Arup Senior Facade Engineer in New South Wales, Australia

A career at Arup offers you the chance to make a positive difference in the world. Independently owned and independently minded, we attract a diverse mix of people to work on ground breaking projects around the world.

  • Provide engineering input and review across our new build façade projects

  • Mentor and assist junior engineering staff

  • Provide engineering certification on projects as appropriate

  • Lead and deliver our technically complex projects including detailed design projects

  • Lead or contribute to the engineering design on our façade projects, ensuring work quality is maintained at the expected standard

  • Work under limited guidance and be responsible (when required) for work of others.

  • Responsible for the performance, work and development of others, providing guidance, training, motivational and directional feedback

  • Business development related activities with new and existing clients

  • Maintain industry awareness

  • Commitment to Continuing Professional Development

  • Awareness and observation of company and Legislative Health and Safety requirements.

Key Tasks

Façade Engineer Role:

  • Provide technical engineering input on projects, ensuring work quality is maintained at the expected standard.

  • Actively participate in skill development activities within the Facade Business, including mentoring and teaching and supporting junior engineering staff.

  • Provide façade design advice and designs to architects and clients on buildings projects.

  • Coordinate the response of supporting technical specialists within the Façade Group.

  • Take responsibility for façade documentation including calculations, certification, drawings and specifications.

  • Effectively manage the time, quality and performance of projects.

  • Contribute to the maintenance of the Intranet-based Project Plan (IPP) on all projects.

  • Establish, monitor and keep up to date a resource and invoicing plan on projects.

  • Participate in project reviews and other risk management activities as per the IPP.

  • Assist in preparing tender submissions.

  • Build relationships with key clients on projects and develop and maintain client relationship plans.

  • Develop contacts with the façade industry.

  • Where appropriate, liaise with other business groups within the region.

Key Skills

  • Bachelor Degree in Structural Engineering or similar.

  • Be a chartered engineer capable of providing engineering design certification as appropriate

  • Have experience in how the engineering design of façade systems impacts the system design in terms of waterproofing and airtightness, and the architectural intent

  • Ability to independently undertake project analyses, and report on results.

  • Experience in the consulting environment, including the ability to advise clients on cost-effective, sustainable solutions.

  • Minimum 8 years’ experience specifically related to engineering design of facades.

Key Personal Attributes

  • Active team member who enjoys teaching, mentoring and supporting others in the team particularly in regards to engineering design

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills (including formal and informal presentations, written communications and reports)

  • Keen sense of maintaining high standards

  • Keen understanding of “customer” needs (both internal and external), and the issues which may impact on maintaining effectiveness within a commercial environment

  • Ability to relate and work well with people at all levels within the team and the wider office, as well as externally with clients.

  • Ability to maintain personal effectiveness, business unit and client relationships, both under normal circumstances, and at times of significant pressure.

  • Able to effectively manage workload even when demands are significant

“It is not the wish to expand, but the quest for quality which has brought us to this position… to do work of quality, we must have people of quality. There are many kinds of quality, and there are many kinds of job to do, so we must have many kinds of people, each of which can do their own job well.” Ove Arup, 1970.

Job: Facade

Title: Senior Facade Engineer

Location: Australia-New South Wales-Sydney

Requisition ID: SYD00009J