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Senior Sustainability and Carbon Consultant

Kier Design
Various office locations available nationally
Competitive + benefits 
Closing date
24 Jun 2022

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Job Title: Senior Sustainability and Carbon Consultant
Various office locations available nationally
Business Unit: Design and Business Services
Contract: Permanent

Benefits: You can expect a competitive salary and an outstanding package that includes a matched pension scheme up to 7.5%, 26 days’ annual leave + bank holidays (with the opportunity to buy or sell holiday) together with two employee Share Scheme options (Sharesave and Share Incentive Plan). To find out more about the rewards and benefits at Kier, click here.

Looking to make the next step in your career?

As one of the UK’s leading professional advisors in the built environment, we help clients to realise new, regenerated and optimised buildings and assets. Kier’s multi-disciplinary chartered design practice comprises a dedicated team of in-house professionals, supported by a range of specialists in areas such as carbon management, fire safety, and conservation and heritage. We have been at the forefront of design excellence for more than 125 years.

We deliver great results through a truly integrated multi-disciplinary design and delivery approach. Ranked an impressive 54th by the Building Top 150 Consultants, our extensive sector knowledge and detailed technical expertise delivers flexible and effective solutions that improve operations, realise cost savings and can enable clients to use surplus assets to drive regeneration.

We deliver great environments for people to work, learn, live, cure, shop, play and relax. We are now looking for a Senior Sustainability and Carbon Consultant to join our team.

You can find out more about the fantastic work done by Design and Building Services by clicking here. 

Key Responsibilities

We are very excited to be growing our consultancy services and are looking for a Senior Sustainability and Carbon Consultant to join our fantastic team! 

In this role, you will undertake the delivery of carbon and sustainability commissions at a project level throughout the project lifecycle on a variety of different building project types and sizes, with different and challenging problems to solve. They will have responsibility for successful delivery of commissions and display collaborative behaviours. They will support our internal and external clients across the UK at several different levels, from the data capture and understanding of carbon emission drivers and provide pro-active advice, modelling, support and challenge at all stages of the project lifecycle, to drive low carbon solutions.

You will provide Subject Matter Expertise in the fields of Whole Life Carbon Assessment, low carbon strategies and solutions and facilitate (directly or through third parties) accreditation against industry standard schemes (BREEAM, WELL, Passivhaus, etc)  You will have the opportunity to use your experience and expertise to work across Kier Group sustainability teams, regional construction businesses and external clients to develop market leading service propositions that deliver evidence based low carbon design options, both in terms of embodied and operational carbon.

In this role you will:

  • Work within the Kier Design teams, our wider construction teams and their external design teams.
  • Support the acquisition and roll-out of appropriate software and tools to support service delivery
  • Develop low carbon strategies and solutions across the Kier portfolio ensuring robust and timely advice within multi-disciplinary design and build teams.
  • Be able to accurately interpret requirements, to know and understand the various sources of technical information available, and to be resolute in providing best solutions alongside the relevant requirements for each project / site.
  • Have the ability to readily communicate with customers and supply chain (Kier regional construction businesses, clients, design teams, technical support staff, and external suppliers) in order to develop solutions, identify problems and arrive at optimal solutions
  • Contribute to the development the Group’s Sustainability and Low Carbon strategy and policies
  • Help shape and develop our service proposition, team growth and business development in Sustainability and Low Carbon consultancy.

This is a great chance to make a real difference, working closely with both private and public sector clients, our regional construction businesses, professional colleagues and other design disciplines to deliver high quality and timely advice as a key contributor to multidisciplinary design projects. 

What do we need from you?

Ideally you will hold a relevant Degree (or equivalent higher education qualification) plus significant experience demonstrating appropriate ability to fulfil the role. A higher degree or demonstrable post-graduate training and qualifications in low carbon subject matter would also be advantageous.

You will be able to work in team environments, to tight timescales and within budgets with minimal supervision, you will be technically competent with demonstrable knowledge and experience in your discipline and an understanding of current sustainability and low carbon agendas, initiatives and methodologies. Knowledge of Building Regulations, Health and Safety, Quality Management and CDM regulations also desirable.  If this sounds like the ideal job for you, then please apply!

Kier is committed to creating supportive and inclusive opportunities for all our applicants and employees. We appreciate applicants from all backgrounds and we specifically encourage those from underrepresented communities to apply. Take a look here to learn more about our commitments to diversity and inclusion. If you require any reasonable adjustments during any part of the application process, please let us know so we can discuss and arrange these by emailing

Please note, interviews may take place before the closing date, and we reserve the right to close applications early.
Recruitment agencies – we are unable to accept unsolicited CVs and communications from external recruiters. The recruitment team will engage with agencies who have signed up to our PSL should we require assistance. For further information, visit our careers help page.

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