Technical Design Manager

South East (Home Counties)
Flexible, dependent on experience, strong package
10 Jan 2013
07 Feb 2013
Toby Day
Toby Day
Contract Type
Full Time
Technical Design Manager
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: Flexible, dependant on experience plus strong package and OTE
Location: South East
Consultant: Toby Day

The Company:

One of the UK’s leaders in the design and supply of complete renewable heating (biomass, heat pumps, solar thermal etc.) are currently looking to recruit an experienced Technical Design Manager.
Current projects include biomass, ground and air source heat pumps, solar thermal and fully integrated community heating installations for schools, social housing, hospitals, rural estates, care homes and commercial developments.
In the future these are likely to extend to other technologies and sectors.
The company is experiencing rapid and sustained growth with revenue doubling this year and similar growth expected in future years. The Government expects the market to grow over tenfold by 2020.

The Role:

The role will be responsible for leading the British Gas Renewable Heat Team design functions. This includes the definition and development of design standards, bespoke designs, engineering modelling and project specific detailed designs. The Design Team provides a service to the Commercial Team for Pre-Sales design and the Project Team for construction activities and after sales service team for controls and technical service issues. You will be responsible for helping to drive continuous improvement in performance, cost and safety of our product offering.
You will be responsible for a growing team of experienced design engineers (currently 8) which includes mechanical, electrical and controls specialists and sourcing external design input for specialist areas not covered by the internal team. With a “hands-on” approach, you will be responsible for the day to day management, technical guidance, training and career development of your team.
You may from time to time be required to travel in the UK and on the continent and stay away in the furtherance of your duties.
The role will report to the Head of Operations and work closely with the Head of Technology for Renewable Heat.

About you:

They are looking for a highly motivated individual with excellent technical, commercial and management skills with a passion for sustainable energy.
It is important that you have a building services background and ideally are mechanically biased. Knowledge of biomass or ground source technology and/or community heating would be a distinct advantage. It is essential that you thoroughly understand the theory and practice of engineering design, which includes engineering modelling techniques.
Applications are welcome from engineers from either a consulting or contracting background who have a proven successful track record of technical design and management.


• Degree qualified or BETEC/HNC
• 5 years’ experience in a similar position
• A very strong technical and practical understanding of heating systems design, operation and installation.
• An understanding of electrical and controls systems.
• Knowledge and experience of Construction (Design and Management) regulations (1994) covering health and safety.
• Strong team player with good interpersonal skills particularly with experience of managing performance of staff and contractors.
• Holder of a CSCS card

The Green Recruitment Company is an Employment Business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies.

To apply for this role please contact us at:

Toby Day
+44 (0)203 0022877

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