Consultant/Senior Waste Consultant


Edinburgh or London

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Reference: 3508

Sectors: sustainability

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

BuroHappold’s Waste Team is made up of engineers and scientists with varied backgrounds and experiences, but all with a common passion for solving the complex management of waste. We are unique in the waste sector and the exposure the team has to state of the art thinking in terms of urban planning encourages us to think radically about how materials are used and managed in cities.

The team have worked on the design of over 230 projects in 40 different countries, each with varying degrees of waste management requirements and or limitations. Examples of recent projects include New York High Line, Iceland's Landspittali Hospital, the new Tottenham Hotspur football stadium, alongside the development of new cities in the Middle East.

More about the role...

BuroHappold provides a full range of environmental services required on projects, using our experience across the globe to provide expert advice and design from concept through to project completion.

Our Waste Team consists of waste and logistics consultants with varied backgrounds and experiences, but all with a common passion for solving the complex management of waste in the urban realm.

We are looking for a new team member to join us in our central city offices in Edinburgh or London. In this role, the challenges and opportunities presented to you will be unique in this sector and give you the chance to make a difference in how waste is generated and managed.

BuroHappold takes a people centric approach to cross discipline working. Some of our work is overseas and there will be opportunities to travel and experience new systems, cultures and ways of living - all adding to your experience and career progression. As such, we encourage you to be focused on new thinking, tackling waste, reducing resource use and facilitating better urban metabolism.

We are looking for candidates to demonstrate the following:

  • Passion and enthusiasm for better managing waste in the urban context
  • An interest for working with architects and design teams of the built environment
  • Data analysis skills, including auditing, analysis and presenting waste data, e.g. waste estimations and forecasting
  • Ability to communicate in an effective and confident manner
  • Excellent demonstrable evidence in report writing
  • Business acumen and ability to network be capable of maintaining relationships both within and outside the company; and
  • Ability to manage tasks and projects successfully

Required Skills:

  • Good knowledge of waste collection and treatment systems
  • Highly proficient in MS Office
  • Excellent report writing
  • Good time management
  • Ability to work on your own or part of a wider team who may be based elsewhere
  • Innovative, inquisitive and desire to think laterally to solve complex problems
  • Ability to interpreting engineering and architectural drawings and visualisations
  • Confident presenter; and
  • Good client management skills and ability to win work

Desirable skills:

  • Proficient with CAD, Bluebeam and Illustrator.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Qualified to science or engineering degree level in a waste, environmental, planning, sustainable development or related discipline.
  • Either Chartered or working towards relevant Chartership.

BuroHappold is proud to be a practice of a diverse range of professionals that reflects the countries in which we operate. In order to truly benefit from this diversity we must create an environment in which employees feel they can be themselves. BuroHappold actively promotes inclusivity across the practice to enable every individual to reach their full potential, feeling included is good for all of us. This begins with a fair and inclusive recruitment process which focuses on your skills, competencies and experiences in relation to the role. We understand that through collaboration, diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative and elegant solutions

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