COVID-19


RSP Consulting Engineers are doing our utmost to protect our staff, visitors and clients in these difficult times. We have implimented many measures to help do this and these are detailed below.

As the situation changes these documents may need to be revised, so consider them to be fluid and they shall be constantly updated as the Government’s Guidance changes


Careers - Senior Electrical Engineer


We currently have opportunity for an experienced senior electrical engineer within our Edinburgh office who has the potential to progress their career to Associate level.

You will be an integral part of a multi-disciplined team working on a variety of projects covering all sectors within the construction industry. The position will be within our Edinburgh office situated at Newbridge, Edinburgh.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Act as project leader responsible for the electrical services design development in accordance with project objectives.
  • Work competently on an independent basis or as part of a wider team and be responsible for reporting to senior staff.
  • Communicate directly with clients and other design team members, including attendance at meetings.
  • Undertake the preparation on complex calculations and comprehensive design associated with M&E Building installations.
  • Be responsible for the technical and financial (where applicable) reporting proposals to suit project needs.
  • Manage workload and support a team of engineers and technicians (including verification of design and quality).
  • Prepare and take responsibility for the complete engineering solutions design from conception to delivery.
  • Prepare technical reports, documents and specifications.
  • Assist in the set up and management including planning and monitoring job resourcing/expenditure.
  • Establish and maintain a good working relationship with clients.
  • Be actively involved in compliance with RSP Business Management Systems.
  • Assist in the continued development of others within the Practice.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with electrical services design on a varying range of projects.
  • Management and team leader experience within a multi-disciplined team.
  • Good and confident communication skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant industry design software (i.e. NBS, Bentley Hevacomp, Amtech, Dialux or similar).
  • AutoCAD and Revit Experience.

Requirements:

  • Preferably Degree qualified and working towards MCIBSE CEng.
  • Preferably 5 years + experience at senior engineer level.
  • Valid UK Driving Licence.
  • Willingness to do overtime, when and if required.
  • Must be prepared to travel within the UK. This may involve early morning starts, late finishes and occasionally overnight stays.

To apply, download the application form and e-mail it alongside a copy of your CV to enquiries@rsp.net


Careers - Senior Administrator


We currently have an opening for an Senior Administrator.

You will be an integral part of an administration team working covering various duties including general administration, reception duties, assisting with financial tasks, marketing and submissions. The position will be within our Edinburgh office situated at Rosewell House, 2A Harvest Drive, Newbridge, Edinburgh.

Key Tasks:

  • Work as part of a team to cover the Reception desk
  • Assist in the preparation of tenders primarily using Indesign
  • Carry out financial tasks – including management of purchase orders
  • General admin duties including ordering stationery, book travel for staff and organise/assist in CPD seminar lunches for Engineers
  • Updating social media platforms
  • Prepare presentations for Staff and Partners
  • General administrative duties
  • Develop a marketing strategy with Partners
  • Assisting in the production of marketing materials and literature
  • Produce bid and submission documents
  • To develop and manage the organisation’s photography library.

Skills/Experience: 

  • Previous experience in a Senior Administration role – Engineering Consultants environment is an ideal setting
  • Marketing experience would be desirable but not essential.
  • Confident in use of complex Microsoft Word and Excel documents
  • Excellent organisation and communication skills
  • Experience in Adobe Indesign software.
  • Experienced in using Microsoft packages such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven planning and organisation skills.
  • Good attention to detail (Proof reading, spelling and grammar etc).
  • Ability to manage and prioritise workload.
  • Self-motivated with ability to take initiative.
  • Knowledge of Social Media for business.

To apply, download the application form and e-mail it alongside a copy of your CV to enquiries@rsp.net


Careers - Electrical Graduate Engineer


We currently have an opening for an electrical graduate engineer who is looking to progress their career with an established building services practice.

You will be an integral part of a multi-disciplined team working on a variety of projects covering all sectors within the construction industry. The position will be within our Edinburgh office situated at Rosewell House, 2A Harvest Drive, Newbridge, Edinburgh.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work under a project engineer, continue with on the job learning and assist with the electrical services design for multiple projects.
  • Work competently on an independent basis or as part of a wider team and be responsible for reporting to senior staff.
  • Communicate directly with other design team members, including attendance at meetings.
  • Undertake the preparation of calculations and design associated with Electrical Services installations.
  • Manage your own workload to suit project deadlines and requirements.
  • Prepare concept and preliminary engineering solutions for design.
  • Establish and maintain a good working relationship with other design team members.
  • Be actively involved in compliance with RSP Business Management Systems.

