Sustainability Assistant

Application Deadline:
As soon as possible

Ansøgningsfrist 29. februar 2024

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BIG has grown organically over the last two decades from a founder to a family, to a force of 700+. Our latest transformation is the BIG LEAP: Bjarke Ingels Group of Landscape, Engineering, Architecture, Planning and Products. This has brought a plethora of in-house expertise together, offering perspectives that no single designer would see alone.
We are on the lookout for interns for BIG Sustainability- an arm of BIG Engineering- an interdisciplinary team based in the Copenhagen office. The position will focus on informing the design process with climate-based analyses such as direct sunlight, daylighting, outdoor comfort, wind and natural ventilation, etc. You may also be exposed to and participate in Life Cycle Analysis (LCA), energy analysis, design for circularity, design for deconstruction, and other concepts related to sustainability in the built environment.

Please include portfolio material that explicitly showcases your abilities in grasshopper, preferably within the context of performance-based design analysis and implementations. Scripting experience in Python/C# or other programming languages, experience in CFD simulations, knowledge of OpenFoam, and experience with energy modeling are each a big plus but not strictly a requirement. We seek to support your learning and growth throughout the internship, so all are encouraged to apply. The most important factor is that you are eager to learn and develop your skills and to contribute to our mission of designing sustainable architecture.

Please only apply if your internship can run for a minimum of 6 months.

Join us on our mission if you have:

  • An interest in positively impacting the built environment around the globe
  • The ability to respond positively to the iterative nature of architectural design and can manage frequent changes
  • Strong organizational skills
  • The ability to take initiative in response to direction from managers, engineers, and architects
  • The ability to work well in a dynamic team, with a flexible and open attitude towards new ways of working and collaborating
  • A creative and holistic mindset

Required skills and experience:

  • At least 2 years of architecture school behind you
  • Are a current student. Graduates (master level and 5 yrs bachelor) cannot be considered as interns in regards to the Danish legislation. We will follow up on your educational status and you will have to sign a declaration prior to your start.
  • Have an interest in designing data visualization related to climate analysis
  • Knowledge and experience with Rhino/Grasshopper, Excel, Adobe is required
  • Knowledge with IES VE, Energy Plus, Ladybug, Honeybee, Climate Studio is an advantage.
  • Excellent visual, spoken, and written communication skills in English
  • Proactive attitude towards learning, strong analytical skills, with a keen attention to detail and accuracy when problem-solving.
  • 3D modeling ability in Rhino is required

BIG offers:

  • A young and social environment with many social events
  • Diverse group of architects, technologists, engineers and specialists with more than 45 different nationalities.
  • Great variety of company discounts.
  • Flexible lunch options

Please apply using the “Send Application”-button. Please upload your CV, portfolio and cover letter in English- interviews are conducted on an ongoing basis. We reserve the right to remove the posting as soon as the right candidate has been found.

Diversity has been part of our DNA since BIG’s foundation. A multitude of cultures and backgrounds creates a new point of reference which leads to amazing insights. At BIG, we value, celebrate and support diversity because it makes our team, work and the built environment better. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and take affirmative action to employ equally regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender.