Building Services Design Engineer Apprentice (Bristol)

Waterman Group
Merchants House, Wapping Road, BS1 4RW
£17,500.00 annually
19 May 2021
30 Jun 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
As part of our award-winning Apprentice Programme, you will develop your skills and knowledge whilst working on high-profile building services engineering design projects for a diverse client base, gaining valuable work experience at the same time as earning a competitive salary.

This hands-on experience is complemented by one day per week at university where you will be studying for a BEng (Hons) in Building Services Engineering with University of West England. Many of our Apprentices eventually go on to achieve Chartered Engineer status.

A Building Services Design Engineer will manage a team of engineers and technicians and will collaborate with other construction professionals to design the various services found in buildings and infrastructure projects. The work typically includes systems such as renewable and emerging technologies, energy management, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, drainage, lighting, power, water services, building management systems, life-safety systems, communications and building transportation (e.g. lifts). Buildings and infrastructure take on many forms from newly built facilities to the refurbishment of premises for every sector of industry. As building services design engineers they could be working in a design consultancy, a contractor or a manufacturing company.

Building Services Design Engineers will undertake the technical and commercial management of projects which provide engineering design solutions to maintain and enhance the quality of the environment and community. They will ensure that business, client and end user needs are taken into account and work within financial and safety constraints. They will employ current and emerging technology to produce innovative engineering design solutions for development, manufacture and construction.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Strong Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Experience of any relevant design software or willingness to learn
  • Knowledge / keen interest in engineering principles

Personal qualities

  • Strong team player but also able to work well on own initiative
  • Proactive and willing to contribute and develop ideas
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Enthusiastic and goal-orientated

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE:For all applicants, Grade C/4 or above in English Language and mathematics, or equivalent. Please note the University does not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as suitable alternatives to GCSEs.
  • UCAS Tariff Points: 120
  • A-level subjects:Grade C or above in mathematics. Points from General Studies and AS-Level subjects (not taken onto full A-Level) can be included towards the overall tariff. Applicants must have a minimum of two A-Levels.
  • Specific subjects:Maths requirement can also be met by the Cambridge Pre-U mathematics at Merit 3.
  • EDEXCEL (BTEC) Diploma:To include Merit in one of the following units: Further mathematics for Technicians; Further Engineering mathematics; Further Maths for Construction and the Built Environment or Further mathematics for Construction.
  • Access:Achievement of the HE Diploma; to include 30 Level 3 credits at Merit with 15 credits in mathematics. Please list the units that you are taken in the application.
  • Baccalaureate IB:To include a minimum grade of 5 in higher level mathematics.

Future prospects

Excellent opportunity to first work towards becoming an Incorporated Engineer with the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers with full support of a dedicated Mentor and Line Manager, and then work towards becoming fully Chartered once the apprenticeship is completed. There are great opportunities to progress your career and experience a diverse range of learning & development opportunities with Waterman.

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