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Sustainability Consultant

Date : 01/07/2023
About the role

Black & White Engineering (B&W) is a leading MEP design consultancy. Launched in the UAE in 2007, we became an independent company in 2014 and are now a true global consultancy with offices in Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia.

Our engineering expertise reaches across all sectors of the construction industry, providing pragmatic and practical design solutions to ensure our projects are spatially and operationally efficient. Our design process fully considers the installation and maintenance practicalities on site.

Due to our continued growth, we are looking to recruit a Sustainability Consultant to support the wider multi-disciplinary design team in achieving sustainable design solutions.

Reporting to the Newcastle-based senior management, this role will be responsible for delivering and assessing a wide range of BREEAM projects to achieve positive design outcomes, whilst providing sound technical and design support.

We’re looking for a professional with experience in sustainability assessments and thermal modelling to highlight sustainability opportunities, preparing assessment reports and ensuring project requirements and clients’ specifications are fully met.

  • Undertakes and conducts BREEAM assessments and providing design advice
  • Manages projects, preparing updates, assessment reports, planning reports for clients, and submissions to certifying bodies
  • Carries out feasibility studies; comparing and contracting a range of design solutions considering costs, savings, and benefits
  • Supports a multi-disciplinary design team to ensure successful preparation and delivery of project objectives, including providing technical support
  • Compiles and assesses documentation to determine and support compliance, planning applications, producing sustainability/energy statements and as-built energy performance certificates
  • Liaises with the client and external design team as necessary for the successful delivery of projects
  • Provides advice to colleagues, clients, and external design team in achieving certification and to sustainability rating tools and standards such as BREEAM, WELL, and LEED
  • Supports wider MEP design teams on sustainability and on the building physics aspects of projects
  • Ensures all assigned work is carried out in compliance within agreed budget and schedule
  • Promotes team building and supports the team through training and mentoring
  • Ensures and addresses own training and development requirements, keeping up to date technical developments, national and international standards and legislative requirements
  • Advances technical skills and developing self and career
  • A relevant degree or equivalent qualification, or at least 2 years of industry experience in BREEAM
  • Demonstrable experience in BREEAM to achieve positive design outcomes
  • Ability to manage projects and communicate effectively with both clients and internal colleagues
  • Experience in providing support for sustainability rating tools such as BREEAM, LEED, and WELL
  • Technical knowledge in primary disciple and an understanding of Building Services Engineering and interdisciplinary design through all stages of the design process
  • Demonstrates analytical, creative, and conceptual thinking
  • An appreciation of complementary specialisms such as acoustics, fire engineering, computer modelling, and interdisciplinary design through all stages of the design process
  • Results-oriented individual with strong problem-solving, technical realisation, and coordination skills
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written
  • Computer literacy which includes AutoCAD and Microsoft Office
  • Desirable skills
    • Experience using IESVE software
    • Accredited LCC and/or LCEA assessor
    • Accredited BREEAM assessor
    • BREEAM AP LEED experience
Our Values
  • Accountability: Everyone is accountable.
  • Integrity: We are straight-talking, respectful, and fair.
  • Simplicity: Both in our approach and solutions.
  • Supportive: We are approachable, inclusive, and we recognise success.
  • Quality: We strive to get it right first time, every time.
Our Benefits
  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays
  • 7% matched pension contribution
  • Annual discretionary bonus scheme
  • Private healthcare
  • Life insurance
  • Critical illness coverage