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Posting date : 04/19/2024

Reference : VIE00268

VIE - R&D Building Science Engineer - H/F

  • United States , Pennsylvania , MALVERN
  • VIE (European Citizens)
  • Technical Production

Why do we need you ?

The building science team is central to the organization and provides expertise to all the construction product businesses in the US and Canada. As a VIE, you will contribute to the expansion of Saint-Gobain’s position in the markets associated with commercial construction in North America.

🎯 The main role 

  • Apply building construction and design principles plus analytical, numerical, and experimental techniques to evaluate Saint-Gobain solutions in buildings and building assemblies.
  • Provide technical insight into various construction practices.
  • Utilize and apply principles of building science to customer-specific scenarios.
  • Support project goals and objectives.
  • Propose new objectives and gather agreement on new ideas from team members and stakeholders.
  • Clearly communicate technical issues, approaches, and results in technical reports and presentations.
  • Interact with building community and/or leading universities and/or construction technology laboratories as needed.

🙌 A plus for this role

 Working with our Building Science team as a VIE, you will have a key role in our projects and be exposed to work with different departments. You will:

  • Create customized, tailored presentations and reports with actionable recommendations, findings, calculations, modeling, and/or simulations.
  • Conduct predictive modeling using professional simulation software to assess performance (acoustic, energy, hygrothermal, thermal, visual) for building systems and spaces.
  • Collaborate with internal and external resources to create and document new sensory demonstration platforms (see, hear, feel breathe) that educate customers to make informed decisions about the cause and effect of different material and system solutions.
  • Perform on site measurements, analyze data, visualize results, and communicate performance to internal and external stakeholders/

➡️ extra information

 This is a 18-month mission, not extendable.

Is this job for you ?

If you’re interested in Sustainability from a technical perspective and if you recognize yourself in the following, then this role is made for you:

  • Master’s degree in building science, Material Science, Mechanical Engineering or Architectural Engineering.
  • Ability to work in synergy with multiple groups/departments.
  • Ability to work independently on multiple topics at the same time.
  • Open-minded, attention to details and strong ability to take initiatives.
  • Knowledge in building materials/construction and software like WUFI Pro, TRNSYS, Sketchup Pro, Python, MATLAB or LABVIEW is a plus.
  • Proficiency in architectural drawing and 3D modeling software and visual scripting such as Rhino, Revit and Grasshopper is a plus.
  • Proficiency in energy and daylighting simulation software, such as EnergyPlus, Radiance, and ClimateStudio, Ladybug and Honeybee is a plus.
  • Fluent in English both spoken and written.

A team ready to welcome you

The Building Science Service Team provides insight and leads projects that focus on developing, demonstrating, and connecting innovative solutions to high performance buildings regarding indoor environmental quality (acoustic, indoor air, thermal and visual comfort), occupant experience, sustainability, and resiliency. The successful candidate will utilize his/her technical background in building construction and/or building technology to support sales enablement services which include modeling and analysis, as well as performance demonstration projects with cross-functional, matrix teams.

Steps to join us

  • When you apply you receive an email from our Talent Acquisition team in France
  • If we want to move forward with you, you will have a first interview with our HR Talent Acquisition Team in France (on Teams)
  • Then, you will have 1-2 interviews with the local team (on Teams)
  • If you are selected, you will receive confirmation by email and have an Onboarding Day at the Tour Saint-Gobain in Paris before your departure.

A little more about us

CertainTeed has helped shape the building products industry for more than 100 years, delivering innovative, high-quality solutions for use in residential and commercial construction. As a leader in sustainable product development and environmental stewardship, the company’s broad product offering includes insulation, ceilings, roofing, siding, fence, railing, deck, exterior trim and gypsum board products.

Legal Statement

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.

Benefits in joining us

  • Non-taxable monthly allowance (VIE status regulation)
  • Support for up to two (2) months of accommodation and transportation
  • Round trip booking + visa fees, luggage allowance (fixed by Business France)
  • Health and social protection
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