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Shanghai, China
Sustainability specialist 
at UNStudio

UNStudio is seeking a sustainability specialist to join its team in Shanghai, China.

As an international architectural firm, UNStudio is active in the broadest fields of architecture. Our project portfolio covers every aspect of architecture, ranging from small to large-scale projects, research and theory.  The atmosphere within our global offices, including our UNS Asia offices in Shanghai and Hong Kong, is international, multidisciplinary, design-oriented and ambitious, but also open, non-hierarchical, team-based and friendly, with attention to personal well-being, knowledge development, and career planning.

We are currently looking for a sustainability specialist to join our Shanghai office.

Skills and requirements:

  • degree in architecture, sustainable and environmental design or a related field
  • at least five years’ sustainable design experience in a top-tier international design firm; candidates with more experience will be considered for an advanced position
  • accredited in one of the following certifications and knowledge of other standards (LEED, WELL AP, LBC, BREEM etc).
  • proven ability to incorporate human-centric and integrated sustainable design strategies, passive and active design solutions, and net zero goals into projects from early to construction stages
  • strong knowledge in sustainability, integrated systems design, construction methodology and material application
  • previously experience on commercial, cultural, and large-scale mixed-use projects is desirable
  • has industry knowledge and keeps informed of the latest trends, including but not limited to sustainable materials, technologies and best practices
  • able to cope with conflicting demands prioritising duties, and works effectively under pressure
  • proactive, self-motivated and a good team player
  • excellent communication and coordination skills
  • experience in organizing workshops and trainings about sustainable design principles and practices 
  • proficient knowledge of AutoCAD, Rhinoceros, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, etc. (Revit is a plus) and working knowledge of environmental performance software
  • fluency in written and spoken English is required; additional fluency in Mandarin is advantageous


Working conditions are according to local legislation. Benefits follow UNStudio standards.  Applications consisting of a short cover letter, CV, portfolio (PDF, max.10 MB enclosed in the application email or only), last and expected salary and availability can be submitted via the ‘apply for job’ button below.

When you work at UNStudio:

  • you have the opportunity to work on high-profile, challenging global projects
  • you are part of a creative, fresh, professional and academic working environment
  • your experience is highly valued, but your innovative and entrepreneurial attitude is prized highest
  • you work in an international team that is highly ambitious, collegial and self-motivated, made up of recently graduated architects, experienced senior architects, and every level in between
  • you design through knowledge and discovery and continually learn on the job

Salary: Undisclosed
  • Applications have closed.