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WSP have an excellent new role for a Senior/Principal Sustainability Consultant to support the delivery of sustainable building solutions on high profile projects, as part of a growing national team.

The Building Performance team primarily supports the UK business in terms of Zero Carbon and wider sustainability advice within the Built Environment. The team covers a central role in P&B multi-disciplinary projects coordinating all WSP disciplines towards the delivery of Zero Carbon designs. While the team works on single building projects it also provides sustainability & energy master planning advice for both urban and semi-rural developments, as well as BREEAM, LEED, WELL and NABERS consulting services.

We have experience of a comprehensive range of different building types including commercial offices, residential, education, healthcare and retail and are looking to grow our capacity and capability through further recruitment.


We are looking for a Sustainability Specialist to support the delivery of sustainable building solutions, supporting the UK Properties & Buildings business delivering sustainability and Net Zero strategies, WELL, LEED, Ska Certifications, Lifecycle Assessment and Circular Economy advice.

Your role will involve developing sustainability strategies for a diverse portfolio and will require independent management of your own projects and leading sustainability certifications. You will also be responsible for the following;

  • Leading a wide variety of assessment projects, including LEED, WELL, and other sustainability certifications
  • Understand and support Client’s brief in matters of sustainability and wellbeing aspirations
  • Prepare Sustainability, Whole Life Carbon and Circular Economy Statements for developments to complement planning submissions. This will include coordination and managing sustainability contributions from many different design team stakeholders.?
  • Prepare high quality reports that clearly and concisely communicate the issues involved and the conclusions. The preparation of sustainability strategies will be a core part of the job role.
  • Understand & apply the range of current and proposed UK sustainability related legislation to project solutions at all levels of governance.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A passion for Zero, Low Carbon Design and materials. Strong experience in leading sustainability assessments and ideally qualified as LEED AP and WELL AP.
  • Experience as a sustainability consultant. We are seeking for people at various levels.
  • Proven track record of driving design teams to maximize sustainability including sound assessment skills including proven experience in delivering multiple assessments to certification.
  • Knowledge of the construction process and the associated implications of sustainable design.
  • Champion sustainability and lead and encourage behavioural change throughout the business.
  • Drive innovation and best practice, clearly communicating benefits to colleagues and clients.
  • Bid support – support work winning/bidding with strong business and commercial acumen.
  • An understanding of BREEAM and other environmental assessment methodologies
  • An understanding of thermal modelling and low carbon energy strategies
  • An understanding of current planning policies across the UK – in relation to sustainability and Net Zero Targets
  • Be able to effectively communicate to clients both inside and outside the business.
  • Excellent presentation skills and time management.
  • Able to coordinate and provide training to junior consultants


  • WELL AP and/or LEED AP qualified.
  • Degree in engineering/environmental/architectural or sustainability related subject
  • Membership of a related professional institution and on the way or already “Chartered” either engineer, scientist or environmentalist.