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MVHR Contracts Manager

Full-time permanent

Reporting to: Tom Heywood, MVHR Department Manager

Salary: £25,709 depending on skills and experience.

PAUL MVHR system at Wimbish II Affordable Passivhaus schemeTo manage the delivery of MVHR heat recovery ventilation system supply contracts, from major multiple house jobs, to individual self-build houses and to provide aftersales support. 

The role involves both negotiating with contractors and individual house clients around the supply of the systems and supporting them and their installers to install the systems and run them, to ensure that they perform as per the design specification.

You will have site experience with a trade background (ideally electrical or plumbing), be computer literate and have some experience with managing jobs.  Prior knowledge of MVHR is not required.

You will be supported by the Technical Manager and the Department Administrator.  The Department Administrator will report to you. The MVHR Department Manager is the Design Manager, covering the sales, design and specification side of the department activities.

 The Hen House project Sheffield with PERFORMANCE triple glazed timber windows and doors photo by Dug Wilders


Green Building Store is a small specialist company with over 20 years’ experience of working on low energy homes and buildings, we combine technical expertise with outstanding personal service and aftercare.   

We are nationally recognised for our expertise in designing, supplying and commissioning MVHR systems for Passivhaus and low energy projects. Our design service is qualitatively different to most other MVHR providers.  As well as designing a system to physically fit in a building, we model the system in 3D software to check performance of the system in terms of noise, pressure, balance and airflows. We don’t install systems, but provide the systems in kit form, with installation instructions.

The Contracts Manager is responsible for ensuring that these MVHR systems are delivered and installed as per the design and that the customers have the support required to maintain our strong reputation for customer care.

The role also involves liaising with contractors and self-builders over their supply and supporting them via telephone and email.

The position offers an opportunity to develop your career in an innovative company committed to energy efficient and sustainable construction.   Green Building Store is looking for someone with the interest and aptitude to develop in this role and to contribute to the development of the department.  Relevant experience will be valued. 

Person specification

Green Building Store will shortlist candidates based on how many of the requirements are demonstrated in your application.  While some criteria may be hard to show in an application, please try to find examples of your experience which help to demonstrate these requirements.  At interview stage we will explore these same criteria further.

Essential Requirements:– applicants must ensure that they show how they fit all these requirements in their application, giving examples where possible. 

  1. Trade site experience, ideally in electrical, plumbing or other services trade.
  2. Experience managing site work
  3. Computer literate
  4. Good communications skills
  5. Negotiating skills

Desired requirements – please ensure that you demonstrate these competences in your application if you are able to do so.

  1. Contract management experience
  2. Interest in ultra-low energy building technology and Passivhaus

Working environment

Green Building Store specialises in low energy / Passivhaus product supply and has been established for 20 years at the forefront of environmental building practice.  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, reasonable transport links and a strong cycling culture.

Note that Green Building Store expects team members to operate with a high level of autonomy and responsibility, once they are familiar with their role and have developed the competence to do so.

The post carries annual paid holiday entitlement of 28 days including bank holidays, with the option of swapping a week’s pay for an extra week’s holiday. 

How To Apply

Please send CV and covering letter to [email protected] clearly explaining why you are interested in this role and how your skills and experience relate to the person specification Essential and Desired Requirements above.  Please also include a note on where you heard about this job advert.

All applications will be acknowledged, so please call to check if no response is received.  If you would like to discuss this role, please call Camilla Govan at Green Building Store on 01484 461 705

Application closing date:  Sunday 24 February 2019 

Interviews provisional date: Wednesday 27 February 2019

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