Associate Director - Sustainability - Bristol

Planning & Environmental - Engineering
Ref: 441 Date Posted: Monday 20 May 2024

NSB Recruitment have an exciting opportunity for an Associate Director to join our clients Sustainability Group. The role is based in their London office and will be part of their broader Sustainability business which has a presence in every office across the country.

They provide a diverse sustainability consultancy service promoting sustainable development for a range of projects, across all sectors. They are industry leaders in their approach to sustainability design, construction and building operation.  Focused on achieving ever greater standards of environmental sustainability, the business thrives on its dynamic, innovative, and ambitious working culture.

  • You will be both people-focused and client-centric & this role focuses on overall team leadership, line management, project delivery, technical leadership, and Business Development.
  • You will be responsible for project leadership of Sustainability workstreams for their most complex projects and responsible for delivery across the team. 
  • Take ownership and deliver large scale projects with industry leading clients.
  • You will be in a client facing role, attending project meetings and disseminating the brief within the project team. You will need to be of personable nature and an excellent communicator.
  • Manage and prioritise the workload of the team. 
  • Report resourcing requirements to the project lead team. 
  • Contribute to the development of other team members. 
  • Effectively delegate, manage and review work undertaken by others. 
  • You will be financially astute and work with the Director to help monitor fee expenditure, resource and work delivered.  
  • Oversee and lead a range of Sustainable Design analysis workstreams, which may include but not limited to: embodied carbon of materials, circular economy opportunities, building performance simulation, operational energy use, energy generation, overheating. 
  • Lead the development of sustainability and energy strategies.  
  • Lead the delivery of environmental assessments (such as BREEAM, WELL, HQM, etc) from  early design stages through to completion. 
  • Supporting the drive towards realising net zero whole life carbon in their projects.

To be considered for this exciting Associate Director - Sustainability role, you will have detailed knowledge, competence and qualifications in a selection of the following fields. It is not expected that applicants will have expertise in all of the below topics.

•    Energy strategies
•    Building Regulations Part L assessments using Elmhurst and IES
•    NABERS UK modelling 
•    In-Use energy modelling and assessment  
•    Modelling for thermal comfort assessments and overheating risk assessments
•    BREEAM and HQM assessments
•    Bespoke sustainability charters 
•    Health and wellbeing strategies and certification
•    Production of planning documents including sustainability statements, energy statements, whole life carbon reports and circular economy statements
•    Net zero carbon strategies and embodied carbon calculations
•    Circular economy strategies. 

About you:

  • Experience working within a sustainability consultancy, you will be looking for a new challenge within a practice at the very forefront of their field. 
  • You will bring technical expertise (with a degree in an applicable field) and a passion for creating
  • You will have an in-depth understanding of London planning requirements
  • You will be confident in leading sustainability workshops with design teams. 
  • You will relish being part of dynamic team within a progressive and well-respected firm.
  • You will have good communication skills and an enthusiasm for working within a team environment.  
  • Qualified and recognized within the industry with Chartered status
  • You will provide a lead role in an integrated project design team with other construction professionals.
  • Experienced team leader/line manager.

In return you can expect a competitive salary(doe) + car allowance plus both core and voluntary benefits including Private medical scheme, Life Assurance, Income protection, Car allowance and access to a wide range of lease cars, 25 days annual leave, increasing to 30 with length of service, Contributory pension scheme, Voluntary benefits scheme, Friendly and dynamic team working environment, opportunities for career progression.

If this Associate Director - Sustainability position is of interest to you, please click apply now below.