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Senior Consultant - Sustainability and Net Zero Carbon

  • Job reference: R-053403
  • Sector: Atkins
  • Location: London

Do you want to work on some of the most prestigious, innovative, and demanding strategic asset management and sustainability projects, from the global transformation projects to government framework developments?  Faithful+Gould, part of the Akins Group, is a leading provider of sustainability, low carbon and renewable energy services within the UK.

We are an international company, working for public and private sector Clients across a range of programme and project consultancy services.  This includes sustainability and asset management.   How property and real estate are managed are critical success factors for most organisations. We optimise our clients’ property strategies by aligning it to their business and statutory goals. A core element of that strategy includes achievement of Net Zero Carbon for many of our Clients.

The sustainably and asset management team are primally based in London, but work on projects nationally.   This includes Asset and facilities management advisory, environmental rating tools (BREEAM, Ska, Well Building etc); energy efficiency and carbon management services; and post-occupancy evaluation and building performance.  We also delivery broader sustainability strategy services.
We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic Senior Consultant who will work with our team to deliver our sustainability services, including net zero carbon advisory.  The right person will have a passion for, and experience in sustainability and net zero carbon.
Your permanent location will be our London offices, though we have a flexible working approach. The role may include travel to clients’ offices/ sites throughout the UK.   Candidates may be expected to attain an appropriate level of UK security clearance.


The range of experience we are looking for is diverse.  We have outlined beneficial experience below – though we wouldn’t expect all of these to be addressed:

Providing technical sustainability support to clients in a wide range of areas including:

  • Sustainability strategies
  • Renewable feasibility studies
  • Building performance
  • Whole life carbon assessments
  • Climate adaptation / mitigation strategies
  • Experience modelling net zero carbon roadmaps

Calculation of energy and carbon emissions from a range of technology types

Passivhaus knowledge

Knowledgeable regarding UKGBC, CIBSE, LETI

Knowledgeable regarding funding routes, for example Salix.

Knowledgeable on design stage, construction, and in-use stages.  Able to provide advice to clients/ design teams on the most cost-effective and beneficial route to achieve sustainability targets

Low Carbon Energy Assessor accreditation would be beneficial.

Preferable: MSc in an Engineering, Energy, or related field

Competent in Microsoft Office and Windows applications

A strong understanding of building physics.


Ability to be flexible and to be able to multi-task and prioritise when necessary

Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

Ability to initiative, build and maintain strong business relationships with internal and external clients

Confident with an ability to assimilate within a team and maintain/develop the business

Commercial awareness and confident in preparing bid documents and managing resources, deliverables and budgets on projects

Able to facilitate workshops with a broad range of stakeholders.


The context of this work is changing so candidate should be confident in undertaking independent research into sustainability and energy related topics

High level of energy with lots of drive and enthusiasm and a can-do attitude


You should possess a willingness to continue to develop your career through our structured training programme. Faithful+Gould provides a portfolio of training and development courses designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents and also encourage Continuous Professional Development Activities.

Rewards and Benefits:

Faithful+Gould offers a fantastic range of benefits, which you can tailor to suit your own health, wellbeing, financial and lifestyle choices. All the information you need to know is available on our dedicated benefits portal; your reward, which is available to access 24/7 from any device:

Security Clearance:

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

Faithful+Gould recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements.

Faithful+Gould,a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.