Senior Sustainability Consultant

About the Role:

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.

Our Sustainable Places team is at the forefront of urban design, management and analytics. We develop sustainable solutions developments at various scales, whilst optimising co-benefits from well-defined solutions. Our team of planning and design advisors, analysts and technical specialists provide urban intelligence for developers, authorities and institutions involved in the advancement of cities, towns, neighbourhoods and buildings globally.

We are looking for an experienced candidate to work in our Sustainable Places team. This opportunity will give you the chance to further your career whilst engaging on some of the biggest challenges in the sector around circular economy and resource management.

As a senior person in the team you will be responsible for leading and delivering projects, ensuring the quality of work, exceeding our clients’ expectations and developing new relationships. You will be at the forefront of circular economy thinking, focused on disrupting conventional systems and transforming the way we manage, develop and dispose of resources.


A typical week would include:

  • Enhancing our Circular Economy, Waste and Material Resource Service

  • Delivering technical strategies for waste and material management for Asset Management Companies and Developers both from a compliance (e.g. BREEAM) and strategic perspective (e.g. Corporate Goals)

  • Acting as a thought leader in this sector, such as through publications in industry magazines and being a host and speaker at key events


We'd love to hear from you if you have:

Experience in the following:

  • Circular Economy Strategies

  • Life Cycle Analysis (LCA)

  • Life Cycle Cost Assessments (LCC)

  • Waste and Materials EIA Chapters

  • Pre-demolition audits

  • Design for deconstruction assessments

  • Plastic free Strategies

Whilst not strictly essential to the role, other desirable capabilities and skills include:

  • Health and Wellbeing Strategies

  • WELL / Fitwel Assessments

  • Social Value Appraisals

  • Healthy Materials Appraisals

  • Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE)


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 a 37.5 hour working week, 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. Our VIBE (LGBT + employee network) and PLEDGE (Promoting Leadership, Encouraging Diversity & Gender Equality) networks 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 reassignment, 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:

WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services firms providing technical consultancy to the built and natural environment. We believe that for societies to thrive, we must all hold ourselves accountable for tomorrow. For us, that means creating innovative solutions to the challenges the future will bring to the communities and environments where we live and work across the UK.

We are locally dedicated 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, programme and construction management professionals. Our experts 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. And safety and sustainability are embedded in everything that we do.