Building Physics / Sustainability Engineer

Civil & Structural
  • UK, South East, Surrey, Epsom
  • Permanent
  • Full time
  • Negotiable
Our client is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering, project management and building services consultancies. They are playing a leading role in some of the world’s most challenging and exciting engineering projects across sectors including Aviation, Energy, Cities and Development,...
  • Posted
  • Deadline: 28.02.2024

Managing consultant

Nisa Hamid

Quote ref: 1061/78098

Quote ref: 1061/78098

Job description

Our client is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering, project management and building services consultancies. They are playing a leading role in some of the world’s most challenging and exciting engineering projects across sectors including Aviation, Energy, Cities and Development, Education, Transportation and Defence.  

 

Their Building Design Practice are looking for an experienced, motivated dynamic individual, with a proven background in Building Physics engineering. The role will involve working on numerous projects, client communication, building physics reporting, and supporting the wider team. The ideal candidate must have the ability to understand the bigger picture and the development aims of the business. The candidate will have a strong propensity to work with others and should be conscientious and committed. This role will be based in Epsom but presents the opportunity to join a national delivery team and work with designers all across the UK and internationally.  

 

Summary of Responsibilities:  

To undertake engineering services design and consultancy work under the direction of the line manager or project leader.  

To undertake calculations, production of drawings, specifications and reports, site surveys, construction stage duties, client liaison, liaison with members of design/construction teams, project management, costing and any other relevant duty required to comply with the project brief.  

 

Responsibilities:  

The role requires a blend/mix of Mechanical Building Services & Building Physics skills.  

Producing dynamic thermal models using IES VE software.  

Producing PART L & EPC reports, Thermal Comfort Reports, daylight analysis, LZC reports, etc.  

Act as Project Leader on selected projects.  

Working closely with others in a team environment to achieve a common goal.  

Managing elements of project delivery and an understanding of budget costings.  

Reviewing progress, inc. reporting any anomalies and changes of scope to the line manager.  

Help & assist with technical development of junior staff.  

Ensuring projects are kept within time/cost limits as stated at briefing meetings.  

Completing time/expense sheets as required.  

 

Requirements:  

Knowledge of British and European Standards, Building Regulations documents etc.  

Confident with passive building design from both an environmental and energy efficiency perspective, Proven experience within a similar role.  

Sustainability strategies.  

Energy strategies.  

Building Regulations Part L assessments using NHER / Elmhurst and IES.  

Energy modelling and assessment.  

Dynamic modelling for thermal comfort assessments and overheating risk assessments.  

Renewable energy feasibility studies.  

Daylight analysis.  

 

Desirable Experience -  

High-level understanding of thermal modeling using IES VE Dynamic Simulation Software, and additional software.  

A minimum of 2 years’ experience in building physics engineering.  

Degree qualified – mechanical or building physics.  

Professional Membership (CIBSE, IET, IMechE).  

Low Carbon Energy Assessor.  

Energy and sustainability strategy reports for planning applications.  

Capable of accurate work under pressure and able to work on several projects simultaneously.  

Embodied carbon assessments – not essential but beneficial.  

Whole life carbon appraisals – not essential but beneficial.  

Circular economy strategies and low carbon materials – not essential but beneficial BREEAM, WELL AP – not essential but beneficial.  

Wider knowledge of other disciplines highly desirable.  

Able to gain security clearance if required.  

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