Sustainability Designer / Architect




United Kingdom

Job Details
£40,000 - £45,000
United Kingdom
Flexible Work:
Job Type:
Candidate Consultant
Senem Palaz
Posting date:
February 21, 2024
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Why work here:

Join a leading design practice, spanning architecture, urban design, and landscape, offering a dynamic work environment with an impressive portfolio in housing, education, arts, commercial, and health sectors. With over 120 design professionals, including experts in architecture, sustainability, research, visualization, and BIM, this company provides an ideal setting for your career growth. Enjoy perks like a hybrid working model, company laptop, generous annual leave, profit share (subject to length of service), workplace pension scheme, life assurance at four times salary, permanent health insurance, SWAG, and engaging well-being events. Be part of this award-winning AJ100-listed workplace that prioritises your growth and well-being. Your success is supported through a comprehensive induction, personalised skills assessment, structured annual reviews, and tailor-made training programmes. Don't miss out on the chance to thrive in a flexible and inclusive environment with fantastic benefits.


What is your role:

Play a pivotal role in shaping the vision for net-zero carbon design, actively contributing to the development of strategies addressing the climate emergency. Your responsibilities will encompass supporting the achievement of sustainability objectives, ranging from designing new homes to Passivhaus standards to retrofitting projects. Collaborate on crafting and implementing environmental management policies, ensuring they align seamlessly with both in-house and project-specific goals. Engage in early strategic involvement in projects, advocating for an environmental approach to design, and actively participate in formulating net-zero carbon strategies for clients and designers. Embrace a commitment to excellence by conducting environmental calculations, actively participating in design and project reviews, and providing assistance with BREEAM assessments. Your impact will extend to conducting reviews of buildings in use, analysing data, and enhancing the feedback loop to the design team. Additionally, you'll play a crucial role in contributing to bids, securing projects, and championing the sustainability design profile externally.


What the role includes:

  • Promoting an environmental response to design through early strategic involvement
  • Participation in the creation of net zero carbon strategies for clients and designers
  • Calculating environmental pertinent to the design of buildings
  • Assisting in design and project reviews, as well as reviews of buildings in-use, analysing data, and improving the feedback loop with design team
  • Contributing to bids and winning work
  • Assisting with BREEAM assessments
  • Assisting with the championing of the practice sustainability design profile externally
  • Producing guides and briefs across a range of environmental topics for use by staff
  • Supporting the practice in fulfilling their RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge commitments


What makes you good at your job:

  • You are trained in architecture with experience working in sustainability.
  • You have a Master's degree in environmental or sustainable design
  • You have an interest in learning and using appropriate modelling and technical software
  • You are able to conduct data analysis
  • You have a working knowledge of current regulations and standards related to environmental design.
  • You have a understanding of leading sustainability initiatives, including RIBA 2030 Challenge  

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Sustainability Designer / Architect

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