Passivhoos Design and Construction Manager (KTP Associate)

Glasgow School of Art / John Gilbert Architects
Location: Glasgow
Salary: circa £35k per annum, plus £5k training budget
Closing Date: 22nd March 2019

3 years fixed term Location: Glasgow Excellent package: Salary circa £35k p.a, plus £5k training budget

John Gilbert Architects in Partnership with the Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit at the Glasgow School of Art.   

John Gilbert Architects (JGA) is a Scottish design studio, passionate about designing places for people and the planet. We deliver beautiful, ecological, low carbon development designed with users, residents and the community, we undertake design work from a strategic level to detailed architecture with creativity, enthusiasm and knowledge.  Our work includes Sustainable architecture, Conservation & Retrofit and Masterplanning. We work for public sector, community and commercial clients across Scotland.   

The Passivhoos concept is for a range of social housing types that meet the international Passivhaus standards, Housing for Varying Needs and Scottish Government budget benchmarks. It has been developed and will be delivered by John Gilbert Architects, Stewart & Shields contractors and Design Engineering Workshop for Scottish housing providers. This project aims to bring the long-term benefits of Passivhaus construction to Scottish social housing, encourage the take up of genuinely low-energy homes and eliminate fuel poverty.

The aim of this KTP is to develop and refine the Passivhoos model for the Scottish context through the application of rigorous R&D methodology, including modelling and prototyping, development of low skill construction methodology, adaption to Scottish climate, social contexts, and compliance mechanisms, designing out performance gaps in end use. The project will lead the development of a new model of cost effective Passivhaus homes for social housing providers in Scotland.   

The project will be supported by expertise from the Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit at the Glasgow School of Art and will also work closely with the project partners. This support includes an individual development plan, personal training, and support towards a higher level qualification if appropriate.   

This 3 year post is based at John Gilbert Architects in Glasgow. It is an exciting and challenging position which will provide an ambitious and committed candidate with valuable experience and steps are in place to continue the work beyond the project.
Candidates should possess a minimum of a 2.1 degree or higher in architecture or related discipline, Masters level desirable. Experience in architecture, housing design, energy and environmental analysis 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 John Gilbert Architects. For more information, please visit: 

For informal enquiries or if you would like further information please contact Dr Tim Sharpe at the Glasgow School of Art, T: 0141 353 4658 E:

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Closing date for submission of completed applications is Midnight – Friday 22nd March 2019

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