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Building Physics / Sustainability Engineer

  1. Cities & development
  2. Epsom
R-105588

AtkinsRéalis Building Services Design Practice are looking for an experienced, motivated Building Physics Engineer seeking to develop their career in a positive, stimulating and supported environment and join our team where talent is encouraged and growth opportunities unrivalled. We have an opening in our new modern office in Epsom which offers a fantastic collaborative environment for our multi-disciplinary teams and includes:

  • Secure Bike Storage with ample Shower and Changing facilities.
  • Subsidised Staff Restaurant.
  • Subsidised Staff Coffee and Sandwich Shop.
  • Excellent environment with low carbon comfort cooled environment with displacement ventilation and concrete core cooling.
  • Regular social events at team, practice, and office level.
  • Wellbeing Breakout areas.
  • Staff car park with EV charging. 
  • External private landscaped areas with seating in.
  • Nearby access to Epsom Downs for runners / walkers.
  • Atkins Shuttlebus from the Station and town.
  • A local Building Services Team of 90+ Engineers and a national network of 20 Building Physics Experts.

The opening presents the opportunity to join our Building Services team in Epsom who are playing a leading role in some of the world’s most challenging and exciting engineering projects across a plethora of sectors including Mission Critical, Aviation, Energy (eg Fission, Fusion, Large scale PV), Commercial Offices, Residential, Blue Light, Education, Transportation and Defence. Our work will have you working with designers all across the UK and internationally on projects that range from small net zero carbon housing developments to projects of significant and national scale.

The opportunity will require candidates to be client-facing as well as being involved in the day-to-day design of multi-disciplined projects. It is an exciting opportunity for an experienced building physics engineer to further develop their career within a leading multi-disciplined building design consultancy. As a multi-d team in one office the deep understanding of how a building works and performs will put you at the heart of soul of every project with the ability to drive forward low and net zero approaches an integrated manner where people will listen, learn and follow your advice.

The role will involve working on numerous projects, client communication, design development with the whole team and building physics reporting. The ideal candidate must have the ability to understand the bigger picture and how to push teams to solutions.The candidate will have a strong propensity to work with others and should be conscientious and committed.

Our focus is on developing our staff to realise their full potential, with development plans geared to individual needs and abilities.This role will allow development of existing technical skills as well as providing potential to expand digital skills and project management.

Our Practice is committed to developing our ways of working using emerging Digital Technology and your work will be supported by our Research and Innovation teams and local digital champions who are delivering Digital Transformation programmes at a local and international scale.Our ideal individual will bring strong technical skills to the role, as well as an enquiring mind able to contribute to the growth of our digital practice.

Responsibilities: 

  • To undertake engineering Building Physics design and modelling on a range of projects.
  • Producing dynamic thermal models using IES software and develop the understanding of a buildings performance and help develop and drive solutions to improve the design with the full Atkins design team in a truly collaborative manner.
  • Producing PART L & EPC reports,TM54,Thermal Comfort Reports, daylight analysis, LZC reports, BREEAM modelling reports, etc. 
  • Act as Project Leader on Building Physics Projects. 
  • Contribute towards raising & promoting the level of technical excellence in a national and local practice. 
  • To work with our digital teams on in house modelling tools development, testing and roll out of these across the business.
  • Our wider Building Physics team uses a plethora of design tools from a range of thermal and CFD packages and you would be encouraged to support work in these areas where you have experience (or develop your skills).
  • Help & assist with technical development of junior staff. 

Requirements: 

  • Knowledge of British and European Standards, Building Regulations documents etc. 
  • Have deep knowledge (or passion for developing this) of passive building design in terms of solutions and building form both from an environmental and energy efficiency perspective.
  • Proven experience within a similar role.
  • Experience in development of Energy strategies and Building Regulations Part L assessments.
  • Dynamic modelling experience for a range of subjects. 
  • Degree qualified – mechanical or building physics. 
  • Professional Membership (CIBSE, IET, IMechE) preferred. 
  • Low Carbon Energy Assessor is advantageous. 
  • Finding solutions and options for digital transformation and the industry net zero carbon challenge. 
  • Wider knowledge of other disciplines highly desirable. 
  • A technical and analytical mind with a desire to improve building performance and understanding.  

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.

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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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