Building Performance Engineer


Building Performance Engineer

Contract type

Full Time


Newcastle, Durham and Leeds Office

TGA are an expert provider of professional design and consultancy services in the fields of Building Services Engineering, Building Performance and Low Carbon Design. As part of planned growth, TGA are currently reinforcing their Building Performance team and looking to recruit strong candidates into Durham, Newcastle, Leeds and Stevenage. This position is based in our Newcastle Office. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an established and innovative Building Performance Team within an exciting market sector.

The engineer will form part of the Building Performance team and will be involved in a wide range of project sectors including commercial, industrial, retail, healthcare, heritage, education and leisure, within both public and private domains and via traditional and design and build routes.

The position offers a competitive salary and benefits scheme, including hybrid working and flexible working hours as part of a 36.25 hour working week.

Our Building Performance team is growing rapidly, and we are delighted to be seeking highly motivated individuals to join our team of building performance specialists.

The team is focussed on integrating health and wellbeing into efficient building services design, with a commitment to achieving net zero carbon.

Our specialist team works closely with key stakeholders and design teams to deliver a wide variety of projects, from the historic Salford Cathedral to the industrial manufacturing plant of Hitachi Rail Europe. Supporting the development of Net Zero targets for major public organisations to devising key energy resilience plans for major private organisations, all form part of the workload and currently being progressed in support of pathways to net zero carbon.

The roles available will be based in offices located in Durham, Newcastle, Leeds and Stevenage.

About You

You will be able to provide design and strategic advice to clients and design teams, and will be capable of:

Carrying out thermal modelling to determine thermal comfort, visual comfort, energy performance, climate resilience, impacts on climate, carbon assessments etc to guide and assist the design team in implementing the most appropriate design solutions
Supporting qualitative assessments to provide early-stage design advice to the design team and stakeholder
Developing parametric modelling studies to suit the level of detail required to guide design decisions
Assisting the wider TGA team in delivering projects
You will have a combination of the following desired skills:

IES VE dynamic thermal modelling software
OCDEA Assessor or NDEA Assessor
Passive House
One Click LCA
Python or other coding skills
To be eligible for this opportunity, you will have a degree (or relevant experience) or are expected to achieve one of the following degree disciplines:

Degree in Building Performance related subjects such as Environmental Design, Sustainable Building Design, Building Services Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.
You should be able to demonstrate your interest in the role and in working with TGA through relevant work-based experience, as well as experience gained from studying relevant modules as part of your degree.

We are looking for candidates with the following characteristics:

Critical thinking and methodical approach to problem solving
Ability to use initiative to undertake tasks efficiently and independently
Excellent communication skills, which allow you to liaise with clients and team members
Excellent written communication and attention to detail as well as good report writing skills.
As we want the best people for the role, we support flexible working. Please ask us at interview stage about any flexibility you may need.

Why TGA?

TGA have considerable experience covering all major industry sectors. The strength of the team, the in-house expertise and the variety of projects all support development paths for employees in support of personal career progression and aspirations.

TGA will actively support all engineers to achieve professional engineering status. The approach will be focused on a bespoke training plan that will be monitored by both a Line Manager and a Mentor, who will both provide the necessary support, structure and guidance to achieve Chartered Engineer status.

As a wholly owned private limited liability partnership, each Director is actively involved in each project and is directly accessible throughout the course of all projects. This provides much needed support on all projects and reinforces our commitment to Clients.

What TGA Offer

TGA operate a flexible working hours system (“flexitime”), with hours being able to be varied within the context of the 36.25 hour week and TGA core working hours.

When in agreement with your Line Manager, an Early Finish Friday is available to you with a finish time as early as 12:45pm, when the weekly 36.25 working hours are met.

TGA support hybrid working between the office and home, with an expectation that you would work 3 days within the office or on site/client workplace etc. This is required in order to support the development of communication skills and relationships, both internally and externally. Office based work is also required to support the mentoring of apprentices, trainees and graduates.

This is an excellent position for an enthusiastic and ambitious engineer to join our team, aiding with the growth and development of the office. With the support and encouragement of the wider practice, it offers the opportunity to enhance and develop your technical, management and mentoring skillsets in the next step of your career.

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