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Sustainability Consultant

Energy/Building Services/Sustainability/Environmental.

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Why does this role exist?

BRE is seeking a dedicated and experienced consultant, with a focus on sustainability in the built environment, to join our busy Strategic Advisory team. You will deliver (and assist in developing/securing) consultancy projects in a range of interesting and evolving topics for a mixture of clients (Government and commercial).

We are BRE

We are the world leading authority on all aspects of the built environment.

Key areas and activities may include:

  • Circular economy and resource efficiency
  • Low carbon construction products and assessing carbon impacts
  • Climate emergency, net zero strategy and decarbonisation advisory
  • Energy efficiency retrofit and the supply chain
  • Energy modelling, monitoring, POE and in-use evaluation
  • Low carbon heat

The role will:

  • Support the technical delivery of a broad portfolio of projects relating to greening of the built environment and decarbonisation;
  • Support business development activities to generate new opportunities including proposal writing;
  • Grow and strengthen our network with key stakeholders in our existing project portfolio. 

The value this role will add:

  • Delivery of work in line with agreed KPIs, contributing to the area’s achievement of commercial objectives. Enable and assist in the delivery of a portfolio of existing projects with >£500k work in hand in 22/23
  • Assisting in the ability to organise day to day project resources for longer-term projects providing clarity and efficiency in delivery.
  • Conducting consultancy and research activities following guidance within the framework of a specific operation.
  • Carrying out complex quantitative and literature/policy analyses and report on results.
  • Contributing to the development of new work.
  • Providing new perspectives to identify issues and resolve those within their capability and knowledge and report more complex issues to more senior roles.
  • Contributing to keeping us up to date with the relevant landscape and changing client needs. These might include sustainable development principles, techniques and their application; the construction industry and built environment, such as sustainable building design principles and technologies, building regulations and codes; existing and planned Government policies in related areas; net zero carbon, waste, circular economy, energy performance and building regulations.

How will success be measured?

  • Financial contribution to monthly net income targets and work delivery to the satisfaction of the project managers.
  • The quality of work input and delivery measured against agreed specification, timeliness and within budget allocations
  • A positive mindset ensuring compliance with necessary mandatory help and safety needs and BRE procedures
  • Effectiveness in organising own activities to meet project and customer deadlines.

What experience and skills does the role need?

To be successful in this role, we are looking for someone who embodies our values and can demonstrate:

  • A degree in a relevant energy, building services, building design, sustainability, engineering or related discipline;
  • Good understanding of emerging trends and opportunities, e.g. as presented by the climate emergency and the UN SDGs
  • An understanding of the built environment policy landscape including the policy drivers, stakeholders, legislation, regulations;
  • Adaptable, agile and enthusiastic approach with the ability to work co-operatively as part of a team to complete tasks on time to budget and to consistently high standards;
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts in clear terms in written reports and publications and through client presentations;
  • Ability to acquire, develop, report and analyse data (qualitative and quantitative) as required for projects;
  • Good proficiency with Microsoft Teams, Word, Excel and PowerPoint (and ideally engineering / technical software and/or GIS experience) and remote collaboration/workshop software e.g. Miro.


  • Annual holidays - We have an annual holiday entitlement of 25 days, which includes three company days between Christmas and New Year.
  • Stakeholder pension - BRE operates a voluntary, contributory Pension and Life Insurance scheme. The scheme is contributory at a minimum rate of 5% of your monthly salary; BRE will match your 5% contribution. The scheme is offered on a pension salary exchange (PSE) basis whereby contributions are made at source from gross salary.
  • Onsite nursery - The House that Jack Built Nursery is a privately owned nursery open to the public at our Watford site. It caters for children aged from six months to five years, with flexible times for dropping off children and picking them up.
  • Onsite restaurant - Available at the Watford site, providing a range of hot meals, salads and snacks.
  • Sporting and social facilities - Our Watford site has a range of sporting facilities, including a football pitch, tennis courts and a small gym, and many out of hours social activities.
  • Good transport links, free parking and EV charging - You can easily reach the Watford site by train, bus, bike, car or foot. For those who need to drive there is free onsite parking. We are pleased to offer free electric vehicle charging.

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Job ID Number: 1141
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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: August 31st, 2022
  • Starting Salary: £28,000 - £33,000 + benefits
  • All grades
  • Watford/Remote
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Building Services
  • Civil
  • Construction
  • Energy/Renewables
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Environmental Science
  • Sustainability

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