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Building Performance Modeller

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ABOUT THE ROLE
This is an exciting opportunity to take a role in Our Client's growing Sustainability and Building Performance Team, to contribute to their commitment to help tackle the climate and biodiversity emergency and to develop zero carbon buildings.
As a Building Performance Modeller the candidate will carry out building performance modelling across a range of metrics to support and inform their developing designs as well as analyse post occupancy evaluation generated data to understand and improve existing building performance.
Key part of the candidate role will be to develop bespoke parametric analysis tools, identify opportunities for optimisation and structures of iterations.
They will use their computer-based numerical skills to model building and environmental conditions at different scales.
Knowledge of an industry standard energy modelling software is beneficial.
The ability to approach a modelling exercise from first principles is essential. . This position is offered as a full-time, permanent role however they are open to discussing flexible working hours.
RESPONSIBILITIES
* Development of modelling workflows, groups of iterations and optimisation of algorithms.
* Expansion of the current bespoke parametric tools for performance-driven design.
* Development of conceptual approaches and new methods to follow-up and understand environmental processes in the building environment.
* Building performance modelling using bespoke calculation sheets, parametric options appraisal tools and industry standard software (IES VE, Grasshopper, etc.).
* Data mining of design and actual building performance data.
* Input into sustainability and building performance research and development.
* Dissemination of technical knowledge throughout the practice
KEY REQUIREMENTS
* A degree or background in a modelling-related field (e.g. Maths, Engineering, Science).
* Quantitative and computer-based numerical skills
* Some knowledge of programming and scripting (e.g., Python, MATLAB, Grasshopper)
* A Demonstrable ability to develop modelling workflows and having knowledge about optimisation modelling
* Expertise in analysing, interpreting, and processing model data (in a spatial and temporal domain)
* Flexible to manage running change and highly organized to meet deadlines
* Proactive, creative, problem-solving, willing to learn new skills
* Excellent written, verbal, and graphic communication skills.
* Ability to work and communicate with a wide range of people.
* Attention to detail.
PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS
* Understanding of environmental processes, architecture and mechanical engineering design.
* Experience with the one or more of the following software: IES VE, Grasshopper (Ladybug, Honeybee, Butterfly, Galapagos, Colibri), TAS, EnergyPlus, Building Design
* Having experience to perform CFD modelling, comfort and overheating assessment, daylight and sunlight, natural ventilation modelling, LCA.
* Knowledge of sustainability and net zero carbon issues facing the UK.
* Familiarity with BREEAM, WELL, LETI, NABERS, Passivhaus standards
LOCATION
London or Bristol

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