Building Physics Nerd

Fabric First is a super busy sustainable design/building physics start-up, with clients ranging from federal to local government, architects to engineers, sub-contractors to contractors.

We are passionate about sustainable design and believe that focusing on the building fabric first leads to better outcomes than relying on energy saving technology, or renewable energy generation, which can be comparatively more expensive, can have a high embodied energy and may or may not be used efficiently by the consumer. Although….this is changing!

If you are a technical guru, love design and construction and want to help grow a super successful start-up, this opportunity may be the change you are looking for.

This position is flexible, and would consider anything from part-time sub-contracting to a full-time position.  Get in touch!!!! 

About You

  • A degree qualified sustainability professional consultant with at least 5 year’s professional experience working in a high-quality design focused practice;

  • Skilled in presenting concepts and designs in a concise and compelling way, both verbally and through visual images;

  • ESD Modelling tools will play a significant part of the role’s responsibilities. Ability to use the following software packages would be highly regarded: (IES/ETOOL/Radiance/EnergyPlus/OpenFOAM/THERM/WINDOW/etc);

  • You will also have a keen interest in integrated design and a passion working collaboratively across multiple disciplines and stakeholders to achieve the best outcomes.

  • Ideally, you’ll possess Passivhaus skills or be looking to obtain them.

  • Multi-disciplinary PM skills would also be an advantage!


About the Role

In this highly varied role, where you will contribute to the development and delivery of environmental and sustainable strategies impacting buildings and precincts design and its seamless design integration.

Your role will involve:

  • Involvement in preparations of bid and tender submissions, and other client related activities;

  • Reviewing or producing engineering designs, calculations, reports, presentations and specifications using appropriate software;

  • Providing ESD services for multi-disciplinary and ESD projects including project management of ESD related activities, review of technical work and communication with design team and stakeholders;

  • Undertaking, leading and reviewing building physics modelling including daylight, sunpath, and thermal comfort analysis for ESD projects; 

  • Strategically advising clients on ESD outcomes and summary actions;

  • Providing day-today technical and PM guidance to junior staff on delivery and outcomes on projects.