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Junior Sustainability Consultant

 Birmingham, West Midlands

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Birmingham, West Midlands 109 The Print Rooms London SE1 0LH Mattinson Partnership Junior Sustainability Consultant
Reference #: 20574_1625574607
Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
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Type: Permanent
Posted On: 06/07/2021

Are you a recent Graduate or a Sustainability Consultant at the beginning of your career? An opportunity has just arisen for an enthusiastic candidate to join a growing team at an independent mid-sized consultancy, specialising in BREEAM assessments alongside wider sustainability strategies such as circular economy developments and whole life cycle carbon assessments.

You will be joining a national building services consultancy who specialise in the design of energy solutions into existing and new buildings. You will be joining a team of around 15 experienced consultants, with a generous salary and competitive benefit scheme to complement.

The role will be focused around delivering BREEAM and wider sustainability assessments across the education, residential, commercial and healthcare sectors on a range of sustainability projects.

About the Role & Company:

As a graduate sustainability consultant, you will be joining a growing sustainability team to support their varied workload. Focused around undertaking BREEAM assessments and conducting BREEAM workshops, there will be plenty of training involved to support an enthusiastic sustainability graduate taking their first step into consultancy.

Another element of the role would be working holistically on the variety of sustainability strategies, these include BREEAM assessments, LEED assessments, circular economy strategies, and whole life cycle carbon assessments.

Furthermore you will work on health & wellbeing projects including incorporating FITWELL into projects.

As a sustainability consultant, you will be liaising with clients, providing design advice and guidance where necessary. You will be reviewing BREEAM evidence and preparing BREEAM reports for submission to the BRE. There will also be the opportunity to get involved in producing Low Zero Carbon energy feasibility and Passive Design Analysis reports.

About you:

To be successful in this graduate sustainability consultant role you will have;

  • BSc/ BEng (or equivalent) in a sustainability/ environmental/ energy/ building services related discipline
  • MSc in related discipline
  • Strong Holistic Understanding of Sustainability
  • Relevant work experience within BREEAM/Sustainability is desirable
  • Good technical report writing skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • A passion for sustainability in the built environment

 
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