• Full Time
  • London

Website BDP

We are seeking a graduate to join BDP’s growing sustainability profession. The successful candidate will have a passion for sustainability in the built environment, demonstrated through qualification in a relevant subject. They will be enthusiastic and driven to effect change through the practical implementation of the principles of sustainability. Some experience in design and/or architecture would be beneficial.

The successful candidate will join a growing team of specialist consultants working across all areas of the built environment. They will assist in the delivery of sustainability strategies, including environmental assessment, life-cycle assessment, and performance monitoring, for a range of projects across different sectors and scales. They will be supported by a team of specialist consultants alongside BDP’s wider design professions, including planners, interior designers, landscape architects, architects, engineers and a range of specialists.

They must have the ability to communicate effectively as well as possessing numerical, analytical and graphical skills. They will be able to work well within a team.



  • A relevant qualification in environmental design and/or a sustainability related subject
  • An understanding of the interdependencies of sustainability aspects and impacts in the built environment
  • Exemplary written and spoken English, with experience of report writing and presentations


  • Experience in working in the built environment
  • Experience in implementing sustainability initiatives in projects or organisations
  • Working towards or possessing Chartership with a relevant body

About us

As a major international interdisciplinary practice of architects, designers, engineers and urbanists, BDP offers a unique opportunity to work on large, high profile projects within interdisciplinary design teams. You will take a leading role on our diverse project portfolio, both now and in the future.

As part of the larger organisation, the Sustainability Group provides a wide range of services across building design to both the internal and external client. Our current suite of services includes (but is not limited to):

  • Thought leadership, research and development
  • Well-being consultancy
  • Whole Life / Net Zero Carbon consultancy
  • Environmental assessments, including BREEAM, LEED and WELL
  • Ecological assessment and consultancy
  • Post-occupancy evaluation and building optimisation
  • Knowledge sharing and training
  • Environmental / Energy management system support

Group Objectives

  • To evolve and expand the knowledge of the organisation, raising the company’s profile for delivering consistently environmentally conscious places and buildings
  • To ensure that the company develops and expands its environmental and sustainability services internally and externally, working to influence design proposals and lift design quality
  • To become accepted as a resource for sustainable design advocacy and creativity, working closely with different teams to provide low impact, healthy and value added design solutions
  • To work with the studios, profession heads and board of directors to ensure the sustainability agenda is communicated effectively throughout the practice
  • To work to reduce the environmental impact of our day-to-day operations in line with our ISO 14001 and 50001 certification.
  • To be regarded as a thought leader for aspects of the sustainability agenda

BDP offers

In return, BDP offers an excellent opportunity for your personal development as well as an attractive remuneration package that includes a competitive salary, flexible pension allowance, private medical insurance, profit shares, contribution towards professional subscriptions and a great working environment.

To apply

To apply for this role please click on the ‘Apply’ button below, you will then need to complete the online application form, please ensure that you attach a copy of your CV, salary expectations and a cover letter (< 400 words) which outlines your experience in fulfilling the above job description.

BDP is actively fostering an inclusive organization where people can be themselves and everyone has a sense of belonging. We want our teams to be diverse at every level, reflecting the communities we design for. As designers, we will create spaces for all that promote equity, wellbeing, and participation within the built environment. We actively encourage people from a variety of backgrounds with different skills, professional and life experiences, to join us and help us to achieve our aspirations. We also welcome applications from candidates who wish to work flexibly.

BDP is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply for this job please visit careers.bdp.com.

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