Preferred Skills:

  • Good and confident communication skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant industry design software (i.e. NBS, Bentley Hevacomp, Amtech, Dialux or similar).
  • AutoCAD and Revit Experience.

Requirements:

  • Degree qualified.
  • Valid UK Driving Licence.
  • Willingness to do overtime, when and if required.
  • Must be prepared to travel within the UK. This may involve early morning starts, late finishes and occasionally overnight stays.

To apply, download the application form and e-mail it alongside a copy of your CV to enquiries@rsp.net


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Sectors


Our solid reputation continues to win us new business across all sectors as well such as maintaining excellent working relationships with existing clients.

RSP has a very strong track record of providing co-ordinated and integrated Building Services and Environmental advice to our clients. These companies continue to utilise the wealth of knowledge the practice can offer which we feel is a reflection on the quality and consistency of the service we provide.

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News

July 2020


As the Country starts to emerge from lockdown, fitness and leisure centres will be amongst the last facilities to be reopened to the public.

A combination of the concern on high density of cardiovascular activity and the usual approach of recirculating systems and minimum fresh air utilised in many facilities are likely to be among the influencing factors.

Is there a need to review how leisure centres are serviced and will the usual solution of VRF systems and minimum fresh air be continued?

The new Edinburgh Leisure Meadowbank Sports Centre currently under construction may be another example of the way forward.

The Centre has been designed to predominantly utilise displacement ventilation to serve the fitness suites, multi-purpose rooms, gymnastics, boxing and Dojo facilities.

Displacement ventilation is seen as one of the main positive design solutions available to addressing concerns and issues prompted by COVID-19.

Displacement works by introducing fresh air directly into the occupied space and offsetting (displacing) contaminants in the air to high level to be extracted.

It provides one of the freshest environments available.

The displacement system is able to utilise free cooling for significant portions of the year and helped further by the centres long operating hours.

When mechanical cooling is required, the opportunity to utilise heat pumps to provide cooling and the production of domestic hot water could be considered depending on the centres hot water demand, even more so if it has a swimming pool associated with it.

Many people may have come across displacement in an office environment with diffusers distributing air via a floor plenum. The cooling capacity in that case is severely restricted due to comfort concerns from people sitting at desks and therefore in the speculative office development, the market, over the years, had veered towards VRF type systems.

However displacement has been utilised in industrial facilities for many years to deal with high heat loads, and, in a gym environment where you are looking for as much fresh air and cooling as possible, then the match is evident.

RSP utilised a similar displacement ventilation solution for its 90 station gym and multi-purpose rooms at Fife Councils Carnegie Leisure Centre in Dunfermline which opened several years ago and has operated very well, with positive feedback from staff and users alike.

The opportunities to utilise displacement in high and low occupancy environments are numerous and it is likely that the ventilation design solutions for projects will be looking at all air systems more closely from now on.


Careers


There are currently no positions available within RSP Consulting Engineers.


Clients


We provide our services to many prestigious clients across a wide range of sectors.

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"We found RSP to be professional and very competent engineers. They were easy to work with and the University particularly appreciated their willingness to attend site when any issues arose. I was particularly impressed with their lighting design and think its fair to say they had a sense of style as well as competence. I would have no hesitation in recommending them for a similar project."

Adrian Neville, Head of Estates Planning & Development – Abertay University


Our solid reputation continues to win us new business for significant corporates and organisations. A selection of case studies are featured below.


Plans and drawings

Services


RSP offers a complete design service for public health, mechanical and electrical services ranging from small scale to multi-million-pound complex developments.

Our design philosophy is to provide a flexible and holistic approach to achieve the highest standards of design.  We provide cost-efficient solutions that utilise the latest proven technology and equipment to meet the needs of our clients and the requirements of each project.

