Sustainability Lead/Consultant

AEW Architects & Designers Ltd


Paid • Full or Part Time • Permanent [email protected] 01612144370 Jane Pullen

Reference: EJA0321

Sectors: sustainability, carbon, climate & energy

Closing date: Monday, 3rd May 2021  

We are seeking a Sustainability Lead / Sustainability Consultant to join our 60+ Manchester City Centre architectural practice.

The successful candidate will be passionate about sustainability and help drive our services towards a regenerative future. The role will include a diverse mix of inhouse training, project support as well as direct Client engagement. Principle functions will include:

  • Creating and managing our CPD programme. This will include research into evolving topics and delivering regular in-house training. Research and development will be collaborative amongst our internal ‘sustainable influencers’ team which will also be led by the successful candidate
  • Active contribution to external groups and associations to ensure that we help drive the industry response to sustainability. This may include Architects Declare, ACAN and others
  • Support to our projects:
    • Contribution in early-stage internal design reviews to promote low carbon design and sustainable decision making
    • Assist teams in Lifecycle Carbon Analysis from an early stage and throughout design development
    • Provide analysis of our projects against benchmarks to assess ongoing improved design performance
  • Assist our business development and marketing functions to promote the practice and help inform our Clients and the wider industry regarding sustainable and regenerative design
  • Collaborate with our Quality Team, capturing data for our Environmental Management reporting and confirm our annual business carbon footprint


  • Enthusiasm and experience in sustainability
  • Industry experience
  • High level of carbon literacy including experience of Lifecycle Carbon Analysis (all RIBA stages)
  • Excellent communication skills


  • Relevant higher education qualification
  • Professional services experience
  • Sustainability assessment experience with tools such as BREEAM, LEED etc
  • Understanding of BIM processes including soft landings
  • Experience in collating post occupancy information for analysis
  • Experience with social value mapping / definition, development and verification of positive social outcomes on projects

Our people are at the core of the business and we are a fun, friendly and hardworking team. Salary will be dependent on experience and reviewed annually, in addition we offer a number of benefits including:

  • Flexible working
  • Professional development plans
  • Pension contribution
  • 31 days holiday (including Bank Holidays), increasing with length of service
  • Interest free travel season ticket loans
  • Ability to buy extra holidays
  • Sabbaticals
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Dress down Fridays
  • Quarterly Socials
  • Charity engagement
  • On the spot rewards

We value, celebrate and embrace our diverse workforce. We ensure that all employees and job applicants are given equal opportunity and that our organisation is representative of all sections of society.

Please forward cv and covering letter to [email protected]

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