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HVAC Design Engineer – UKRI – Didcot – 3 months rolling INSIDE IR35

HVAC Design Engineer – UKRI – Didcot – 3 months rolling INSIDE IR35

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Client – UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
Hourly Rate – Up to £35.00 per hour (DOE) INSIDE IR35 (Umbrella)
Length – 3-6 months rolling contracts (potential long term work)
Location – Didcot, Oxfordshire
Security Clearance – BPSS Security Clearance required which client will provide

HVAC Designer/Engineer


Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) are currently undertaking an extensive programme of capital works to improve the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source facility in Oxfordshire. 
The Role:

Working within the Plant Design Team in the ISIS Design Division, you will be responsible for the design of ventilation (including duct work) and air-conditioning systems. The work will demand good communication skills working in a multi-stakeholder environment, including liaison with the Plant Infrastructure Operations team. You will be surveying existing infrastructure to produce suitable baseline drawings.

  • Design HVAC systems from initial concept through to detailed design (AutoCAD MEP).
  • Liaise with stakeholders to gain approval for your design (e.g. Customer, operations etc.).
  • Formulate tender documents and manage contractor selection process/appointments. Purchase equipment items and services.
  • Act as Technical Consultant to the Operations team during the installation phase and carry out testing and commissioning of systems with contractors.
  • Record ‘as built’ equipment specifications; controls philosophy; schematics etc.
  • Produce equipment and piping/ducting layout drawings using AutoCAD.
  • Limited system troubleshooting – smoke testing and duct work flow surveys as required.


  • HNC (or similar qualification) in Building Services or Mechanical Engineering OR significant relevant experience

Knowledge and Experience:


  • Good previous HVAC design experience and installation working on a large facility
  • AutoCAD trained, with good process knowledge
  • Experience managing contractors to ensure project delivery
  • Able to work on own initiative and from verbal and written instruction


  • Experience of working within a science or nuclear environment would be beneficial
  • Full knowledge and design experience using AutoCAD MEP Fabrication
  • Nuclear ventilation experience

Personal Skill and Qualities:

  • Good communication skills in a multi stakeholder environment
  • Enthusiastic and adaptable
  • Able to plan and organise work
  • Self-motivated and disciplined
  • Able to work in a team and alone
  • Flexible and able to work with management, design staff and scientists
  • Able to work under pressure to tight deadlines  

Mechanical & Electrical Engineering