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Graduate Building Physics Engineer

Graduate Building Physics Engineer 

Graduate Building Physics Engineer

Reference: MC008 – please quote on application

Start Date: Immediate and September 2024

Location: Swindon/Bristol/Cardiff (please specify 1st and 2nd choice of location on applying).

We will try our best to accommodate location preferences where possible but in some cases you may not be allocated your first or second choice location for your initial training period.

Employment type: Permanent, Full Time

Are you passionate about sustainable building design and want to join a leading independent sustainability and engineering consultancy? 

We are looking for a number of motivated and enthusiastic STEM graduates or experienced computer modellers (IES) who are keen to join our Building Physics department. You will be expected to develop dynamic 3D computer models of the proposed building and input and analyse data from the computer simulation software to meet various targets. An appreciation of thermodynamics, sustainable building design, and energy systems is essential.  

Based at either our new modern head office in central Swindon which has good travel links to London, Bristol and Bath, or one of our other offices in  Bristol or Cardiff, you will have the opportunity to expand your skillset and gain invaluable knowledge from other team members, whilst working closely with our other business groups.

Method operates a hybrid working policy so this will be a blend of the office and working remotely.

Starting Salary: £30k 

Graduate Training Programme

Our Graduate programme last around 2-3 years however, this timescale is wholly dependent on the individual paths each person will take. The aim of the programme is to give all graduates a structured pathway for the start of their career.

All graduates at Method work on real live projects and learn on the job carrying out tasks for those projects – this programme gives you some insight into what to expect within those two years including the formalities of technical reviews, membership of professional institutions etc.

Technical and non technical education such as presentation skills and time management courses etc, will make up a significant part of the programme. Everyone’s training is individual and tailored to their strengths and weaknesses enabling you to reach your full potential and gain both reward and satisfaction.

You will also be encouraged to develop your qualifications and become affiliated with an accredited institution such as CIBSE, IMechE, IET or the Energy Institute.

Included in Building Magazine’s Top 150 Consultants & Top 50 Engineers list for the past three years, we have also been included in the Top 50 Employers in Building Magazine’s annual survey for four of the last five years.

We are committed to providing the very best to our team and our workplace initiatives ensure that you will have the right resources and skills to achieve your goals.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Computer dynamic modelling of buildings to assess energy use, thermal performance, and daylighting (using IES or Rhino)

  • Completing projects for Part L compliance, CIBSE TM52/59, EPCs, CIBSE TM54, Passive House

  • Advising design teams and clients on how to reduce energy use through passive design, energy efficiency and renewable technologies

  • Advising design team and clients on how to improve the thermal comfort through building physics and passive design measures

  • Performing daylight and sunlight assessments

  • Assessing proposed buildings utilising the PHPP (Passive House Planning Package) software

  • Working with design teams including architects, structural engineers, quantity surveyors and specialist consultants

  • Advising on building physics aspects and completing modelling required for BREEAM and Code for Sustainable Homes

  • Advising on building-integrated renewable energy

  • Site visits to construction sites and existing buildings

Experience and Qualifications

  • An appreciation of thermodynamics and energy systems are essential

  • You should have a good degree in sustainable building design or architectural engineering

  • You must have a passion for sustainable building design and reducing the carbon emissions of the built environment

  • You must be interested in the built environment and have the ability to communicate clearly and professionally

  • You will need to adapt to new situations quickly and be willing to contribute as an active design team member

  • Knowledge or awareness of BREEAM would be beneficial

  • Educated to degree level in Environmental Science, Geography, Sustainability, Engineering or a related discipline

  • Knowledge of passive design, renewable energy systems and sustainable assessments such as BREEAM, WELL, Passive House

  • Experience with using IES Virtual Environment software is essential

  • Experience in coding (using programs such as Python), Revit and AUTOCAD is desirable, but not essential

The successful candidate must, by the commencement of employment, have the right to work in the UK, however unfortunately at this time we are unable to support any candidates on a Tier 4 Visa.

We offer 24 days’ leave plus additional flexi-leave (up to 12 days flex, plus an additional 10 days’ unpaid leave), flexible working hours, private healthcare, life assurance, company pension scheme, regular appraisals and a profit-share bonus scheme. Salary is highly competitive and will increase rapidly with experience.

Method Consulting is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably-qualified persons.

To apply please send your CV and a chatty letter telling us about your background and why you are interested in the role to us.

Please note we cannot accept applications without a chatty letter or cover letter.

For roles where multiple locations are specified please confirm your preferred first and second office location. Whilst we cannot guarantee these, we will try to meet candidate requirements and this can be discussed further at interview stage.
Unfortunately, we do not have the facility to provide working VISA’s and consequently we cannot accept applications from overseas students on a student VISA.
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