The successful candidate will have an environmental or building related degree to contribute to our sustainability offering, including: Building physics, energy modelling, energy engineering Zero carbon and climate change strategies Environmental assessments (e.g. BREEAM, SKA or LEED)
Your role will cover a wide range of projects in a variety of sectors such as healthcare, education, workplace, retail, housing and masterplanning.
Your experience and expertise should be borne from an enthusiasm for driving developments towards sustainability, through the practical implementation of reducing the impact of the built environment and have a good level of understanding regarding environmental, social and economic issues at local, national and global levels.
The successful candidate will have a good understanding of the planning, design and construction industries (and processes) and be able to work closely with urban designers, planners, architects and engineers. You will be good with numbers and graphics, have exemplary written and spoken English, excellent report writing skills and be confident presenting your work to both internal and external audiences.
The successful candidate will be passionate about the climate change agenda, maintaining a keen interest in developments in the industry and be enthusiastic about design. You will be driven and looking for an opportunity to develop the role and make a positive contribution to projects.
Responsibilities: Providing high level consultation and solutions for zero carbon development (both operational and embodied). Producing zero carbon energy and climate change strategies, frameworks and briefing documents. Assisting the wider team in undertaking environmental assessments such as BREEAM and SKA. Producing planning documents such as environmental sustainability statements. Upskilling the wider BDP teams on zero carbon design.
Qualifications and previous experience:
You should have a relevant qualification in environmental design and/or a sustainability related subject.
Required technical skills include: The production of professional reports, and design guidance as appropriate, at the early stage of building design. Working knowledge of environmental and sustainability legislation and its applicability to UK development. Knowledge of environmental assessments such as BREEAM, SKA and LEED. Advanced Excel skills.
Desired skills: IES Virtual Environment Autodesk BIM / CAD software Low carbon energy assessor BREEAM accredited assessor or experience in delivering environmental assessments. WELL Building Standard accreditation.
BDP offers an excellent opportunity for your personal and career development as well as an attractive remuneration package that includes a competitive salary, flexible pension allowance, private medical insurance, professional subscriptions and a great working environment in studios designed by BDP in Manchester city centre.
We have a Social Life committee which organises a wide range of social, sporting and charitable activities. Our studio location by the waterside at Piccadilly Basin is near the vibrant northern quarter and close to Piccadilly station and central Manchester transport links.