Associate Director of Sustainability

Posted over 2 years ago by JSM Associates
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Highly competitive package, dependant on experience
Sector Consultancy, EIA, Environment Management
Posted over 2 years ago
Apply by Thursday, 4 June 2015
Exceptional opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic professional to join a leading planning consultancy to lead their sustainability service. This exciting position will suit an ambitious individual looking to step in to a challenging role that offers scope to develop a team and significant career progression  Location Flexible, our client has offices from Manchester down to Bristol including London, Manchester, Birmingham, and Gloucestershire Role Our client is a leading planning consultancy offering a range of services to a wide number of organisations across the UK They provide a full complement of sustainability planning services for developer clients to support a range of developments including residential, commercial and renewable energy through the planning process.   Due to continued work winning they are looking for an experienced professional to head up their sustainability team and provide consultancy services in the following areas   Sustainability statements Energy planning statements/strategies Renewable energy planning / strategies Low carbon energy feasibility studies Carbon audits / carbon reduction strategies Sustainable construction strategies Waste reduction / minimization strategies Sustainable waste management plans / statements Sustainability appraisals of potential development sites Sustainability planning advice for various stages of the planning process. In addition to the above you will be required to provide a leading role in developing new services and ensuring current services respond to changes in legislation, guidance and policy. As part of the role typical duties would include: Liaising with local authorities, clients and other members of the client’s business Providing sustainability advice as part of development planning Prepare technical reports to support planning applications to ensure developments meet requirements of national and local sustainability policies (specifically in relation to carbon emissions and energy and resource use); Requirements In order to deliver these key services you should be able to demonstrate a sound understanding / experience of the following areas: BREEAM, Code for Sustainable Homes and Building Regulations requirements Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) methodology and other methods for calculating energy efficiency Development planning and the planning process Local Plans and planning policy including examination process and written representation; Sustainability and environmental planning legislation Low carbon and renewable energy technologies such as district heating, solar hot water and biomass Sustainable building design and construction Sustainability and environmental issues within different sectors such as transport, waste, climate change, health, water and biodiversity Qualifications, Experience & Ability Educated to degree level (or equivalent) preferably with a post graduate qualification, in an appropriate environmental / planning / sustainability related discipline Membership of a relevant professional body such as CIBSE / IEMA Have a commercial outlook and behaviours, understanding the need to deliver results and satisfy clients while delivering  profitable business and assessing risk effectively Have a high and growing level of technical and professional competence Have well developed communication skills and relate well to clients A role model to others, motivating and inspiring them Have strong project and staff management skills Capable of managing a wide and complex workload Personable and a strong team player Reward and benefits Our client offers an exceptional salary and benefits, as well as a highly rewarding work culture. You will be working on a range of highly prestigious projects across the UK. You will be part of an award winning team and be working with many of the UK’s leading environmental practitioners. The role comes with significant training and career progression Contact Us If you are interested in finding out more about this position or similar roles currently and would like a discreet non-committal chat please contact Jeremy Money ( , however if you have not received a response within with-in one working week, please assume your application has been unsuccessful this time round. We will confidentially retain your details and inform you of any other suitable opportunities arising should you not be successful in this role. This is one of a number of exciting positions currently available via JSM Associates, JSM offers an extensive range of jobs in the areas of Planning, CSR & Sustainability, Environmental Management, Remediation & Contaminated Land, EIA and Ecology, Geotechnics, Environmental Planning, Air Quality, Noise and Vibration Landscape. Phone - 01934 312 155 Email -  Website -   Twitter - @JSMAssociates

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