KJ Tait

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KJ Tait

We are a successful and growing business; we focus on providing a high quality service to our Clients and this ethos is embedded in all the work we do.

We have excellent opportunities to join our business to support our growing workload and established Client base.
What We Do
We provide the following core services:

• Mechanical, Electrical and Public Health Design Consultancy Services
• Energy Consultancy, Low Energy Design and Specialist Energy Services
• Engineering Facilities Management Services
• BREEAM and Environmental Services.

All of these disciplines overlap and complement each other, enhancing our service and allowing us to close the performance gap in buildings, this being the gap between the design and actual performance of a building.

Low energy design and wellbeing in design is often not fully realised in the completed and operational building. Our Energy Engineers play an important role in ensuring the engineering design provides a comfortable and enriching environment and our Facilities Engineers ensure this is translated into the day to day running of the buildings ensuring they have low operational carbon and offer a comfortable and energy efficient environment.

As part of an established team, Engineers produce low energy, creative design solutions, to both scheme and detailed design level, including carrying out site inspections/surveys, preparing specifications and project reports and attending meetings. Our Engineers work across a variety of sectors such as Science & Research, Education, Commercial, Healthcare, and Heritage buildings.

We have offices throughout the UK and this national coverage allows us to provide a UK wide service and to support our national framework commissions.
Career Opportunities
Every member of Staff has an important role to play in our business. We look to employ Staff who will help promote the success of the business and in turn develop expertise to support their own career development.

Design engineering applicants are preferably degree qualified in an appropriate discipline (e.g. Mechanical, Electrical, Energy, Facilities or Building Services Engineering or similar) with a minimum of three years’ relevant experience in an engineering role within a building services context. Experience of working with relevant design software (IES, Revit, etc.) and on BIM projects would be an advantage.

Candidates would demonstrate strong technical and communication skills, personal confidence and the ability to engage directly with Design Teams and Clients. We encourage and support our Engineers to obtain Chartered Engineer status and have an established training and development programme that will be tailored to suit you.

Facilities candidates would have skills which support the effective management and operation of engineering services installations in the operational building. They would demonstrate strong communication skills and a willingness to learn from experience to provide a valuable service to our Clients. The role of a Facilities Engineer includes troubleshooting of operational issues, compliance awareness, condition surveys and reporting, energy auditing and energy reduction plans, and collaborating with Service Providers, Agents and Clients.
Graduate and Trainee Opportunities
We operate a Graduate recruitment and Graduate training programme and provide workplace experience for students. This programme includes an individual development plan for each Graduate providing standard and bespoke training to realise the agreed development plan.

Graduate recruitment is our preferred trainee route but we are open to apprenticeships and non-degree candidates who demonstrate the skills and motivation to become a valuable member of our team.
Continuing Professional Development
We encourage the professional development of all Staff and provide mentor support to achieve membership of relevant Institutes and, where possible, to achieve Chartered Engineer status.

We encourage knowledge sharing amongst all disciplines and are open to new developments and innovations in our sector.

Although we have offices throughout the UK we operate as a single business and all Engineers are encouraged to develop expertise in all disciplines and work on projects throughout the UK.
Energy Initiatives
We are committed to being an Industry Leader in Low Energy design and Low Energy-in-Use buildings and we actively encourage our Clients to commit to ongoing NABERS assessments, the rating system in relation to Energy-in-Use and Design for Performance. This initiative allows us to ensure all energy saving initiatives are considered and implemented and includes ongoing reviews every 12 months following project completion.

We have working relationships with LETI and the UKGBC and are engaged in a number of zero carbon pathway projects.

Our Energy Team are trained in NABERS and other energy reduction initiatives and ensure they are always up to speed with current regulations, undertaking courses and training as required.
Current Vacancies
If our Company and our way of working is of interest to you, we would be delighted to hear from you.
We offer a supportive working environment, competitive salary, private health care and workplace pension.

We are always interested to hear from applicants with relevant skills and talent who are aligned with our views and objectives, and who will work with us to develop our expertise and service to our Clients.

We have detailed our current vacancies below however if no specific vacancy is highlighted, and you would be interested in working with us, we would encourage you to complete our questionnaire noting how you would consider yourself suited to working with us.

Vacancies

Aberdeen

Mechanical Design Engineer

KJ Tait Engineers are looking to expand their Aberdeen Team and have a vacancy for a Mechanical Design Engineer with at least three years’ experience.  More experienced candidates will also be considered. This position offers excellent career opportunities and will involve working on an interesting and varied portfolio of projects.

