Due to the continuing success and growth of our UK team, AESG are seeking a Sustainability Director to support the growing Sustainability division and work alongside our other specialist disciplines. The role will include support the successful delivery of UK and international projects, working with project team Engineers and Senior Consultants throughout all project phases, whilst also including independent project management of complex design and construction projects, covering all aspects of Sustainable Engineering.

The successful candidate will be an experienced leader required to establish and grow a dedicated sustainability and energy engineering advisory and design team as part of AESG’s wider UK energy and sustainability department. The role will build on our existing advisory offering to provide holistic and comprehensive services to support our investor, asset manager and developer clients across the real estate market to identify and achieve their Sustainability goals and to provide designs that offer ROI to investors via reduced energy usage.

We are looking for a Sustainability Director with a track record in management and delivery of sustainability design and project management services to major built environment construction projects in the UK, especially London. This role will principally be responsible for the development and directorship of AESGs Sustainability Consultancy business across UK with a focus on London from both a technical and commercial standpoint and will be based in our London headquarters.

The ideal candidate fits the below profile:

  • Strong understanding of commercials and contracts
  • Committed to technical excellence
  • High level of technical expertise with experience in numerous complex and prestigious projects
  • Motivated and self-driven (entrepreneurial outlook)
  • Experience in managing a multifaceted team
  • Good relationship builders (internal and external)
  • Driving quality and innovation on projects
  • Collaborative personality


  • Managing building physicists and low-energy MEP designers to implement low-energy designs in existing and new buildings in the UK.
  • Lead business development activities to achieve revenue targets for energy team.
  • Provide expert advice and guidance on ESG best practices and standards for UK real estate clients.
  • Demonstrable business development network and desire to grow a team around you.
  • Financial responsibility of the division throughout the UK to ensure business profitability.
  • Independently manage complex projects with multifaceted technical scope and stakeholder management both internally and externally.
  • Experience in supporting the production of proposals, bids and Requests for Proposals (RFP) responses.
  • Ability to assess and understand design proposals and advise on associated risk.
  • Develop business plans and strategies for capitalising on existing relationships and entering new markets.
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal / people management, and mentoring skills to support senior leadership in building the regional team, reviewing staff performance, coaching, mentoring employees, driving training initiatives and continuous technical improvement in the division.
  • Development of sustainability management strategies and business growth.

Essential Skills:

  • BEng/BSc/BArch in Engineering, Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Sustainability or Commercial Management with post-graduate education preferred
  • Energy Assessor (ESOS, EPC, Nabers) a plus
  • Minimum of 15 (fifteen) years experience across sustainability and energy management
  • Minimum of 5+ (five) years experience in a senior role in London
  • GRESB / DJSI / CDP / MSCI and other reporting,
  • Sustainability / net zero / decarbonisation strategy development

Why join AESG?

AESG is a multidisciplinary specialist consultancy, offering a consultancy service and work environment like no other.

Through our world class reputation for innovative thinking, pushing projects to out-perform expectations through smart application of planning, engineering and architectural solutions, our project portfolio includes some of the worlds most forward thinking and exciting new developments.

The success of our company is built on the success of individuals. Our ability to achieve what we have is because our staff are driven, passionate and love what they do.

Through our progressive, lively and collaborative environment, we identify, foster and nurture the greatest strengths of our staff, and allow them opportunity to flourish by offering positions of responsibility at an early stage, and providing clear career progression pathways for all.