Senior Project Sustainability Consultant

Full Time Permanent Salary basedNegotiable

Ethos is a Greek word meaning "character." It is used to describe the guiding beliefs or ideals that characterise a community, nation, or ideology.

Ethos Engineering are mechanical and electrical consultants to the commercial, data centre, food and beverage, and light industrial sectors.

Our mission is to engineer systems that complement the purpose of each building we design, improve the immediate and surrounding community, and meet the objectives of its operations, inhabitants, patrons, operators, and staff.

We are ambitious, driven, innovative, and passionate about delivering excellence for our clients and their projects, and we never settle for delivering work quickly at the cost of quality. Our work environment is positive, professional, and supportive. We take our work seriously, but we like to have a lot of fun too and we place huge importance on having a great company culture. We have been recognised as a Great Place to Work 2020 and 2021 as well as Best Organisation to Work For 2022.

About Ethos Sustainability

Ethos Sustainability puts the ‘ability’ in sustainability by providing a route to smarter, better-informed decision making in sustainable building design and operation. At Ethos Sustainability, we understand that finding ways to address our climate emergency must be more than a box-ticking, design for compliance exercise. The engineers and scientists that make up the Ethos Sustainability team will help you navigate your route to Net Zero giving you the confidence and ability to achieve results you can be truly proud whether by daylight modelling, natural ventilation design, embodied carbon analysis or green building certifications such as LEED, BREEAM, WELL, HPI or ILFI.

Location: Dublin (office based) - Currently Hybrid Working
Group: Sustainability  
Salary: € Negotiable
Minimum Qualifications: 3rd Level College Degree
Essential Experience: Minimum 8+ years’ relevant experience in the Sustainability field
Sectors: Sustainability
Job Description: Senior Project Sustainability Consultant / Full-Time Permanent

About the Role – Senior Project Sustainability Consultant
Ethos Engineering seeks a Senior Project Sustainability Consultant who can provide technical expertise in the area of building certifications. This individual will join the advisory team and work on a number of large commercial and residential developments in order to reduce energy consumption and improve the sustainability of these developments.  The role will also require the individual to work closely with the Sustainability Directors in the progress of the team and ensuring on-going development. This position will report directly to the Sustainability Directors and will be based in our Dublin office. 

Person Specification

  • Ideally 8+ years’ experience as a sustainability consultant or related position

  • Degree in a construction / environmental / engineering or related field desirable with proven performance in sustainability

  • Qualifications in the following; but not limited to: BREEAM Assessor / AP, LEED AP with Speciality, HPI Assessor

Role Requirements

  • Undertaking a range of environmental assessments using third-party assessment methodologies such as BREEAM, LEED, HPI, EU Taxonomy

  • Lead the implementation of the LEED services.

  • Work with Sustainability Directors to manage and develop the company sustainability consultancy service offerings.

  • Manage junior members of the Sustainability team

  • Work with Sustainability Directors to develop the Sustainability Division QA/QC process.

  • Liaising with client stakeholders to develop the criteria for the delivery of the desired environmental assessment rating

  • Manages a team of sustainability consultants and engineers in the delivery of multiple large-scale projects in parallel

  • Coordinate and collaborate with building owners, design, construction, and operational teams. Understand the role of each team member in achieving targets and be able to communicate them effectively

  • Conducting BREEAM / LEED / WELL / HPI / EU Taxonomy Pre-Assessment and providing design advice

  • Producing evidence requirements for BREEAM / LEED / WELL / HPI / EU Taxonomy credits

  • Undertaking gap analysis report/schedule

  • Managing own workload and of junior staff to meet project deadlines

  • Producing reports and providing advice and guidance to clients and project teams

  • Attending site visits to review progress against sustainability targets

  • Arranging and attending meetings, to ensure the delivery of projects sustainability goals in line with the project targets and requirements

  • Understanding of operational, embodied and net-zero carbon strategies

  • You will be expected to contribute to the continuous improvement of our services through upskilling, market research and knowledge-sharing

  • Champion thought leadership for the group, expected to produce/assist a minimum of 4 pieces per year.


  • Flexible working times

  • 20 Days holidays up to 25 days

  • Pension Scheme

  • Your own company laptop

  • Working travel out-of-pocket expenses

  • Travel tax scheme or bike-to-work scheme

  • Regular training/mentoring Further college support

  • Support for Chartership

  • A Professional Subscription Fee paid by the company

  • Heavily subsidised social committee (5 a side, golf society, climbing club and regular social events)

At Ethos, our vision is to:

“Be the company people want to work with, and for”

Recruitment Agencies: Please do not reply to this job advert. Should Ethos require assistance with this posting you will be contacted by our Talent Acquisition Team.

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