Facade Engineer


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Facade Engineer Manchester 2051 Permanent

Placing Leaders are recruiting on behalf of our client for Facade Engineers, Senior and Principal Facade Engineers.  

Our client are an international consultancy with strong values and a people focussed outlook, this is an opportunity to join a busy and growing department at an exciting time of growth and offers the opportunity to work on some exciting projects whilst also allowing further career development and learning in facade engineering.

 Your understanding of façade system design, construction and performance will come into play as you assist in the delivery of consultancy services across a broad spectrum of Clients. To succeed in this role, you must have proven technical understanding of a range of façade systems/materials and be able to communicate your ideas clearly and effectively. 

Our clients focus is on their work to create a sustainable future and their inspiring projects and innovative solutions aim to set the standard among their peers. You will join a global company that has been growing successfully since it was founded. 

As our clients new Façade Engineer you may be based either at their offices in Manchester, in Birmingham or in London.  Although you will have an office base our client offer "hybrid working" where you will have the option to work from home up to 3 days a week with 2 days spent in the office.

Your key tasks and responsibilities will be:

  • Façade system design development, specification and testing
  • System structural analysis including glass analysis
  • Preparation of design stage reports and façade tender documentation
  • Thermal modelling and condensation analysis
  • Participation in façade workshops
  • Contractor technical audits, tender reviews, due diligence reviews
  • Site inspections/diagnostic work
  • Assist in maintaining the high-quality façade service offering
  • Supervision of a team of engineers and technicians, and accountability for their deliverables (Senior Roles)
  • Accountability for task delivery, quality and profitability

We are seeking someone with the following qualifications / attributes:

  • Degree qualified in either Structural or Mechanical Engineering, Architecture or other transferable manufacturing/engineering discipline
  • Proven experience in a façade design/engineering role
  • Proven experience with AutoCAD in 2D, (3D software an advantage)
  • Excellent knowledge of facade systems and construction techniques, procurement routes and risk assessment.
  • All round technical knowledge including: structural analysis, thermal analysis, facade systems, facade materials, facade performances, specification, testing, manufacture and site.
  • Understanding and ability to use analysis software such as Mepla, Flixo, Vitrage, ANSYS etc.

Personal qualities that will help you succeed in this role include: 

  • Excellent people skills and confident at influencing people (colleagues, clients, design team members and contractors)
  • High level of initiative and problem-solving skills – ‘can do’ attitude

Our client offer an excellent employment environment along with an excellent package which includes 27 days holiday a year (plus bank holidays), Private medical insurance etc.