Whilst Wintech’s Head Office at Quartz House is uniquely located in the semi-rural environment of Pendeford, it also benefits from close links to not only the major motorway and rail networks but also Birmingham International Airport.  If you are considering moving out of London but worried about missing family and friends, just over an hour on the train and you will be in Euston station. Birmingham, with its nightlife and huge array of restaurants and shops, is only 20 minutes away.  As the office sits on the edge of the Staffordshire border there are several pretty villages close by e.g. Brewood, Codsall, Lichfield, Ironbridge and Bridgnorth. 

So what about the office itself?  Quartz House was purchased in 2015 and completely refitted to reflect the attention to detail and high standards of the core business.  Space-planning and design was carried out by a London-based architect and incorporates all the features you would expect to find in a high-end modern business environment along with a few extra touches such as an in-house gymnasium and showers for those who like to work out or cycle through the countryside to work.

 

Façade Engineer/ Façade Consultant

Wintech seeks an enthusiastic and proactive individual to join their well-established team.

Wintech is a leading innovative façade consultancy practice that recognises the absolute value of its staff. Our staff are the foundation of our practice and you will be treated as a fundamental asset, integral to the future success of the company.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Participate as part of the Client team in the early stages of the project to offer value engineering solutions that will improve quality and reduce risk.
  • Participate in Professional Team meetings to advise on issues such as construction methods, materials, forms of construction, durability and life expectancy.
  • Produce detailed façade performance specifications making reference to British Standards, Euro Norms and relevant Codes of Practice.
  • Produce concept designs and supporting calculations.
  • Carry out technical audits of façade subcontractor tenders.
  • Carry out technical audits of façade subcontractor detail drawings including the review of structural and thermal calculations.
  • Witness laboratory testing of mock ups to ensure compliance with the façade specification and evaluate workmanship before commencement of work on site.
  • Carry out quality audits of façade subcontractor manufacturing facility to ensure that materials are being produced to the relevant quality standard.
  • Attend site to monitor and advise on the work of the façade subcontractor.
  • Produce detailed technical reports following each site visit.
  • Witness on site testing to ensure that the installed façade complies with the performance specification, that workmanship is to the highest standard and then produce a detailed technical report.
  • Carry out a final review of the as built drawings and O & M manuals.
  • Undertake condition surveys of existing buildings.
  • Undertake façade failure investigations and prepare remedial specifications.

Requirements: You must have a Master’s Degree in Façade Engineering or already be studying for this course (or an equivalent) or are considering applying for the course.

The location: You will be based at our Head Office on Pendeford Business Park in Wolverhampton, West Midlands.  

About you:

You must have a sound and extensive technical knowledge of the curtain wall and cladding industry, an appreciation of the technologies, techniques and varied materials employed in façade engineering and structural or services engineering knowledge.  You must have flair, creativity, an eye for detail and a pragmatic approach to problem solving and understand the key technical performance characteristics and modes of erection of various façade systems.  You must have the ability to converse with clients at a high level, be able to produce written technical reports to the highest standard and be able to work collaboratively with other members of the team to provide innovative façade solutions for high quality developments.

Why work at Wintech?

  • Stability:   the company has been established for over 30 years and has an extremely strong long term order book from a large diverse range of blue chip clients.
  • Job satisfaction: you will be involved in the very early stages of a project through to completion, enabling you to influence the decision-making process and take project ownership.
  • Challenge: you will have the opportunity to work on some of the most unique projects across the UK and Middle East enabling you to demonstrate the full range of your skills.
  • Progression: Wintech offer a structured career progression recognising the skills and experience gained.

Financial package:

You will be offered a competitive salary plus various benefits (such as assistance with the costs of relocating, subsidised private healthcare, free use of the on-site gym and tax efficient employee benefit schemes).

How to apply:  If you feel that you and Wintech would make a good partnership, please submit your CV detailing your skills and experience to: recruitment@wintech-group.com