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MEP Designer


Derby, GB

Our vision is simple - TopHat was founded to deliver beautiful homes, sustainably. We use advanced manufacturing and the latest technology to delivery ultra-low carbon homes, whilst keeping costs as low as possible. We manufacture homes in a controlled environment, removing uncertainties, improving quality and reducing costs. We have extensive experience of delivering projects in different ways to ensure that our customers get the solutions they need.

We've built over 200 homes with a pipeline far in excess of this. We are also a manufacturer; operating in a 125,000 sq ft factory in Derbyshire and have well advanced plans to build another one 5 times bigger. 

We are looking to recruit an MEP Designer with Revit MEP experience to be based out of our office in South Derbyshire, Foston. This role will be responsible for developing design details for electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems for modular homes that deliver architectural ambitions of the business in a way that is both designed for manufacture and buildability. The results of your work won’t sit in reports, they will be parts of people’s houses. We think that’s pretty exciting.

The Role

  • Development of MEP services, layouts and details in a timely manner that are:
  • Robust from a cost perspective
  • Meet building regulations
  • Consistent with advice from structural engineers
  • Meet factory production and assembly requirements with a focus on pre-assembly and ease of installation
  • Meet BOPAS accreditations
  • Support factory and site installation processes
  • Establish route cause of issues that may arise and work with design team to develop robust solutions
  • Support MEP Coordinator and Design Manager to resolve design issues
  • Create BOM and coordinate with procurement & SAP team to ensure clarity with new products and specifications
  • Create and manage MEP Revit families
  • Support factory floor with design issues
  • Create and support site installation of MEP design
  • Support R&D function in the production of design details

About you

  • Excellent working knowledge of Revit MEP
  • Experience of working with technical drawings
  • Experience of working with Revit within the construction/manufacturing industry
  • HND/HNC in engineering, building or architectural technology
  • Understanding of P&IDs & Schematic drawings
  • Good understanding of AutoCad
  • Ability to self-motivate against demanding targets and tight deadlines
  • Must possess well developed inter-personal and communication skills
  • Ability to understand and solve problems
  • Independent self-starter and able to work on own initiative
  • Ability to interact with all levels of staff within the company



What we can offer you

  • Salary up to £40,000 per annum 

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays

  • Vitality Health Insurance

  • Group Life Assurance

  • Income Protection

  • Subsidised Canteen (Derby site only)

  • Group Pension Scheme

  • Flexible Working (role dependant)

  • Enhanced Paternity and Maternity Pay

At TopHat we welcome applications from all backgrounds and are committed to creating a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture where everyone can succeed and be themselves. Not only is it the right thing to do, but it makes our business what it is today. We value diversity and we particularly welcome applications from BAME communities, women and anyone with disabilities as we are underrepresented in these areas.

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