Experienced Sustainability & BREEAM Assessor

Experienced Sustainability & BREEAM Assessor


Be part of our sustainability team providing some of the most progressive and influential work that our Practice undertakes. Our team leads on sustainability strategies and assessment, net zero carbon services, building performance, lifecycle carbon analysis and wellbeing. 


The Experienced Sustainability Assessor carries out BREEAM assessments on high profile and boundary pushing projects across all sectors. Depending on interest and experience, they will also advise on HQM, LEED, WELL, Fitwel or NABERS, guiding delivery of bespoke targets. 

Working as part of project teams, they will be proactively offering advice and championing sustainable outcomes. They will also supervise less experienced assessors, share knowledge across the practice, and prepare fee offers.

Depending on experience they may also carry out complimentary services to achieve certification, for example lifecycle carbon analysis, and facilitating workshops on materials and climate change adaption. This is an exciting time to join us with the industry experiencing renewed interest in sustainability and Max Fordham leading on delivering Net Zero Carbon projects. This position will be based in either our London or Cambridge office.


A passion for building design, and knowledge of sustainability assessment, climate change issues, sustainability policy and the statutory planning process all contribute to the success of this role.

You will have an engaging approach and an analytical mind. You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, complemented by great organisational skills. You will enjoy developing lasting relationships with collaborators and colleagues and will be capable of championing a sustainable approach.

You will possess an excellent understanding of how sustainable outcomes can be achieved on different project types. You will be able to develop a project brief, as well as defend and advocate for the sustainability agenda within a project team.

Essential experience:

• Experience of working as a sustainability assessor in the built environment
• Qualified BREEAM Assessor experienced in working on multiple building and assessment types
• Knowledge of other environmental assessment methods such as Home Quality Mark or LEED, WELL, Fitwel, Living Building Challenge etc.
• Experience of managing multiple projects

Additional desirable experience:

• Knowledge or qualifications in other environmental assessment methods such as Home Quality Mark or LEED, WELL, Fitwel, Living Building Challenge etc.
• Experience of the whole construction process
• Qualified WELL AP
• Experience of NABERS
• Qualified BREEAM Accredited Professional
• Knowledge of net zero carbon
• Experience in Life Cycle Carbon Analysis
• Experience of developing bespoke sustainability frameworks
• Experience of workshop facilitation
• Experience of preparing bids and fee proposals

This role does not include building performance modelling although a working knowledge would be useful.

Competitive – dependant on experience

Closing date
24th May 2022


• Excellent growth opportunities for your personal and career development in a knowledge driven environment
• Mentored support towards professional accreditation
• Interesting and technically challenging projects
• An inclusive culture and cooperative environment
• Opportunities for involvement in business-running activities
• Flexible working arrangements
• Competitive pay and employee bonus
• Future opportunities for Partnership
• Six weeks holiday (including Bank holidays)
• Max Fordham Pension Scheme
• Other benefits include generous paid parental leave, sick pay, and treatment pay

How to apply 

This position is available for an immediate start.

If you are interested in working with us, we are keen to hear from you.

In addition to providing your CV, please apply with a conversational cover letter that tells us how your skills match our each of the essential criteria and includes details of three projects you have worked on, setting out your role and responsibilities as well as the timeframes for which you held those responsibilities. 

Please also include any other relevant or desirable experience and outline how your interests align with our vision of a beautifully engineered net zero carbon world. 

If you have any additional queries, please contact Anya Hadden at careers@maxfordham.com. You will also need to demonstrate how you are eligible to work in the UK.

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