Senior Sustainability Consultant

London, England, gb
Company: WSP
Category: Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Published on 2021-06-14 18:03:47

About the Role:

At WSP, you’ll find yourself challenged in more fascinating and far-reaching ways than ever before. You’ll explore new and inspiring opportunities to make the most of your expertise, broaden your professional horizons and create exciting new possibilities for people, organisations and society in general.

WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals.

We design lasting solutions in the Property & Buildings, Transportation & Infrastructure, Environment, Industry, Resources (including Mining and Oil & Gas) and Power & Energy sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services.

With 7,000 talented people in 60 offices across the UK and Ireland, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come. We’re passionate about the big questions and big answers, naturally. For us that’s all about reaching beyond the expected to do work that’ll make a profound impact felt long into the future.

If you are a mid-level sustainability consultant with an interest in existing assets, then we have a fantastic opportunity to join one of the leading teams in this area. Our team works in sustainable development from small residential developments to city scale strategic plans. This role will work closely with property owners looking to improve the sustainable performance of their portfolios. We are looking for a professional with a holistic view on sustainability and hands-on experience developing procedures for energy and carbon reduction on properties of all types. The job will involve working in our Sustainability & Climate Change team translating client needs into innovative solutions, project delivery and development. The consultant should ideally have a good understanding of wider topics than energy and be interested in delivering low carbon, but also healthy, productive and resilient solutions.

A typical week would include:

  • On-site work gathering information on building systems, fabric and use
  • Modelling of a buildings energy performance to produce Non-Domestic and Domestic Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)
  • Developing implementation measures to improve a buildings EPC and reduce energy consumption
  • EPC and Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) strategic risk reduction advise to clients
  • Analysing and reporting sustainability data on monthly, quarterly and annual routines to underpin our client’s sustainability programmes
  • Enabling clients to optimise their portfolios – health and wellbeing, productivity, sustainability
  • Enabling clients to be “future ready” – Demographics, technology, climate.
  • We'd love to hear from you if you have:

  • EPC experience. NDEA is essential. DEA certification in addition would be an advantage
  • Experience of IES, TAS or Design Builder
  • Sustainability or engineering degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience of advising on environmental technical design, planning and Building Regulation compliance documentation; as well as, project and resource management
  • Experience of Building Regulations and policies
  • Technical expertise in buildings and the wider built environment including the impact of sustainability themes on core investment and management of assets in the property sector
  • An understanding of the wider context of sustainability from a policy and regulatory perspective
  • People skills and skills in coaching and collaborations cross-functionally
  • Personable and a ‘can do’ attitude with resource management experience.
  • What if we can?

    What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP – we can!

    WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important – be that our families, our friends or ourselves. So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.

    As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including 25 days annual leave, pension schemes, life assurance, personal accident cover and paid professional subscriptions, and some not so standard benefits as part of our flexible benefits scheme – so if you would like to hop on a new bike (cycle to work scheme) or thrill the family with your Lego building skills (Discount at Legoland Windsor) – WSP can help!

    Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP. We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. VIBE (our LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group) and our Gender Balance Group work with the business to help ensure we continue to promote the right environment to enable LGBT+ and female employees to reach their full potential, and to ensure we continue to promote equality, inclusivity and diversity for everyone.

    Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender confirmation, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

    In addition we support our people to achieve their personal health and well-being goals through our Thrive programme.

    About us:

    We value our people and our reputation


    We stand for attracting, developing, engaging and retaining the best professionals in our fields of expertise, because our people are what make us great. We put the highest ethical standards at the centre of all we do. We are professional, humble and act with moral and intellectual integrity, keep our word, treat everyone with respect, support our colleagues and embrace diversity.

    We care about individuals and their progress and offer the most fulfilling career development for our professionals. We promote our young recruits because we believe fresh perspectives bring great ideas and new energy.

    Find your career path at WSP.

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