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Sustainability Engineer KTP Associate

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Location: Llandaff Campus

Salary: Grade 5A/B, £32,348 - £ 35,333 per annum (with a £5,000 Personal Development Package). Relocation costs available subject to eligibility and terms of scheme 

Package: Fixed Term for 30 months 

Contractual hours: 37 

Basis: Full Time 

Job category/type: Admin/Managerial


Job Description Sustainability Engineer KTP Associate - English.pdf

Job Description Sustainability Engineer KTP Associate - Welsh.pdf

Job description

The opportunity

A British Art & Design School with a 150-year history, Cardiff School of Art & Design (CSAD) is housed in a state-of-the-art building on the Llandaff Campus and is home to students united by ambition and a true passion for creative enquiry. They are artists, designers, makers and thinkers in the fields of architecture, design, fashion, fine art, and a range of craft disciplines. The school is also home to FabLab, the Perceptual Experience Laboratory, Spin-out companies Fovotech and HUG™, and a number of major research and innovation initiatives that cohere around visual perception and user-centred design, linking disciplines from fine art to computer science.

You will be responsible for supporting and project managing a collaborative KTP project between EvaBuild Ltd (the Company partner), and Cardiff Metropolitan University.

The Associate will primarily be based at EvaBuild’s offices in Newtown, Wales with visits to projects and clients across the UK, and occasional visits to Cardiff Metropolitan University.  

The main duties of the Associate include:

  • Evaluate new materials and work with EvaBuild’s preferred OSM partner to develop aspirational net zero carbon modular groundwork solutions and fill material designing out cement, with circular principles of recycling/repurposing materials for fill.
  • Adapting the new modular pipework/ducting to develop EvaBuild’s new earth-to-air heating and cooling pipes and thermal exchanger system, to capture renewable energy from the ground to significantly reduce operational carbon emissions and offer a new income stream.
  • Evaluate and monitor the new solutions across design, manufacture, installation and in the operation of case studies with EvaBuild’s key clients, to ensure optimum carbon, cost, energy, and waste reduction is delivered and refinements made before launch.
  • From the monitoring stages, refine and launch the aspirational carbon neutral modular & recycled material groundwork and ground-coupled renewable energy solutions to EvaBuild’s existing and new markets.
  • Help to implement and embed new processes and procedures across the company including training of staff.

What we are looking for

Some of the education and qualifications, knowledge, skills and abilities, and experience we are looking for are:

  • Good bachelor’s degree, in Architecture, or Engineering, or Design related disciplines.
  • Good understanding of engineering design or building design, or design engineering and construction site erection or fixing of components.
  • Technical design skills for buildings above and below ground, or products.
  • Ability to conduct market research, analyse and interpret technical data, report on findings and recommendations.
  • The ability to communicate and present to a variety and levels of people, for example factory or construction site levels, to managers and directors, by face-to-face discussion, online, by email, or phone.
  • Self-motivated, well organised with strong interpersonal skills, with the capability of working under own initiative, or as part of a team to meet deadlines.
  • Previous experience of working independently and in a team environment in Architecture, or Engineering, or Design related disciplines, or university research.
  • Ability and willingness to travel independently to EvaBuild, the University and multiple off campus locations such as construction sites across Wales and the UK on a regular basis.
  • Commitment to equality and diversity and health and safety.

Why join Cardiff Metropolitan University?

We're delighted to have recently won two prestigious awards – the Times Higher Education UK and Ireland University of the Year 2021 and The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide Welsh University of the Year 2021.

Cardiff School of Art and Design are engaged in the development of world-leading research and meaningful collaborations with industry, public sector and community organisations. The academic staff supervisors for this KTP are based in CSAD’s Architecture and Built Environment Hub and are members of the Sustainable and Resilient Built Environment (SuRBe) research group. SuRBe is a multi-disciplinary team with a strong reputation in Wales, the UK and internationally. SuRBe staff deliver high quality and impactful projects to augment the sustainability and resilience of the built environment, improve occupant quality of life and adapt to, and mitigate, climate change through its work.

EvaBuild Ltd is groundworks, civil engineering and general groundworks contractor based in Newtown, Wales. The company provides an efficient turnkey design and implementation service with ongoing intelligent solutions adapted to all stages and elements of work programmes where sustainability is integral to the business, from design to construction and project management. Services include site investigations, reinforcement concrete shuttering, creation of concrete yards, foundations, deep drainage, confined spaces, street works, road construction, road surfacing and paving works and land remediation. EvaBuild undertakes a variety of contracts, ranging from £10,000 to £2m and provides below ground solutions for many UK wide clients constructing modular education, commercial, medical and sports buildings.

