Vacancies - Green Building Store Green Building Store


MVHR layout at Lower Royd radical retrofit

Trainee MVHR Design technician

Green Building Store £20,000 (Trainee rate £19,913, rising to £21,448 after 6 months)         

Golcar, Nr Huddersfield               Permanent, Full Time

Trainee CAD designer required by friendly specialist team, designing Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery systems for low-energy buildings. 

Communications with customers and some associated administration also involved.   CAD skills and ability to think around engineering/ physics essential, specialist training provided.

The core task is to design mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) systems for new build and retrofit dwellings using CADvent, a bespoke CAD based 3D design package for ventilation systems. 

The role also involves:

  • Liaising with customers over their design requirements and constraints and generally providing customer support, via telephone and email.
  • Administrative tasks related to the design and specification process.

We are looking for someone with the skills and aptitude to grow into this role.  AutoCAD competence, an understanding of physics/engineering and the ability to think in three dimensions are all required.  Practical knowledge of building and or building services is desirable as well as a methodical approach and good communications skills.

Green Building Store’s MVHR department is nationally recognised for its Passivhaus expertise in this fast developing field.

Green Building Store specialises in ultra low energy / Passivhaus product supply and has been established for 20 years.   This innovative, ethical company has a friendly and creative working environment with a supportive team ethos, alongside an expectation of commitment and motivation.  Our offices are located in peaceful rural surroundings with free parking, excellent transport links and a strong cycling culture.

Benefits include flexi-time by arrangement, 28 days holiday entitlement, including 8 Public Holidays, with an option of an additional week in lieu of a pay.  Office based, permanent. 

Applications by before 20 March 2017.

Download Job Description: Trainee MVHR Services Technician

Please email your CV, with a covering letter, to:


Affiliations & Accreditations