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WSP USA Sustainability Consultant in Boston, Massachusetts

Sustainability Consultant

Req ID 6060

Sustainability Consultant

Who We Are

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all experiences, skillsets, backgrounds and walks of life. We actively foster a work environment and culture where inclusion and diversity is part of our fundamental structure. This is delivered behaviorally, through our policies, trainings, local partnerships with professional diverse organizations, internal networks and most importantly with the support and sponsorship of our leaders who help drive our commitment to an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and equitable work environment. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

This Opportunity

WSP, a world-class multi-disciplinary engineering and professional services firm, is seeking a full time Sustainability Consultant for the Built Ecology group in our Boston, MA office. Our team work closely with architects, owners, and teams throughout WSP to advance sustainability, health, and resilience goals on large, complex projects around the world.

Built Ecology is WSP’s national Built Environment Sustainability team, providing a broad range of services including sustainability strategy consulting, high performance design and analysis, building certifications, district-scale solutions, training and education, goal setting and workshop facilitation, and integrated project management. We work across a wide range of project types and scales, from horizontal planning and district infrastructure, to vertical design and construction, to ongoing performance and operations. Built Ecology has been directly responsible for driving many leading projects across the globe, including LEED Platinum buildings, Living Building Challenge and WELL projects, net-zero water and energy projects, EcoDistricts, corporate initiatives, and improvements for large building portfolios. Our solutions are typically innovative, integrated, and practical.

Our team takes a unique approach all our projects. We influence strategic decisions for the design of buildings and neighborhoods, infrastructure and landscapes, and organizational outcomes. Through our internship program, we offer an opportunity to experience built environment sustainability services (strategy, analysis, design and implementation) in a project delivery context.

Your Impact

  • Working with project managers to lead sustainability strategy and certification tasks on a wide variety of projects

  • Provide strategic and technical sustainability support to building design and construction teams

  • Facilitate conversations between multiple stakeholders to devise sustainability strategies and run client and project meetings

  • Develop and oversee the production of clear, comprehensive and detailed deliverables

  • Provide mentoring and support for staff

  • Have a leadership presence in the industry and provide subject matter expertise within WSP

  • Support continued improvement of team resources and processes

Who You Are

Ideal candidates will exhibit the following characteristics:

  • Passionate about creating a sustainable, healthy, resilient, and equitable built environment

  • Driven to create solutions that deliver ambitious high-performance low carbon design outcomes

  • Background in sustainability, building design, high-performance design analytics and green building certifications

  • Strong verbal, written, and graphic communication

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture, engineering, building science, built environment, and/or sustainability

  • 3-5+ years of experience in sustainability consulting and green building certifications

  • Knowledge of the building design and construction process, ability to read and interpret architectural and engineering drawings

  • Knowledge of sustainable products and services

  • Ability to understand and coordinate energy, daylight, comfort, and other modeling deliverables

  • Knowledge of third-party green building rating systems (LEED, WELL, Fitwel, Passive House, LBC or related)

  • Ability to work efficiently in a team environment

  • Excellent verbal communication and writing skills

  • Attention to detail and highly organized

  • Self-starter, able to work independently as well as multi-task

  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures

  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3+ years experience leading strategy and completing documentation for LEED and/or WELL projects

  • Experience providing detailed trainings and presentations on sustainability, green building, healthy buildings, and resilient design

  • Experience with corporate sustainability consulting, Science-Based Targets, and developing sustainability and carbon reduction programs for organizations

  • Kowledge of high performance building design strategies, building electrification principles, district energy analysis and/or embodied carbon analysis

  • Experience with energy and carbon benchmarking, Net Zero Carbon strategy, renewable energy analysis, and broad sustainability strategy for a variety of project types


Additional Requirements

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Additional Details

  • Travel Required: N/A - No travel required

  • Job Status: Regular

  • Employee Type: Full

  • Primary Location: BOSTON - SUMMER ST

  • All locations: US-MA-Boston

About WSP

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP provides a flexible, agile and hybrid workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.