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Principal or Associate Sustainability Engineer / Consultant

Human Capital Solutions
City of London, London, England / England
£55000 - £700000 per annum + Progression, Autonomy, Flexible Working
Closing date
20 Feb 2022
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Principal / Associate Sustainability Consultant - London - £55 to £70K + Package + Fast Track to Partner

Would you like to combine stunning architecture with state-of-the-art engineering?

With your background in Architecture, Sustainability, and a keen interest in historic or listed buildings; you will be responsible for setting up and growing a dedicated Sustainability team within this established architectural practice.

As a Principal or Associate Sustainability Consultant, you will initially take a lead for Sustainability on a range of UK projects; assisting and guiding clients to understand what the need to do to achieve Net Zero Carbon. Current projects include universities, museums, schools, chur churches, commercial offices, and hotels; typically ranging in value from £10 - £50M spanning RIBA Stages 2 - 6.

You will use your understanding of building environmental factors such as daylight, thermal comfort, solar shading, natural ventilation, building fabrics, embodied carbon, and sustainability to help future proof buildings; ensuring they are ready for 2030 and 2050 requirements.

You will also draw upon your knowledge of BREEAM, Passivhaus and LEED to work in harmony with the inhouse R&D Engineers, Architects and Designers and ensure a seamless integration of sustainability, architecture, and the MEP Building Services elements on a project.

Reporting to one of the Partners, you will be responsible for Sustainability and Building Physics for the practice, and for delivering both internal and external presentations to clients and colleges.

You will use your clear communication and influencing skills as you build rapport with external engineers, designers, clients, and contractors and ensure projects remain on time and budget.

As a Team Leader you will be responsible for mentoring and developing a team of Sustainability Engineer and Consultants and also undertake some research into new or emerging technologies, materials, and methods of construction.


  • Degree qualified and at least eight years' experience as a Sustainability Consultant (Or Building Physics Engineer or Environmental Modeller etc).
  • Previous experience working for an architectural, building services, sustainability, or multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy.
  • Able to collaborate with the architects to achieve award winning, highly sustainable, low carbon developments.
  • Familiar with a range of Environmental modelling tools such as IESVe, PHPP, Rhino or Grasshopper.
  • Able to work from the London office 2 to 3 days a week.



Human Capital Solutions was established by individuals, whom, from their own experiences felt there was a niche for a specialist recruiter to provide the in depth level of service of a retained head hunter to the full spectrum of a client’s organisation. Human Capital Solutions is a specialist Recruitment business focussing on within the built environment. 

Our business is founded on a passionate desire to assist clients to achieve their business objectives by attracting and retaining the best possible “Human Capital” in the market.  Our team has over 35 years recruitment experience within the ‘Built Environment’ serving well established global corporations to new and fast emerging start ups.   Human Capital Solutions forms strategic alliances with clients and utilises innovative candidate attraction methods to help organisations achieve their objectives and plans.

I have significant experience recruiting within the following sectors:

  • Acoustics
  • Building Physics Consultants
  • CAD (AutoCAD, Revit MEP, CAD-Duct, Microstation)
  • Electrical Design Engineers
  • Energy & Sustainability Consultants (EPC, DEC, ACI, BREEAM, LEED)
  • Data Centre Design Consultants (M&E and CFD)
  • Fire Engineering (Protection, Detection, Strategy)
  • HVAC Design Engineers
  • Public Heath Design Engineers
  • Vertical Transportation
Find Us
0203 848 6632
Level 5, 37 Sun Street
United Kingdom
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