Senior Sustainability Engineer

Human Capital Solutions
England / England, City of London, London / London, England
£49999 - £60000 per annum + Flexible working hours, autonomy
Closing date
6 Jul 2022
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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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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
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0203 848 6632
Level 5, 37 Sun Street
United Kingdom

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