Job Opportunities


Do you want to work for a Cambridge University spin out delivering Cleantech innovations?

Are you passionate about reducing carbon emissions whilst improving thermal comfort and air quality?

We are always interested to hear from enthusiastic and high-achieving engineers who wish to help create low energy buildings through the adoption of low energy ventilation principles. We offer opportunities for you to work in a unique and world-class team in the areas of product development, project delivery, ventilation scheme design, bespoke consultancy services and new business development.

Current job opportunities are listed below but if you don’t feel that any are appropriate and are interested in making a real difference please email or get in touch.


Project Engineer


Breathing Buildings is currently seeking a high calibre Project Engineer to join our operations and project delivery team.

We care far more about your enthusiasm, ability to help us solve problems and desire to learn than what you have done in the past, but there are a few things that you probably need to have:

  • You will have project management experience, preferable in the construction industry with the ability to read installation, electrical and building drawings to ensure correct installation.
  • You will have transferable skills such as problem solving, project coordination and be able to demonstrate attention to detail and right first time approach.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, to liaise with a wide range of people from production staff to major clients, suppliers to colleagues and to write reports/ O&M manuals.
  • With a practical, hands-on approach, a flexible work ethic, you will be a team player who tackles issues before they become a serious problem. Ideally you will be from a mechanical or electrical engineering background.
  • You’ll be able to use Microsoft Office package and AutoCAD.
  • Knowledge of PLC/embedded control systems favourable.
  • Highly motivated, can-do attitude and self-starting.

Your challenge as a Project Engineer will be to deliver successful projects which start by taking the design brief from the consulting engineers, then working closely with production to ensure the equipment is manufactured to specification, on time and budget. At the same time you’ll liaise closely with the client to deliver, coordinate installation and also to test/commission the equipment on site, working through any problems that arise and finding solutions to give a great result and finally hand over.

This job requires also:

  • Travelling around the UK
  • At times flexible working hours
  • At times physical site work
  • Working at height

This is an opportunity to join an ambitious venture capital backed company with ample scope for career progression and a chance to make a genuine impression on the energy consumption in the built environment. A competitive package is offered and training will be provided as necessary.

Start Date: Immediate

Remuneration: Competitive salary, based on experience. 22 days annual leave + bank holidays

Graduate Consulting Engineer


Breathing Buildings is the world leader in the field of Hybrid Ventilation – the ventilation of buildings using the forces of nature when possible but then using fans to provide draught mitigation in cold weather and boost ventilation on the hottest days. It was founded by the CEO Dr Shaun Fitzgerald as a spin-out from Cambridge University following research and intellectual property which the company now uses.

Breathing Buildings manufactures fully controlled ventilation systems at their factory in Cambridgeshire for deployment in buildings. The design work for the systems is undertaken by the consulting engineering team who are mainly based in their Cambridge office. The consulting engineers also provide design services to clients seeking to push the boundaries on low energy building design. Our client base includes the world’s leading architectural firms, most of the largest building contractors in the UK and international building owners including the world’s best known IT companies.

Breathing Buildings is growing strongly and is currently recruiting for consulting engineers to work with Shaun, who is also a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor in Sustainable Buildings at the University of Cambridge’s Department of Engineering. Candidates should have a degree in engineering, science or mathematics and have a passion to make a difference to the world.

Experience using dynamic thermal modelling software and/or a familiarity with the fluid mechanics of buoyancy-driven flows would be advantageous, but is not essential. Candidates with experience working within building services design, architectural design or the wider construction industry, should definitely emphasise the experience they could bring to the Breathing Buildings team.

Start Date: September 2017

Remuneration: Competitive salary

Technical Engineer


Breathing Buildings is interested to hear from enthusiastic engineers who wish to help create sustainable buildings through the adoption of low energy ventilation principles. We offer opportunities for you to work in a unique and world-class team in the areas of ventilation product development, ventilation design consultancy and business development.

Start Date: Immediate / Flexible

Remuneration: Competitive salary + holidays

With strong company growth, Breathing Buildings is currently recruiting for talented and enthusiastic engineers to work within the ventilation design and consultancy team. Candidates should have at least one year of experience working in engineering or building services; candidates with more experience are also welcome to apply. A background in science, mathematics or practical engineering will be beneficial, as will a passion to make a difference to the world.

If you have any questions, please contact the office and speak to Consulting Manager Owen Connick.

How to apply


Please send a CV and a cover letter to

If you have any questions, call us on 01223 450 060