01 / Careers at DSSR

Are you an engineer looking for a rewarding career in building services design?

Working as a consulting engineer for DSSR, you will have the opportunity to design the core functions of a range of interesting projects and solve complex engineering problems for clients in a variety of industries.

02 / Why Choose DSSR?

Why should you choose DSSR?

DSSR is a great place for engineers, at any stage of their career, who are looking for a challenging and rewarding environment. We offer a variety of resources to help engineers develop their skills and knowledge, and they have a strong culture of collaboration and support.

DSSR has an outstanding track record for developing successful engineers and offering clear development opportunities. The current board of Directors is an example of the clear progression available throughout the company; all current DSSR Directors have worked at the company straight from school or university to the board level.

Among our recruits are a great number of graduates and trainees who take part in our ongoing Structured Development Programme. In many instances, these individuals have stayed with the Company for many years, running projects as senior members of staff.  This is our commitment to career development.

DSSR has also joined “The 5% Club” which is a movement of employers who are focused on creating momentum behind the recruitment of apprentices, sponsored students and graduates into the workplace.

Mentorship to Develop Your Growth

Employees are DSSR’s most valuable assets. It is therefore essential to the success of DSSR that the company invests in the development of all DSSR colleagues.

DSSR offers a variety of training and development programs, as well as opportunities for professional growth and advancement. We also have a strong culture of collaboration and support, which helps our employees feel valued and appreciated.

As a result of DSSR’s commitment to its employees, the company has a strong team of talented and dedicated engineering professionals.

DSSR has a policy of internal promotion wherever possible, and employees are encouraged to take increased responsibility in line with business objectives.

Formal Training Programs

DSSR is a company that recognises the importance of providing formal training opportunities for prospective employees. We believe that investing in the professional development of our colleagues not only benefits them but also enhances the overall success of DSSR.

As such, we offer a range of formal training opportunities, including onboarding programs, skills training, leadership development, and specialised courses. Our skills training program provides employees with the necessary technical skills to excel in their roles. We also provide leadership development training for employees who are interested in advancing into management positions.

Our specialised courses cover a variety of topics, including project management, communication skills, and industry-specific knowledge. At DSSR, we are committed to ensuring that our employees have access to the best formal training opportunities to help them succeed in their careers.

Positive Working Environment

At DSSR, we believe that a positive working environment is essential for employee satisfaction and success. Our company culture values collaboration, respect, and open communication. We foster a supportive work environment where employees feel valued, motivated, and empowered to achieve their goals.

All DSSR colleagues benefit from flexible working arrangements, including remote work options and flexible hours, to ensure that our employees can maintain a healthy work-life balance. We also encourage continuous learning and development through training opportunities, mentorship programs, and career advancement paths.

We are committed to creating a positive and inclusive workplace where everyone feels supported and encouraged to thrive.

Employee Benefits

To further support our colleagues, we offer a comprehensive employee benefits package which includes a Cycle to Work scheme, discounts with major retailers for a wide range of purchases and subscriptions, various salary sacrifice schemes, vehicle maintenance scheme, gym membership discounts, medical cost reimbursement, and a pension plan with award-winning investment service Hargreaves Lansdown—which includes generous employer contributions.

We are committed to providing our employees with comprehensive benefits to support their health, wellbeing, and professional growth.

03 / Current Opportunities
04 / Career Progression

Interviews with graduates who have developed with DSSR

To illustrate the clear career progression available at DSSR, we have interviewed a few of our graduates and recent graduates. Read about their experiences and see if DSSR is a good fit for you.


Maria Poppe

Assistant Electrical Engineer

Joined DSSR in March 2020

What is your role within DSSR?

I am currently employed as an Assistant Electrical Engineer at DSSR, while also in the process of completing my Master’s Degree in Building Services Engineering at Heriot-Watt University.

How would you describe your experience with DSSR so far?

My role at DSSR involves designing LV electrical services for various projects, while also supporting my line manager with larger projects. Additionally, as an Assistant Engineer, I am responsible for managing smaller projects on behalf of DSSR. My current work is primarily in the healthcare sector and includes hospital extensions and A&E refurbishments.

The support I’ve received at DSSR has been an essential element in my professional development. I have been fortunate to work with colleagues who are always willing to provide expert advice. The Directors are approachable and friendly while maintaining a professional office environment. The available guidance and support have been crucial in developing my sense of professional judgement, responsibility as well as confidence.

How would you describe DSSR to other graduate engineers?

DSSR is a fast-paced work environment with constant learning opportunities. It also provides a flexible working environment which suits my needs.  I am grateful and excited for new opportunities as I experience, learn and grow alongside my colleagues at DSSR.

What is your current role within DSSR?

My current role is Senior Mechanical Engineer. I produce designs of mechanical building services on a variety of projects but with a focus on healthcare projects. Currently, I am designing new modular operating theatres, endoscopy buildings and emergency departments at hospital sites across the UK.

How would you describe your experience with DSSR so far?

I have been able to gain valuable experience and develop as an Engineer whilst working on a variety of interesting projects. I’ve found the work fast-paced, due to the speed of construction of modular design, and I have been able to witness the progress and the opening of several new departments since joining only 2 years ago.

How would you describe DSSR to other graduate engineers?

There are a lot of opportunities within the company to be exposed to a variety of work. For example, I now advise on the latest renewable technologies to be incorporated and ensure buildings are completed and comply with the latest healthcare design guidance. I also coordinate with all other disciplines including architects, structural and project engineers.


James Kinnear

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Joined DSSR in September 2020


Georgia Doyle

Assistant Mechanical Engineer

Joined DSSR in February 2022

What is your current role within DSSR?

In my current role as Assistant Mechanical Engineer, I undertake the design of mechanical services on projects. This can range from mechanical surveys, drafting drawings in AutoCAD/REVIT, to writing specifications and reports.

How would you describe your experience with DSSR so far?

So far, my experience with DSSR has been great. I’ve been able to work on meaningful projects, due to our strong healthcare presence, and also lead smaller education projects. The experience I’ve gained at DSSR doesn’t compare to anywhere else.

How would you describe DSSR to other graduate engineers?

DSSR is great for graduates as we have a range of projects to gain industry experience and knowledge of various sectors. Support is always available when needed, professionally and personally.

What is your current role within DSSR?

My job title is a Graduate Sustainability Assistant. In my role, I mainly assist with BREEAM certifications. As a newly qualified BREEAM Assessor, I have just begun working on my own BREEAM projects, which I am very excited about.

How would you describe your experience with DSSR so far?

My experience at DSSR has been a learning experience! I have gained so many different skills since starting work here. Even though I have two degrees in sustainability-related fields, seeing the real-world applications of my studies has taught me so much about the field that I could have never learned in the classroom.

How would you describe DSSR to other graduate engineers?

I would recommend DSSR to anyone who is looking for a positive working environment where they can be exposed to interesting projects. Speaking from my perspective, I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of areas that I would not have expected, learning from some of the best engineers in the industry. I like feeling like I’m making a genuine difference in the world by working on these projects.

The company culture at DSSR is very collaborative and supportive. I feel like I am part of a team, and we are all working together to achieve common goals. I am also very grateful for the opportunities for professional development and advancement that the company offers.

I am very happy with my decision to work at DSSR. I believe that this is a great company to start my engineering career, and I am excited to see what the future holds.


Emma Meng

Sustainability Advisor

(former Graduate Engineer)

05 / Contact

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