Senior/Principal Sustainability Consultant - BREEAM
1d ago


Senior Sustainability Consultant - BREEAM

At Arcadis, we never lose sight of what is most important - look beyond our projects and programmes and you will see it is about human stories.

From remaking public spaces that bring people together, to making cities easier to navigate, we are focused on making an impact where it matters most and improving quality of life.

It is a big challenge and therefore we need people committed to bringing their best, who deliver on their promises. People who value different perspectives, build sustainable relationships, and dare to shape the future.

People who seize the experiences available to transform their world and the world around them.

It is a shared goal amongst 27,000 Arcadians and one that we can only achieve by working together and applying our skills and expertise across design, consultancy, engineering, project, and management services.

It is how we will find solutions to our clients’ most complex challenges and how we will deliver exceptional results, today and tomorrow.

Job Description

We are looking for a Senior Sustainability Consultant to join our Sustainability Advisory Team. As a growing team, we are focused on embedding sustainability within our projects by providing a range of services to enhance our client’s sustainability governance and performance.

Because we are such a diverse business, we can offer you variety as standard. You will get to work on a range of different projects across various industries including the buildings and infrastructure industry.

The team offers an array of services to our clients from strategic support and management systems through do carbon foot printing, carbon management, carbon accounting, renewable technologies, and energy transition advice.

Your experience will be critical because we take our passion of improving quality of life seriously and are looking for thought leaders and innovators that want to make an impact and address complex sustainability challenges.

As part of this journey, there will be the opportunity to help develop new service offerings and grow your own specialism within this market.

Across Arcadis, we embrace flexible working. Because in a changing world, we recognise the need to work smarter, to deliver in an agile way.

That means each person taking ownership, balancing their workload, and meeting client promises in a way that works for them.

And it means finding time to focus on what is important to you. We trust you to find the right mix, it is something we will never compromise.

This role will provide sustainability services for a broad range for public and private sector clients. This is a diverse role with many potential opportunities to technically support clients on their sustainability journey.

The role will support growth and delivery of the Sustainability Advisory Services Team by :

  • Undertaking sustainability assessments for different accreditation schemes (e.g., BREEAM LEED, etc.), including :
  • Lead on day-to-day delivery of project Assessments
  • Chairing meetings with client and design team
  • Ensuring the necessary information needed for the assessments is collected and reviewed
  • Preparing reports to be submitted to authorising body e.g. (Building Research Establishment (BRE))
  • Advising on anticipated scores and provide regular updates to project team members
  • Respond to the BRE on quality management checks
  • Producing and keep up to date monthly tracking schedules
  • Undertaking Environmental / Sustainability Gap Analysis
  • Producing Sustainability Strategies / statements and Policies
  • Working with the Sustainability Advisory Lead and others to develop and grow existing Client accounts.
  • Providing delivery support to the Sustainability Advisory Team and wider Arcadis Teams when required.
  • Support with building relationships with stakeholders in the Arcadis business to develop understanding of the Sustainability Advisory capability
  • Assisting with mentoring others to support the growth of the Sustainability Advisory Service area.
  • Required Skills

  • Registered BREEAM assessor
  • A good understanding in technical and commercial matters associated with the above.
  • Proven experience of delivering BREEAM projects
  • Analytical skills - the ability to analyse and sort complex data into an understandable form.
  • Good interpersonal written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to compose and explain complex issues concisely to different audiences.
  • Strong numerical ability and capability in use of MS excel.
  • Initiative to work independently, with the self-motivation and enthusiasm to learn and develop new skills and expertise.
  • Ability to be part of a team, through excellent inter-personal and team working skills, ensuring motivated and productive attitude.
  • Computer literate. (Being able to communicate by email and prepare documents, using spreadsheets, and prepare reports and basic presentations using MS Office and other software.
  • Desired Skills

  • Experience of using Tracker Plus
  • Chartered Status
  • Proven ability to assist or lead on business development activities including client presentations and preparation of bids / proposals
  • Experience in managing complex projects and programmes will be advantageous
  • Why Arcadis?

    At Arcadis, you will have the opportunity to build the career that is right for you because each Arcadian has their own motivations and career goals.

    As a people first’ business, we will take the time to listen and understand what you want from your time here and provide the support you need to achieve your ambitions.

    Wherever you join us, you can look forward to a competitive reward package that includes an attractive starting salary, opportunities for career development and being part of a sociable community.

    We have a performance-related bonus scheme and an employee recognition scheme. Other benefits include membership fees to join your relevant professional body, employer contribution pension scheme, flexible working and a flexible holiday scheme.

    We believe that by working together, diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative ideas. Equality, diversity, and inclusion is at the heart of how we improve quality of life and we work closely with our people across six ED&I Workstreams : Age, Disability, Faith, Gender, LGBT+ and Race.

    A diverse and skilled workforce is essential to our success.


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