sustainability consultant

Senior Sustainability & Energy Consultant, UK

Job Description

Job Title: Senior Sustainability & Energy Consultant
Directly reports to: Sustainability Director
No of Direct Reports: 0
Location: UK Wide

Position Summary:

To manage and lead the delivery of sustainable building services solutions on individual projects; to be a proactive member of the sustainability team; to contribute to the resource allocation of sustainability requirements as project work demands; contribute to the development of the sustainability team with marketing and fee bids and keeping up to date with current Legislation and Planning Policies.

Responsibilities and authority:

  • Delivery of Energy Strategies for Planning Applications
  • Lodgement of SAP calculations
  • Lodgement of non-domestic and domestic EPCs
  • Delivery of Sustainability Statements for Planning Applications
  • Knowledge of BREEAM / WELL / FitWell / LEED
  • Knowledge of Home Quality Mark (HQM)
  • Thermal modelling to Level 5 (preferred)
  • Knowledge of façade performance and U-value calculations
  • Knowledge of Energy Auditing and Assessment
  • Knowledge of daylight calculations
  • Input into fee proposals

Education and Experience:

  • Educated to degree level in a related discipline is preferred but not essential

Specific skills, knowledge, competencies and training

Essential:

  • SAP Assessor
  • Level 5 IES thermal modelling accreditation
  • BREEAM Assessor
  • Presentation skills
  • Ensure that the Quality System procedures are adhered to
  • Responsible attitude and actively undertake training
  • Lead external workshops and design team meetings
  • Carry out surveys of existing facilities and preparation of reports

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of Mechanical and Electrical design
  • Knowledge of RIBA stages of work
  • Chartership
  • Knowledge of BSRIA scope of works

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mechanical engineer

Mechanical Engineer, Glasgow

Job Description

Job Title: Mechanical Engineer
Directly reports to: Senior Engineer / Associate
No of Direct Reports: 0
Location: Glasgow

Position Summary:

To support the Senior/Associate Engineer(s) in producing robust design solutions including drawing and written deliverables with moderate supervision.

Responsibilities and authority:

  • Produce Mechanical Design drawings, calculations (Hevacomp, IES), reports, specifications and schedules
  • Contribute to BREEAM or equivalent legislation
  • Contribute to Building Regulations Section 6 Part L compliance modelling
  • Witness test the proving and commissioning procedures of final installations
  • Assist the development of trainee engineers
  • Work to internal and external project programs effectively
  • Work to company Quality Assurance management systems
  • Support Senior/ Associate Engineers and Management
  • Communicate effectively with internal and external design team members
  • Undertake non-intrusive surveys of existing installations
  • Undertake main plant area spatial allowance exercises
  • Ensure industry knowledge is kept up to date with new legislation, standards and regulations, product development and new technology
  • Attend and contribute to design team and project meetings
  • Study towards chartership and maintain CPD requirements
  • Quality checking/review of trainee staff work and equivalent grade engineers
  • Liaise with lead and/or support engineers to ensure that discipline designs are completed to expected quality and programme
  • Collaborate and work effectively with all others affecting or affected by your work
  • Carry out all personal management duties including weekly timesheets
  • Comply with all security procedures and commercial in-confidence restrictions associated with work duties

Education and Experience:

  • Engineering degree preferred. Minimum engineering HNC/D or equivalent qualification.
  • Competent in AutoCad and knowledge of Revit

Specific skills, knowledge, competencies and training:

  • Ambitious, self-motivated individual with good team ethic, looking to excel and aspire. Computer literate, good inter-personal skills.

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mechanical engineer

Senior Mechanical Engineer, Glasgow

Job Description

Job Title: Senior Mechanical Engineer
Directly reports to: Senior Engineer / Associate
No of Direct Reports: 0
Location: Glasgow

Position Summary:

To support the Senior/Associate Engineer(s) in producing robust design solutions including drawing and written deliverables with moderate supervision.

