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Sustainability Consultant

Location: Dublin/Hybrid
About Catalyst

At Catalyst, we care deeply about improving culture and behaviours within the construction and property industries. Our purpose and passion is to make the built environment greener and safer, and our culture is one of continuous improvement. We are always searching for the best people to drive our business, who share our values and will support our positive culture. We care for our people and aim to develop both the person and the professional whilst at Catalyst.

Our ESG team ensures that our clients are focused on ESG at a strategic level either at corporate or asset level and drive implementation actions comprising tactical and operational measures at both levels. Our unique blend of expertise includes engineers, physicists, architects, trade specialists and certified ESG analysts. This enables us to consider ESG at a macro/strategic level and know exactly what needs to happen at the asset level to ensure “True Performance”. Our software team at Obi® then enables clients to digitalise their core ESG tasks, metrics and KPIs. This provides clarity around accountability, instant reporting, and centralised data for future audits.

As such, we work with developers, asset managers, real estate financial investors to build coherent actionable ESG Strategies, and we work with their teams at the portfolio or project level, providing technical evaluations, digital solutions and building pathways to Net Zero.

About the Role

We are looking for a dynamic, experienced and motivated Sustainability Engineer, ESG Consultant, Energy Modeller to support our Sustainability team in the delivery of pan-European projects, assisting clients aligning their asset performance with their ESG objectives and compliance with various frameworks or regulatory requirements.

Doing the right thing is at the core of what we do. Whether for our clients or our teammates, this is the lens through which we view our work.

Key Responsibilities
  • Building Surveying: Perform building surveys, looking at all elements with a primary focus on services, to recommend best fit interventions. A strong practical knowledge of systems installation and commissioning is necessary
  • Project Management: Project manage services to be delivered to our clients, including preparing work plans, setting regular client and internal meetings, managing key deliverables and ensuring projects are delivered on time with the greatest level of client satisfaction.
  • Economic/ Feasibility Analysis: Perform feasibility analyses of options and recommendations, aligned with impact and budgets.
  • Technical delivery:

    • Work with building energy modelling software like IES and Designbuilder to build models and perform Overheating Analysis, Energy Modelling, and Carbon Modelling and develop Decarbonisation strategies.
    • Provide technical guidance to clients and colleagues regarding building systems, performance, monitoring, decarbonisation, and energy reduction in alignment with differing objectives.
    • Develop ESG Implementation Roadmaps, by translating strategy into phased action plans.
    • Conduct energy analyses and/or audits using dynamic simulated modelling and other methods.
    • Conduct life cycle analysis studies for projects and assess suitable environmentally sustainable alternatives to improve the profile of our client’s portfolios.
    • Develop asset sustainability and decarbonisation strategies, identify KPIs, and help develop sustainability reports and dashboards.
    • Develop building monitoring strategies to align with our client’s reporting requirements or ESG objectives/targets.
    • Provide technical support to the ESG team and recommend best practices to implement energy efficiency and decarbonisation strategies to improve building performance and achieve green building certifications.

  • Research and development:

    • Contribute to horizon scanning exercises on upcoming and future energy, net-zero and decarbonisation regulations across Europe.

    • Contribute to ongoing knowledge management practices to capture new methodologies, standards and regulations in our daily activities.

  • Relevant qualification and/or experience in Energy or Environmental Engineering, Services Engineering, Sustainability Engineering, Level 9 would be a plus.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in building sustainability consulting or a similar role.
  • Strong knowledge of systems design, specification and installation.
  • Practical knowledge of facility management, commissioning and operational improvement. A trade qualification or on-site experience a plus.
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills with experience in lifecycle analysis, energy modelling, energy efficiency assessments and optimisation and net-zero audits
  • Effective experience and expertise in the use of energy and carbon modelling softwares including IES, DesignBuilder and Oneclick.
  • Excellent oral and written communication in English, with any other European language being a plus (in particular: Italian, Spanish and German).
  • Proven experience in project management and organisational skills.
  • Ability to learn and work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • A passion for sustainability and a desire to positively impact the built environment.
  • Ability to work autonomously and within a team.
  • An interest in working on projects throughout the EU and the UK, mostly remotely with some potential on-site trips required.
  • Income protection
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Hybrid & International remote working opportunities
  • Learning & development support
  • Company gym (Dublin & Cork)
  • Wellbeing Programme
  • 25 holiday days & two company days

€55,000 – €65,000 (DOE)

How to apply

If you believe you are a good fit for this role, please email your cover letter and CV to recruitment@catalyst-group.com and include the job title in the subject line.

Closing date for applications is the 12th June 2024
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