(ARB) Architect / (CIAT) Architectural Technologist / Passive House Consultant

Lymm, Cheshire
£30,000-£40,000 (Pro rata) negotiable dependant on experience
13 May 2021
13 Jun 2021
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Ecospheric is an award winning passive house consultancy that supports planners, architects and developers in designing and delivering pioneering eco developments that save carbon and drive technological change. We have a track record of supporting projects ranging from complex passive house retrofits and innovative Paragraph 79 projects on landed estates through to the design of multi-story passive house residential developments and low energy commercial and education buildings.

We also run our own ambitious experimental developments that lead the industry incorporating the latest low energy technologies and methodologies. Our current developments include: 

  • a food hall aiming for zero energy and zero waste
  • 5 new build zero petrochemical and concrete free certified passive houses
  • the renovation of an Elizabethan grade II* listed hall (our new office) with associated Edward Kemp landscape restoration
  • the conversion of a 300 year old Yorkshire barn to off-grid group accommodation



The role would cover three main elements: 

  1. The architectural design for Ecospheric's developments. 

  2. Provision of passive house and low energy design advice to architectural clients enabling them to deliver highly complex sustainable projects. Supported by our industry leading technical experts, you will provide upfront advice that fundamentally directs the initial massing, design scope and approach through to critiquing design and details. The expertise you provide will direct some of the most ambitious, award winning sustainable projects in the UK.

  3. The creation of case studies and presentations which Ecospheric delivers as part of industry talks, university lectures, and architectural CPD.



We are ideally looking for one (ARB) registered Architect and one (CIAT) Architectural Technologist with qualifications and/or experience in passive house design. However, we would consider tailoring one of the positions to suit an individual from a different professional background providing as a minimum they have an in-depth knowledge of how houses are constructed and excellent CAD and portfolio presentation skills. 

  • ARB registered architect (desired)

  • CIAT Architectural Technologist  (desired)

  • Professional qualification related to the built environment (essential)

  • Passive House Designers qualification (desired) 

  • Experience of taking responsibility for client relationships and running projects (essential)

  • Experience in both retrofit and new build with sustainable design focus (essential)

  • CAD expert (product flexible) and Sketchup proficient (essential)

  • Bid writing and estimate creation (desired)

  • Creation of client facing presentations (essential)

  • A full UK/European driving license (essential)

  • Excellent spoken and written English (essential)



As a team, we are focused on projects that drive innovation in sustainability and change within the built environment. It is important that all members of our team have a passion for low energy design and a strong desire to have a positive impact on society. The position also requires the following attributes:

  • Excellent project management skills 

  • Conscientious and thorough - good attention to detail is critical

  • Skilled at client management

  • Passionate and proactive with a positive can-do attitude.

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