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Senior Facade Engineer

Facade Engineering
BRI0000M7 Requisition #

We have an opportunity for a talented Senior Facade Engineer to join our team in Bristol. 
The successful candidate will become a permanent member of our creative, friendly team and will work on a variety of exciting projects, both in the UK and internationally.  
We are looking for an enthusiastic and talented Façade Engineer with excellent design, technical, and software skills who enjoys working collaboratively in multi-professional design teams, supporting on projects from inception to completion to achieve outstanding results.  
You will be committed to developing your engineering skills on challenging work.  
Arup Façades is an enthusiastic, energetic, multi-disciplinary team of façade designers. It includes engineers, technical specialists, building physicists and architects, all of whom share a passionate interest in cladding design. 
• We are a leading dedicated façade consultancy, both nationally and internationally. 
• Our creativity and technical expertise allow us to take on ambitious projects that few companies can deliver. 
• We offer a depth and range of technical skills including specialist glass and building physics engineering. 
• We have global forums to share technical advice and access to the latest software and technical documentation. 
• We work closely with other specialists; Materials Consulting, Advanced Technology and Research, Fire Engineering and Acoustics. 
• Our culture and values inspire us to think long-term and design with social purpose. 
• We care about what we do and it shines through in the quality of our work. 
In addition, you will make an impact in this role by…  
• Being part of the UK façade consultancy team. 
• Developing excellent facade solutions and see these through from concept to implementation. It will include scrutinising detailed designs generated by specialist façade contractors.  
• Undertaking design yourself, you will use your knowledge and experience to guide other team members. 
• Working directly with our clients, architects, contractors and façade industry suppliers  
• Producing calculations, drawings, reports and correspondence as well as managing time and budget. 
• Performing and checking building physics calculations (thermal assessments, solar analyses, condensation risk assessments and daylighting analyses etc). 
• Undertaking site, factory & testing visits and writing clear concise reports.  
• Undertaking failure investigation studies and provide clear reports.  
• Working with multi-disciplinary teams. 
• Working on several projects running in parallel. 
• Attending meetings and communicating with clients and design disciplines. 
• Receiving support from our senior team members. 
• Receiving training to develop your knowledge and skills. 
• Identifying opportunities, produce fee proposals and negotiate contracts. 
• Planning and monitoring the use of resources on projects. 
• Attending meetings and communicate with clients and design disciplines to establish their needs. 
To achieve in this role, you are likely to…
• Be Charted or have a wealth of experience in the façade industry and are a member of the Society of Façade Engineers.  
• Be Degree qualified and chartered or equivalent professional qualification. 
• Have completed a portfolio of medium to large scale projects. 
• Have a breadth of experience in facade design across a range of façade types. 
• Have experience with new façade materials and technologies. 
• Have a versatile skillset including knowledge of detail design, structural and building physics, testing, inspections and investigations and site experience. 
• Have strong technical knowledge of fire issues associated with the façade. 
• Have good knowledge of ability and skills of potential façade contractors. 
• Have a good understanding of relative costs between façade systems.  
• Have a good understanding of access methods to install and repair façades. 
• Have a love of exciting architecture. 
• Show a strong ability to communicate with the team through sketching, drawing, report writing and also using computer modelling tools. 
• Prepare clear and compelling reports to present the project team’s work and develop these at later stages into tender documentation. 
• Have the ability to organise your work. 
• Have the ability to develop relationships both internally and externally. 
• Have the ability to encourage sustainable building design on projects. 
• Have the ability to work collaboratively as a team. 
• Have the ability to use the software tools for building physics assessments and parametric studies (thermal assessments, solar analyses, condensation risk assessments and daylighting analyses etc). 
• Have experience in compiling Façade Specification for tender.  
• Have experience of managing projects to quality, fee and time.  
• Have good 3D design skills. 
Desirable Skills 
• Have commercial acumen. 
• Be able to inspire clients, quickly win their confidence and give strategic leadership to the façade requirements of their projects. 
• Have business development skills. 
• Have abseiling qualifications. 

Rewards and Benefits

We offer a competitive salary at all levels, and one of the best benefits packages in our sector.

Core benefits include cover under the UK Healthcare Plan (private medical insurance), Life Assurance, Accident Insurance, and Income Protection (long term disability) cover. Core benefits are funded by us and made available to all permanent staff in order to support and safeguard your financial, physical, and mental wellbeing. You will also have access to Choice Benefits to help with your work/life balance and financial security.
In addition, all permanent employees are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme. Subject to scheme rules employees can receive two Profit Share payments per year, which are dependent on the firm’s financial performance.

Shape your time with us

Our goal is to shape a better world. And to do that, we need to make Arup a phenomenal place to work for everyone. If we want to solve problems for people around the world, we must seek and attract the best people from the widest talent pool and create an environment that supports and includes them. We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their contribution. This includes people with disabilities, so please discuss any adjustments that you may require throughout the selection and assessment process with your recruitment contact.

At Arup, you’ll be a welcomed member of the team with opportunities to participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador) or by joining one of our staff networks for women, culture or LGBT+ people. You’ll have access to a range of flexible working options – whether you’re a parent, a carer, a student, or just have a busy lifestyle - we recognise it’s not always easy to commit to standard working hours so if you're interested in flexible working, please let us know when you apply, and we'll discuss how this could work in your role.

Join us in shaping a better world.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcome all qualified applicants. You will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to sex, race, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status. We recognise that not all disabilities are visible and will make reasonable adjustments to cater for diverse applicants in the selection and assessment process.

What happens next?

If this could be the next step in your journey, please apply online. All applications will be considered, and we will try our very best to respond to you within 72 hours of receiving your application.

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