million to smaller schemes and working for interesting clients including motor manufacturers, Schools/Universities, healthcare providers, contractors, developers etc.

Role and responsibilities

  • Working as part of a design team delivering detailed design
  • Using specialist computer-aided design (CAD) and BIM (Revit) software and other resources to design the systems required for the project
  • Designing site-specific equipment as required
  • Liaising closely with other professionals, including structural engineers, architects, surveyors, and contractors of in-house and external project teams
  • Attending a range of project group and technical meetings
  • Ensuring that the design and maintenance of building systems meets legislative and health and safety requirements
  • Advising clients and architects on energy use and conservation in a range of buildings and sites, aiming to minimise the environmental impact and reduce the carbon footprint

Experience and Skills Required

  • Accredited Building Services degree or higher educational qualification (HNC/HND)
  • You have the Right to Work in the UK, without requiring visa sponsorship
  • You are passionate about our industry – this is really important – we love what we do and see that the built environment plays a critical role in society, so we want people who feel the same, it’s what connects us!
  • You are curious, and eager to learn – this role places you in amongst our team of existing experts, who you can learn so much from. They love sharing their knowledge, and are passionate about developing our future talent, so we want people who will make the most of this opportunity.

What’s in it for you

Our people are our business – our vision is to be ever progressive, expanding our expertise and nurturing our talent through Quality, Innovation & Growth, to achieve our strategic outcomes:

  • Growth which fuels ideas and opportunity for all
  • Purposeful and meaningful work
  • Continual development and mentoring
  • Empowerment, inclusivity and respect
  • Happiness and enjoyment
  • Openness, honesty and integrity
  • Acting as one team

Your reward is focused on your total wellbeing, with a package to support all aspects of life. In addition to your salary, you can expect:

  • A permanent contract – our commitment to you is permanent
  • A healthy holiday balance of 25 days, plus bank holidays & the ability to buy / sell to suit you
  • 3 days a year to give your time to others, volunteering for great causes
  • An inclusive wellbeing offer:
    • Financial – Life Assurance, Pension Scheme (3% Employee, 6% Employer), Income Protection, Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme, flexible choice of Critical Illness Insurance
    • Physical – Private Medical Insurance, Doctor at Hand Private GP, Best Doctors, flexible choice of Dental Plan, Cycle to Work Scheme, GymFlex & Healthcare Cash Plan
    • Mental – Mental Health First Aiders, Help@Hand by Unum
  • A flexible approach to hybrid working, to suit both you & your team
  • Tailored career development – focused on professional, personal and technical