Building Envelope Specialist

Location Epsom
Discipline: Building Surveying
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum
Contact name: Niamh Finnegan

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Job ref: BBBH2467_1717162137
Published: 19 days ago

We are currently recruiting for a Building Envelope Specialist for an important role working within a team of senior staff engaged in Due Diligence/Latent Defects Insurance Technical Audit roles. Within this team they 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. Based in Epsom, you will be required to work locally, nationally and internationally and there will be a requirement for flexibility in respect of travel to meet client demands. 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.

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 specialised field. The successful candidate will have excellent technical writing and communications skills.


  • Professional qualifications are advantageous but not essential.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Preferred skills/experience.

  • Experience of Due Diligence/Latent Defects Insurance work.

  • Expert Witness experience.

Aldwych Consulting values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

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