Project Architect

MinErgy Private Limited

Detailed Job description / requirements:

Company Description

MinErgy Pvt Ltd (MinErgy) is a Nepal based consulting firm in operation since 2008. MinErgy is dedicated to improving clean energy access and energy efficiency at households and industries. Our core focuses are: i) Renewable Energy and Climate Change; ii) Brick and Built Environment and, iii) Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. Teams of enthusiastic, highly motivated and qualified professionals in technical and social dimensions in MinErgy have been providing its services in Nepal and across various countries in Asia and Africa. 

About the Project

MinErgy in partnership with Universität Innsbruck, Austria (lead) and Greentech Knowledge Solutions Pvt Ltd (GKSPL), India and Asociación Española de Normalización (UNE), Spain is implementing a four-year project BUILDING Energy Efficiency in Nepal (BEEN) with funding support from European Commission under its SWITCH-Asia Programme. The overall objective of BEEN is to contribute to the development of low-carbon and resource-efficiency in the Nepalese building sector by integrating energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy (RE) measures in design and construction of new buildings and in retrofitting of existing buildings. BEEN aims to achieve the overall objective through capacitating Building-MSMEs (Micro Small and Medium Enterprises) to adapt/transform their services and products for EE building design, construction and/or retrofitting; increasing awareness of the market on EE design and construction services, products and practices; increasing availability of financial products and services targeting EE and RE in building and construction sector and capacitating local, provincial and federal government units to devise and implement policies/standards to promote EE in building sector. 

MinErgy invites applications from interested and eligible candidates for the following position:

Position: Project Architect

Project: BUILDING Energy Efficiency in Nepal (BEEN)

Duty Station: Kathmandu, Nepal 

Reports to: Senior Architect 

Job Summary

The Architect will be responsible to design and execute capacity-building activities, conduct building simulation work and carry out building performance monitoring. S/he will support to develop training packages, participate in baseline studies, conduct applied research & development activities and assist in development of innovative marketing strategies to promote EE and RE in buildings. 

Responsibilities

  • Assist in planning baseline surveys to evaluate operational energy and embodied energy used in buildings in Nepal
  • Assist in conducting baseline survey and stakeholder consultations
  • Assist in developing manuals, guidelines, case studies etc. for energy efficient building design, resource-efficient materials etc. 
  • Assist in organizing design charrettes (3-4 day intensive design workshops) and provide building simulation support
  • Assist in developing, organizing and conducting training programs for different stakeholders
  • Participate in on-site monitoring and carry out performance monitoring of buildings 
  • Conduct building simulation studies of new and future building design
  • Build and maintain relationship with partner municipalities for the promotion of EE building design 
  • Support in promotion and dissemination of energy efficient building designs in partner municipalities
  • Represent project at conferences, round-tables, committees or working groups 
  • Assist in preparing information leaflets/brochures and other marketing materials for awareness building
  • Perform other functions as required and directed by the Senior Architect

Minimum Requirement

  • Education: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in architecture (preferably specialization in building science/ sustainable architecture/ environmental planning)
  • Experience: Minimum 2 years with  experience in building design and preferably site supervision
  • Basic understanding of building physics 
  • Familiarity with green buildings, energy efficient/green building products and technologies 
  • Should be proficient in AutoCAD and SketchUp 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Project or equivalent
  • Ability to travel within Nepal 30 percent of the time

Desirables

  • Knowledge of other drawing software like REVIT 
  • Working knowledge on building energy simulation software (e.g. DesignBuilder, EnergyPlus, Rhino+grasshopper etc.) 

How to Apply

  1. Interested candidates are invited to submit their application to been@minergynepal.com with subject “Application for the position of – Position Title” by 5:00 pm on 3rd June, 2022. 
  2. Qualified female candidates and candidates from ethnic minorities, socially excluded and disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply.
  3. Those candidates who have already applied earlier need not apply again as their applications will be considered accordingly.

Job Overview

Category Engineering - Architecture, Development and Project
Openings 1
Position Type Full Time
Experience 2+ years
Education Post Graduate / Masters in related field. , B.E. in Architecture
Posted Date 20 May, 2022
Apply Before 03 Jun, 2022
City Lalitpur