Responsibilities and authority:

  • Produce Mechanical Design drawings, calculations (Hevacomp, IES), reports, specifications and schedules.
  • Contribute to BREEAM or equivalent legislation.
  • Contribute to Building Regulations Section 6 Part L compliance modelling.
  • Witness test the proving and commissioning procedures of final installations.
  • Assist the development of Trainee Engineers.
  • Work to internal and external project programs effectively.
  • Work to Company Quality Assurance management systems.
  • Support Senior/ Associate Engineers and Management.
  • Communicate effectively with internal and external design team members.
  • Undertake non-intrusive surveys of existing installations.
  • Undertake main plant area spatial allowance exercises.
  • Ensure industry knowledge is kept up to date with new legislation, standards and regulations, product development and new technology.
  • Attend and contribute to design team and project meetings.
  • Study towards chartership and maintain CPD requirements.
  • Quality checking/review of junior staff work and equivalent grade engineers.
  • Liaise with lead and/or support Engineers to ensure that discipline designs are completed to expected quality and programme.
  • Liaise with lead and/or support Engineers to ensure that discipline designs are completed to expected quality and programme.
  • Carry out all personal management duties including weekly Timesheets.
  • Comply with all security procedures and commercial in-confidence restrictions associated with work duties.

Education and Experience:

  • Preferably BEng (Hons) Degree in Building Services Engineering / Mechanical Engineering.
  • Minimum engineering HNC/HND or equivalent qualification.

Specific skills, knowledge, competencies and training

Essential:

  • Ambitious self-motivated individual with good team ethic, looking to excel and aspire.
  • Computer literate, good inter-personal skills.

Desirable:

  • Chartered or working towards Chartership
  • Revit capability / CAD Skills
  • CIBSE/IET Membership

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BIM technician

Junior Electrical Engineer, London

Job Description

Job Title: Junior Electrical Engineer
Directly reports to: Senior Engineer / Director
No of Direct Reports: 0
Location: London

Position Summary:

To take guidance from and assist Engineers and Senior Engineers in the Electrical Team by carrying out design related duties as directed.

Responsibilities and authority:

  • Assisting a team of engineers and technicians with the production of engineering drawings
  • Assist in production of 3D or 2D drawings using computer software
  • Assist in preparation of simple engineering calculations
  • Initial checking of own work
  • Contributing to providing solutions to design problems
  • Meeting agreed deadlines
  • Attending meetings and/or site visits/surveys with Senior Engineer/Director
  • Attending and participating in company activities, presentations and workshops
  • Keeping your training log up to date and attending training/Continuous Professional Development where appropriate
  • Supporting the administration of projects
  • Ensuring application and maintenance of all Quality System procedures

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 passes at National 5/Standard Grade Credit Level/Intermediate 2 (Grade A-C) including English, Maths and a science subject.
  • Preferred Minimum of 3 Highers including English, Maths and a science subject (preferably Physics or Technological Studies)
  • Alternatively completed a recognised Electrical apprenticeship within the construction industry.

Specific skills, knowledge, competencies and training

Essential:

  • All relevant training will be provided
  • The desire to work in an engineering office environment
  • Good numeracy, literacy and computing skills
  • Ability to manage your own time and prioritise at busy times
  • Awareness of the Building Services Engineering environment
  • Ability to think in a methodical way
  • Good communication skills within a team and externally

Desirable:

  • Willingness to achieve professional qualification.
  • An interest in using computers for design work, calculations, and testing designs
  • A temperament that means you work well with other people
  • Previous consulting engineer experience
  • Knowledge and experience of Autocad or Revit software
  • Knowledge of energy and thermal modelling software such as IES

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mechanical engineer

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Belfast

Job Description

Job Title: Graduate Mechanical Engineer
Directly reports to: Senior Engineer / Director
No of Direct Reports: 0
Location: Belfast

Position Summary:

To support the Senior Engineer(s)/Directors in producing robust design solutions including drawing and written deliverables with moderate supervision.

