What is the role of a services engineer in construction?

The services engineer is responsible for all electrical/mechanical/services works for the project. This includes the gas, water, waste water, electrics, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and lifts etc.

They should be looking to design a cost efficient, environmentally friendly system that fits in with the brief of the client. As with all of the design team members they must frequently liaise with the architect and other members of the design team as necessary. They must make sure that their system meets health and safety requirements. They may also sub-let a section of their work to a specialist firm, e.g. for lifts and escalators etc.