Job Description

Job Title: Director/Associate Director, Sustainability and NZC Consultancy
Directly reports to: Head of Sustainability
No of Direct Reports: 4+
Location: UK, TBC

Position Summary:

To lead and manage the sustainability team on a day to day basis, providing a quality service to our clients and expand the boundaries of our professional and commercial capabilities. Assist in the development and growth of the business in the Sustainability discipline.  To assist in effectively expand the client base and industry sector coverage, leading to increased capability, sales and profitability, in addition to achieve increased levels of repeat business.

Responsibilities and authority:

  • Lead from the front, developing and communicating a clear vision for growth and quality delivery.
  • Effectively lead the Sustainability team day to day, including ensuring effective forecasting, measuring of works in progress, reviewing aged debt, and driving office initiatives, as well as managing the Sustainability team resource with support from Associates.
  • Maximise staff effectiveness and improve efficiency by enhancing client relationships, improving internal systems, developing and mentoring staff skills.
  • Adopt a proactive attitude to talent acquisition, development, and retention.
  • Take overall responsibility for the effective management and co-ordination of all resource to ensure exceptional project delivery, with the assistance of Associates.
  • Work-winning activities and network growth to achieve forecasts and growth expectations.
  • Implement effective bid management processes.
  • Champion the application and maintenance of all Quality System procedures across the business unit.
  • Ensure all Sustainability staff are focused on a quality delivery, to time and cost requirements.
  • Lead the development of new business for Wallace Whittle Sustainability by building relationships with existing and new clients, and relevant intermediaries.
  • Enhance the Wallace Whittle reputation by ensuring the effective and efficient delivery of a quality product and service.
  • Undertake effective financial management and reporting, aligned with company systems and processes.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of the highest possible standards of Sustainability consultancy by maintaining a market leading knowledge of Sustainability, Energy and Net Zero Carbon accounting and delivery and associated new developments in the property development and building services industry.
  • Undertake all other duties as may be required to assist in the fulfilment of the primary growth objectives of the business.
  • Contribute to ensuring operations are conducted in accordance with the relevant ISO and national legislation.
  • To ensure contract compliance with the Integrated Management System, by supporting the administration of the Internal Audit programme, corrective action and customer feedback registers.

Education and Experience:

  • Preferably a Chartered Engineer/ and/or Qualified Architect with a minimum of Honours/Masters degree in an appropriate discipline.
  • Relevant accreditations, e.g. LCC, WELL, BREEAM, LEED etc.
  • Experience of leadership/delivery of LCA, Carbon Management, Circular Economy, NZC accounting etc.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ industry experience, and preferably 5 years’ leadership experience.
  • Experience of office and regional team management.
  • A track record of work-winning and a relationship network in key sectors such as commercial, healthcare, public, residential etc.

Specific skills, knowledge, competencies and training


  • Confident engaging with senior design team personnel and clients, including Developers, Owners, Investors and Occupiers.
  • Ability to lead from the front and by example.
  • Excellent people skills to ensure staff engagement.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Focus on quality and continuous improvement.
  • Excellent commercial acumen.
  • Preferably, an existing network of customers and intermediaries in the UK.

We encourage and prefer all applicants to apply directly, please no recruiters.

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