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Senior Designer

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Posting date: 18 September 2019
Salary: £45,000 to £45,000 per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 18 October 2019
Location: Redhill, Surrey
Company: Ridlands Ltd
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: Senior Designer

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Summary

About the job:
Due to the recent awarding of several prestigious glazing projects Ridlands ltd have a vacancy for the position of Sr Designer to manage our day today activities, both internal and external, of our drawing office based in Redhill, Surrey.
The successful candidate will be the part of existing design team to manage the operation and processes to ensure production and design targets are achieved using the following objectives:
● Produce GA’s (elevations/plans/sections) and detail interface drawings for client approval
● From internal ‘handover’ meetings from commercial dept when order is secured, review our tender and the ‘processes’ involved before starting with drawing
● Prepare fabrication drawings for curtain wall mullions, transom, pressure plate, face caps etc
● Liaising with Façade Structural Engineers, when calculations are requested
● Dealing with clients and confident in attending meetings
● Witnessing façade performance testing on site or off site and testing authorities
● Co-ordinating with Architect drawings, checking other subcontractor drawings
● Pressed metal & bracket drawings
● Glass size call offs
● Fixings lists
● Experience with drawing information for our fixers to understand and help installations
● Knowledge of working to tender, the client and variations of change
● Familiar with Schuco system
● Ability to ask the correct questions when liaising with system suppliers
● In-house system training preferable
● Familiar with limitations of system design (maximum/minimum sizes for doors/windows, weight restrictions etc)
● Familiarity with understanding of structural calculations i.e. Windload, system calculations etc
● Understanding of curtain wall systems and how they are fixed back to structure (load/restraint fixings), building movements and the effects of live-load floor deflection
● Understanding of Thermal and Acoustic issues
● Understanding of glass, performance, coatings, acoustics, Interfaces, cold-bridge
● Understanding of aluminium systems, drainage of systems, performance air/water etc
● Experience in rainscreen cladding design desirable but not essential
● Familiar with understanding NBS and/or Consultant façade specs
● 3D modelling, use Revit or Inventor or Solid Works desirable but not essential
● Experience in BIM desirable but not essential
● Working to programme deadlines
● Experience in on-site observing installation of facades (windows, doors, c/wall, rainscreen etc)
● Experience in developing systems
● Knowledge of CWCT, what they do and offer




Desired Skills and Experience:
Essential:
● Excellent IT Skills (AutoCad, Word, Excel, Outlook MS Project) and a knowledge of 3D software.
● Have a sound understanding of construction management
● Must have in-depth knowledge of the construction industry, building projects and curtain walling and demonstrate the ability to discuss them with conviction
● A Degree level qualification in Civil/Structural/Mechanical Engineering
● Strong understanding of good practice details, building physics, structural aspects, building regulations, facade acoustics, facade materials
● Over 6 years’ experience in a design or design management role

Desirable:
● Any report publications will be added advantage
● Experience in glass design software
● International exposure preferred

Please email a detailed application along with CV to sonyatwal@ridlandsltd.com/ashleycooper@ridlandsltd.com before the closing date.

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