JOB TITLE: Associate - Sustainability Team (Management Consulting)


Industry : Construction & Civil Engineering Job Location : London
Job Reference : 6481GM Job Category : Building and Construction
Employment Type : Permanent Posted : 07/05/2010
 
Salary & Benefits : £55000 - £60000 per annum
 
Experience Required : See Job Description
 
Education Required : See Job Description



Please note you must be permitted to work in the EC to apply for this job.

Job Summary

Due to expansion and increased focus on developing their sustainability services, our client have excellent opportunities to supplement and strengthen their existing teams. This is an exciting opportunity for the right individual to play a key role in service development.


Job Description

The Client

The client we are recruiting on behalf of is a well known International private practice consultancy in the construction arena working out of offices across the country. They work for public and private sector clients delivering as surveyors, project managers, engineers, consultants and contracts advisors.

They work on projects in a number of sectors; education, local government, healthcare and hospitals, commercial property, acquisition and development as well as many other mainstream construction markets.

About the Role

Due to expansion and increased focus on developing their sustainability services, they have excellent opportunities to supplement and strengthen their existing teams. This is an exciting opportunity for the right individual to play a key role in service development.

To help develop and deliver sustainability services; focused on providing advice and support to clients and design teams about how to improve the sustainability of buildings and development.

Typical duties include:

* Providing strategic advice on sustainability, with a particular focus on buildings and development
* Providing practical, project-focused advice and assessments on improving the sustainability of buildings and development (covering such impacts as carbon emissions, energy efficiency, waste and recycled content, etc), and with a particular focus on the cost and economic implications of these impacts
* Taking responsibility for associated research, analysis and, where appropriate, the development of new tools and capabilities to support such assessments
* Helping to co-ordinate contributions from other key service lines within our client (eg Tax, Spec Writing, Consulting) to the sustainability service.
* Supporting the development and implementation of our clients CSR policy, especially in relation to environmental matters.
* Helping to raise awareness, and to improve the capability of personnel generally in relation to sustainability and the environmental impact of construction and buildings.
* Sharing responsibility for day to day management of others in the sustainability team.

Your Skills

Good first degree in a construction or environmental science discipline.

Master's degree in environmental science or related discipline would be preferred

Membership of a recognised professional institution (RICS/RIBA/ICE/CIBSE or equivalent). Candidates with good compensating experience would also be considered.

7-10 years experience in construction, with a focus on advising on the environmental impact of construction and development.

Knowledge of:
* Sustainability, with a particular focus on the environmental impact of construction
* Government policy in relation to sustainability in the built environment
* Building services engineering technology; design strategies for environmentally benign buildings.
* Evaluation tools (BREEAM, LEED, GB Tool, CEEQUAL, etc) and strategies
* Cost and economic implications of sustainability.

If possible, candidates should also have knowledge of the following:
* Energy/Carbon policy issues
* Resource policy issues
* Low energy/low carbon technology
* Renewable energy sources
* Key developments in new technology


Job Keywords

Sustainability, Environmental, Consultancy, PQS, Construction, Building, London



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