Chetwoods is seeking a thrive life cycle assessment specialist to join its team in London or Birmingham, UK.
Chetwoods is an award-winning international architectural practice based in London, Birmingham, Germany and China. We work across a variety of sectors including residential, commercial, industrial, mixed-use and workplace.
Our architecture teams use rigorous thinking and radical creativity to push the possibilities of design for living, and bring more colour to the world.
We have three elements to our approach: studio, thrive and works.
Thrive supports the design and delivery of projects that will enhance our environment and improve our health and wellbeing. Works champions the digital delivery of projects. It provides support to our teams in the use of appropriate and innovative software and hardware to deliver sustainable architecture. Studio puts the imagination, emotion and instinct into our designs. We believe that successful architectural design should deliver a positive physical, sensory and emotional human experience.
We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic thrive measurement specialist to join our growing thrive team and support our expanding client base. The role will involve supporting Chetwoods in delivering architecture that is a force for good and helping businesses to understand how they can make a difference.
Whilst Chetwoods is an architectural firm, we do not believe that we should operate solely within the boundaries of buildings. In addition to supporting our architecture project teams, Thrive acts as an independent consultancy, applying holistic thinking to help clients reduce their impact and be recognised as pioneers in their field.
Our thrive director was one of the first five architects in the UK to become a WELL accredited professional. We also have two Passive house designers inhouse and a soon to be BREEAM accredited professional.
We have helped clients to achieve the world’s first building to be verified as net zero carbon for construction in alignment with the UKGBC ‘net zero carbon building framework definition’. The supply chain engagement process devised by our team won the client a Planet Mark award.
Please apply if you are a candidate who is looking for a purposeful career. We are currently hybrid working with the week split between the office and working from home (subject to current COVID-19 advice at the time of application). There may be the opportunity for this role to work remotely or flexibly, so do apply even if you are not located near one of our offices.
Essential skills and experience:
- an approachable people person
- pragmatic but passionate
- an understanding of architecture and how buildings are delivered
- the ability to work closely with urban designers, planners, architects and engineers
- a keen interest in sustainable design, materials and construction
- an awareness of sustainability accreditation schemes
- an interest in whole life cycle analysis
- experience with One Click LCA/carbon measurement tools
- good project management skills
- well organised and strong time keeping abilities
- InDesign and PowerPoint experience
- a willingness to travel occasionally to other Chetwoods’ offices or to visit clients
Roles and responsibilities:
- whole life carbon assessment of buildings and construction assets, including both operational and embodied carbon
- collate data for client sustainability reports
- undertake product carbon foot-printing
- support internal project delivery teams in minimising the whole life carbon of buildings
- help put together or input into workshop presentations
- deliver LCA knowledge in workshop discussions as part of the Thrive consultancy
- attend external CPDs and ask key questions
- attend project design forums representing Thrive
- stay up to date with the best practice and methods for whole life carbon analysis
- stay up to date with the latest innovations, research sustainable materials and update the Chetwoods solutions library
- attend internal hive mind and thrive surgery sessions to give feedback on individual schemes to Chetwoods staff
- assist with the Chetwoods environmental management system, aligned with the UN sustainable development goals
- help monitor the offices generally and understand the environmental management system (ISO:14001). Support office administration staff in making procurement decisions
Please send your CV using the email address below enclosing a covering letter and portfolio of no more than 10MB size. We are only able to respond to candidates we invite for interview, but we keep CVs on file for six months and may get in touch at a later stage.
Chetwoods prides itself on being an equal opportunities employer and all candidates will be treated fairly regardless of age, race, sex or disability.