Los Angeles

Sustainability Consultant

About Woods Bagot

Woods Bagot is a People Architecture company placing human experience at the centre of our design process to create and deliver engaging, future-oriented projects that respond to the way people actually use space.

With a team of over 850 experts working across 17 studios in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America, our Global Studio model allows us to work collaboratively across time zones and borders, using the latest technology to share design intelligence and strengthen our knowledge base around the world.

Our Values

Woods Bagot is a values-driven organisation, and our values underpin everything we do. Values guide the way we work, the way we make decisions and how we interact with each other, our clients and our stakeholders.

Uncompromising Design. Rigorous Curiosity. Effective Communication. Collective Intelligence. Dynamic Careers.

Woods Bagot offers flexibility and is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Global Impact

Woods Bagot’s Global Impact Group (GIG) works across our 17 studios to implement our comprehensive sustainability commitments, collaborate with design teams on compelling projects, and help our diverse clients deliver their sustainability and resilience goals. Our GIG team is design-led in our approach to sustainability, using a systems-based model for implementing sustainability in the built environment. We are especially focused on the climate crisis for our clients and projects, understanding how Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors into long-term resilience planning and immediate action. GIG at Woods Bagot also works within a sister company, ERA-co, which offers urban systems planning, user experience design, branding, and sustainability consulting for the built environment.

The role

We are seeking a Sustainability Consultant to join our team, based in the Los Angeles studio.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

Candidates should combine design skills with a background in sustainability, ecology, or materials science and interests in social equity and human-centered design practices. The position is targeted for a recent graduate or someone with early career experience looking to step up their game building a world-class team. For this position candidates should be able to demonstrate analysis experience, good communication skills and the ability to interact with clients. Research experience is also beneficial as this role will include the development of approaches to evaluate sustainable building techniques and technologies. Our deliverables are primarily visual presentations, sustainability strategies and frameworks, technical assessments to support design outcomes (ranging from performance benchmarking to solar and daylight assessments, etc.), and reporting documents associated with carbon metrics, Architecture 2030, and Architects Declare.

Candidates should have experience in creative approaches to visualizing data and be prepared to present and discuss research findings and sustainability strategies to clients and lay-person audiences. As a consultant, our core work involves writing and visually communicating our ideas and recommendations, but we are always pushing new approaches to design communication, including digital and experiential deliverables.

Key Deliverables:

  • Manage and deliver contribution to projects on time, to budget and specification
  • Maintain client relationships
  • Provide thought leadership as part of internal/external communications
  • Support multiple studios across time zones on projects and client development
  • Coordinate internal communications and reporting for sustainability initiatives

Qualifications and Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture is preferred, architectural engineering will be considered.
  • Experience with collaborative working environments.
  • Previous experience within an architectural firm is highly desirable.
  • Experienced in use of analysis or design software, particularly Rhino or Revit, Adobe InDesign, Excel, Radiance/Ladybug/Honeybee, Pollination, and Grasshopper.
  • Working knowledge of the LEED and/or WELL rating systems and / or other sustainability rating system.
  • Experience with sustainable and ethical materials procurement and specifications, as well as embodied carbon modeling.
  • LEED Green Associate or AP is preferred, but not required.

Skills and Competencies/ Work Experience/Technical Skills

  • Able to interact with clients and represent Woods Bagot externally.
  • Good communication skills—written, oral, and electronic—are essential for team-based working.
  • Ability to think broadly across several focus areas and bring together an optimized solution.
  • Analytical thinking to draw sensible conclusions from own work and communicate these clearly to others.
  • Outgoing and personally persuasive.
  • Excellent planning and organization skills required for our fast-paced environment and managing multiple jobs at once without losing track of need for completion of subtasks.
  • Ability to self-direct research, find new ideas and approaches, and innovate on the job.
  • Able to work in teams with diverse technical and consulting contributions.

How to apply

Applicants are required to submit a resume and portfolio in a combined PDF document via our LinkedIn Job Post. Due to LinkedIn file restrictions we recommend including a link to your portfolio. Applications will be treated in the strictest confidence. All personal data collected by the Company will be kept confidential and only used for recruitment purposes. We do not accept unsolicited resumes or names from agencies.

Mandatory requirements: it is an essential requirement that at the time of applying for this position, applicants must have the legal right to work in the United States.

Inspiration. Innovation. Inclusiveness. We are Woods Bagot.

Woods Bagot is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

At Woods Bagot, we are committed to creating an environment where difference is celebrated, valued and respected, practices are equitable, and our people feel like they belong. We accept that none of us is smarter than all of us. We believe building a diverse workforce is the foundation to creativity and innovative design – it is only by working together that we can realize the potential of our people, clients and communities around us. Through our inclusive leadership and our truly global studio network of strategists, experience designers and scientists, you will find your voice and have the support and flexibility required to bring your whole self to work and build an exceptional career.