Associate, Industrial Decarbonisation Consultant - UK Wide

Hiring By - Biostaffic


United Kingdom

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Mid-Senior level

Posted 4 months ago
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Join us as a specialist delivering and leading pivotal client facing roles who will need to demonstrate interpersonal and relationship building skills in additional to relevant industrial experience. You will be working on complex industrial sites and assessing their current state of utilities and a significant volume of work will be integrating the latest new technology for low and zero carbon solutions into these facilities together with developing their sustainability road maps and frameworks. You’ll be part of a dynamic and growing team specialising in sustainability and climate change.
Some recent project commissions include:
  • Developing complex offsetting strategies involving carbon removal technologies for hard to abate sectors and ensuring it is part of a credible pathway to reaching their climate goals;
  • Developing F gas strategies to help inform overall decarbonisation targets including trajectory reductions, F has phase downs, regional market considerations, refrigeration availability, and PFAS phase out;
  • Ensuring significant process mass and energy balance data is available as this data is key for proper allocation of energy and emissions burden for whole life carbon assessments particularly to distinguish between operational and capital emissions;
  • Utility master planning and energy strategies that provide a road map for current and future operations and management for site utilities infrastructure with a particular focus on the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors; and
  • Developing complex energy models that operate within a bandwidth of consumptions so as to account for changes in buildings and process loads, including upgrades in technology and site expansions/contractions.
Your new role, what's involved?
  • Practical knowledge of utilities systems including boilers & steam plants, refrigeration & cooling systems, compressed air systems, water treatment & HVAC
  • Experience and keen interest in sustainability, renewable energy, energy reduction and efficiency projects
  • An understanding of the ever-changing carbon market and initiatives such as RE100, SBTi and GHG Initiative etc.
  • Delivering technical work across some or all of the areas described above, and production of outputs (reports, workshops, briefing notes, carbon/energy models)
  • Analysing and researching clients’ sustainability and climate change challenges and using best practice tools and approaches to provide industry-leading advice
  • Development of strategies / master plans for site facilities and systems
  • Knowledge and understanding of capital planning and approval processes
  • Building business cases to support investment proposals
  • Analysing, manipulating and interpreting quantitative carbon data (e.g. in materiality assessment, carbon action plan) in line with best practice such as ISO14044 and GHG Protocol.
  • Project management and in some cases being the Project Director
  • Representing WSP at industry events, and contributing to a technical area of thought-leadership to help position us in the marketplace (you may have, or could develop a particular area)
  • Leading the preparation of A-class quality proposals, outputs for clients, capability and strategic documents
  • Embracing the #FutureReady mantra at WSP, influencing talking with clients, influencing colleagues and stakeholders and integrating that thinking into our sustainability work
We'd love to hear from you if you have:
  • Significant experience in a professional business environment, for instance in consultancy, as part of an in-house team or other relevant organisation working in this field
  • Experience of interacting with clients’ senior manager/executive levels
  • Experience of delivering projects, developing strategy or implementing change across some of the sustainability topic areas described above
  • Line management experience
  • Applied knowledge of UK and international legislation, sustainability frameworks and guidance and best practice in relation to these topic areas (particularly, SBT, CDP and IS04064)
  • A relevant degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering and chartership/membership of professional institutions
  • Fully competent in conducting numerical analyses in Excel, and the production of concise, impactful written/presentation outputs to communicate to clients
  • Some experience of life cycle assessment (LCA) would be advantageous.
  • Skills in assessing the feasibility of renewable and low carbon energy solutions.
Key responsibilities
  • Undertake the role of ‘Net-zero Carbon Lead’ / ‘Sustainability Lead’ for high profile projects and clients.
  • Understand & apply the range of current and proposed UK net- zero carbon/ sustainability related legislation and guidance to project solutions
  • Lead teams undertaking dynamic energy modelling analyses
  • Contribute towards bid and proposal documents
  • Contribute to business development
  • Motivation to identify opportunities to win business and referrals from existing and new clients.
  • Be able to effectively communicate to clients both inside and outside the business
  • Understand and deal with the commercial aspects of contracts and client interaction, ensuring work undertaken matches the scope and fee and when appropriate, claiming additional fees
What's in it for you?
  • Work-life balance?
WSP recognises that work is only one part of your life and making time for other things is important – whether that’s for your families, friends, or yourself.
Our hybrid working policy allows the flexibility to work from the comfort of your own home as well as collaborating in our contemporary offices across the UK.
  • Inclusivity & Diversity?
We want our people to achieve rewarding careers, bringing their whole selves to work. We celebrate integrity and treat people with respect, supporting each other and embracing diversity to create a culture of inclusion and belonging at WSP.
Our employee resource groups VIBE (LGBTQ+ employees), CREED (Championing Racial Equality and Ethnic Diversity) and our Gender Balance Group, in tandem with WSP’s Neurodiverse Community Group, WSP Connect Group (visible and non-visible disabilities) help us promote the right environment for you to reach your full potential.
  • Health & Wellbeing?
We are committed to supporting our people, giving you the tools to make improvements to your health and wellbeing through our Thrive programme.
Med24 gives you and your family unrestricted telephone access to an NHS doctor where you can call day or night or have a face-to-face video consultation.
  • Flex your time?
For improved work life balance, WSP offers the “WSP Hour” which enables you to take one hour per day to do as you wish and make up the time earlier or later that day. We also offer part time and flexible working arrangements plus the option to flex your bank holiday entitlement to suit you.
  • Your development?
We appreciate that development and training is important to you and that’s why we have a supportive environment that invests in your development, whether that’s chartership, training or mentoring.
Apply now and be the future of WSP!
Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity. As a Disability Confident leader, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria, please let us know if you require any workplace adjustments in support of your application.
Please note WSP reserves the right to close the vacancy before the advertised closing date.

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • United Kingdom


  • Mid-Senior level

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 18, 2024
Company Overview

Current Openings: 0

WSP is a leading engineering professional services consulting firm which supports significant projects in both the built and natural environments. We provide engineering and design services to public and private sector clients in the transportation and infrastructure, property and buildings, earth and environment, power and energy, resources and industry sectors, as well as a strategic advisory offering. We have more than 40 offices across the UK and Ireland. Our team of over 7,000 technical specialists and strategic advisers in the UK is part of a talented family of more than 55,000 global changemakers, transforming what’s possible to build a smarter, greener future for all. Together, we deliver innovative solutions to solve complex problems for our clients and the communities we serve, meeting both the needs of today and addressing the challenges of tomorrow. WSP takes pride in leading the way we collectively tackle the climate emergency and in October 2020 we announced our commitment to halve the carbon footprint of all designs and advice provided to clients by 2030, a first in the engineering consultancy sector. Having since aligned our carbon reduction targets with the SBTI’s science-based Net-Zero Standard, we will achieve carbon neutrality in our UK operations in 2025. Globally, WSP has committed to achieving net zero emissions across its value chain by 2040.
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