Sustainability Certification Manager

Central London, South East, UK Wide, Flexible Home Working • £40K – £50K + Bens DOE • Ref: JSM 1027


Posted 22nd June 2022

One of the most highly regarded building services engineering consultancies is offering an exciting opportunity to join their award-winning team as a Sustainability Certification Manager.

In this exciting role you will be part of my client’s sustainability team providing some of the most progressive and influential work that the Practice undertakes.

As the Sustainability Certification Manager, you will be responsible for all sustainability assessments carried out by the Practice and for leading some assessments. Assessments are mostly BREEAM, but will also include HQM, LEED, WELL, Fitwel and potentially NABERS (dependent on NABERS experience).

Further responsibilities include overseeing the monitoring and implementation of projects with bespoke targets, advising clients and design teams throughout. There may also be the opportunity to carry out complimentary services to achieve certification, for example whole life cycle carbon analysis and facilitating design team workshops on climate change adaption and material efficiency.

The Sustainability Certification Manager is also responsible for developing strategies for training and development of junior assessors, providing guidance to enable them to fulfil their roles to a high standard and monitoring the quality of their work. This includes providing training for new members of the team.

You will also develop and implement management processes to support successful delivery, oversee the quality and profitability of all assessments carried out by the Practice, win work by preparing fee offers for Sustainability Assessments and share knowledge across the practice.

This is an exciting time to join my client with the industry experiencing renewed interest in sustainability, leading on delivering Net Zero Carbon projects, passivhaus at scale and many BREEAM outstanding projects.


London or Cambridge – with significant flexible working arrangements

Ideally You Will Have The Following

You will have an engaging approach, good strategic skills, and an analytical mind. You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, complemented by great organisational skills. 

You will enjoy developing lasting relationships with clients and collaborators and colleagues and have a passion for building design, and excellent knowledge of all sustainability assessments.

You will possess an excellent understanding of how sustainable outcomes can be achieved on different project types. You will be able to develop a project brief, as well as defend and advocate for the sustainability agenda within a project team.

Essential experience:
·       Experienced sustainability assessor in the built environment
·       Qualified BREEAM Assessor
·       Qualified BREEAM Accredited Professional
·       Knowledge of BREEAM and other environmental assessment methods such as Home Quality Mark or LEED, WELL, Fitwel, Living Building Challenge etc
·       Experience of managing and training people
·       Experience of managing multiple projects
·       Experience in a client facing role
·       Able to prepare bids and fee proposals
·       Experience of the whole construction process

Desirable experience:
·       Experience of managing project profitability
·       Experience of delivering WELL and Fitwel and other experience of designing for Wellbeing
·       Qualified WELL AP
·       Qualified Fitwel Ambassador
·       Qualified HQM Assessor
·       Qualified LEED AP
·       Experience of NABERS
·       Knowledge of net zero carbon
·       Setting and delivering sustainability strategies for new projects or portfolios
·       Experience in Life Cycle Carbon Analysis
·       Experience in developing Circular Economy Strategies
·       Experience of developing bespoke sustainability frameworks
·       Experience of workshop facilitation
·       Chartered Environmentalist

Rewards & Benefits

My client offers a highly competitive salary along with a range of exciting benefits.  This is an exceptional opportunity to join an ambitious business with significant growth plans ahead.  My client offers continuous training as well as great scope for progression and reward.  You will have significant input in to the growth and development of the team. 

·       Excellent growth opportunities for your personal and career development in a knowledge driven environment
·       Mentored support towards professional accreditation
·       Interesting and technically challenging projects
·       An inclusive culture and cooperative environment
·       Opportunities for involvement in business-running activities
·       Flexible working arrangements
·       Competitive pay and employee bonus
·       Future opportunities for Partnership
·       Six weeks holiday (including Bank holidays)
·       Company Pension Scheme
·       Other benefits include generous paid parental leave, sick pay, and treatment pay

Even if you are cautiously looking, I would recommend a discreet conversation to find out more about the firm and the role.

Contact Us

If you are interested in finding out more about this position or similar roles 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.

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