HTA (The GreenJobs Network of Websites)
Feb 21, 2020Full time
PLEASE MENTION THE GREENJOBS NETWORK OF WEBSITES WHEN APPLYING TO THIS CAREER OPPORTUNITY JOB TITLE: Sustainability Consultant REPORTS TO: Partner for Sustainable Futures LOCATION: London, Manchester or Edinburgh CONTRACT: Permanent SALARY: Competitive HTA DESIGN LLP ARE AN AWARD-WINNING DESIGN PRACTICE WORKING NATIONALLY WITH COMMUNITIES TO CREATE SUCCESSFUL PLACES TO LIVE, WORK AND STAY. HTA is a partnership of diverse design talents working together to create great buildings and places for living. We aim, in everything we do, to make a quality contribution to this purpose and to benefit society at the same time as meeting and exceeding our clients' expectations. Our business is spread across four UK locations - Edinburgh, Manchester, Bristol and our head office in London. The practice is comprised of different specialist design teams, all working together to create high quality projects. In-house, we have architects, landscape designers, sustainability specialists, planners, a communications team, and support services including finance, marketing, HR and IT. The practice is a lively, creative and sociable environment in which we collaborate to deliver some really exciting, ground breaking and award winning projects. We work solely within the built-environment, so an interest in places and how people use them is essential. We aim to be profitable so that we can share the rewards in terms of remuneration and benefits for our team, and to set out a transparent vision for the practice succession, so that all members of the team can plan career progression to share in ownership and management. Our aim is to create an organisation that develops the careers of our people in addition to project work, through a planned programme of learning and development, as well as one with a nurturing and supportive environment. Our approach to employee development and wellbeing is informed by over 20 year's accreditation as Investors in People and is referred to as HTA+'. JOB PURPOSE HTA offers a comprehensive sustainability consultancy service to our clients across the UK. We work for developers, local authorities, private landlords, registered social landlords, contractors and manufacturers. The Sustainability Consultant will work in collaboration with colleagues from across the practice, providing expert advice and input on projects at all stages, from the beginning, through to construction. The Sustainability Consultant will take responsibility for completing packages of work allocated by the Partner for Sustainable Futures and achieving the required quality standards in accordance with the project plan and objectives. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES • Managing the delivery of multiple projects to a high quality. • Assisting in the preparation of tenders for new projects. • Assisting in business development activities and seeking new work opportunities. • Technical consultancy on projects. ORGANISATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES Where appropriate, all HTA staff are required to: • Take ownership of, and contribute to, internal and external communications activity both in their job role and as part of HTA's overall strategic objectives. • Demonstrate a personal commitment to embracing and promoting a positive approach to the achievement of acceptance, openness, and equality of opportunity at work for people from under-represented groups (i.e. such as those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ and BAME communities). • Promote and develop individual and company-wide activities which support and enhance environmental sustainability and health and safety objectives. • Comply with HTA's Data Protection Policies when handling personal data in the course of employment including personal data relating to any employee, worker, contractor, customer, client, supplier or agent of the Company. • Establish good working relationships with both internal and external clients and provide a high quality service which meets their needs. • Understand, demonstrate and apply our workplace values: Creativity, Collaboration, Commercial Value, Care for each other and Continuous Improvement. This job description is not intended to be either prescriptive or exhaustive; it is issued as a framework to outline the main areas of responsibility at the time of writing PERSON SPECIFICATION Experience and Qualifications • Appropriate degree in sustainability, environmental, building services/engineering, geo-environmental discipline or other related discipline. • Experience of working in the residential construction industry and expertise in residential design and the sustainable design of buildings and places. • Proven experience as an energy/sustainability consultant for the built environment sector. • BREEAM, LEED or Code for Sustainable Homes assessor qualification (highly desirable but not essential). • Accredited Energy Assessor and/or experience of using energy modelling software e.g. SAP, SBEM and IES is essential. • Experience of preparing sustainability reports for planning applications. • Essential Skills and Knowledge • An understanding of current and proposed legislation and industry best practice with regards to sustainability, energy and carbon management. • Ability to research subjects, understand product/services and how it could be applied to a project. • Ability to take a high level initial project brief and convert it into a meaningful and successful piece of work. • Strong verbal communication skills with the ability to build effective working relationships with clients and other members of the business and to articulate the sustainability, energy and carbon services in a confident and professional manner. • Strong written communication skills in English. including experience of preparing sustainability reports for planning applications. • Attention to detail and ability to accurately input data into software programs, analyse data and draw informative conclusions. • Well organised and be able to prioritise own workload with minimal supervision. • A highly motivated and driven approach to their career development. • A good knowledge of UK planning and construction. • A good knowledge of UK regulations for Energy and CO2 emissions is essential. • An understanding or experience of LifeCycle Assessment is advantageous.