£49999 - £60000 per annum Flexible working hours, autonomy

Senior Sustainability Engineer ( R&D and Sustainability Consulting) £50 to £60K

As a recognised global leader in classical architecture, this medium sized Architectural practice are looking for a Senior Sustainability Engineer / Senior Sustainability Consultant for their London studio.

As a Senior Sustainability Engineer / Consultant you'll establish a new R&D focussed, Sustainability team in their London studio. You'll be responsible for undertaking R&D activities in sustainability, new technology, materials, modern methods of construction and building performance engineering; and then help integrate these aspects into classical and traditional buildings.

You'll use your knowledge of holistic design principals, energy efficient buildings, and embodied carbon to help educate the rest of the practice on upcoming trends, changes to legislation and help future proof their buildings.

As a Senior Sustainability Engineer / Senior Sustainability Consultant you'll be to go to person for colleagues and clients on topics such as Life Cycle Analysis, Operation Carbon, Natural Ventilation, Renewables, Sustainable Design, Phase change materials, Emerging technologies and automation.

As our first dedicated R&D focussed, Senior Sustainability Consultant you'll be instrumental in developing this offering; and of course, also instrumental in developing a team around you.

You'll drive their thought leadership in low and zero carbon building design and help our clients establish energy efficient solutions to across both traditional / classical architecture and also urban design / new build developments.

You'll carry out post-occupancy studies to check and qualify how the building is operating in use (from an energy and carbon perspective) compared to the original IES model.


  • Degree qualified in a suitable field such as Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Building Services, Energy, Renewable Energy, Environmental or Mechanical Engineering
  • Detailed understanding embodied carbon and energy efficient retrofit options.
  • Previous experience implementing energy and carbon savings within existing buildings.
  • Comfortable presenting to clients and colleagues.
  • Good appreciation of Passivhaus, BREEAM, Well and Nabers building rating methodologies.
  • Able to discuss the importance of thermal performance, daylight/sunlight, natural ventilation, embodied carbon and onsite renewable to clients.
  • Be able to develop their "sustainability offering" within the practice and help upskill their knowledge across energy, sustainability, building physics and embodied carbon.

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