• Location: London
  • Salary: Up to £35,000 (depending on experience)
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Posted: 7th Jul 2017

Sustainability Consultant

Energy & Carbon

Job Title: Sustainability Consultant
Industry Sector: Sustainability
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: £35,000
Site/Office Location: Central London
Consultant: Andrew Green
Reference: SSC4

The Client:

Working with a multi-disciplinary medium-sized planning consultancy with big plans for growth in their search for a Sustainability Consultant. The business is very reputable in the industry, with expertise working across various projects, including; residential, commercial, mixed-use, retail etc. projects. The business will be moving offices locally to allow for the expansion of the business and the sustainability team has a significant hand in this growth.

The sustainability director needs a consultant to work alongside them and deliver on projects. The business has a family feel and is very involved in extra-curricular events such as ski trips, obstacle course events, cycling/running events etc. and will be looking someone to not only deliver on their work responsibilities but be able to embed themselves in the company culture.

The Role:

The role will primarily be focussing on delivering the following (in no particular order):

• Sustainability Statements – gather information relevant to the planning policy and site context, and compile a report outlining the sustainability strategy for submission to the planning authority (including London/GLA referable projects, domestic and non-domestic);
• Energy Statements – gather information relevant to the planning policy and site context and compile a report outlining the sustainability strategy for submission to the planning authority (including London/GLA referable projects, domestic and non-domestic);
• HIAs, Socio-Economic Appraisals, Climate Change Adaptation – required to understand the issues associated with these assessment and create a well-structured report with high quality content;
• Other Consultancy – it is anticipated that the Senior Consultant would be required to respond to more ad-hoc consultancy (e.g. liaison with planning authorities, more detailed technical assessment where the subject matter is within Iceni’s range of expertise).
• BREEAM / Code for Sustainable Homes – source, process and present information relevant to the formal BREEAM and Code for Sustainable Homes appraisals. Act as a point of contact with the wider design team (including presence at design team meetings). Responsible for the day-to-day project activities;
• Energy Modelling – source, process and input information relevant to energy modelling (e.g. IES, SAP, iSBEM etc.). Act as a point of contact for the wider design team (including presence at design team meetings);
• Building Regulations – understanding of the principles of UK Building Regulations Part L and its applicability to domestic, non-domestic, new building and refurbishment projects;

As the business is medium sized, this role in particular will have exceptional progression opportunities, the next step will be Associate level – depending on willingness of the successful candidate.

The Individual:

• At least one degree in a relevant discipline, preferably related to science and/or mathematics;
• At least four to five years’ work experience required;
• A thorough understanding of the UK’s planning system and property development;
• An thorough understanding of “sustainable development” and its implications for property;
• A detailed knowledge of the function and application of renewable and low carbon technologies in the context of property;
• Good level of awareness of wider environmental issues associated with property development;
• Good level of awareness of the social and economic implications associated with development;
• Proven analytical skills;
• Demonstrable written and verbal communication skills;
• Ability to work with Microsoft Excel and Access;
• Professional in outlook, attitude and appearance;
• Ability to work to deadlines, juggle multiple projects and deliver under pressure;
• Self-starter.

For more information or to apply for the role please send your CV to;
Andrew Green

Please get in touch with any queries on:
+44 (0) 203 640 2130

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