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Building Performance Engineer

Building Physics Consultant - To £40K Package

Finish work each day feeling great that you've helped tackle the climate emergency and that you're doing your bit, to help save our planet for future generations.

This specialist Sustainability Consultancy offers a turn-key integrated solution to their clients. They cover everything from Passivhaus studies, Dynamic Thermal Modelling, BREEAM and LEED, HVAC Design, Thermal Bridging studies, Airtight testing, Energy statements to Project Management and can even specify and supply a range of renewable energy technologies to use on projects.

Rather than just designing a project, they plan, manage and oversee the construction or refurbishment process and also provide POE's and measurement and verification of energy savings.

This is a hybird role; and they ask that you attend the office twice a week. You'll be responsible for helping their clients achieve low energy and low-cost buildings while improving occupant comfort and overall health and well-being.

Key tasks

  • Building Physics modelling (Daylight, overheating studies, dynamic thermal modelling etc) of new build and complex refurbishment projects.
  • Partnering with architects and helping bring their ideas and visions to life.
  • Undertaking R&D inro new or emerging technologies.
  • Using IES, PHPP, SAP, Excel or Grasshopper to model and predict a buildings energy use.
  • Championing low energy building design.
  • Assisting with whole life costing analysis or whole life carbon analysis.
  • Implementing Passivhaus standards for all new projects.
  • Attending CPD's and also regular inhouse training and development sessions.

Benefits

  • Up to 35 days annual leave Bank Holidays.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Ongoing Training and Development, both on the job training and external CPD's.
  • UK and international projects

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Mechanical & Sustainability Engineer

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Mechanical & Sustainability Engineer - to £45,000 Profit Share Bonus

This is a diverse role that will develop your skills in HVAC Design, Sustainability and Project Management whilst you receive ongoing CPD and support to develop into a well-rounded, Chartered Engineer.

As a Mechanical Design / Sustainability Engineer you'll enjoy working as part of the Sustainability and Energy Efficiency division of a well-established Mechanical Contractor, who have offices in London and Kent. As a Mechanical (HVAC) and Sustainability Engineer, you'll be involved in projects all the way through from the initial survey, through concept and detailed design, installation, commissioning, maintenance, and aftercare.

You'll deal directly with the decision makers within blue chip clients in the Hotel and Leisure, Industrial, Pharmaceutical, Banking and Commercial sectors.

Here, you'll use your keen interest in Sustainability and best practice, Low Carbon Building Design and operation, to create innovative, energy efficient designs for clients such as Hilton Hotels, Unilever, London Stock Exchange, British Land and Vue Cinemas.

As a Mechanical (Building Services) Design and Sustainability Engineer, you'll benefit from a hybrid working week. This will include working from the office, working from home, and site-based duties as you enjoy a varied role of HVAC Design, Energy Efficiency and Project Management.

Detailed duties

  • Energy audits
    • Undertake energy audits across a range of building types.
    • Report on current energy use, occupancy levels and building use.
    • For each building, propose an energy reduction solution that is fit for purpose.
    • Collect and analyse data and then produce reports.
    • Provide a few options for clients that demonstrates the pay backs in terms of potential energy savings for a few different options.
    • Provide clients with a clear return on investment calculation, allowing them to make an informed decision.

  • HVAC Design
    • Meet with clients to understand their challenges and requirements.
    • Produce a bespoke, commercial technical proposal for each client (that includes the cost to do the design and installation by their in-house Projects Team).
    • Liaise with clients all the way through the project, keep them informed of the progress, possible risks, or possible delays.
    • Present proposals to new clients and secure repeat business.
    • Carry out QA checks of the work (I.e. design, proposals) produced by less experienced members of the inhouse design team.

  • HVAC commissioning and onsite design review
    • Attend site and verify key parameters such as air volume, temperature, humidity, and air velocity.
    • Balance air flows and pressures within systems to achieve the desired and agreed environmental design criteria.
    • Assist the BMS Engineers with creating the optimal BMS Control strategy for each building.
    • Carry out measurement and verification to ensure the predicted savings have been achieved.

  • CPD

  • Attend regular training courses ensure you stay abreast of emerging technologies or new software or trends.
  • Maintain a register of all CPD you complete with the aim of becoming a CEng with CIBSE or the IMechE.

Benefits

  • 25 days leave
  • Option of working from home up to two days a week (quite rare within contracting)
  • Option of working from abroad for up to one week at a time.
  • Uncapped profit share
  • Individual bonus (in addition to the profit share described above)
  • Opportunity to move internally, into a dedicated Project Manager role in the future.
  • Easy access to the company founder, directors, and other key stakeholders.
  • Pension
  • Payment of 1 x Professional Membership.

Requirements

  • Previous experience designing HVAC services across a range of different building types.
  • Good communicator, able to build rapport with a variety of people easily.
  • Previous experience onsite, i.e., overseeing projects during construction or installation phases.
  • Good all-round knowledge of MEP Building Services, Energy Auditing and BMS.

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