Facade Engineer

  • London, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

Inhabit is a unique, multi-disciplinary team of professionals who are passionate about making a positive contribution to our built environment. We are a collective of experienced architects, designers, engineers amongst other professions who work both independently and in partnership to form a holistic approach to the services that we offer. We believe that our respective areas of expertise can be integrated to allow seamless interdisciplinary synergy to create buildings that are more relevant to our evolving society.

Job Description

Our office in London is undertaking new projects with some of London’s most prestigious and well-respected architecture firms and clients. Due to continued growth, we are seeking a Façade Engineer to join our close-knit team, reporting to our Regional Manager in London.

This role will suit a highly organised, proactive and enthusiastic individual with knowledge and experience in the following fields: glass, balustrades, curtain wall systems, window wall systems, glazing, fixings, aluminium, precast concrete, architectural steel, GFRC, brickwork, lightweight structures and stone cladding.

About the Role

The role includes:

  • Carry out design engineering for façade and build-ability consultancy, including material knowledge and installation techniques 
  • Perform detailed engineering computations and structural façade analysis 
  • Provide façade design advice and reporting to clients on buildings projects 
  • Accountable for all façade documentation including calculations, drawings and specifications 
  • Review contractor submissions; shop drawings and calculations 
  • Project management and administration 
  • Drafting and preparing architectural façade details for import into Therm 7.2 software
  • 1D, 2D and 3D Thermal heat loss analysis (Average U-values, Centre Pane U-values and Point/Interface losses)
  • 1D and 2D Condensation analysis (Surface and interstitial condensation both steady state and yearly analysis)
  • Assist in preparing tender submissions, presentations and fee proposals liaising and integrating other disciplines as appropriate 
  • Attend inspections during construction, installation and fabrication as required 
  • Communicate with design team as well as work autonomously 
  • Build and maintain relationships with clients on projects and develop contacts within the façade industry 
  • Liaise with peers and other disciplines as required 


Skills and Experience 

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Civil/Structures), Architectural Engineering or similar 
  • Proven experience in façade design engineering within a façade consultancy or façade contractor - local experience ideal
  • Must be experienced in façade system design and reviewing of drawing submissions 
  • Ideally 2+ years' experience with a facade contractor or consultancy 
  • Familiar with relevant local codes and standards related to façades
  • Proficiency in relevant façade & structural finite element software e.g. Strand7, Mepla 
  • Experience in producing and reviewing calculations for various façade elements and writing documentation at the different stages of a project 
  • Excellent problem solving and organisational skills 
  • Proactive, demonstrate initiative, focus and a strong commitment to your profession 
  • Able to work independently with some supervision where required 
  • High proficiency in MS Office 

Additional Information

Please upload your Resume, Cover Letter and any other supporting documentation where asked within your application. Ensure you consider the skills and experience needed for this role and include in your application.

Inhabit is a part of the Egis group of companies. To learn more visit https://inhabitgroup.com/an-egis-company/

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