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Graduate Building Physics Engineer

💼 Graduate Job

Cardiff +1

🤑 £30K

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  • You need a degree in sustainable building design or architectural engineering, a passion for reducing carbon emissions, and knowledge of thermodynamics, BREEAM, passive design, and energy systems. Quick adaptability, clear communication, IES software proficiency, and an interest in sustainability are a must.
  • You will work on dynamic modelling, energy assessments, advising design teams, improving thermal comfort, daylight assessments, PHPP analysis, BREEAM, Code for Sustainable Homes, and site visits.

Graduate Job

EngineeringCardiff, Bristol


  • Are you passionate about sustainable building design and want to join a leading independent sustainability and engineering consultancy? 
  • We are looking for a number of motivated and enthusiastic STEM graduates or experienced computer modellers (IES) who are keen to join our Building Physics department. You will be expected to develop dynamic 3D computer models of the proposed building and input and analyse data from the computer simulation software to meet various targets. An appreciation of thermodynamics, sustainable building design, and energy systems is essential. 

Graduate Training Programme:

  • Our Graduate programme last around 2-3 years however, this timescale is wholly dependent on the individual paths each person will take. The aim of the programme is to give all graduates a structured pathway for the start of their career.
  • All graduates at Method work on real live projects and learn on the job carrying out tasks for those projects – this programme gives you some insight into what to expect within those two years including the formalities of technical reviews, membership of professional institutions etc.
  • Technical and non technical education such as presentation skills and time management courses etc, will make up a significant part of the programme. Everyone’s training is individual and tailored to their strengths and weaknesses enabling you to reach your full potential and gain both reward and satisfaction.


  • An appreciation of thermodynamics and energy systems are essential
  • You should have a good degree in sustainable building design or architectural engineering
  • You must have a passion for sustainable building design and reducing the carbon emissions of the built environment
  • You must be interested in the built environment and have the ability to communicate clearly and professionally
  • You will need to adapt to new situations quickly and be willing to contribute as an active design team member
  • Knowledge or awareness of BREEAM would be beneficial
  • Educated to degree level in Environmental Science, Geography, Sustainability, Engineering or a related discipline
  • Knowledge of passive design, renewable energy systems and sustainable assessments such as BREEAM, WELL, Passive House
  • Experience with using IES Virtual Environment software is essential
  • Experience in coding (using programs such as Python), Revit and AUTOCAD is desirable, but not essential

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities



  • Computer dynamic modelling of buildings to assess energy use, thermal performance, and daylighting (using IES or Rhino)
  • Completing projects for Part L compliance, CIBSE TM52/59, EPCs, CIBSE TM54, Passive House
  • Advising design teams and clients on how to reduce energy use through passive design, energy efficiency and renewable technologies
  • Advising design team and clients on how to improve the thermal comfort through building physics and passive design measures
  • Performing daylight and sunlight assessments
  • Assessing proposed buildings utilising the PHPP (Passive House Planning Package) software
  • Working with design teams including architects, structural engineers, quantity surveyors and specialist consultants
  • Advising on building physics aspects and completing modelling required for BREEAM and Code for Sustainable Homes
  • Advising on building-integrated renewable energy
  • Site visits to construction sites and existing buildings


Work type

Full time

Work mode



Cardiff, Bristol


30000 GBP


  • We offer 24 days’ leave plus additional flexi-leave (up to 12 days flex, plus an additional 10 days’ unpaid leave), flexible working hours, private healthcare, life assurance, company pension scheme, regular appraisals and a profit-share bonus scheme. Salary is highly competitive and will increase rapidly with experience.