As part of our Aberdeen Team, you will produce low energy, creative design solutions to both scheme and detailed design level.  Day to day work will including carrying out site inspections and surveys, preparing specifications and project reports and attending meetings.  You will work across a variety of sectors including Education, Commercial, Healthcare, Leisure and Heritage.   

Our Aberdeen office works on projects throughout Scotland and is supported by our other Scottish offices.  This position is in response to our expanding workload. 

Our preference is to deliver a detailed design service to our broad Client base.  The Company has a strong workstream of diverse UK wide projects with institutional Clients, property estates, public bodies, local councils and universities.  Much of our work is repeat business with established professional relationships.

Applicants for this position should be degree qualified in an appropriate discipline e.g. Mechanical, Energy or Building Services Engineering or similar.  Applicants applying for this role should have a minimum of three years’ relevant experience in a Mechanical Engineering role within a building services context (low energy heating, cooling and natural/mechanical ventilation systems, etc).  Experience of working with relevant design software (IES, Revit, etc.) and on BIM projects would be an advantage. 

Applicants should be able to demonstrate strong technical and communication skills, personal confidence and the ability to engage directly with Design Teams and Clients.  We are committed to the professional development of our Engineers and we will support you with specific training and development including gaining Chartered Engineer status.  

We offer a competitive salary, private health care, workplace pension and a supportive working environment.  If you believe that you meet the criteria described and think you would like to join us, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Please submit your CV and a brief written statement outlining why you think you should be considered for this position and what particular relevant strengths you feel you could offer to our company.

Applications should be emailed to: AberdeenRecruitment@kjtait.com

    Electrical Design Engineer

    KJ Tait Engineers are looking to expand their Aberdeen Team and have a vacancy for an Electrical Design Engineer with at least three years’ experience.  More experienced candidates will also be considered.  This position offers excellent career opportunities and will involve working on an interesting and varied portfolio of projects.


    As part of our Aberdeen Team, you will produce low energy, creative design solutions to both scheme and detailed design level.  Day to day work will including carrying out site inspections and surveys, preparing specifications and project reports and attending meetings.  You will work across a variety of sectors including Education, Commercial, Healthcare, Leisure and Heritage.   


    Our Aberdeen office works on projects throughout Scotland and is supported by our other Scottish offices.  This position is in response to our expanding workload. 


    Our preference is to deliver a detailed design service to our broad Client base.  The Company has a strong workstream of diverse UK wide projects with institutional Clients, property estates, public bodies, local councils and universities.  Much of our work is repeat business with established professional relationships.


    Applicants should be degree qualified in an appropriate discipline, e.g. Electrical or Building Services Engineering or similar, with a minimum of three years’ relevant experience in an Electrical Engineering role within a building services context (power, lighting, security, communications systems, etc.).  Experience of working with relevant design software e.g. Amtech, Dialux/Relux, and Revit and on BIM projects would be an advantage. 


    Applicants should be able to demonstrate strong technical and communication skills, personal confidence and the ability to engage directly with Design Teams and Clients.  We are committed to the professional development of our Engineers and we will support you with specific training and development including gaining Chartered Engineer status.  


    We offer a competitive salary, private health care, workplace pension and a supportive working environment.  If you believe that you meet the criteria described and think you would like to join us, we would be delighted to hear from you.


    Please submit your CV and a brief written statement outlining why you think you should be considered for this position and what particular relevant strengths you feel you could offer to our company.

    Applications should be emailed to: AberdeenRecruitment@kjtait.com

      Cambridge

      Electrical Design Engineer

      This is an excellent opportunity for a skilled Electrical Design Engineer with at least five years’ experience to join our well-established Cambridge office to support our growing workload and established Client base. More experienced candidates will also be considered.

      The position offers excellent career opportunities and will involve working on an interesting and varied portfolio of projects across a variety of sectors including Science & Research, Education, Commercial, Healthcare, Leisure and Heritage buildings throughout the UK with a particular focus on the South & East of England. As part of our established team, you will produce low energy, creative design solutions, to both scheme and detailed design level. Day to day work will including carrying out site inspections and surveys, preparing specifications and project reports and attending meetings.

      Our preference is to deliver a detailed design service to our broad Client base.  The Company has a strong workstream of diverse UK wide projects with institutional Clients, property estates, public bodies, local councils and universities.  Much of our work is repeat business.

      Applicants for this position should be degree qualified in an appropriate discipline, e.g. Electrical, Energy or Building Services Engineering or similar, with a minimum of five years’ relevant experience in an Electrical Engineering role within a building services context.  Experience of working with relevant design software (Amtech, Dialux, Revit, etc.) and on BIM projects would be an advantage. 