Public Health

  • Above Ground Drainage
  • Domestic Water Services

Mechanical

  • Air Conditioning
  • Natural Gas
  • Heating
  • Ventilation
  • Building Regulation Section 6 and Part L Compliance
  • Renewable and LZCT Design

Electrical

  • Electrical Distribution
  • Power Distribution
  • Fire Detection
  • Lighting
  • Security
  • Data
  • Standby Generation

Surveys & Building Services Analysis

  • Energy Statements and Sustainability Reports
  • Condition Surveys
  • Energy Modelling, Auditing and Analysis
  • Resilient and Integrated Design Reviews
  • Thermal Simulation and Temperature Analysis
  • Whole Life Costing
  • Site Inspections
  • Spatial Fit and Detailed Co-ordination
  • Building Information Modelling
  • Feasibility Studies


RSP have the following qualified Environmental Specialists in-house:

  • BREEAM Accredited Professional and Registered Assessors
  • Eco Homes Assessors
  • CIBSE Low Carbon Consultants
  • CIBSE Low Carbon Energy Assessors
  • CIBSE Air Conditioning Energy Assessors
  • Air Conditioning Inspectors
  • SKA Assessors
  • CIBSE ESOS Assessors

We are experienced in carrying out low and zero carbon technology feasibility studies for clients in new and existing buildings and masterplans. In addition, we have several engineers experienced in dynamic simulation modelling. This is a vital tool which allows RSP to construct a thermal model of a project and experiment with appropriate servicing strategies for it. We have carried out studies for several major clients using this software measuring the impact of improvement strategies on existing buildings, allowing our clients to make informed decisions on the optimal improvement strategy for energy and greenhouse gas emission reduction.  We are members of BSRIA (Building Services Research and Information Association); the Business Environmental Partnership and the Green Business Network.

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RSP are leaders in energy efficient design of building services. With over 20 years’ experience in designing low energy, commercially viable solutions; it is our professional responsibility to encourage our clients to take energy reduction and efficiency seriously and we are committed to improving the sustainability of our work.

Our approach has always been to minimise energy use and therefore the requirement for services in buildings. We do this through good design practice and early interaction with architects and other design team members. We have developed, and strive to maintain, a broad knowledge of the latest developments in low energy design and equipment. This enables us and our clients to construct appropriate solutions to the challenges facing our environment.


RSP can provide a fully co-ordinated design service for utility infrastructure projects ranging from small scale to multi-million-pound developments.

Our experienced team aim to deliver a tailored but flexible approach to ensure the optimal strategy is achieved for the development.

RSP Consulting Engineers LLP are now WIRS (Water Industry Regulation Scheme) Accredited Designers.

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Our Scope
The scope of services can include:

  • Master Planning
  • Load Assessments
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Utility Provider Quote Management
  • Site Inspections
  • 11kV and 33kV Power Distribution
  • District Heating
  • Medium and Low-Pressure Gas
  • Telephony
  • Mains Water Distribution
  • Street Lighting Design
  • Energy Statements and Sustainability Reports


With our inhouse specialist teams, RSP can offer a total engineering solutions service to property and facilities managers of buildings and service installations, adding value to our projects from inception to completion.

The need to extend the influence on building services design and construction into the occupation phase has never been more important, modern buildings and their energy performance monitoring is increasingly a requirement of our clients.

We apply practical technical knowledge to support property managers in the role of managing and delivering effective facilities, through technical asset management and building compliance.

Our experienced team offers total flexibility, recognising that every building requires a service tailored to suit its precise needs.

We aim to deliver a service to ensure our clients continuously receive value for money while gaining a compliant and quality technical service.

A\C Design & Inspection

  • A\C Assessor inspections
  • Data Centres & Communication Rooms
  • Independence design reviews
  • Installation monitoring
  • Specialist A\C design

Surveys

  • Compliance survey
  • Energy audits
  • Fit-for-purpose analysis
  • Pre-acquisition and condition surveys
  • Schedules of dilapidations
  • Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) Schedules
  • Life Cycle Costing

Building Services Analysis

  • Energy Statements and Sustainability Reports
  • Energy Auditing and Analysis
  • Resilient and Integrated Design Reviews
  • Thermal Simulation and Temperature Analysis
  • Whole Life Costing


RSP provide the following qualified services:

  • 2D General Arrangements and Co-ordination
  • 3D Modelling
  • Multi-discipline Co-ordination
  • Clash Detection
  • Visual System Walk Through