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Building Services Design Engineer Apprentice - Electrical (SWC Level 5 Building Services with Sustainable Energy) Troup Bywaters + Anders

  • Employer Profile

    Troup Bywaters + Anders

  • Apprenticeship Type

    Building services with sustainable energy > Level 5

  • Positions

    1

  • Location

    127-131, Ormeau Road, Belfast, BT7 1SH

  • Salary

    £19,750

  • Start date

  • Location Type

    Office

Job Description


Purpose of Job

Fancy joining an award winning apprenticeship scheme?

As a building services design engineer (electrical) you will work within a team of experienced engineers and assist with the design of various installations found in buildings such as the lighting, power and security to bring buildings to life!

Imagine yourself in an amazing building. Take away the lighting, heating, ventilation, lifts, escalators, plumbing, power supply, energy systems and the security and safety systems... All that is left is a cold, dark, empty shell! Without building services design engineers these spaces would not be brought to life!

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Preparation of simple calculations

  • General sizing calculations

  • Production of manual and CAD (Computer Aided Design) drawings

  • Site visits

  • Site surveys

  • Contributing to providing solutions to design problems

  • Ensuring designs meet required standards following our Integrated Management System

  • Keeping you’re your training log up to date and attending training/CPDs where appropriate

  • Supporting the administration of projects

  • Commit to supporting strategic TB+A sustainability policies and our internal environmental programme objectives

Training Programme Requirements

  • Commit to goals and objectives of a career development programme including attendance of in-house and external technical and non-technical training

  • Familiarise and learn about sustainable low energy initiatives and to share this with other members of your team and wider within the Partnership

The Apprenticeship

You will attend college 1 day per week to study for a foundation degree in Building Services with Sustainable Energy at South West College.  In addition, you will develop your professional knowledge and experience within the workplace, to demonstrate the achievement of the required knowledge and behaviours which will lead to End Point Assessment to become an accredited with an engineering Professional Body at the end of your apprenticeship.

This is a permanent opportunity; the apprenticeship is just the start of your journey to ultimately achieve Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. There will be opportunities to progress onto a Level 6 BEng (Hons) degree apprenticeship to continue academic progression and routes to Level 7 MEng / MSc.

Person Specification


Course Entrance Requirements - Essential

Meets the entrance requirements for the course associated with this opportunity - details below, but please verify with course provider for final requirements.

All applications will be individually considered but HLA students must be in full time employment when they commence their studies in September 2024. Successful applicants must have normally studied at level 3 or above for a minimum of two years. Applicants should possess a minimum of five GCSEs grades A, B, C that should include English and maths or other equivalent qualifications in addition to one of the following

  • successful completion of an advanced diploma equating to 48 UCAS points.

  • successful completion of a BTEC Extended Diploma/Diploma/Sub Diploma/ Certificate in a related subject equating to 48 UCAS points.

  • Level 3 Cambridge (OCR) Technical certificates equating to 48 UCAS points.

  • Completion of A-level study equating to a minimum of 48 UCAS points;

  • equivalent qualifications such as Scottish Certificate of Education or International Baccalaureate, a European Baccalaureate, Irish Leaving Certificate with grade C or above in four subjects at higher level equating to 48 UCAS points.

  • qualifications deemed equivalent to the above;

UCAS tariff score of 48 or above is desired for entry to this program entry can also be made from national certificate/diploma, HE access, NVQ’s (students who hold relevant NVQ level 3 qualification will be considered for admission that is supported by experiential learning) or by the colleges policy relating to APEL.

Where an applicant does not hold the formal academic requirements for entry to the programme but can demonstrate relevant experiential learning across a range of industries, they may apply for admission through the College Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) process. In such cases, contact the Course Director for the programme who will advise further.

To be eligible to commence study on the HLA pathway, applicants must have secured full-time paid employment in a building services engineering related position.

Knowledge - Essential

  • Knowledge / experience of AutoCAD

  • Proven hands-on and demonstrable experience in a similar role

  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Outlook

  • Proficient and accurate typing

Knowledge - Desirable

  • Proficient in AutoCAD

  • Knowledge of Revit

  • Experience within a building services design consultancy

Skills - Essential

  • Excellent team working and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to multi-task and adhere to strict deadlines

  • Dealing competently with diverse enquiries and people

  • Dealing tactfully and diplomatically with confidential information

  • Good numeracy and literacy

  • Excellent oral communication with a professional phone manner

Attributes and Personal Characteristics - Essential

  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic

  • Organised

  • Willing to learn

  • Calm and unflustered when under pressure

  • Patient with good listening skills

  • Flexible attitude to work

  • Proactive team member

  • Works on own initiative

  • Approachable and personable

  • Commitment to maintaining high quality standards (good attention to detail)

  • Willing to travel to other offices when required

Attributes and Personal Characteristics - Desirable

  • Interest in Buildings and Architecture

  • Interest in sustainability in the built environment

Applicable courses

Whilst you are applying to an employer through Workplus you must apply directly to the training providers to secure your place on the apprenticeship course.

Building Services with Sustainable EnergySouth West College

Description

Embarking upon a career in Building Services with Sustainable Energy can open a wide variety of career choices, for example, a career path that can lead you into a mechanical, electrical or a renewable engineering aspect of a building's envelope. Building Services Engineers also have a growing role in the deployment of renewable energy systems, sustainability and energy efficiency in buildings. You will be playing a key role in delivering a low carbon environment which will aid in combating climate change and fossil fuel depletion.

Modules

  • Building Fabric & Energy Conservation

  • Mathematics & Structures

  • CADD & Intro to BIM

  • Building Services (Domestic)

  • Renewable Energy Technologies

  • Science & Comfort

  • Year 2

  • Building Services For Commercial Projects

  • Management & Contracts

  • Microgeneration for Renewable Energy

  • Mathematics For Engineers

  • Work Base Learning

Award

Foundation Degree

Validated By

Open University

Eligibility

18+ Fully Funded

Entry Criteria

All applications will be individually considered but HLA students must be in full time employment when they commence their studies in September 2022. Successful applicants must have normally studied at level 3 or above for a minimum of two years. Applicants should possess a minimum of five GCSEs grades A, B, C that should include English and maths or other equivalent qualifications in addition to one of the following

  • successful completion of an advanced diploma equating to 48 UCAS points.

  • successful completion of a BTEC Extended Diploma/Diploma/Sub Diploma/ Certificate in a related subject equating to 48 UCAS points.

  • Level 3 Cambridge (OCR) Technical certificates equating to 48 UCAS points.

  • Completion of A-level study equating to a minimum of 48 UCAS points;

  • equivalent qualifications such as Scottish Certificate of Education or International Baccalaureate, a European Baccalaureate, Irish Leaving Certificate with grade C or above in four subjects at higher level equating to 48 UCAS points.

  • qualifications deemed equivalent to the above;

  • UCAS tariff score of 48 or above is desired for entry to this program entry can also be made from national certificate/diploma, HE access, NVQ’s (students who hold relevant NVQ level 3 qualification will be considered for admission that is supported by experiential learning) or by the colleges policy relating to APEL.

Duration

2

Start Date

Wednesday 11 September 2024

End Date

Sunday 28 June 2026

Progression Pathway

Upon successful completion of the Foundation Degree in Building Services with Sustainable Energy programme graduates may consider entering into employment within the mechanical, electrical or energy industries or continuing to study by applying for a place on a BEng programme in a relevant discipline including the level 6 (Hons) Top Up in Building Services with Sustainable Energy at South West College.

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