Graduate Sustainability Consultant
Region: South West
Join our Sustainability team in developing sustainable building design strategies tailored to tackle the climate and biodiversity emergency our world is facing.
If you are interested in working with us, we are keen to hear from you. We have several graduate positions available for an immediate start and for an Autumn 2024 start. In addition to providing your CV, please apply with a conversational letter that tells us how your skills match our criteria, and your interests align with our vision of a beautifully engineered, net zero carbon world. Also, please specify in the application form your availability to start and preferred location.
About the role
Exciting opportunities for individuals who are passionate about playing a part in tackling the climate and biodiversity emergency, to join our Sustainability group as Graduate Sustainability Consultants.
The roles will be based in either London, Cambridge, Edinburgh, or the Bristol office and will require collaborating with team-members across all our five offices, as well as with our building services engineers. We are a purpose led practice, owned by the people who work here, committed to sustainable outcomes and working on projects with some of the highest aspirations across multiple sectors from conception through to completion.
Our Sustainability consultants help our clients develop their sustainability brief for buildings and masterplans. They then champion this within the whole project team. Our Sustainability group acts as a hub for knowledge and expertise, working together with all engineers and consultants across the practice.
Our Sustainability group leads on:
- Sustainability strategies and assessment,
- Building performance,
- Energy benchmarking and Net Zero Carbon advice
- Embodied carbon modelling and advice
- Circular economy advice
- Wellbeing services
The Graduate Sustainability Consultant role involves learning key environmental and wellbeing assessment schemes and standards, as well as using analytical, communication and technical skills. Graduate Sustainability Consultants would be in a client-facing role from the start and need to be comfortable managing complex processes and exploring innovative approaches. They will need to be ready to challenge project briefs and methodologies where designs could lead to inappropriate or unsustainable outcomes, and to contribute to practice knowledge sharing to enhance the understanding of sustainability issues.
The successful candidates will have the opportunity to work on every aspect of consultancy that our group offers, being able to specialise as experiencer grows. The Graduate Sustainability Consultants will also support the internal sustainability processes across the practice, as well as supporting our building services engineers to deliver more sustainable outcomes on their projects.
We support our Graduate Consultants to work towards chartership as a Chartered Environmentalist or Chartered Engineer within 4 years of joining the practice and offer the opportunity for career development within an award-winning industry leading practice.
We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic graduate who is a fast learner and who enjoys the challenge of new experiences. Someone who is keen to provide sustainability focused advice for our clients and is interested in a range of issues that cut across sustainability and climate change within the built environment.
You should ideally have a degree in engineering, architecture or physical science but could also have a different technical or relevant social science background (minimum 2:1 or equivalent).
You will have an analytical mind, have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, complemented by great organisational skills and a flexible approach to work across a very broad range of projects with different approaches. You will enjoy developing lasting relationships with clients and collaborators and be passionate about the build environment.
What we offer
Max Fordham is a unique working environment valuing diverse thinkers, with all our members sharing a commitment to a sustainable future and a passion for the built environment and good design. a practice Our unique approach to ownership and governance as a limited liability partnership that is owned by the people who work there puts equity at the heart of the business, creating a highly transparent and collaborative practice structure where everyone has a chance to be heard.
Some of our benefits include:
- Excellent growth opportunities for your personal and career development in a knowledge-driven environment
- Interesting and technically challenging projects across, serving public, private and third sector clients
- An inclusive culture and cooperative environment
- Competitive pay and employee bonus
- Mentored support towards professional accreditation
- An annual professional institution subscription
- Opportunities for involvement in business-running activities
- Flexible working arrangements
- Six weeks holiday (including Bank holidays)
- Max Fordham Pension Scheme
- Other benefits include generous paid parental leave, sick pay, and treatment pay, Employee Assistance Programme
- Future opportunities for Partnership
How to apply
We have several graduate positions available for an immediate start and for an Autumn 2024 start.
Please specify in the application form your availability to start and preferred location.
If you are interested in working with us, we are keen to hear from you. In addition to providing your CV, please apply with a conversational letter that tells us how your skills match our criteria and your interests align with our vision of a beautifully engineered net zero carbon world.
Please use this link to apply.
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