Senior Control Systems Engineer - London, Bicester or Newcastle

Location London or Bicester or Newcastle
Region EMEA
Flexibility Hybrid

RED are an expanding international M&E consultancy, with a proven track record in low energy design, focused on providing excellent design solutions to clients.

Through our market leading technical expertise, we enable the world’s digital infrastructure and develop the built environment whilst also helping clients realise ambitious plans for zero carbon-built environments. We cover the entire life cycle of any building project, with our broad capability offering saving our clients time, money, and effort. Our approach is centred around listening to our clients and interacting energetically with our fellow project stakeholders. We add value with our people, client service ethos, global delivery strategy, technical ability, and attitude.

We are now looking for a Senior Control Systems Engineer to join our team in one of our UK offices (London, Bicester or Newcastle).

Role Responsibilities

  • Support the production of designs and specifications for new build mechanical and electrical installations in many building types, in particular within complex technology-based buildings where close control and extensive monitoring systems are required.
  • Produce points lists for Control Systems
  • Write Sequence of Operation documents from review of MEP designs and through discussion and agreement with design engineers.
  • Produce specifications from templates, software specification writing tools and from fresh where necessary.
  • Produce plan drawings, schematics, network topology drawings and control function diagrams as required to suit project needs.
  • Produces early stage reports for sign off by clients during development of designs.
  • Be able to review Contractors engineering proposals for compliance with the design specifications and any relevant regulations.
  • Carry out condition surveys and reviews of existing installations. Produce reports and improvement plans.
  • Represents Company at technical meetings with customers, professional teams and Contractor teams.
  • Specify and attend Factory Acceptance Tests, Site Acceptance Tests and Integrated Systems Tests.
  • Specify and attend commissioning activities during construction and completion of projects

Role Requirements

  • HNC/BEng in appropriate engineering discipline or equivalent experience
  • Working towards Chartered Engineer status
  • Currently employed as a BMS/BEMS/Building Automation Consulting Engineer
  • Experience of building automation, instrumentation and monitoring systems.
  • Understanding of networks, network hardware, cabling and network security
  • Understanding and ability to support control system designs and report outputs
  • Ability to keep clear and accurate records and reports
  • Experience of attending meetings to discussing relevant skillset
  • Knowledge of MS office (word/excel/outlook)
  • Ability to prioritise own workload
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Ability to work well either alone or as part of a team
  • Act in an ethical manner and follows the principles of the Ethics Charter and Ethics in Practice Guidelines
  • 5+ Years’ experience at Senior Engineer level or above
  • Adaptable, proactive approach to engineering tasks
  • Flexible and willing to travel as required to service international projects and clients
  • Good presentation skills
  • Familiar with multiple vendors legacy and current products and keeps track of new and emerging products and technologies
  • Supports the commercial management of projects and fees
  • Ability to work autonomously, as part of a wider team, and leading a team
  • Good knowledge & working application of key Health and Safety issues and legislation
  • Ability to use IT based calculation and spreadsheet software
  • Good working knowledge of leading control systems products, networks and systems including those provided by schneider, siemens and trend.
  • Support the delivery of projects in accordance with the expectations of the RED Project Delivery Process from a Project Management, Financial Management, QA/QC and Technical Review perspective.
  • Good understanding of British and European Standards/UK Regulations/Codes.
  • An appreciation of ATEX regulations.
  • Background in consulting or construction preferred.
  • Good understanding of international working and business operations of a global consultancy.
  • Act in an ethical manner and follow the principles of the ethics charter and ethics in practice guidelines of the group


RED offers a variety of benefits, including but not limited to:

  • 23 days annual leave rising to 28 days annual leave over 5 years’ service
  • Holiday purchase and buy back scheme
  • Hybrid Working
  • Contributory company pension scheme
  • Healthcare Scheme via salary sacrifice (Company funded cover is dependant on level)
  • Non-contractual bonus awards
  • Training sponsorship
  • Charity volunteering leave
  • Wellness days/ initiatives.
  • Salary commensurate with experience.
  • Our people work in friendly teams with a collaborative approach and mentoring support from talented leaders.
  • We offer a comprehensive benefits package and are an equal opportunities employer.

*This role will ideally suit those with the right to live & work in the UK without restrictions, as we are unable to offer sponsorship at the present time.

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