      Applicants should be able to demonstrate strong technical and communication skills, personal confidence and the ability to engage directly with Clients, Design Teams and Contractors. 

      We are committed to the professional development of our Engineers and we will support you with specific training and development, including gaining Chartered Engineer status.  

      We offer a competitive salary, private health care, workplace pension and a supportive working environment.  If you believe that you meet the criteria described and think you would like to join us, we would be delighted to hear from you.

      Please submit your CV and a brief written statement outlining why you think you should be considered for this position and what particular relevant strengths you feel you could offer to our company.

      Applications should be emailed to: CambridgeRecruitment@kjtait.com

        Mechanical Design Engineer

        This is an excellent opportunity for a skilled Mechanical Design Engineer with at least five years’ experience to join our well-established Cambridge office to support our growing workload and established Client base. More experienced candidates will also be considered.

        The position offers excellent career opportunities and will involve working on an interesting and varied portfolio of projects across a variety of sectors including Science & Research, Education, Commercial, Healthcare, Leisure and Heritage buildings throughout the UK with a particular focus on the South & East of England. As part of our established team, you will produce low energy, creative design solutions, to both scheme and detailed design level. Day to day work will including carrying out site inspections and surveys, preparing specifications and project reports and attending meetings.

        Our preference is to deliver a detailed design service to our broad Client base.  The Company has a strong workstream of diverse UK wide projects with institutional Clients, property estates, public bodies, local councils and universities.  Much of our work is repeat business.

        Applicants for this position should be degree qualified in an appropriate discipline, e.g. Mechanical, Energy or Building Services Engineering or similar, with a minimum of five years’ relevant experience in a Mechanical Engineering role within a building services context. Experience of working with relevant design software (IES, Revit, etc.) and on BIM projects would be an advantage. 

        Applicants should be able to demonstrate strong technical and communication skills, personal confidence and the ability to engage directly with Clients, Design Teams and Contractors. 

        We are committed to the professional development of our Engineers and we will support you with specific training and development, including gaining Chartered Engineer status.  

        We offer a competitive salary, private health care, workplace pension and a supportive working environment.  If you believe that you meet the criteria described and think you would like to join us, we would be delighted to hear from you.

        Please submit your CV and a brief written statement outlining why you think you should be considered for this position and what particular relevant strengths you feel you could offer to our company.

        Applications should be emailed to: CambridgeRecruitment@kjtait.com

          Edinburgh

          Electrical Design Engineers

          KJ Tait Engineers are looking to expand their Edinburgh Team and have vacancies for both a Senior Engineer and an Electrical Engineer with at least three years’ experience.  These positions offer excellent career opportunities and will involve working on an interesting and varied portfolio of projects.


          As part of our Edinburgh Team, you will produce low energy, creative design solutions to both scheme and detailed design level.  Day to day work will include carrying out site inspections and surveys, preparing specifications and project reports and attending meetings.  You will work across a variety of sectors including Education, Commercial, Healthcare, Leisure and Heritage.


          Our Edinburgh office works on projects throughout Scotland and in London and South West England.  This position is in response to our expanding workload.  Current areas of expanding work are Healthcare and Speculative Laboratory Developments with project sizes typically ranging from minor works to £75m.  Our preference is to deliver a detailed design service to our broad Client base.  The Company has a strong workstream of diverse UK wide projects with institutional Clients, property estates, public bodies, local councils and universities.  Our emphasis is on providing a high quality design service and securing high levels of repeat business.


          Applicants should be qualified in an appropriate discipline, e.g. Electrical or Building Services Engineering or similar, with a minimum of three years’ relevant experience in an Electrical Engineering role within a building services context (power, lighting, security, communications systems, etc.).  Experience of working with relevant design software e.g. Amtech, Dialux/Relux, and Revit and on BIM projects would be an advantage.


          Applicants should be able to demonstrate technical and communication skills, personal confidence and the ability to engage directly with Design Teams and Clients.  We are committed to the professional development of our Engineers and we will support you with specific training and development including gaining Chartered Engineer status.


          We offer a competitive salary, private health care, workplace pension and a supportive working environment.  If you believe that you meet the criteria described and think you would like to join us, we would be delighted to hear from you.


          Please submit your CV and a brief written statement outlining why you think you should be considered for this position and what particular relevant strengths you feel you could offer to our company.

          Applications should be emailed to: ElectricalRecruitment@kjtait.com

            Glasgow

            Mechanical Design Engineer

            KJ Tait Engineers are looking to expand their Glasgow Team and have a vacancy for a Mechanical Engineer with at least three years’ experience.  This position offers excellent career opportunities and will involve working on an interesting and varied portfolio of projects.

