Sustainability Consultant (EPC Assessor)

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.

If you are a junior 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 landowners 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 Sustainable Places 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:

  • Energy Performance Certificates – Non-Domestic and/or Domestic

  • Minimum Energy Standards advise

  • Designing and delivering energy and carbon performance strategies

  • 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 and/or DEA certification is essential.

  • Sustainability or engineering experience and degree

  • 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 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.

Please note that WSP reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the advertised closing date.