Further information on CSAD: Cardiff School of Art & Design (, the SuRBe group: Sustainable and Resilient Built Environment ( and EvaBuild: (

A recently completed 36 month KTP project led by Prof John Littlewood is illustrated here.

In addition, the University offers highly competitive terms and conditions including:

  • Annual leave of 25 days plus 8 days bank holidays, and 3 concessionary days (at Christmas).
  • Office hours, 8.00 to 17.00.
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme with generous contributions.
  • Flexible and remote working opportunities, with primary location being Newtown, Wales.
  • Excellent family friendly policies.
  • Award winning sports and fitness facilities with subsidised membership.
  • Access to all library facilities.
  • Salary sacrifice schemes including cycle to work.
  • Free family access to our independent specialist wellbeing support provider, Health Assured.

If you would like to talk with us about this opportunity please contact Professor John Littlewood, at

Should a high volume of applications be received, we may need to close this vacancy early. We therefore encourage you to apply as early as possible. Note, only applicants who respond to all the essential criteria on the online application process with evidence can be considered for interview.

The University is committed to creating a highly inclusive culture. We offer family friendly and flexible working arrangements and a range of staff networks, forums and events to support and develop our people. We warmly welcome applications from those traditionally underrepresented in the higher education sector.

Further information

Please read our Candidate Pack or visit our staff recruitment website for information about working for us, our culture, benefits, work-life balance and our career progression and development opportunities.

Manylion y swydd

Teitl y swydd: Peiriannydd Cynaliadwyedd – Cydymaith PTG
Cyfeirnod y swydd: 22REQ0002351
Dyddiad postio: 22/11/2022
Dyddiad cau ar gyfer ymgeisio: 12/03/2023
Lleoliad: Campws Llandaf
Cyflog: Gradd 5A/B, £32,348 - £35,333 y flwyddyn (gyda Phecyn Datblygiad Personol o £5,000). Costau adleoli ar gael yn amodol ar gymhwysedd a thelerau'r cynllun
Pecyn: Tymor Penodol am 30 mis
Oriau cytundebol: 37
Sail: Llawn Amser
Math/categori swydd: Gweinyddol/Rheolaethol

Disgrifiad swydd

Y cyfle

Ysgol Gelf a Dylunio Prydain sydd â hanes 150 mlynedd,  mae Ysgol Gelf a Dylunio Caerdydd (YGDC) wedi'i lleoli mewn adeilad o'r radd flaenaf ar Gampws Llandaf ac mae'n gartref i fyfyrwyr sydd wedi'u huno gan uchelgais a gwir angerdd dros ymholi creadigol. Maent yn artistiaid, dylunwyr, gwneuthurwyr a meddylwyr ym meysydd pensaernïaeth, dylunio, ffasiwn, celfyddyd gain, ac ystod o ddisgyblaethau crefft. Mae'r ysgol hefyd yn gartref i FabLAB, y Labordy Profiad Canfyddiadol, cwmnïau deillio Fovotech a HUG™, a nifer o fentrau ymchwil ac arloesi mawr sy'n cydgysylltu o amgylch canfyddiad gweledol a dylunio sy'n canolbwyntio ar y defnyddiwr, gan gysylltu disgyblaethau o gelf gain â chyfrifiadureg.

Byddwch yn gyfrifol am gefnogi a rheoli prosiect PTG cydweithredol rhwng EvaBuild Ltd (partner y Cwmni), a Phrifysgol Metropolitan Caerdydd.

Lleolir y Cydymaith yn bennaf yn swyddfeydd EvaBuild yn y Drenewydd, Cymru gydag ymweliadau â phrosiectau a chleientiaid ledled y DU, ac ymweliadau achlysurol â Phrifysgol Metropolitan Caerdydd. 