Responsibilities and authority:

  • Produce Mechanical Design drawings, Design Calculations (Hevacomp, IES), and Design Schedules
  • Work to internal and external project programs effectively
  • Work to company Quality Assurance management systems
  • Support Senior / Associate Engineers and Management
  • Communicate effectively with internal and external design team members
  • Undertake non-intrusive surveys of existing installations
  • Undertake main plant area spatial allowance exercises
  • Ensure industry knowledge is kept up to date with new legislation, standards and regulations, product development and new technology
  • Study towards chartership and maintain CPD requirements
  • Liaise with lead and/or support engineers to ensure that discipline designs are completed to expected quality and programme
  • Ensure application of all Quality System procedures
  • Collaborate and work effectively with all others affecting or affected by your work
  • Carry out all personal management duties including weekly timesheets
  • Comply with all security procedures and commercial in-confidence restrictions associated with work duties

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum relevant Engineering Honours/Masters Degree in Building Services Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or a related relevant discipline.

Specific skills, knowledge, competencies and training

Essential:

  • Good numeracy, literacy and computing skills
  • Ability to manage your own time and prioritise at busy times
  • Ability to produce neat and accurate technical drawings
  • Ability to think in a methodical way to design, plan and organise projects
  • Good communication skills within a team environment
  • Ability to present and explain the thought process behind your own design work
  • Competent in the use of AutoCAD Software
  • Ambitious self-motivated individual with good team ethic, looking to excel and aspire

Desirable:

  • Previous consulting engineer experience
  • Knowledge and experience of Revit software
  • Knowledge of energy and thermal modelling software such as IES
  • Knowledge and experience in mechanical design software and lighting design software

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BIM technician

Graduate Electrical Engineer, Belfast

Job Description

Job Title: Graduate Electrical Engineer
Directly reports to: Senior Engineer / Director
No of Direct Reports: 0
Location: Belfast

Position Summary:

To support the Senior Engineer(s)/Directors in producing robust design solutions including drawing and written deliverables with moderate supervision.

Responsibilities and authority:

  • Produce Electrical Design drawings, Design Calculations (Amtech, Dialux etc), and Design Schedules
  • Work to internal and external project programs effectively
  • Work to company Quality Assurance management systems
  • Support Senior/ Associate Engineers and Management
  • Communicate effectively with internal and external design team members
  • Undertake non-intrusive surveys of existing installations
  • Undertake main plant area spatial allowance exercises
  • Ensure industry knowledge is kept up to date with new legislation, standards and regulations, product development and new technology
  • Study towards chartership and maintain CPD requirements
  • Liaise with lead and/or support engineers to ensure that discipline designs are completed to expected quality and programme
  • Ensure application of all Quality System procedures
  • Collaborate and work effectively with all others affecting or affected by your work
  • Carry out all personal management duties including weekly timesheets
  • Comply with all security procedures and commercial in-confidence restrictions associated with work duties

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum relevant Engineering Honours/Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering, Building Services Engineering, or a related relevant discipline.

Specific skills, knowledge, competencies and training

Essential:

  • Good numeracy, literacy and computing skills
  • Ability to manage your own time and prioritise at busy times
  • Ability to produce neat and accurate technical drawings
  • Ability to think in a methodical way to design, plan and organise projects
  • Good communication skills within a team environment
  • Ability to present and explain the thought process behind your own design work
  • Competent in the use of AutoCAD Software
  • Ambitious self-motivated individual with good team ethic, looking to excel and aspire

Desirable:

  • Previous consulting engineer experience
  • Knowledge and experience of Revit software
  • Knowledge of energy and thermal modelling software such as IES
  • Knowledge and experience in electrical design software and lighting design software

Apply Now

We Are Evolving

We Are Evolving!

