Job Description

Job Title: Principal / Associate Sustainability & NZC Consultant
Directly reports to: Sustainability Director/Head of Sustainability
No of Direct Reports: TBC
Location: UK Wide

Position Summary:

To provide an excellent service to clients within the boundaries of our professional and commercial capabilities. The Principal / Associate should lead projects on behalf of the Sustainability group and to deliver Wallace Whittle’s services to the highest of standard and on time.

Responsibilities and authority:

  • Assist the Sustainability Director to develop new business for Wallace Whittle by building relationships with existing and new clients.
  • Day-to-day contact for the Location Directors, organising, and coordinating design team and client meetings discussing energy, sustainability, environmental and health & wellbeing topics.
  • Specific focus on implementing Wallace Whittle’s Net Zero Carbon strategies, ideally leading the embodied carbon service-line.
  • Delivery of environmental assessment certifications (BREEAM, WELL and Home Quality Mark).
  • Ability to undertake preliminary concept design studies to influence building shape, form and function.
  • Delivery of Sustainability Statements for Planning Applications.
  • Knowledge and implementation of planning policy sustainability requirements (specifically the GLA).
  • Knowledge of Energy Auditing and assessments.
  • Attend business development events, conferences and other marketing activities.
  • Carry out presentations to clients.
  • Take the initiative in organising and leading technical meetings.
  • Assists in the development of thought leadership and technical articles for industry publications.
  • Assists in the preparation of fee bids, proposals and interviews.
  • Liaise with and provide project focal point for clients and lead and/or support consultants to ensure that client interests are most effectively fulfilled.
  • Maximise staff effectiveness and improve efficiency by enhancing client relationships, improving internal systems and developing staff skills.
  • Interlink and work effectively with all others affecting or affected by your work.
  • Adopt a responsible attitude to project manage and actively undertake training and development of subordinate staff.
  • Effectively distribute project workload and liaise with technical and other support staff to ensure acceptable product delivery.
  • Ensure application and maintenance of all Quality System procedures.
  • Ensure documentation issued from Wallace Whittle in respect of a project has been processed in accordance with all relevant procedures.
  • Manage multiple projects including organisation of trainee staff and project delivery to time and cost requirements.
  • Carry out all personal management duties including weekly recording of man-hour commitments to individual projects and reporting on a monthly basis particular project fee input information.
  • Comply with all security procedures and commercial in-confidence restrictions associated with work duties.
  • Undertake all other duties as may be required to assist in the fulfilment of the primary objectives of the Directors.
  • To ensure compliance with the IMS, by supporting the administration of the Internal Audit programme, corrective action and customer feedback registers.

Education and Experience:

  • Chartered Engineer or working towards Chartered status in the near future.
  • Masters level of education in engineering field, preferably in Sustainable Design and Energy.
  • Previous experience in a consulting engineering environment.

Specific skills, knowledge, competencies and training


  • Technically competent
  • Project management experience
  • Good communication and presentation skills


  • IESVE Level 5 accreditation
  • Embodied Carbon assessments
  • BREEAM / WELL / FitWell / LEED / HQM accreditation

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

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