Mae prif ddyletswyddau’r Cydymaith yn cynnwys:

  • Gwerthuso deunyddiau newydd a gweithio gyda phartner OSM dewisol EvaBuild i ddatblygu datrysiadau sylfaen modiwlaidd di-garbon net dyheadol a llenwi deunydd sy'n dylunio sment, gydag egwyddorion cylchol o ailgylchu/ailddefnyddio deunyddiau i'w llenwi.
  • Addasu'r pibellau modiwlaidd newydd i ddatblygu pibellau gwresogi ac oeri daear-i-aer newydd a system cyfnewidydd thermol EvaBuild, i ddal ynni adnewyddadwy o'r ddaear i leihau allyriadau carbon gweithredol yn sylweddol a chynnig ffrwd incwm newydd.
  • Gwerthuso a monitro'r atebion newydd ar draws dylunio, gweithgynhyrchu, gosod ac wrth weithredu astudiaethau achos gyda chleientiaid allweddol EvaBuild, er mwyn sicrhau bod y carbon, y gost, yr ynni a'r lleihau gwastraff gorau posibl yn cael eu cyflawni a bod gwelliannau'n cael eu gwneud cyn lansio.
  • O'r camau monitro, mireinio a lansio'r gwaith tir modiwlaidd carbon niwtral a deunydd wedi'i ailgylchu uchelgeisiol a datrysiadau ynni adnewyddadwy wedi'u cysylltu â'r ddaear i farchnadoedd presennol a newydd EvaBuild.
  • Helpu i weithredu ac ymgorffori prosesau a gweithdrefnau newydd ar draws y cwmni gan gynnwys hyfforddi staff.

Yr hyn yr ydym yn chwilio amdano

Dyma rai o’r addysg a’r cymwysterau, y wybodaeth, y sgiliau a’r galluoedd, a’r profiad yr ydym yn chwilio amdanynt:

  • Gradd baglor dda, mewn Pensaernïaeth, neu Beirianneg, neu ddisgyblaethau cysylltiedig â Dylunio.
  • Dealltwriaeth dda o ddylunio peirianneg neu ddylunio adeiladau, neu beirianneg dylunio a chodi neu osod cydrannau ar safleoedd adeiladu.
  • Sgiliau dylunio technegol ar gyfer adeiladau uwchben ac o dan y ddaear, neu gynhyrchion.
  • Y gallu i gynnal ymchwil marchnad, dadansoddi a dehongli data technegol, adrodd ar ganfyddiadau ac argymhellion.
  • Y gallu i gyfathrebu a chyflwyno i amrywiaeth a lefelau o bobl, er enghraifft lefelau ffatri neu safle adeiladu, i reolwyr a chyfarwyddwyr, trwy drafodaeth wyneb yn wyneb, ar-lein, trwy e-bost, neu dros y ffôn.
  • Yn hunan-gymhellol, yn drefnus gyda sgiliau rhyngbersonol cryf, gyda'r gallu i weithio ar eich menter eich hun, neu fel rhan o dîm i gwrdd â therfynau amser.
  • Profiad blaenorol o weithio'n annibynnol ac mewn amgylchedd tîm mewn Pensaernïaeth, neu Beirianneg, neu ddisgyblaethau cysylltiedig â Dylunio, neu ymchwil prifysgol.
  • Y gallu a'r parodrwydd i deithio'n annibynnol i EvaBuild, y Brifysgol a nifer o leoliadau oddi ar y campws fel safleoedd adeiladu ledled Cymru a'r DU yn rheolaidd.
  • Ymrwymiad i gydraddoldeb ac amrywiaeth ac iechyd a diogelwch.

Pam ymuno â Phrifysgol Metropolitan Caerdydd?

Rydym yn falch iawn ein bod ni wedi ennill dwy wobr fawreddog yn ddiweddar – Prifysgol y Flwyddyn y DU 2021 y Times Higher Education a Phrifysgol y Flwyddyn yng Nghymru 2021 The Times a The Sunday Times Good University Guide.

Mae Ysgol Celf a Dylunio Caerdydd yn datblygu ymchwil blaenllaw a chydweithio ystyrlon â diwydiant, y sector cyhoeddus a sefydliadau cymunedol. Mae'r goruchwylwyr staff academaidd ar gyfer y PTG hwn wedi'u lleoli yn Hyb Pensaernïaeth ac Amgylchedd Adeiledig YGDC ac yn aelodau o'r grŵp ymchwil Amgylchedd Adeiledig Cynaliadwy a Gwydn (SuRBe). Mae SuRBe yn dîm amlddisgyblaethol sydd ag enw da yng Nghymru, y DU ac yn rhyngwladol. Mae staff SURBe yn cyflwyno prosiectau o ansawdd uchel sy’n cael effaith i ychwanegu at gynaliadwyedd a gwytnwch yr amgylchedd adeiledig, gwella ansawdd bywyd y preswylwyr ac addasu i newid yn yr hinsawdd a’i liniaru trwy eu gwaith.

