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Senior Sustainability Consultant

Hays Building
Greater Manchester, Manchester
£45000.0 - £55000.0 per annum + £45,000 - £55,000
Closing date
14 Jun 2024

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Your new company
Based near Manchester Piccadilly station, this practice excels in Architecture, Civil & Structural engineering, Building Services and Sustainability. They design at every scale from city masterplans, neighbourhoods, parks, streets and buildings to specialist, bespoke light and acoustic installations.
The consultancy owns their building in the city centre, and has 5 stories, an on-site café, excellent views of the city and canals. They offer 2 days WFH each week as well as flexible start times.
The Sustainability Group provides a wide range of services across building design to both internal and external clients. Our current suite of services includes:

  • Sustainability strategies and bespoke frameworks
  • Net-zero carbon strategies (operational and embodied carbon)
  • Environmental assessments, including BREEAM, LEED, SKA and WELL
  • Production of planning documentation, including Sustainability and Energy Statements for Planning
  • Ecological assessment and consultancy
  • In-use and post-occupancy evaluation and building optimisation
  • Knowledge sharing and upskilling of the wider practice

Your new role
You will have a unique opportunity to work on a diverse range of challenging projects in sectors including workplace, healthcare, education, historic buildings, sport, leisure and residential.
Your new company is seeking a professional to join our growing sustainability team. The successful candidate will have previous experience of providing built-environment related consultancy and environmental assessments and will possess an understanding of the environmental policy and legislative landscape and future trajectory.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be involved in, or lead on, the following workstreams:

  • Net-zero carbon strategies and assessments (both operational and embodied)
  • Material lifecycle assessments (embodied carbon assessments)
  • Circularity assessments
  • Environmental and wellbeing consultancy and assessments such as BREEAM, LEED, Ska and the WELL Building Standard
  • Post-occupancy evaluations
  • Environmental management systems

The successful candidate will join a team of specialist consultants working across all areas of the built environment. They will have experience of the planning, design, and construction industries (and associated processes) and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, resulting in the ability to articulate complex ideas and concepts effectively to clients with interdisciplinary teams. They will be able to demonstrate an ability to multitask and have exemplary organisational skills.
Their expertise should be borne from an enthusiasm for environmental sustainability, through the practical implementation of strategies that support environmental, social and economic sustainability at local, national and global levels. They will truly enjoy their work, maintain a keen interest in the fast-paced agenda, and will be driven to develop the role and make a positive contribution to projects by advocating change.

What you'll need to succeed

  • A formal qualification in a sustainability/environmental management/built environment subject
  • Previous relevant experience working in the field of sustainability
  • Experience of BREEAM and the successful delivery of BREEAM assessments
  • Working knowledge of environmental and sustainability legislation and its applicability to UK development.
  • The drive to explore new or emerging themes and dissemination as appropriate
  • Confidence in preparing and delivering presentations to a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Exemplary written and spoken English, with experience of technical report writing
  • Experience of delivering LEED, Ska or WELL Building Standard assessments
  • Experience of using materials life cycle tools and software such as OneClick LCA
  • Experience of carrying out circularity assessments and consultancy.

What you'll get in return
In return, you will have the opportunity to work with a global consultancy and be supported by excellent and diligent staff as you progress through your career.
From sponsorship to profession-led events, we also offer annual appraisals and a mentoring program which is supported by our online internal learning platform.
We are committed to being an employer of choice and offer a competitive remuneration and benefits package as well as interesting work, a rewarding and friendly environment, excellent office space, and a respect for the work-life balance of our people through hybrid working.
All employees can participate in the company's stakeholder pension arrangement to which the company contributes, Profit Share Scheme and tax-efficient Smart Benefits, Life Insurance, Long Term Sickness Insurance, Private Medical insurance and health screening, interest-free season ticket loans and enhanced maternity and paternity provision, plus many more.
We offer regular international and studio-based social, sporting, and charitable activities. Some recent events include themed month-end socials, a hiking club, weekly complimentary yoga, wellbeing webinars, and toolbox talks. Our variety of employee forums drives the development of new ideas, giving everyone the platform to have a voice and be heard.

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