Job opportunity:
Building performance consultant

Etude is a small team of energy and sustainability specialists working to improve new and existing buildings across the UK in response to the climate emergency. Join us as a building performance consultant! We work closely with architects, developers and building services engineers to design and construct ultra-low energy and net zero buildings.

Etude is looking for a new building performance consultant team member. This is a full time position, based in our lovely shared office at The Foundry, near Angel, London.

Please send applications to workforus@etude.co.uk with ‘Building performance consultant application’ in the subject.

Description of the candidate:

  • Passionate about action in a climate emergency. Wanting to make an impact with their work.
  • Curious and committed to finding ways to solve issues around carbon emissions, energy efficiency and sustainability in buildings and construction.
  • Technical and into the detail, understanding of numerical modelling and statistics.
  • Willing to support and work alongside the other members of the team.

What you would be doing:

  • Building energy and carbon calculations using bespoke spreadsheets, scripting and specialist software. Predicted operational, metered energy consumption and whole life carbon analysis. 
  • Developing tools and energy calculations for use by the team
  • Assisting team members liaising with architects and project teams.
  • Working on new and existing homes, schools, and University buildings; zero carbon policy and strategy for local authorities and companies.

Core requirements for a building performance consultant

  • Started your career and ideally have 1-2 years experience, not necessarily in a related job. 
  • A graduate or apprenticeship in engineering, maths, science or architecture, or equivalent technical subject and qualification.
  • Enthusiastic about computer modelling and data analysis 
  • Experience using MS office, especially excel and powerpoint
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English are essential

Nice to have

  • Rhino or Sketchup software skills.
  • Programming experience using Python or Visual Basic.
  • Graphic design/artwork understanding: grids, space, typography, brand etc. willing to use Powerpoint!
  • Experience using IES, TAS or other building modelling software systems
  • Familiarity with SAP and/or PHPP software

Experience in construction or building design is not essential for this position.

Please send applications to workforus@etude.co.uk with ‘Building performance consultant application’ in the subject.

More about Etude

We are a small, specialist firm, concentrating on work which can make a difference in reducing carbon emissions from buildings and mitigating climate change. We are focused on outcomes, working with clients and construction design and delivery teams who share that commitment in order to maximise our impact as far as we can. Even though we are a smaller team, we work hard to make a concise and technically accurate case for action, wherever we can.

Our team is diverse, from different backgrounds and with a broad range of experience – not only in the construction industry – and we actively seek to maintain this quality. There are 15 of us, so your voice is heard!

As a small organisation, we are able to operate with a non-hierarchical structure, with all members of the team actively working on projects, management and development. Each team member is also able to work on the full, broad range of our projects, so there is opportunity to do a lot of different tasks and to be involved in many and varying types of work.

This position is full time and based in central London, but we do offer all our staff flexible working arrangements (after an initial probation period). We work on Mac and you will get an Apple macbook pro laptop for use at home and in the office. Team members leading projects get a company mobile phone after 1 full year of employment following probation.