Mae EvaBuild Ltd yn gontractwr gwaith paratoi’r pridd, peirianneg sifil a gwaith daear cyffredinol sydd wedi'i leoli yn y Drenewydd, Cymru. Mae'r cwmni'n darparu gwasanaeth dylunio a gweithredu un contractwr effeithlon gydag atebion deallus parhaus wedi'u haddasu i bob cam ac elfen o raglenni gwaith lle mae cynaliadwyedd yn rhan annatod o'r busnes, o ddylunio i adeiladu a rheoli prosiectau. Mae'r gwasanaethau'n cynnwys archwiliadau safle, caeadau concrit atgyfnerthu, creu iardiau concrit, sylfeini, draeniad dwfn, mannau cyfyng, gwaith stryd, adeiladu ffyrdd, gosod wynebau ffyrdd a gwaith palmentydd ac adfer tir. Mae EvaBuild yn ymgymryd ag amrywiaeth o gontractau, yn amrywio o £10,000 i £2m ac yn darparu atebion o dan y ddaear i lawer o gleientiaid ledled y DU sy’n adeiladu adeiladau addysg modiwlaidd, masnachol, meddygol a chwaraeon.

Gwybodaeth Bellach am Ysgol Celf a Dylunio Caerdydd (, y grŵp SuRBe: Amgylchedd Adeiledig Cynaliadwy a Gwydn ( ac EvaBuild: (

Mae prosiect PTG 36 mis a gwblhawyd yn ddiweddar dan arweiniad yr Athro John Littlewood i'w weld yma.

Yn ogystal, mae'r Brifysgol yn cynnig telerau ac amodau cystadleuol iawn gan gynnwys:

  • Gwyliau blynyddol o 25 diwrnod ynghyd ag 8 diwrnod o wyliau banc, a 3 diwrnod consesiynol (dros y Nadolig).
  • Oriau swyddfa, 8.00 i 17.00.
  • Aelodaeth o'r Cynllun Pensiwn Llywodraeth Leol gyda chyfraniadau hael
  • Cyfleoedd gweithio hyblyg ac o bell, a’r Drenewydd, Cymru yw’r prif leoliad.
  • Polisïau rhagorol sy’n ystyriol o deuluoedd.
  • Cyfleusterau chwaraeon a ffitrwydd arobryn gydag aelodaeth â chymhorthdal.
  • Mynediad i holl gyfleusterau'r llyfrgell
  • Cynlluniau aberthu cyflog gan gynnwys beicio i'r gwaith
  • Mynediad am ddim ideuluoedd at ein darparwr cymorth lles arbenigol annibynnol, Sicrwydd Iechyd.

Os hoffech siarad â ni am y cyfle hwn, cysylltwch â'r Athro John Littlewood, yn

Pe bai nifer uchel o geisiadau yn cael eu derbyn, efallai y bydd angen i ni gau'r swydd wag hon yn gynnar. Felly rydym yn eich annog i wneud cais mor gynnar â phosibl. Sylwch, dim ond ymgeiswyr sy'n ymateb i'r holl feini prawf hanfodol ar y broses ymgeisio ar-lein gyda thystiolaeth y gellir eu hystyried ar gyfer cyfweliad.

Mae'r Brifysgol wedi ymrwymo i greu diwylliant hynod gynhwysol. Rydym yn cynnig trefniadau gweithio hyblyg a chyfeillgar i deuluoedd ac amrywiaeth o rwydweithiau staff, fforymau a digwyddiadau i gefnogi a datblygu ein pobl. Rydym yn croesawu’n gynnes geisiadau gan y rhai a dangynrychiolir yn draddodiadol yn y sector addysg uwch.

Gwybodaeth Bellach

Darllenwch ein Pecyn i Ymgeiswyr neu ewch i'n gwefan recriwtio staff i gael gwybodaeth am weithio i ni, ein diwylliant, buddion, cydbwysedd bywyd a gwaith a'n cyfleoedd dilyniant a datblygu gyrfa.

Location: Cardiff
Salary: £32,348 to £35,333 Grade 5A/B per annum (with a £5,000 Personal Development Package)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th February 2023
Closes: 12th March 2023
Job Ref: 22REQ0002351
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