Signing-on fee (when a recruitment consultant isn’t involved in the process)+ competitive salary + performance related bonus + generous holidays + pension contributions + life cover + medical cover + employee voucher benefits scheme + professional membership fees paid.

Role Overview

Tate Consulting is a multidiscipline professional advisory firm that provides energy and environmental engineering related services within the built environment, predominantly across the UK, and is also working in the US and across the EU for some of the world’s largest brands and institutional funds.

We are looking for experienced Associates/Associate Directors (Electrical and Mechanical) to join each of our expanding MEP teams in Leeds, Belfast and Birmingham offices. You will work on a range of large-scale career defining projects, and preferably have sector experience in the institutional residential and industrial/logistics sectors.  This is a critical leadership role which will see you managing a team of engineers and technicians to drive outstanding commercial engineering and sustainability outcomes on a range of projects up to £200m.

We are looking for a candidate who is equally comfortable in hands-on technical delivery mode as they are in commercial engineering and management, project leadership and business development roles.

More about the role…

Whilst the role will be extremely varied, typical responsibilities could include:

  • Business development, preparation of fee bids and bid presentations for new work.
  • Communicating directly with customers, project teams and outsourced delivery teams.
  • Develop relationships with new and existing customers.
  • Lead the electrical (or mechanical) discipline on projects or as project leader, taking ownership for project deliverables.
  • Managing the day-to-day workload of engineers and technicians.
  • Prepare technical calculations, reports, designs, drawings and specifications.
  • Monitor the financial performance of projects as well as setting up and managing administrative systems, project resource planning, expenditure and WIP management.
  • Undertake project technical/quality reviews and attend design reviews/team meetings as needed for the smooth operation of the project(s).


You will have a strong technical core competence and background in project delivery. In addition, you will have a broad understanding of the principles of building services and other related building design disciplines.

Furthermore, we would expect you to demonstrate the following:

  • Experience as a MEP Associate/Associate Director, with an electrical (or mechanical) bias.
  • Experience leading and developing senior and more junior engineers.
  • Comfortable in a client-facing role and willing to contribute to business development activities.
  • Experience leading teams on large-scale and often complex projects.
  • Experience in the delivery of all phases of a project from inception to completion, but specifically design and quality control focused and dealing directly with the customer and project teams.
  • Experience and awareness of major digital engineering tools, such as CAD/Revit, IES, Hevacomp and Amtech. You will also have experience of delivering projects in a BIM environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (verbal, written, listening, and presenting)
  • Degree qualified in a relevant Engineering discipline.
  • Professional Engineer Chartered status.

In return, we are offering a comprehensive remuneration package offering the following.

  • One-off 15% of salary signing-on fee.
  • Competitive salary that is annually benchmarked in the marketplace.
  • Annual performance bonus up to 10% of salary.
  • Flexible hybrid working arrangements.
  • 25 days annual leave, bank holidays, plus have your birthday off.
  • Company pension scheme.
  • Private medical insurance.
  • Life assurance.
  • Employee voucher benefits scheme.
  • Annual Professional Institution membership and Engineering Council subscription fees paid.

To apply for this role you should meet the following criteria:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in a related engineering discipline.
  • Ability to work individually or as part of a team.
  • Good written and spoken English and have excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Eligible to work in the UK.
  • Hold a full UK driving license.

To apply please email your CV and covering letter to recruitment@tateconsulting.uk

Please note, no agencies.