Sustainability Consultant - Construction & Infrastructure Sector

London (Greater)
£40,000 + Benefits
22 Mar 2019
19 Apr 2019
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Sustainability Consultant - Construction & Infrastructure Sector
Angel, EC1V London Office + Flexible Working
£40,000 + Benefits

Do you want to help us drive change in sectors including construction, infrastructure and the built environment? We are seeking a Sustainability Consultant to join our team.

If you have a passion for harnessing business to deliver positive impacts for people, a track record of doing so, and are commercially minded, we would like to hear from you.

Who we are:

We are a leading consultancy, founded in 2006, with the aim of leading and inspiring sustainable business. We undertake a large number of projects on behalf of clients in the construction sector that seek to inspire and deliver a more sustainable built environment.

Our UK team currently comprises around 30 full and part time employees and associates, based around England and in Canada. Notable successes are that we:

+ established, in 2012, and now deliver, the award- winning Supply Chain Sustainability School, including the industry- leading Fairness, Inclusion & Respect (FIR) programme;
+ launched, in 2014, and support our clients to use, our sustainability reporting tool;
+ led the UK and Australian delegations in developing the ISO 20400 standard for sustainable procurement and we chaired the editorial committee. We are now leading global adoption through our commercial consultancy services and our social enterprise arm;
+ provide bespoke, specialist business advice, training, and practical tools to leading organisations such as Siemens, the Houses of Parliament, Warwick University, the NHS and British Land.

Many of our clients are leaders in their sectors on sustainability and supply chain issues and we are proud of our reputation for leading the thinking in this area.

We're certified by the Living Wage Foundation as an accredited Living Wage employer. We support our people to work flexibly and maintain a work- life balance, within the context of delivering a responsive and high quality service to clients and School Partners. We are committed to maintaining a respectful and inclusive workplace culture.

The Sustainability Consultant Role:

We are looking for a Sustainability Consultant who has a passion for sustainability and making a difference. 

In this newly developed role the role-holder will be responsible for:

+ Managing a portfolio of Client sustainability projects, acting as Project Manager, whilst also delivering aspects of the technical work, as appropriate to your existing sustainability knowledge, skills and experience; our projects cover the remit of sustainability, from social value and modern slavery to sustainable procurement and carbon
+ Working on a range of initial projects to help drive a more sustainable built environment. One specific project is to help the sector transform its approach to construction by building more offsite. This approach has proven to deliver buildings using less materials, producing less waste and that use less carbon over their whole life
+ Supporting the Supply Chain School with its delivery of sustainability learning content across its platform and face- to- face engagements
+ Contributing to business development; identifying and working up leads for new work alongside the Lead Consultants and Directors

Sustainability Consultant Required Skills, Knowledge & Experience:

+ Experience of working within the construction sector and a clear understanding of the interactions between clients, contractors, designers and the supply chain.
+ Demonstrable sustainability experience, knowledge and skills, ideally within one or more of: 
- sustainable supply chains / sustainable procurement; 
- environmental impacts such as resource efficiency or carbon; 
- social value; 
- modern slavery; 
- equality, diversity and inclusion
+ Proven stakeholder engagement and management skills
+ Managing corporate projects with a strong digital emphasis and/or related to learning management systems
+ Highly organised with a good attention to detail
+ Strong numeracy skills 
+ Writing reports to meet client and colleague needs
+ Communicating clearly, in English, in both verbal and written form.
+ Working effectively both as part of a team and autonomously as the need arises, taking on ownership and responsibility for delivery as appropriate.

+ Having a ‘can do’ attitude and being willing to continuously improve.


Applicants should be educated to UK degree level or equivalent (NVQ level 6) or have equivalent construction, infrastructure or built environment experience, skills and knowledge.

Salary & Role Information:

+ Salary: £40,000
+ Holidays: 25 days plus 8 statutory holidays plus 1 day for birthday
+ Other benefits: 8% employer contribution to pension
+ Location: The role will be based in our London office, (Angel tube Station) with flexible working considered
+ Development: We offer the opportunity to grow in this award- winning consultancy with the support of leading experts and innovative new practices.

We welcome applications from all people with relevant skills, knowledge and experience, including those from diverse backgrounds currently under- represented in sustainability and consultancy.

Interested? Apply here for a fast- track path to the Hiring Manager

Application notice... We take your privacy seriously. When you apply, we shall process your details and pass your application to our client for review for this vacancy only. As you might expect we may contact you by email, text or telephone. Your data is processed on the basis of our legitimate interests in fulfilling the recruitment process. Please refer to our Data Privacy Policy & Notice on our website for further details.

If you have any pre- application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.

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