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Building Envelope Specialist

  1. Cities & development
  2. Epsom
R-112636

Role:

We are currently recruiting for a Building Envelope Specialist for an important role working within a team of senior staff engaged in Due Diligence/Latent Defects Insurance Technical Audit roles.  Within this team we are engaged in structural and building envelope assessments on some of the most prestigious new buildings in London.  Prior experience of such roles would be an advantage but is not essential; more important is wide ranging experience of cladding systems within a variety of building types, ideally within both design and construction.

The successful candidate will be undertaking the review and inspection of building envelope systems and will have wide ranging experience of a variety of building types within both design and construction. Based in our Epsom office, you will be required to work locally, nationally and internationally and there will be a requirement for flexibility in respect of travel to meet client demands. You will need to demonstrate a mature and experienced attitude to working closely with clients and in this role your expertise and advice may be called upon on a day-to-day basis by the client.

Your professional qualification could be in engineering or architecture from either a consulting or contracting background – more important is your knowledge and experience of both design and construction in this specialised field.  The successful candidate will have excellent technical writing and communications skills.

The LDI TA team is led by Scott Graham and currently sits within the Infrastructure Building Structures Practice in the Epsom office, which comprises around 60 staff working on a mixture of heavy civils and building projects. The Structures Practice works on a wide variety of national and international projects in the UK and, whilst you will have opportunities to work on these projects, your role will predominantly be within a small, specialised team of structural engineers and architects.

Requirements:

  • In addition to the role requirements above the following is required.
  • Professional qualifications are advantageous but not essential.
  • Experience of design and construction of Building Envelope systems across a variety of building types from concept to construction.
  • Understanding and experience of cladding system components; including framing, gaskets, insulants, vapour barriers, breather membranes.
  • Experience in a wide range of materials, including Aluminium, Steel, Timber, GRP, PVC, Rubber, Manmade, ETFE, etc.
  • Knowledge of coatings/protection.
  • Knowledge and experience of interfaces and tolerances between other building elements.
  • Testing, Maintenance and Repair of cladding systems.
  • Ventilation.
  • Experience and appreciation of issues around “Bespoke” designs.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Excellent report writing.
  • Experience and confidence in client-facing roles.         
  • Proven track record of strong client liaison/relationships.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of regulations/legislation.
  • Preferred skills/experience.
  • Experience of Due Diligence/Latent Defects Insurance work.
  • Expert Witness experience.

What we offer?

AtkinsRéalis recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements.  As part of this commitment, we understand the need for a diverse and flexible workforce, where a work-life balance is important. So, by default AtkinsRéalis offers flexible working, where there is no fixed 9 ‘till 5, no need for a 5-day week, no requirement for a full-time contract, and no requirement to spend all your working time in the office.

Rewards and Benefits:

We offer a competitive salary that is regularly tested against other consultants with a default 25-days leave each year plus bank holidays and options to buy some or sell of that leave. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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Training:

AtkinsRéalis is committed to developing its people both personally and professionally. Our colleagues have the advantage of access to a high ranging training portfolio and development activities designed to help make the best of individual’s abilities and talents. We also actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

Additional Information:

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance.  If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. The vetting process is delivered by United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) and may require candidates to provide proof of residency in the UK of 5 years or longer. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. To help embed inclusion for all, from day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

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