Senior Facade Engineer

Skilled Careers Ltd
London (Greater)
50000-55000 Per Annum leave, pension etc...
28 Nov 2017
10 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Facades team in London.

Job Description

The post includes providing fa?ade related engineering (technical) input and assisting the fa?ade team with fa?ade system design in respect to aspects of procurement, buildability, structural performance, weather-tightness, and durability. Work is varied, working with signature architects on landmark architectural projects at all project values.

Key duties and responsibilities will include:

To assist the fa?ade team in developing projects technically from initial Client ideas

To participate in project design workshops, developing client requirements into technically appropriate cladding solutions

Providing continued support through leadership to the team on Technical content

To maintain good client relations

Input into the running of individual projects and the overall running of all projects within the team Project management in terms of resource and financial aspects

Preparing and Managing the project technical plans and associated project governance

Be able to produce clear drawings/sketches to illustrate design ideas

Assist in the preparation of specifications

Assist in the preparation of project reports

To provide strong leadership on Fa?ade Issues to the client and his design team

To deliver work in a timely and technically competent manner

To review Specialist Contractor submissions

To review installed and manufactured works and offer technical commentary

To assist with technical reviews; to be able to prepare reports on failures

Ongoing technical training and mentoring of fa?ade team

Input into the standard specifications (and performance schedules etc)

Input into guide documents (standardised drafting manuals, minimum expectations, standards scopes of service etc)

Preparation and presentation of training material

Development and presenting of technical papers for internal and external publication

Research into and dissemination of new products and supporting literature

Participation in major project reviews (concept, scheme, final)

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 Fa?ade Subcontracting or consulting fields.

Engineering related degree

Ability to work both independently and within extended work teams

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 fa?ade 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 fa?ade & structural software, eg. Strand 7, Spacegass, Therm, Autocad, Revit.

Extensive knowledge of fa?ade fabrication and workmanship

Experienced in fa?ade construction with good knowledge to optimised the design

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