Mechanical Engineer Job at Balfour Beatty in Smethwick

Job Description

About the role

Balfour Beatty has an exciting opportunity for a Mechanical Operative to join our BB Kilpatrick team to work in Smethwick, Sandwell.

Role Purpose

To complete the installation of mechanical and domestic pipework systems on site. In a safe and efficient manner ensuring the successful delivery of the project.

BBK are seeking an experienced Building Services Technician Mechanical Craftsman (Plumbing or H&V) to join a multi skilled Construction site team that will install a range of Electrical and Mechanical MEP Components and systems which allow us to grow our unique culture as we grow the business. As an integral part of the construction team, you’ll need to understand every aspect of the project operation and design and act as an exemplar demonstrating expertise in Mechanical Plumbing or H&V installation, quality and exacting specifications.

You will be supporting Project and Construction leaders and managers through an exciting time of growth for Balfour Beatty, hence your ability to establish and demonstrate your personal and technical credibility and expertise to build strong working relationships. This is a full-time opportunity based from MMUH Construction Project site.

What you’ll be doing

As a Mechanical Operative, your main responsibilities are as follows:

Carry out a Point of Work Risk Assessment (POWRA) at beginning of each day and on task change

Attend, contribute to and implement the safety and health guidance and directives given by BBK and Client Builders and from Tool box Talks (TBT) and Daily Action Briefs (DAB)

Ensure that working areas are kept free of waste and safe areas to work

Ensure that materials are available to tradesmen through the supervisor.

Ensure that safe methods of work are always adopted.

Demonstrate correct and safe use of site tools and equipment.

Undertaking Building Services Mechanical trade tasks

Building Services Mechanical Trades (Plumbing or HV) installation

Dealing with specifications: installation to design drawings and contract requirements

Demonstrate knowledge and experience in the supply/logistic operation within the construction site and comply with company processes in usage of equipment and materials.

Demonstrate full adherence to all Health and Safety standards of BK and on construction sites

Correct and safe use of tools required by Building services trades ( Plumbing or H&V)

Can work to the disciplines of Project management plans and schedules

Able to use resources at disposal for best effect and efficiency

Undertake any other duties that reasonably occur

Who we’re looking for

The following skills, qualifications and experience are essential:

In depth knowledge of a Building Services Trade: Mechanical (Plumbing or H&V) to Craftsman/ Technician Level 3 in line with BESA standards of training.

Will hold relevant NVQ level 3 qualifications in line with recognised industry standards.

Will have demonstrated competence through obtaining a further relevant qualification, (e.g. inspection, testing and commissioning of installations or welding.)

Knowledge of Health, Safety and Environmental systems and procedures

Good verbal and written communication skills

Able to work unsupervised but also to an active team member

Able to manage own and others time very efficiently

Influence and Negotiation

BIM: Good awareness



Demonstrates excellent customer/client/stakeholder awareness and focus

Builds and maintains excellent working relationships

Acceptance of responsibility and accountability

Balanced judgement

Demanding of self and others

Recognises own strengths and weaknesses and committed to ongoing development

Remain calm under pressure

A positive, proactive approach determined to succeed

Keen to continue learning and developing their skillset, having a growth mindset

Hold a level 3 qualification in a Building Services Mechanical Trade ( Plumbing or H&V )

Good general level of Education GCSE x 5 : Maths, English and ICT

Ideally 5+ years of Building Services Construction site experience in in a project based organisation

Experienced in Building Services construction, installation and operative management

Experience should include a focus on performance management of less experienced operatives and trainees

Why work for us

Day in, day out, our teams deliver amazing projects in challenging conditions; developing, managing and maintaining the vital infrastructure and public spaces that modern economies, societies and communities rely on.

About us

We deliver flexible civil engineering and construction services from regional hubs and UK-wide local delivery units, aligned to chosen sectors.

Responsible for close to £2 billion of turnover annually, our teams deliver regional and national framework contracts, new builds, refurbishment and fit out across a number of core markets.

We value diversity and celebrate individual differences, believing that our inclusive culture helps the business continue to grow as a strong, dynamic and innovative organisation.

Balfour Beatty is a corporate signatory to WISE (Women in Science & Engineering). Our aim is to attract more people from diverse backgrounds to help us build on our inclusive culture. We are a member of the workingmums.co.uk Top Employers’ Charter through which we demonstrate our commitment to enabling parents to progress and enhance their careers whilst managing the challenges of family life.

Balfour Beatty is also Gold Award holders in the Ministry of Defence ‘Employer Recognition Scheme’ and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

Job Reference: UK16748

About Company

Company: Balfour Beatty

Company Location:  Smethwick

Job Category: Engineering Jobs, Mechnical Jobs, Electrical Jobs

About Balfour Beatty