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  • Graduate Sustainability Consultant and BREEAM Assessor 

Graduate Sustainablility and BREEAM Assessor

Reference: MC0010 – please quote on application

Start Date: September 2024 

Location: Swindon 

Employment type: Permanent, Full Time

Are you passionate about sustainable building design and want to join a leading independent sustainability and engineering consultancy? 

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Sustainability Consultant and BREEAM Assessor to join our growing Energy and Sustainability team. Working closely with our M&E and Building Physics team, you will be based at our head office in Swindon which has good travel links to London, Bristol and Bath, with easy access to surrounding towns and Villages across Wiltshire and the beautiful countryside in adjoining Counties such as the Cotswolds.

Method operates a hybrid working policy so this will be a blend of the office and working remotely.

Starting Salary: £30k


Graduate Training Programme

Our Graduate programme last around 2-3 years however, this timescale is wholly dependent on the individual paths each person will take. The aim of the programme is to give all graduates a structured pathway for the start of their career.

All graduates at Method work on real live projects and learn on the job carrying out tasks for those projects – this programme gives you some insight into what to expect within those two years including the formalities of technical reviews, membership of professional institutions etc.

Technical and non technical education such as presentation skills and time management courses etc, will make up a significant part of the programme. Everyone’s training is individual and tailored to their strengths and weaknesses enabling you to reach your full potential and gain both reward and satisfaction.

You will also be encouraged to develop your qualifications and become affiliated with an accredited institution such as CIBSE, IMechE, IET or the Energy Institute.

Included in Building Magazine’s Top 150 Consultants & Top 50 Engineers list for the past three years, we have also been included in the Top 50 Employers in Building Magazine’s annual survey for four of the last five years.

We are committed to providing the very best to our team and our workplace initiatives ensure that you will have the right resources and skills to achieve your goals.


Role and Responsibilities

  • Advising clients on how to reduce the environmental impact of buildings

  • Providing BREEAM, HQM and other rating systems advice and assessment to clients and design teams

  • Working on a wide variety of projects, with multiple clients, across industry sectors

  • Potential for conducting embodied carbon Life Cycle Assessment modelling to assess carbon impact of construction materials on projects using OneClick LCA

  • Potential for development into various sustainability services including energy and sustainability statements for planning and energy/water analysis

  • Becoming familiar with and keeping abreast of industry/sector initiatives (e.g. LETI, net zero, Building Regulations)

Experience and Qualifications

  • Team player capable of working in a multi-discipline team

  • Excellent at planning your own workload and dealing with competing deadlines

  • Good communication skills- verbal and written

  • A passion for sustainability

  • Educated to degree level in Environmental Science, Geography, Sustainability, Engineering or a related discipline

  • Knowledge or awareness of BREEAM would be beneficial

  • Educated to degree level in Environmental Science, Geography, Sustainability, Engineering or a related discipline


To meet with current legislation, at the time of starting their employment, the successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK.

We offer 24 days’ leave plus additional flexi-leave (up to 12 days flex, plus an additional 10 days’ unpaid leave), flexible working hours, private healthcare, life assurance, company pension scheme, regular appraisals and a profit-share bonus scheme. Salary is highly competitive and will increase rapidly with experience.

Method Consulting is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably-qualified persons.

To apply please send your CV and a chatty letter telling us about your background and why you are interested in the role to us.

Please note we cannot accept applications without a chatty letter or cover letter.

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