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Principal Sustainability Engineer (Building Services)

Human Capital Solutions
London, England / England
£50000 - £65000 per annum + Lots of autonomy and fascinating projects
Closing date
31 Jul 2022
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Principal Sustainability Engineer / Sustainability Consultant - To £65K

Reporting to the Director of Sustainability and Environmental Design, you help champion sustainable design within the built environment on UK and international projects.

Key duties;

  • Writing Sustainability and Energy reports to support planning applications
  • Writing fee proposals, financial management of projects and invoicing
  • Life Cycle Costing and Life Cycle Analysis using One Click LCA or eTool
  • Low and zero carbon feasibility studies
  • Promoting LZC within the built environment and helping clients understand what they need to do to achieve their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Researching emerging sustainability trends, materials, technologies or software
  • Environmental strategy and reporting
  • Promoting the concept of a circular economy
  • Using a variety of environmental benchmarking methods such as Passivhaus, BREEAM, WELL Building Standard, LEED, Nabers or Fitwel
  • Carrying out site inspections, liaising with contractors and providing advice on how they will achieve their desired certification
  • Mentoring and managing a team of thermal modellers and environmental engineers
  • Willing to get involved in business development & marketing
  • Presenting workshops and presentations to the architects and design teams


  • MEng or MSc qualified
  • Expert IES skills, ideally some experience with ApacheHVAC
  • Ideally a registered Low Carbon Consultant or Low Carbon Energy Assessor
  • Keen interest in climate change, low and zero carbon building design and sustainable master planning.
  • Previous experience in mixed-use developments, commercial offices, student accommodation or hotel projects.
  • Comfortable in a client facing role.



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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