Building Services Design Engineer Apprenticeship calfordseaden LLP

Working within a multi-disciplinary construction consultancy, as an apprentice Design Engineer, you will be working with our Building Services and Sustainability team, helping to create designs that directly influence the internal environment, energy use and reduction of carbon dioxide emissions on a wide range of projects.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    60 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Your key responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following: 

  • An awareness of British Standards, Building Regulations and Industry Design Guides, when to refer to these and how to apply them into design projects. An awareness of the Construction Stages and Delivery with the ability to understand and work to a project’s programme 
  • An understanding of the Company’s standards, procedures, culture and core values in relation to our Clients and Professional Services,  with an awareness of how this relates to the company business plan and objectives
  • Accompany engineers on site visits and surveys  to further understanding of the built environmental and the construction process
  • An understanding of the reading and production of design drawings and models
  • An understanding and experience in producing engineering calculations both manually and computerised using the appropriate technical software applications 
    Using specialist 3D and 2D software and other resources to design the systems required for the project
  • Develop general understanding of energy efficient design, low/zero carbon technologies, BREEAM and Passive House Design

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

The successful candidates will be working towards a Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship in Building Services Engineering (BEng) and on completion of the Apprenticeship End-Point Assessment achieve the Engineering Council's IEng Chartership Status.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

On completion, you will start to manage your own projects under the supervision of the Senior Engineers.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 5) Essential
A Level or equivalent Maths (Grade Pass) Desired
A Level or equivalent Science (Grade Pass) Desired
BTEC or equivalent Construction (Grade Merit) Desired
BTEC or equivalent Engineering (Grade Merit) Desired

About the employer

calfordseaden is a leading multi-disciplined construction and property consultancy. We provide a definitive range of services to the UK building and construction industry covering architecture & master planning, BIM, chartered building & quantity surveying, civil & structural engineering, health & safety, mechanical & electrical engineering, project management, and sustainability.


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Apprenticeship standard

Building services design engineer (degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

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