            As part of our Glasgow Team, you will produce low energy, creative design solutions to both scheme and detailed design level.  Day to day work will also include carrying out site inspections and surveys, preparing specifications and project reports and attending meetings.  You will work across a variety of sectors including Education, Commercial, Healthcare, Leisure and Residential.

            Our Glasgow office works on projects throughout Scotland and in South East England.  This position is in response to our expanding workload.  Current areas of expanding work are Commercial and Research Developments with project sizes typically ranging from minor works to £40m.  Our preference is to deliver a detailed design service to our broad Client base.  The Company has a strong workstream of diverse UK wide projects with institutional Clients, property estates, public bodies, local councils and universities.  Our emphasis is on providing a high quality design service and securing high levels of repeat business.

            Applicants for this position should be degree qualified in an appropriate discipline e.g. Mechanical, Energy or Building Services Engineering or similar.  Applicants applying for this role should have a minimum of three years’ relevant experience in a Mechanical Engineering role within a building services context (low energy heating, cooling and natural/mechanical ventilation systems, etc). Experience of working with relevant design software including AutoCAD, NBS, IES is a requirement, and experience with Revit MEP and implementation of BIM would be an advantage.

            Applicants should be able to demonstrate technical and communication skills, personal confidence and the ability to engage directly with all Project Stakeholders.  We are committed to the professional development of our Engineers and we will support you with specific training and development including gaining Chartered Engineer status.

            We offer a competitive salary, private health care, workplace pension and a supportive working environment.  If you believe that you meet the criteria described and think you would like to join us, we would be delighted to hear from you.

            Please submit your CV and a brief written statement outlining why you think you should be considered for this position and what particular relevant strengths you feel you could offer to our company.

            Applications should be emailed to: GlasgowRecruitment@kjtait.com

              London

              Facilities Engineer, Building Services

              KJ Tait Facilities provides professional engineering facilities support to all property sectors throughout the UK. Our expertise relates to the engineering services of Facilities Management and we employ dedicated Facilities Engineers to support our clients.


              We provide a wide range of services to our clients which include; maintenance contract procurement, M&E Condition Reports and a full Energy Management Service. We have over 25 years experience of providing Facilities Management support to numerous prestigious clients and have an excellent track record on our service delivery.


              The Facilities Team is supported by the wider range of services provided by KJ Tait Engineers. This integration with the other departments allows KJ Tait Facilities to provide a very comprehensive service to our clients.


              KJ Tait Facilities operate from offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Cambridge, London and Manchester. We employ both industry and academically qualified Consulting Engineers with strong links to the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) and the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).

              With recent increase in workload within the Facilities Department, we are looking to add to our current team. KJ Tait Facilities operates across the UK and the successful candidate will be based in our London office.

              The Facilities Engineer would be expected to manage a portfolio of buildings and provide Building Services advice and support to the Client or Building Manager. Such support would include the preparation and management of specialist maintenance contracts as well as undertaking regular audits of the properties. This is to ensure that all maintenance is being undertaken and properties are working efficiently to satisfaction of the occupants.


              This role would also involve providing Energy Management advice across the portfolio and looking at new technologies to provide continuous improvement at each property.


              Applicants should be degree/HND qualified in a related discipline (e.g. Building Services Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Energy Engineering or similar).  Alternatively, candidates with practical engineering experience will also be considered. This could be on a Full or Part-Time basis.


              The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate strong technical skills, personal confidence and a desire to learn.  This is a professional role so strong communication skills are required.


              We offer a competitive salary, private health care and a supportive working environment.

              If you believe that you meet the criteria described above and think you would like to join us, we would be delighted to hear from you.  Please submit your CV and a brief written statement outlining why you think you should be considered for the position and what particular relevant strengths you feel you could offer to our company.

              Applications should be emailed to: facilities.recruitment@kjtait.com

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                  Aberdeen
                  42 Union Terrace 
                  Aberdeen 
                  AB10 1NP 

                  01224 621 794
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                  Cambridge
                  4 Hills Road 
                  Cambridge 
                  CB2 1JP 

                  01223 460 508
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                  Edinburgh
                  4 Rothesay Place
                  Edinburgh 
                  EH3 7SL 

                  0131 225 7117
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                  Glasgow
                  15 Woodside Terrace 
                  Glasgow 
                  G3 7XH 

                  0141 332 9676
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                  London
                  1 Fitzroy Square 
                  London 
                  W1T 5HF 

                  0207 388 0952
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                  Manchester
                  Suite 3.2 Canada House 
                  Chepstow Street 
                  Manchester
                  M1 5PW 

                  0161 523 6085
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