Sustainability Consultant

Job Description

Our client is a leading engineering and environmental consultancy providing multi-disciplinary services to the property, infrastructure, energy and environmental markets around the world.  Due to an increasing and diverse workload an opportunity has arisen for a sustainability consultant to join their Infrastructure and Environment team. Based in London, the successful candidate will have a fantastic opportunity to work on a wide variety of exciting projects in the urban regeneration, education, healthcare, property, waste, and energy sectors.  The candidate should have a good level of sustainability knowledge and also understand the dynamic and ever-changing demands of delivering sustainable solutions.



Core responsibilities of the position include:

  • Develop and deliver sustainability strategies covering a wide range of topics (i.e. energy, water, waste, sustainable materials, responsible sourcing, biodiversity, community) to embed sustainable design principles throughout projects;

  • Write sustainability statements and technical reports to support planning applications;

  • Manage proactively the delivery of environmental assessments (e.g.  BREEAM, Home Quality Mark, CEEQUAL);

  • Provide practical advice on sustainability best practices and innovations to influence project teams internally and externally;

  • Monitor project’s progress against sustainability objectives and targets;

  • Liaise actively with client and project teams (attend meetings, take minutes and distribute actions);

  • Contribute actively to internal team meetings;

  • Support the team in writing fee proposals, pitches and presentations to win new business and build relationships with potential clients;

  • Contribute to various initiatives including the development of new services and products


Requirements and skills

Candidates for this role will have between 3 and 6 years of relevant work experience.  The candidate will have:

  • A degree in an environmental or engineering discipline, preferably to Masters level

  • An ability to provide a holistic approach to sustainability in the built environment.

  • Technical knowledge or strong interest within one or more areas of sustainability – energy, sustainable materials & responsible sourcing, carbon footprinting & LCA, climate change adaptation, green infrastructure, conservation, community, behaviour change;

  • Experience in project managing the delivery of BREEAM assessments (Licensed BREEAM assessor with track record would be an advantage. Other qualifications would be of benefit – LEED, SKA, WELL, CEEQUAL etc;). 

  • BREEAM assessor certification

  • Expertise in renewable energy, energy efficiency and passive design (highly desirable);

  • On-site construction experience (desirable);

  • An ability to convince and influence project teams.

  • The capacity to work autonomously and proactively;

  • Good organisational and project management skills;

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

  • Client-facing experience and client management;

  • Attention to details;

  • A positive and proactive approach;

  • A creative approach to problem solving;

  • A curious and inquisitive nature and passion for sustainability.


The role offers excellent career progression opportunities within a friendly and professional team that has pride in the quality of the service it delivers to its clients, together with a clear vision for innovation.  The benefits of the role include a competitive salary according to skills and experience, together with an excellent flexible benefits package.