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Building Envelope Speciaist

Location: Surrey

Strategic hire for Global Consultancy

Role
I am currently recruiting for a Building Envelope Specialist in the Structures Division for an important role working within a team of senior staff engaged in Due Diligence/Latent Defects Insurance roles. Within this team are engaged in structural and building envelope assessments on some of the most prestigious new buildings in London. Prior experience of such roles would be an advantage but is not essential; more important is wide ranging experience of cladding systems within a variety of building types, ideally within both design and construction.

The successful candidate will be undertaking the review and inspection of building envelope systems and will have wide ranging experience of a variety of building types within both design and construction. You will need to demonstrate a mature and experienced attitude to working closely with clients and in this role your expertise and advice may be called upon on a day to day basis by the client.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a mature and experienced attitude to working closely with clients; in this role your advice and expertise may be called upon on a day to day basis by the client. Your professional qualification could be in engineering or architecture from either a consulting or contracting background – more important is your knowledge and experience of both design and construction in this specialized field.

Requirements
Experience of design and construction of Building Envelope systems across a variety of building types from concept to construction
Understanding and experience of cladding system components; including framing, gaskets, insulants, vapour barriers, breather membranes
Experience in a wide range of materials, including Aluminium, Steel, Timber, GRP, PVC, Rubber, Manmade, ETFE, etc.
Knowledge of coatings/protection
Knowledge and experience of interfaces and tolerances between other building elements
Testing, Maintenance and Repair of cladding systems
Ventilation
Experience and appreciation of issues around “Bespoke” designs
Good communication skills
Excellent report writing
Experience and confidence in client-facing roles.
Proven track record of strong client liaison/relationships
Comprehensive knowledge of regulations/legislation

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