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Mechanical or Energy Engineer / Environmental Sustainable Design (ESD) Consultant – Mid-Senior level, with sound energy modeling and building simulations experience

We are currently looking for a Mechanical or Energy Engineer / Environmental Sustainable Design (ESD) Consultant (Mid-Senior level) with an open mind and solid experience with building modeling and simulations to join our team in Budapest.

Advanced Building and Urban Design (ABUD) is an engineering and research company specialized in innovative and sustainable design and consultancy. We offer services from the conceptual planning phase to the realisation of a project, from a detached house to urban concepts. Apart from designing new buildings according to the latest standards of sustainability, we see a great challenge in the green refurbishment of existing buildings. Our clients and collaborators include local and international architectural design studios, world leading investors and developers, research institutions, governmental and municipal stakeholders.

The role will involve defining concepts, providing qualitative expert advice, and working on quantification and validation using advanced simulation techniques to model the environmental performance of buildings, neighborhoods and cities to inform:

  • Building form, massing and orientation strategies
  • Façade thermal and solar performance
  • Natural ventilation design
  • HVAC system performance
  • Daylight provision, solar access analysis
  • Internal and external comfort (thermal, wind, glare, etc)
  • Energy performance
  • Operational and embodied energy use, walkability and daylighting potential of urban districts.
Key responsibilities:
  • Undertaking detailed engineering analysis in the fields of dynamic thermal modeling and other design evaluation fields within the built environment
  • Carrying out simulation work and supervising a team working on building simulation, which includes presentation of the results and formal reporting
  • Contributing to planning and management of projects undertaken by the wider team
  • Communicating and collaborating with internal and external clients
Core Skills and Requirements:

As a Consultant with relevant professional experience, you are expected to demonstrate:

  • Academic qualification in an engineering based degree (most preferably MSc Mechanical Engineer, Energy Engineer)
  • min. 2 years of professional experience
  • Strong knowledge of HVAC systems, state-of-the-art building service technologies and building physics
  • Aptitude in applying different types of computer simulations to solve complex problems and the ability to undertake quality assurance reviews of computer models
  • Having experience of or strong interest in DesignBuilder
  • Having experience of or strong interest in design evaluation using computational techniques such as daylighting, façade optimization, UHI, CFD, shading controls, etc.
  • Innovative thinking and an open, analytical mindset
  • Fluent written and oral communication skills BOTH in Hungarian and English
  • The ability to be a strong team player with a collaborative working style
Additional desirable skills: 
  • Intermediate (or above) knowledge of Rhino, Grasshopper and its plugins (LB+HB, Butterfly, etc.)
  • Qualifications in BREEAM or LEED environmental rating systems, or a solid understanding thereof
  • Applied research with PhD qualification in a related topic
Additional Information:
  • Type of Employment: Full-time or Part-time
  • Experience level: Mid-Senior
  • Functions: Consulting, Engineering
  • Industries: Architecture & Planning, Renewables & Environment
  • Place of work: Budapest (XI district Orlay street) and home office

Please share this opportunity or apply with a CV and cover letter at:

We are looking forward to meeting our new colleague!


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