Darren O’Dea

Today, façade design across Australia is seeing an increased interest as the sticks of legislation and the aspirations of smarter design are slowly improving our industry.

Since the 2010 transition of the BCA to be far more façade focused via the JV3 Alternative Verification Pathway, we have seen a shift to System performance for SHGC and U-values, higher performance glass requirements in colder climates and a steep rise in procurement costs. These have made the specification of glass to suit aesthetics, compliance, performance and budget more challenging than ever!

At Inhabit, we like to think we are approaching these challenges differently, partnering with architectural firms, traditional engineers and builders to deliver value, quality and recognition. Using industry knowledge, understanding of process and state of the art platforms and technologies, you gain measurable, sustainable results that embody the philosophy of “Living Engineering”.

We are now looking for someone to drive our belief in Sydney, in the position of Senior Building Physics Engineer.

Darren O’Dea, Inhabit’s global lead in the Building Physics practice, comments about the approach the Inhabit Building Physics team takes:

“Inhabit’s approach in having expertise in all aspects of façade design allows our team to work early in the concept of projects helping architects realise their vision. Working across the different facets of materials selection, engineering, acoustic elements and fabrication of the façade allows our team to offer the best solutions to clients that have consideration for the entire system. Our strength is having a façade engineer sitting right next to an building physics engineer and being able to collaborate rapidly and effectively, leading to better results for our clients.”

The Role

Inhabit is aiming to increase our Building Physics (ESD) presence on the Sydney market.

To do this, we are looking to put façade design first, and not an afterthought as so often we see on today’s market.

Much more than simply generating a number for compliance, façade design is an opportunity to engage in the design process and to manage performance, aesthetic and procurement expectations.

This role (Senior Building Physics Engineer) will be diverse, with a need to utilise business development abilities, leverage existing networks and develop new and rewarding relationships.

In tandem with this, you will continue to advise from a consultancy perspective with superior technical skills (condensation, daylight, acoustics, glare, thermal fracture, etc) and commercial (compliance, Green Star, LEED, etc) acumen.

Taking projects from early concept through to construction, if you are looking to learn, balance and engage in better design, to create a position for yourself in the fastest growing façade company in Australia, this position may be for you.

What are we looking for?

A degree qualification in engineering or sustainability is essential, as is the ambition towards a leadership and success within the Industry.

The successful candidate will have a strong track record on the Sydney consulting market.

  • Consult with our clients on matters relating to façade design and Building Physics (ESD)
  • Contribute to a growing Sydney office through business development
  • Façade awareness and an ability to understand performance challenges beyond a mechanical services brief
  • Supervise the work of assigned graduates and engineers and contribute to their training and development
  • Relevant experience working within an engineering consultancy
  • A proven track record working within the ESD sector
  • An interest in working in a team leadership position
  • Local experience working within the Australian market

What’s in it for you?

We will provide all the tools you need for success: regular reviews, access to the most highly sought after projects and the experience of working alongside creative and bright individuals!

You will be rewarded with a competitive salary package and support for further professional development.  Remuneration will reflect your level of experience and qualifications.

How to Apply

Please click the below link to apply for the role and include a covering letter, supporting documents & CV.

Sydney Applicants: please click here https://www.seek.com.au/job/29179312