Director of Sustainability – Building Services
Vertical Recruitment is working exclusively with a leading Independent Building Services Consultancy based in central Manchester. The company is experiencing significant growth which has led to an opportunity for a Director of Sustainability to join the team in Manchester or Liverpool.
The role is providing an all-round sustainability lead with an expertise in Net Zero Carbon design. Working in a multidiscipline environmental buildings team you will assist in providing a comprehensive design service to the company’s wide range of clients across multiple sectors.
You will be the interface between clients and the inhouse multi-disciplinary teams, liaising with Architects and communicating with the team to develop the concept design.
Working as part of a dynamic group of sustainability specialists providing consultancy advice on a wide range of subjects for all projects across the business.
You will have experience in developing projects for planning and beyond and experience in strategic corporate or portfolio sustainability advice.
You will have proven experience in sustainability and a good understanding of the impacts of buildings on aspects such as climate change and energy consumption to help meet our net zero carbon goals. You will also have a desire to share knowledge and work laterally with other teams.
You will be a keen advocate of the advantages of sustainability.
” Experience of championing sustainability and leading early project design
” Experience and understanding of NZC design, renewable energy, dynamic thermal modelling and energy modelling
” Experience and understanding of embedded carbon and all things carbon related
” Experience and understanding of low carbon building design and management
” Providing appropriate low carbon material and procurement solutions to lower the embodied carbon of a project
” Knowledge of the UKGBC Net Zero and RICS Embodied Carbon guidance methodology for embodied carbon and experience of delivering results against the BREEAM standards.
” Understanding of building certification methods (BREAM) (LEED) (WELL)
” Knowledge of the Green House Gas emissions reporting
” An understanding of renewable energy
” Knowledge of dynamic thermal modelling for buildings
” Managing workload and meeting project deadlines
” Report writing experience and communication skills for clients and internal teams
” Appropriate technical design experience
” Excellent communication skills
” Experience with liaising with clients and Architects is essential
Qualifications & Skills:
” An appropriate degree and post graduate qualification, with extensive experience within sustainability.
” Associate/ affiliate level qualification with an appropriate professional body is desirable