Researcher - KTP Associate

Cartwright Pickard Architects Limited in Partnership with the Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit at the Glasgow School of Art

Fixed term 27 month project   

Cartwright Pickard Architects is an award-winning research-led architecture practice founded in 1997 by Peter Cartwright and James Pickard. The practice specialises in low carbon design and innovative construction techniques such as passivhaus and offsite manufacture. The team's experience spans many scales and sectors including game-changing residential projects, educational buildings, workplace buildings, master planning of mixed use urban and suburban developments and major headquarter office buildings. The practice has offices in London, Leeds, and Manchester.   

This post is for a full-time KTP Associate. The project is part funded by Innovate UK and Cartwright Pickard Architects (CPA). 
The project has two key aims:   
•     to explore how Building Information Modelling (BIM) can be leveraged at the early design stages to more accurately predict the whole-life cost and performance of buildings. 
•     to investigate how the accuracy of these predictions can be verified and improved through the collection and integration of Building Performance Evaluation (BPE) datasets once the built asset is in-use.   

The project will focus on the fast-growing Private Rental Sector market, where the accurate prediction of end use performance and whole-life costs is critical to assessing the viability of development projects. The project investigates how a 7D BIM project can be delivered and what the outputs are, but also clearly highlighting the significant benefits available for the building developers, owners, operators and funders in terms of the quality of the product and its performance through embedded monitoring of the completed building.   

We are seeking a bright, talented postgraduate who wishes to expand their expertise in this field. The Associate will be embedded in CPA and will be supported by expertise from the Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit at the Glasgow School of Art. This support includes an individual development plan, personal training, and support for a Masters level qualification if appropriate. It is an exciting and challenging position which will provide an ambitious and committed candidate with valuable experience and the intention is to continue the work beyond the project.

Candidates should possess a minimum of a 2.1 degree or higher in architecture or related discipline. Experience and a keen interest in BIM systems, software integration, process development, architecture, and housing design is desirable, as is the ability to work with end users and clients. Candidates should be very self motivated with the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines. Candidates must possess excellent project management, numerical, research, CAD, graphical and communications skills.   

KTP is one of Europe’s leading graduate recruitment programmes. High calibre graduates are employed to work on specific projects of strategic importance to companies, whilst being supported by a dedicated University or College. All graduates spend around 10% of their time in training and development. You will be employed by Glasgow School of Art however your role will be based at Cartwright Pickard Architect’s London office. 

For informal enquiries or further information please contact Prof. Tim Sharpe at the Glasgow School of Art:
T: 0141 353 4658

Closing date - Midnight, Wednesday 21st June 2017

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