Graduate Sustainability Consultant (B23 - GradSustCon)


B23 - GradSustCon

£/annum + excellent benefits

Job Location
- United Kingdom -- England -- Yorkshire and the Humber -- West Yorkshire -- Leeds

Job Type

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

Closing date
30 Jun 2021 23:59

Service line
Mechanical and Electrical Engineering

About the role

BWB Consulting has an exciting opportunity for a Graduate Sustainability Consultant to be based in our Leeds Office.

The position is predominantly Leeds based although travel to projects throughout the UK and to BWB’s network of offices may form a normal part of the role. As a Graduate Sustainability Consultant, you will work within the Sustainable Building Services team to analyse design options and make recommendations on daylighting, energy and carbon reductions, water use, thermal comfort, building performance, occupant health and wellbeing, sustainable materials, and more.

You will also work on BREEAM Pre-Assessment, which includes analysing feasibility of specific credits as well as other potential assessment methods such as NABERs which is aided to bridge the gap between energy simulation and performance, as the UK makes a shift from a ‘compliance-focused’ culture to a ‘performance-focused’ culture in an effort to achieve net zero carbon buildings.

Building Physics and Sustainability Consultants at BWB are key members of interdisciplinary consulting teams working on exciting and innovative projects. These projects range from university campuses, offices, retail, leisure complexes, hotels and industrial buildings to mixed-use developments and masterplans. You will work directly with clients, architects, engineers and other consultants to provide analyses and recommendations that drive design decisions, enabling projects to meet challenging energy and sustainability goals.

This role has been created due to the continued expansion of the building physics and sustainability team within BWB’s Sustainable Building Services discipline and provides the opportunity to add value to a busy team while receiving development support and exposure to a range of design tools captured within the BIM environment.

About the team

We are in the middle of a very exciting time for our Sustainable Building Services discipline and indeed for BWB as a whole. Consequently, we are looking to grow this dynamic and integral team to include increased expertise within our building physics and sustainability capability.

Our talented and experienced consultants work across a broad range of consulting projects in the UK. The work delivered by the team relies on broad holistic and integrated thinking combined with strong and grounded knowledge around the built environment - underpinned by data, experience, and informed analysis.

About you

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree or Higher in Environmental Building Design; Architecture; Architectural Engineering or a similar field, with skills, qualities and experience in the following areas:

  • Work Experience in a similar role;
  • Experience using SAP/SBEM Calculations to undertake technical analysis and reports;
  • Proficiency in operational softwares such as IES VE, FSAP, AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp, One Click LCA and Microsoft Office Suite e.g., Excel, Word, PowerPoint etc;
  • Knowledge of relevant UK sustainability policy and legislation;
  • Experience with BREEAM or other sustainability assessment method is desirable but not essential;
  • Ability to work as a team player in a busy environment;
  • Excellent verbal and high quality graphical/written communicator;
  • Aptly meet deadlines and deliver work in a timely manner;
  • Presentably convey a professional image at client, project and internal team meetings and whilst surveying buildings (if required);
  • An enthusiastic approach and drive to succeed within the field;
  • Proactively seek guidance from senior colleagues and taking the initiative

Reasons to join BWB

At BWB, we invest in our people and give them fantastic career opportunities. Look at what we have been recognised for recently:

  • Investors in People Platinum standard
  • A Sunday Times Top 100 Best companies to work for
  • An NCE Top 100 Consultancy

Join BWB and your career will not conform to the traditional models of yesterday but will be a fulfilling and challenging journey into tomorrow’s digital age; a journey that you will Play an active role in defining!

At BWB you matter, and you will make a difference. A difference to the world you live in; the communities you engage with; even the development of your career and the profession.

We are on an exciting journey. Join Us.

What we can offer you

  • A competitive Salary – We benchmark all our salaries against the market and review these annually.
  • Holiday – 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and the option to buy extra days holiday per year to boost your entitlement
  • Life Assurance 4x salary.
  • Non-contributory Pension Scheme – we’ll pay an Employer Contribution, even if you don’t wish to contribute yet and the contribution will increase with years’ service.
  • Superb training – bespoke to you and your development needs.
  • Professional Subscription – BWB will make a payment for one professional subscription a year.
  • Social Fund – We will pay £25 per head per quarter to have a great time socialising with your colleagues outside of the work environment.
  • Health-care cash plan for all your everyday medical needs such as dentistry and optical care.
  • Loyalty bonus – bonus, additional holidays, pension enhancement and sabbaticals.
  • Perkbox rewards scheme - providing our people with access to a range of employee discounts and benefits. 
  • Cycle to Work – Get excellent rates for a new bike and accessories through our scheme.
  • 1 paid day of volunteering for a company-nominated charity
  • 2.5 paid days for STEM activity

Contact information


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