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Senior Sustainability Consultant

Americas Region
NEW0001EP Requisition #

Dedicated to sustainable development, Arup is a collective of designers, consultants and experts working globally. Founded to be humane and excellent, we collaborate with our clients and partners using imagination, technology, and rigor to shape a better world.


We strive to build a more sustainable, resilient, and equitable world. From climate action to social equity, we consider the broadest impacts of our work. Sustainable development is at the heart of everything we do, and this purpose shapes our culture and the focus of our leadership. We incorporate environmental and social benefits into our work with communities and clients. Arup offers a broad and deep range of climate and sustainability services, spanning from decarbonizing buildings and electrifying transport to improving climate resilience.  You would be joining our multidisciplinary team focusing on technical excellence and innovative solutions that shape a better future for people and the planet.


Arup is seeking a Senior Sustainability Consultant to join its dynamic and growing team in New York City to lead and handle a wide array of sustainability projects ranging from net zero buildings through to corporate ESG strategy. You will contribute to and manage several concurrent projects pertaining to: design and assessment of new and existing buildings; analysis of energy and resource flows;  GHG emission analysis; coordination of sustainability assessments and benchmarking of building projects, portfolios, campuses, and cities. You will also work on projects which focus on the development of climate impact mitigation and resilience strategies. The role will challenge you to work across interdisciplinary teams with a wide range of client types.


The role seeks an individual with a strong combination of technical, strategic, and management thinking as well as effective communication skills across mediums. In this role, you'd be , contribute to the design of energy/water/waste systems, lead sustainability assessment workshops, source energy & resource efficiency ideas, identify and analyze alternatives, quantify sustainability impacts using life-cycle analysis and other metrics help develop spreadsheet or coding-based analyses , prepare written summaries of work for clients, present on process and findings to technical and non-technical audiences, attend client meetings, and assist with or lead proposals. Your experience and capability will determine the breadth of your responsibility.


Your Qualifications and Experience:

  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, Energy, Environmental Science, Planning, Urban Design, Architecture, Engineering or a closely related field. A Master’s degree in a similar field is preferred
  • Have 6 or more years of relevant work experience with a consistent track record
  • Hold a CEM, PE, AIA and/or LEED accreditation
  • Building and/or community design and engineering experience, including identification, analysis and selection of appropriate integrated strategies;
  • Sustainability assessment of projects in the built environment using at least one of the following frameworks: LEED, WELL, ENVISION, and/or other GBCI rating systems
  • Climate change related policy and services action development – including GHG mitigation and climate adaptation
  • Cost & benefit analysis over a project life cycle to support decision-making
  • Assessment and estimation of energy & resource efficiency potential;
  • Community or building scale energy engineering, distributed or centralized (including district energy system and microgrids);
  • Sustainability codes and standards development and implementation
  • Integrated systems planning; energy, transportation, water, waste, materials.
  • Experience with project budgeting, cost tracking, and interdisciplinary team management.
  • Proposal development and management


Strong candidates will also be able to demonstrate experience in:

  • Be able to evaluate renewable energy options for projects and assessment of available incentive programs
  • Community or campus energy systems distributed or centralized including district energy system and microgrids;
  • ESG frameworks, reporting and planning


Your Skills: You should have the unique combination of interpersonal and analytical skill that will make you a leader in our team from the day you arrive. Specifically, you should be able to demonstrate the following

  • Outstanding leadership and communication skills, including writing, presenting, and workshop leading
  • Outstanding skills in integrated analytical problem solving
  • Superior ability in the use of the following software: the full MS Office suite, specialized software & protocols
  • Strong understanding of energy, water, waste and resource technologies
  • Strong familiarity with triple bottom line cost-effectiveness thinking and analysis
  • Strong knowledge of policy and economic issues related to climate change
  • Strong multi-tasking and project management skills


NYC hiring range - The good faith base salary hiring range for this job if performed in New York City is $96,500 to $130,000 per year. Benefits are not included in the base salary. Please note hiring ranges for candidates performing work outside of NYC will differ.


Benefits that Work - At Arup, we have a comprehensive and valuable benefits program that works for our employees and their families while keeping costs low. These benefits provide health and welfare security for you as well as paid time off for rest and renewal. Our Global Profit Share Plan (paid bi-annually) provides an opportunity for you to share in the success of the Firm. As a valued employee of Arup, you can also choose to participate in our 401(k) plan with up to 10% company match to help you save for your future.

Flexible Working - We believe that flexible arrangements create a more inclusive way of working that supports our diversity and the wellbeing of our people. Options for alternative schedules and the ability to work outside of the office for a portion of your workweek are available.

Arup is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all qualified candidates regardless of national origin, veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or other status protected by law. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please contact us at americasbenefits@arup.com.



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