Specialist in Masonary Facades for Heritage Buildings

Location: London, England Salary: Negotiable
Sector: Highways & Highways Electricals Type: Permanent
Contact: Emma Puddick Job Published: 7 days ago

Senior Specialist in Masonry Façades for Heritage Buildings
Salary Dependant on experience.

We are looking to employ a Senior Specialist in Masonry Façades for heritage buildings to work within our London-based office.

What is the role?

The position would suit a façade engineer, structural engineer, architect or contractor with relevant experience and a desire to work within an innovative group.
You would join a Building Envelopes team which is composed of individuals from engineering, architectural and contracting backgrounds, operating in a cross-disciplinary environment.

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Providing expert technical advice on all matters pertaining to masonry façades, including retained and replacement façades to heritage buildings.
  • Working within our Envelope engineering team to deliver services on all refurbishment projects.
  • Assisting and informing our structural engineering teams on projects with retained façades.
  • Responsibility for aspects of project design from bid-stage to completion.
  • Attendance at interviews and client meetings to discuss the technical aspects of a project and our proposed approach.
  • Liaising with the wider design team to develop coordinated design proposals.
  • Delivery of drawings, specifications and reports to satisfy design and construction programmes.
  • We'd like to hear from you if you can
  • Carry out site inspections and condition surveys of existing masonry façades.
  • Make recommendations for the repair, replacement, cleaning and maintenance of existing façades.
  • Prepare design details for remedial and replacement works.
  • Communicate design proposals with sketches, drawings and presentations.
  • Prepare specifications for new and refurbished masonry façades.
  • Use relevant design and analysis software to support your proposals.
  • Assess thermal performance and condensation risk. The ability to carry out thermal analysis is desirable, but not essential, as other members of our team can do this.
  • Calculate structural properties of proposed wall build-ups. Again, the ability to perform structural analysis is desirable, but not essential.
  • Evaluate the effects of structural movements and tolerances on the durability of the façade.
  • Advise on appropriate protection measures for retained façades during construction.
  • Advise on stone selection and testing.
  • Contribute to end of stage design reports.
  • Maintain positive and productive relationships with specialist subcontractors.
  • Review contractor's design proposals and calculations.
  • Inspect quarries and stone working facilities to monitor quality control procedures.


  • The applicant should have at least 5 years' experience and be able to present five examples of completed projects where the applicant has played a significant role in design and delivery.
  • The ideal applicant will be able to demonstrate their experience, competency and flexibility to rise to challenging situations and take on responsibility appropriate to their capability.

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