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Facade engineer

Job Profile

Start date: 13th
November 2017
Closing date: 14th
December 2017
Salary: Competitive with benefits including pension

Due to continuous success the London team are looking for an experienced graduate facades engineer to join the team to work on a variety of unique and prestigious projects.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

Job Description

Key duties and responsibilities will include:
  • To assist the façade team in developing projects technically
  • To participate in project design workshops, developing technical requirements into appropriate cladding solutions
  • Support in the running of projects
  • Be able to produce clear drawings/sketches to illustrate design ideas
  • Assist in the preparation of project reports
  • To deliver work in a timely and technically competent manner
  • To review installed and manufactured works and offer technical commentary
  • Support with technical training
  • Participation in various debates particularly the annual meeting
  • Input into the standard specifications (and performance schedules etc)
  • Input into guide documents (standardised drafting manuals, minimum expectations, standards scopes of service etc)
  • Research into and dissemination of new products and supporting literature

Candidate Specification

The successful applicant must have:

  • Free hand sketching skills in developing ideas and explaining concepts
  • Ability to develop, and protect relationships with Clients and provide a range of services tailored to their clients’ needs.
  • Ability to develop and present concepts in meetings
  • An understanding in Façade Subcontracting or consulting fields Engineering related degree
  • Ability to work both independently and within extended work teams
  • MSc Façade Engineering or equivalent.
  • A basic engineering background is essential; with knowledge of materials and system capabilities including but not limited: aluminium, steel, concrete, stone, glass and timber, and systems like unitised and stick curtain wall systems, aluminium framed windows and rain screen cladding systems
  • Ability to understand and react to design changes and budget constraints
  • Ability to communicate ideas clearly through legible hand drawn generated sketches, or other means as necessary
  • Ability to understand the balance of priorities on differing projects
  • Ability to work as a team player, and manage and work with others in the office, to produce drawings and reports to meet deadlines
  • Have good organisational skills
  • Experience of the practical aspects of handling and fabricating typical cladding materials
  • An understanding and use of Analytical/Design and CAD software along with the interfaces between data transfer links across packages such as Rhinoceros or Grasshopper. Growth in the use of BIM tools and CAD management systems
  • Have experience in designing façade elements which should include the following:
    • Awareness of basic weather performance and building physics issues (ventilation, solar control, thermal performance, fire, acoustics etc)
    • Awareness of typical cladding component details including glass aesthetics and performance
  • Knowledge of relevant façade & structural software, eg. Strand 7, Spacegass, Therm, Autocad, Revit.
  • Experienced in façade construction with good knowledge to optimised the design

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