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HVAC Systems Engineer

HVAC Systems Engineer

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Hernshead Recruitment

HVAC Systems Engineer

The role of HVAC Systems Engineer sits at the core of our business. From supporting the preparation of tender responses through; development of new HVAC systems, production of design documentation, technical support to commissioning teams and through life design change and upgrades, the role offers a unique opportunity to experience the full product lifecycle.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Development of the clients’ requirements into viable system designs including the production of:
    • Engineering drawings
    • System Grouping
    • Heat load Calculations
    • Output calculations
    • Cooling duty calculations (using psychometric charts)
    • Heating calculations
    • Humidification calculations
    • Air filtration (including Chemical Biological Nuclear and Radiological)
    • Protected air citadel calculations
    • Duct sizing calculations
    • System simulation
    • Pressure drop calculations
    • Noise calculations
    • Cost estimates
  • Developing and managing the control philosophy for HVAC systems
  • Equipment specification and selection
  • Managing the HVAC systems interface with other ship systems, for example:
    • Platform Management System
    • Low Voltage Electrical Distribution System
  • Liaising with stakeholders throughout the project lifecycle, including:
    • Technical support to both internal and external client/ supplier design reviews
    • Integration, validation and safety reviews
    • Supplier and subcontractor design deliverable reviews including factory acceptance trials
  • Maintaining design intent throughout the project lifecycle

Required skills and qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering (HNC plus vocational experience will be considered)
  • Chartered Engineer or working towards
  • Proven design experience with Marine HVAC Systems
  • Experience with Defence Standards and Classification Societies rules
  • Proven client interface capability
  • Proven supplier management capability
  • Ability to lead engineering teams


  • Proficient in 2D AutoCAD
  • Familiarity with system shock requirements
  • Proficient with Microsoft office software

Training and Development:

We support continuous professional development and will work with the successful candidate to identify relevant/ appropriate training.

Salary & Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary
  • 25 Days Annual Leave + 8 Statutory Days
  • Pension
  • Sick Pay
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scotland, Glasgow, UK
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