Job Title: Head of Energy and Sustainability
Contract Type: Permanent
Region: London
Location: London
Salary: £00000 - £80000 per annum
REF: BBBH6099_1636109443
Job Published: 1 month ago

Job Description

Position: Head of Energy & Sustainability

Location: London, SE1

Salary: to £80k + Benefits


  • Develop, promote and implement the Energy & Sustainability strategy for the Company.
  • Cover all major Energy & Sustainability issues with Project Managers.
  • Advise the Company on achieving and maintaining carbon neutrality.
  • Lead on the development of Net Zero Carbon Roadmaps and carbon reduction initiatives.
  • Full understanding of Building Regulations Part L.
  • Understand the requirements of The London Plan and other local authority requirements regarding energy.
  • Understand passive design techniques – orientation/glazing ratios/U-values.
  • Understand energy modelling and work with sub-consultants with regards to getting the modelling completed.
  • Understand thermal modelling and work with sub-consultants with regards to getting the modelling completed.
  • Understand BREEAM and able to undertake pre-assessments.
  • Experience in writing Energy Statements and Renewable Energy Assessments.
  • Experience in writing Sustainability Statements based on BREEAM preassessments.
  • Knowledge of service solutions to meet regulatory requirements and low carbon aspirations.
  • Ability to advise on and deliver innovation and change.
  • Be able to guide clients on the implementation of district heating schemes.
  • Experience in presenting to clients and design teams.
  • Deliver CPDs on Energy & Sustainability topics to ‘educate’ on suitable subjects (internal and external)
  • High degree of accuracy in own work and consistent delivery of accuracy from others which are being managed.
  • Ability to explain and present technical matters and solutions to audiences with variable levels of knowledge.
  • High standard of technical accuracy in personal report writing and of management and coordination of the input from others to achieve required quality.
  • Research into and keep up-to-date with current legislation and practices.


  • Understand how sustainable outcomes can be achieved on different project types.
  • Able to identify and manage risks to the Company’s financial status on projects.


  • Effective management of a number of concurrent projects, to meet both Company and Client objectives. Management to address the three principle issues of time, quality and cost.
  • Ability to manage the expectation of others, displaying integrity in so doing, both within and external to the Company.
  • Ownership of tasks and issues and taking responsibility for discharging these.


  • High quality and clarity of written and oral communication, both internal and external.
  • High quality of capturing data and information at meetings and passing onto other where necessary.
  • Excellent team work with sub-ordinates, peers and Directors.
  • Develop relationships with professional team members and sub consultants which will engender success on projects.
  • Work with others without conflict.

Business Development:

  • Develop relationships with new Clients to bring in new business to the Company.
  • Develop relationships with existing Clients and other professionals which will engender new enquiries and secure future business for the Company.
  • Support new business development by assisting with tender bid support and advise how the Company can differentiate our offer to win new projects.
  • Produce presentation material and make presentations to external parties and potential Clients.
  • Production of thought leadership pieces on relevant energy and sustainability subjects, and presentation of such in online videos as appropriate.
  • Take part in networking business and industry activities on behalf of the Company.
  • Attend corporate functions and promote the Company with the objective of raising company and brand profile and securing new business.
  • Lead on the “Footprints” publication.


  • Show commitment to the Company, its Clients and projects, as an example others can follow.
  • Display reliability and integrity.

Personal Attributes:

  • Leadership – able to make quick, tough decisions.
  • Critical thinking – able to solve problems as they occur, analyse inefficiencies and refine procedures.
  • Communication – able to clearly communicate to staff, clients and fellow professionals verbally and in writing.
  • Building relationships – with staff, clients and third parties.
  • Ability to secure new projects and revenues.
  • Time Management.
  • Networking, Negotiation, Presentation.
  • Integrity
  • Flexible/adaptable
  • Proactively maintain and develop industry knowledge through CPD activities and research.
  • Degree in a relevant subject preferred.

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