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Principal/Associate Sustainability and Building Physics Consultant/Engineer
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Newcastle – Europe
Principal Engineer / Consultant

The Team

The world’s first engineering consultant to be certified carbon neutral. Cundall’s mission is to provide a pathway to net-zero-carbon for all the buildings we design. We need engineers who share this passion for sustainability. Winners of the 2021 CIBSE Innovation Award, Cundall are at the forefront of the industry, priding ourselves on our exemplary track record of design and innovation.

Cundall have committed to achieving some of the most ambitious net zero targets in the built environment sector. Our world leading sustainability & building physics team is a vibrant, mission driven, multi-disciplinary collective working across the globe to achieve a healthier, sustainable, net zero future.

Zero Carbon Design 2030 is our ground-breaking global initiative to engage everyone in Cundall – every office, every discipline and every level – to deliver net zero carbon solutions on all our projects. We will collaborate with our clients and industry to deliver the solutions necessary to keep global heating below 1.5°C. After 2030, Cundall will only work on design projects that are net zero carbon. Strengthening Cundall’s commitment to designing for a sustainable world, the initiative exists to enable Zero Carbon thinking to become ‘business as usual’ and we need the best in the industry to help us realise this. Zero Carbon Design is one of the four pillars of Cundall’s strategy, and we are committed to being industry leaders and paving the way for others to do the same.

We are looking to recruit the brightest minds, with game changing ideas who are driven by a genuine passion to transform the health of people, communities and the environment for the better. We are seeking talented sustainability consultants and engineers at all levels to join the team at our Head Office in Newcastle. You will work on projects that are transforming the Northeast region as well as working on some of the most progressive sustainability projects nationally and internationally. We want to empower everyone to grow and lead the transformation, to ensure we are at the heart of the built environment’s response to the climate and ecological emergencies.

You will have the opportunity to engage and collaborate with organisations like the World and UK Green Building Councils and the World Health Organisation among many others. You will work with governments around the world to support the development of new green policies and standards and deliver projects of all scales. Helping buildings and cities around the world to adapt, become more resilient and become truly regenerative. Shaping the next generation of sustainable buildings, retrofitting our existing cities and delivering the next generation of sustainable cities of the future.

Cundall is a One Planet Company, and we are committed to pushing beyond compliance and solutions on every project we deliver. We pride ourselves on our exemplary track record of designing innovative, sustainable and energy efficient solutions, that minimise the use of natural resources.

The Role

We are seeking applicants with skills in one of more of four main service areas below to lead and grow our offer.

  • Building physics, environmental modelling and analysis, AI and parametric modelling.
  • Compliance, certification (BREEAM, LEED, NABERS) and building regulations.
  • Design for performance, predictive energy modelling and operational energy assessments.
  • Whole life carbon, circular economy, policy and strategy.

The main objective of the role will be to work with our Head of Sustainability to establish our Sustainability & Building Physics capability in Newcastle. You will be supported both by our teams in London, Birmingham and Edinburgh who are all leaders in the field. There will be a strong emphasis on business development and industry leadership, and you will be required to quickly assimilate the innovative services we have developed so that you can use these to promote our services and wider Cundall capacity in local and global markets.

Working closely with colleagues of various disciplines, you will design, analyse, report and document Sustainability & Building Physics projects as well as present to clients. You will work across a variety of sectors and will have the opportunity over time to assume greater levels of responsibility and autonomy as we support the development of your professional skills.

You will be responsible for client management and project delivery for our key work streams.

The Skills

Educated to Masters level (or equivalent) in Engineering or the Built Environment, you will have gained relevant practical experience in a similar role, and ideally will have achieved or be working towards chartership status.

You will have demonstrable knowledge and experience in one or more of the service areas outlines in the role description.

Knowledge of dynamic simulation software, mechanical design, UK Building Regulations, Planning issues, climate-based daylighting analysis, operational energy calculation and life cycle carbon costing is highly desirable.

An understanding of financial and resource management is critical.

Given the collaborative and client focussed nature of this role, excellent communication skills and experience of using your initiative to overcome challenges are essential.

Job Description

Why Join Cundall?

We know that to be the best at what we do we need a diverse workforce underpinned by an inclusive culture. Creating environments where everyone can find joy doing their best work is also great for everyone. That’s why we positively welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and identities, and encourage, support, and celebrate the diverse voices of our people.