Sustainable Building Design Consultant
Longevity Partners is a multi-disciplinary energy and sustainability consulting company. Established in 2015 to support the transition to a low carbon economy in the UK and Europe, we are now a global advisory firm with clients in over 40 countries served by offices in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Munich, Milan, Austin, Miami, Seattle, and Tokyo.
Our clients are among the world's largest real estate developers, owners, investors, and
occupiers spanning all sectors of the commercial property industry. Longevity
Partners assists its clients with diverse portfolios with services ranging from
ESG strategy development to advising on net zero carbon implementation. At
Longevity Partners, we draw on our roots in the UK and Europe to collaborate
with clients to navigate a dynamic ecosystem of benchmarks, frameworks,
reporting schemes, disclosures, and regulations to determine best practices, mitigate
risk, and identify opportunities. We are uniquely positioned to partner with
our clients wherever they are on their ESG journey.
We are recruiting a Sustainable Building Design Consultant who can provide technical
support for new development and refurbishment projects, focusing on
sustainability strategy, circular economy, embodied carbon assessments, and green
building certifications. The candidate will join the company’s Sustainable
Building Design advisory team and work on high impact projects at the global
level to create long-term value and enhance sustainability performance for real
estate development. Our Consultants manage several clients and projects
simultaneously in a collaborative and collegial team-based environment.
The position is based in Austin, TX and may require occasional domestic or international
travel. We provide competitive compensation, performance bonuses, training,
health insurance (medical, dental, and vision), paid time off, and a 401k plan.
Our core values are Creativity, Excellence, Integrity, Impact, and Teamwork.
The Sustainable Building Design Consultant is responsible for:
o Developing sustainability strategies and targets for ambitious new development or redevelopment/refurbishment projects
o Collaborating with the client’s project design teams to implement the sustainability strategy following various KPIs
o Leading BREEAM/LEED/WELL/Fitwel assessments for design and post construction stages and providing design advice throughout the project
o Performing Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) using One Click LCA or other tools and advising on alternative low carbon products
o Conducting benchmark review and market analysis of materials/construction methods for low carbon developments
o Guiding clients and project teams through technical reporting and design option appraisals
o Building and maintaining strong and long-lasting client relationships through regular communication
o Liaising with the business development team closely to craft new client proposals and identify additional client needs that can be met by Longevity Partners’ services.
o Delivering accurate, high quality, and bespoke client-ready outputs on time and on budget
o Managing analysts and consultants through one-on-one coaching and supporting their professional development
o Contributing to internal efforts, as needed, to improve solutions, processes, and ways to better enhance our client and internal team experiences.
Essential Skills and Experience:
o 3-5 years of relevant professional experience
o Bachelor’s degree in environmental, Mechanical or Civil Engineering, Architecture, Sustainable Design, Construction Science, or a related subject
o Prior experience with Green Building Certifications, especially LEED BD+C or BREEAM New Construction
o LEED AP BD+C or BREEAM credentials
o Proven project management experience working directly with external clients, project architects, engineers, and developers.
o Excellent writing and oral communication skills combined with high precision and accuracy in written, visual, oral, and numeric work.
o Strong analytical skills, with an ability to manage and interpret data to inform effective decision making.
o Prior experience with performing Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) using One Click LCA
o Attention to detail and accuracy, in written, visual, and numeric work.
o Capacity to manage multiple multi-year complex assignments simultaneously.
o Ability to work as part of a team and independently.
o Adept at producing technical, structured, concise, and meaningful reports that summarize results and justify conclusions.
o Experience liaising with, engaging, and presenting to senior leadership.
o Awareness of a broad range of corporate social and environmental sustainability programs and the desire to learn more about them.
o Global and cultural fluency to meaningfully engage with our diverse staff and client base and committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
o Personable character with an ability to foster high-functioning relationships.
o Entrepreneurial, agile, adaptable, and problem solver
o Passionate about tackling climate change and promoting the broader sustainability agenda through smart building and urban planning.
Desirable Skills and Experience:
o Master’s degree in environmental or Civil Engineering, Architecture, Sustainable Design, Construction Science, or a related subject
o Familiarity with Building Performance Analysis & Software (IESve, Ladybug, TRACE, etc.)
o Familiarity with 2D and 3D Architecture Design software (Sketchup, Revit, Rhino, Autocad, etc.)
o Project Management certificate
o Experience in initiatives such as GRESB, CDP, GRI, SBTi, or other similar ESG frameworks and benchmarking systems
o Foreign languages, especially Spanish, French, or German