We Are Evolving!

Well that is the first quarter complete and I am delighted to say, “we are back”. We have also firmly delivered on our aims and objectives during the period and put some very strong foundations in place for the future.

A massive thank you has to go to all who have gone out of their way to greet us as a new-old business; in particular our staff, clients and fellow design team members who have welcomed back Wallace Whittle with open arms, while supporting us fully.

Quarter one was all about consolidation and setting up the business. Quarter two and three will be more focused on putting key longer term business objectives in place such as our staff benefits portal, staff online shop and our Junior Academy, with more details on these to follow.

However, a key company objective remains to become the number one MEP and Sustainability consultant of choice, with quality of product and quality of service being a primary objective for all at Wallace Whittle.

The last year and a half of Covid-19 has been a very challenging time for all. Our staff have been fantastic in adapting and responding to new ways of working and, again, I thank them all for that. As we emerge into the post-Covid world, we are optimistic for the future.

If you wish to discuss how we can support you please contact me at any time, and I will be only too happy to chat.

Allan McGill
Managing Director

+44 (0)330 460 5200
Allan.McGill@WallaceWhittle.com


BIM

BIM Certified Digital Engineering

BIM Certified Digital Engineering

Our expert application of Revit and Digital Engineering in the form of Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a powerful design management and coordination tool. This advanced coordination in design minimises abortive work, site fabrication and wasted materials. Populating the modelled information in the later stages of design, fabrication and installation provides our clients with invaluable facilities management data for operation and maintenance.

It’s a common misconception that BIM is purely about the production of a 3D virtual construction model, but this is only part of BIM Level 2. Certification ensures:

  • We have the necessary BIM capability, IT capability and available resource to deliver projects.
  • That we evaluate our supply chain for the same capability.
  • Necessary and regular training is in place.
  • Project roles and responsibilities are clearly defined.
  • Processes are in place for the production and monitoring of workload.
  • A robust QA process is in place to ensure that all information issued has been validated and has passed through the appropriate QA checks.

We have achieved BIM Level 2 verification from the British Standards Institute, as a ”Tier 2 Appointed Party including MEP Building Services and Sustainable Design Consultancy complying with BIM Level 2 in accordance in accordance with ISO 19650-2:2018 incorporating the UK National Annex” for the 6th year running now.

This is testament to the expert skills and dedication of our BIM team, led by Paul Hargreaves. Great job Paul!


Technical Leadership: Sustainability and NZC

Technical Leadership: Sustainability and NZC

Technical Leadership: Sustainability and NZC

Our team of Sustainability Consultants is growing under David Spiteri’s leadership, with Scott O’Hara, Andrew Hogg, Ewan McCluckie and Chris Stevens all joining the team since our last newsletter. This significantly enhances our already strong credentials in energy, sustainability, wellness, BREEAM, modelling, analysis, and certification.

David and his team are leading the way in driving Net Zero Carbon solutions for our clients, cutting through the mystery and separating out the facts to realise and deliver practical and cost-effective solutions. We are also responding and contributing to the emerging trends in the market, as we look forward to COP26 in Glasgow, and we enhance social value and placemaking on our projects.

There is no one-size-fi ts-all solution when designing a Net Zero Carbon building. Wallace Whittle have worked with clients develop net zero carbon strategies and roadmaps across all sectors: from large masterplan schemes to re-purposing of existing buildings.

WW understand there are fundamental NZC design questions which need answering at early design stage, such as:

  • What is the cost-optimal passive design solution for a development?
  • What building services systems are considered viable and practical?
  • What renewables technologies can I use?
  • Which design options are affordable and maintainable for the end-users, whilst allowing for future flexibility?
  • How can a Net Zero Carbo design strategy promote a healthy environment for its occupants?

David Spiteri will be delighted to discuss your thoughts and requirements, so please get in touch to benefit from the value we can add.

Technical Leadership: Sustainability and NZC