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Sustainability Consultant


Job description

Are you a specialist within sustainability looking to take the next step in your career? Would you like to get involved with delivering some of the world’s most exciting projects and join a dynamic, growing team who are at the forefront of sustainable design? If so, we want you to join Sustainability team in London!

Based in our office a stone’s throw from Borough Market in the heart of Southwark’s thriving Bankside, our welcoming and diverse team are working on some of the most prestigious and innovative projects in the UK and across the world. From sustainability-focused offices and commercial premises to cutting-edge healthcare facilities and from award-winning retail developments to major new residential communities, you’ll have the opportunity to play a major role in delivering schemes across a huge range of sectors.

As an Associate you will be involved in multiple projects with a varied workload and the autonomy to work individually, but will also assist in planning and managing an appropriate resource to deliver projects. Reporting to Regional Director and/or Senior Associate, you will provide support in delivering projects effectively to strict deadlines, whilst maintaining technical performance standards.

Although we’re happy to consider applicants with more or less experience, you’ll ideally have qualifications, experience or skills in the following areas:

• Write sustainability statements and technical reports to support planning applications

• Manage proactively the delivery of sustainability strategies post-planning

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

• Develop Building certification strategies and pre-assessments

• Co-ordinate evidence collection and review in line of assessment submissions

• Devise and support the implementation of net zero strategy for buildings

• Monitor projects and progress against sustainability objectives and targets

• Liaise actively with client and project teams

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

• Contribute proactively to Waterman‚ Net Zero initiative

• Candidates for this role will have relevant work experience

• 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.

• Expertise in undertaking whole life carbon assessments

• Technical knowledge or strong interest within one or more areas of sustainability ‚BREEAM, WELL, SAP and IES modelling

• Desirable to have knowledge of One-Click LCA

• On-site construction experience (desirable)

• An ability to convince and influence project teams.

• Good organisational and project management skills

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Client-facing experience and client management

• A creative approach to problem solving

• A curious and inquisitive nature and passion for sustainability

What’s on offer for you:

• An opportunity to join a multi-disciplinary team in a leading consultancy

• Competitive salary and benefits package

• Excellent future career opportunities

• 26 days holiday per year, rising to 31 days with loyalty days, plus bank holidays

• Hybrid working arrangements

• Fantastic training and development culture

• Access to mentoring support from industry experts

• Opportunity to play a key role in exciting and varied projects

• Opportunity to be client facing and the chance to get involved with business development and marketing activities

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you’d be a great fit for our team to careers@watermangroup.com, or complete and submit the form below. All applications will be treated in confidence. Waterman is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity.

About Waterman Group:

Waterman Group is a multidisciplinary consultancy providing private and public sector clients with sustainable solutions to meet the planning, engineering design and project delivery needs of the property, infrastructure, environment, and energy markets.

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