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22 March 2021
By The KLH Team

We are looking for a Sustainability Analyst!

KLH Sustainability is looking for a Sustainability Analyst to join their London-based team.



Who we are?


KLH Sustainability was founded in 2010 by Director Kirsten Henson. We are a dynamic group of people who share the same passion - a desire to realise innovative new ways of creating, constructing and living. Our technical team combines engineers, architects and scientists, many of whom hold masters degrees in sustainability related fields.


Like many, we know the theory of sustainability inside out, but what makes us a little different from others is that we don’t limit ourselves to applying our knowledge to research and design, we also follow through to the construction site and supply chain. We then circle this knowledge back into new projects to ensure our advice continues to be focused, practical and deliverable.


The scale of projects and the type of clients we work with is diverse. While our projects are predominantly London based, we do have a small number of national and international clients. We pride ourselves on our knowledge of the capital and have a great working relationship with a wide range of the city’s developers and contractors.


We believe in what we do, and we never stop learning. We challenge behaviours and preconceived ideas, not just those of the industry, but of ourselves and our peers too. We lead by example which is why 2021 will see KLH Sustainability become an Employee Ownership Trust and a B-Corp.


We are a close-knit team and we value the diversity of ideas within the team. We enjoy productive debate, while remaining sensitive to the opinion of others and being honest about our own. We offer constructive feedback, encourage open communication and say thank you when necessary.



Who are you?


As a Sustainability Analyst you will be expected to start by providing support to other team members for a variety of projects. You will be mentored by one of the Senior Advisors within the team to develop your position within the company and the industry. Once you are comfortable with the way KLH work and the project requirements, you will start running your own projects, with the support and advice of other team members as needed.


The role will require you to engage with the KLH team, and specialists from across the development process: main developers, architects, engineers, and contractors. You will be required to interrogate and interpret data, and present them in clear technical reports, therefore good numerical and analytical skills, and report writing are important.


All team members are expected to have a broad understanding of sustainability to complement a specific area of technical expertise. Our current preference is for a new team member with a technical understanding of low energy building design and construction, in particular building physics, energy modelling, and net zero or Passivhaus. However, candidates with technical expertise in other areas are encouraged to apply.


The role will require you to be flexible, self-motivated and ambitious. In return, we will offer a wide variety of experience in a supportive small team.



What will be expected of you?


As a micro-enterprise our job roles and functions are relatively fluid. However, there are a few core expectations of an Analyst, for the rest, we will help you to develop and define your position within team:


  • - Carry out technical and design analysis and advise the KLH team and clients on energy, Passivhaus, and net zero design and construction
  • - Deliver high quality, and clear technical reports
  • - Provide timely input to projects led by others, as requested
  • - Support KLH team in bidding for or the winning of work
  • - Assist Associate Director in developing business process and structure to ensure appropriate Passivhaus design and certification quality control
  • - Take responsibility for your professional and personal development, with the support of your KLH mentor.
  • - Demonstrate an ability to add value to the KLH offer by providing interesting perspectives based on targeted research and past experience.
  • - Volunteer to support internal business activities including preparation of project pages, development of company policies, drafting newsletter content, etc.
  • - Be pro-active in your engagement with other KLHers, offer support to meet deadlines or a chat over a cup of coffee, if someone looks like they need it!



Key attributes


  • - 3-5 years’ experience as sustainability consultant / energy modeler
  • - An engineering or architectural first degree
  • - Knowledge of energy modelling, using PHPP/Tas/IES is required
  • - Knowledge of the UK planning process, environmental legislation and Building Regulations is beneficial
  • - Ability to interpret and communicate complex ideas to non-technical professionals
  • - Ability to learn new subject areas quickly and confidently
  • - A curious mind with a desire to explore new ideas
  • - Attention to detail and excellent written skills
  • - Ability to work independently and seek guidance as required in a timely manner



Preferred experience


  • - Knowledge of low energy design and construction in line with net zero and/or Passivhaus principles
  • - Knowledge of BREEAM, LEED and other environmental assessment methodologies



What you can expect in return


  • - A warm welcome
  • - £33 - 36,000 salary, depending on experience
  • - 4% pension contribution based on a 5% personal contribution
  • - Discretionary annual bonus linked to business profitability
  • - 25 days annual leave per year (bank holidays excluded) increasing by one day per year to a maximum of 28 days
  • - Payment of a professional subscription
  • - Flexible working with a preference for at least 3 days a week in the office (COVID restriction permitting). Two weeks remote working allowance each year (i.e. away from your usual home-working set-up)
  • - Two days paid volunteering per year


KLH Sustainability is an equal opportunities employer and we are actively seeking to expand the diversity of our small team. You must have the right to work in the UK. KLH cannot offer sponsorship to those without the right to work in the UK.


Applications to include a brief cover letter detailing why you would make a great KLHer and a CV to Please note that applications without a cover letter will not be considered.


Deadline for applications 16th April 2021. Candidates should be available for interview the week commencing 19th April 2021. Interviews will be held remotely.

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