Deadline: 01.04.2024

Senior Energy & Sustainability Engineer (Building Services) – Manchester/

United Kingdom

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To find out more about our Building Services (Energy & Sustainability) click on the following link and discover what awaits you at WSP:

If you are looking for the opportunity for to push boundaries and do really exciting and important work, then you will need to be part of an organisation and a team that has the reputation to win high profile projects, understands and truly supports the imperative to move towards a net zero carbon-built environment.

Your new role, what’s involved?

  • Undertake the role of ‘Net-zero Carbon Lead’ / ‘Sustainability Lead’ for high profile projects
  • Co-ordinate activity of other disciplines, both internally and within the wider design team, to ensure successful delivery of sustainability and net zero carbon goals
  • Lead sustainability workshops with clients and other project stakeholders
  • Develop and maintain dashboards to track project progress against Net Zero Carbon targets
  • Carry out assessments of portfolios and prepare decarbonisation strategies
  • Preparing high quality reports that clearly and concisely communicate the issues involved and the conclusions
  • Preparing Energy & Sustainability Statements for developments to complement planning submissions. This will include coordination and managing energy / sustainability contributions from many different design team stakeholders
  • Support bidding for new opportunities including contributions to marketing material, tender documentation and attendance at interviews for projects at a range of scales
  • Develop materials for dissemination and upskilling within the wider business to support net zero carbon project delivery


  • You will work closely with likeminded individuals on exciting and challenging projects.
  • We make extraordinary efforts to attract, develop, engage and retain the best professionals in our fields of expertise because this is what makes us great.
  • We put the highest ethical standards at the centre of all we do, and professionalism is inherent in our offering.
  • We are humble and act with moral and intellectual integrity, keep our word, treat everyone with respect, support our colleagues, and embrace diversity.
  • We care about individuals and their progress and offer the most fulfilling career development for our professionals. We promote our young recruits because we believe fresh perspectives bring great ideas and new energy.
  • You will be based in our Manchester office, offering easy commuting options and a load of amenities just around the corner.

We’d love to hear from you if you have:

  • Demonstrate good attention to detail and show pride in the work produced.
  • Strong passion for sustainability and a good understanding of low-carbon building solu
  • Understanding of the building regulations and British Standards applicable to the discipline and how to demonstrate this through calculation.
  • Experience in an engineering or sustainability role with a passion for low carbon, low energy design.
  • An understanding of BREEAM and other environmental assessment methodologies
  • Familiarity with current UK Net Zero Carbon guidance and policy
  • Skills in assessing the feasibility of renewable and low carbon energy solutions
  • Be able to effectively communicate to clients both inside and outside the business


  • Degree in engineering
  • Membership of a related professional institution and on the way or already“chartered” either engineer, scientist or environmentalist.

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.


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