Senior Carbon Consultant

Senior Carbon Consultant

Type of contract
Associate, Senior
Area of Expertise
Building Environment
Office / Project Location
Detroit, Durham, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC, Chicago, Boston, Pittsburgh
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Buro Happold is focused on shaping the companies and built environment of the future. We help our clients on their sustainability journeys by serving as their trusted advisors and offering a suite of interdisciplinary skills, including technical analysis, engineering, stakeholder engagement, business intelligence, project management and strategy. From visioning to implementation, we provide expertise in sustainability and resiliency, carbon, ESG, infrastructure, economic development, governance, communications and operations, across all scales. 


We are looking for a fulltime Senior Carbon Consultant to join our Sustainability Consulting team, based in the US. The focus will be serving as a technical lead on carbon accounting, guiding, and supporting project teams on measuring operational (Scope 1,2,3), Life Cycle Assessment (LCA A1-D) and embodied carbon improving the sustainable performance of client operations, assets (existing building portfolios, fleets, etc) of a wide-range of clients, as well as providing client and design teams guidance on measuring low-carbon building design and construction. Projects are anticipated to center on technical guidance but will require the candidate be able to translate technical information, in verbal, visual and narrative formats, for non-technical audiences.  


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Research, modeling, projections and analysis of energy, waste, transportation, GHG, LCA, embodied carbon and related metrics 

  • Structure and guide the process of collecting and interpreting complex client data sets  

  • Understand how GHG type metrics translate to data inputs needed for LEED, ILFI, CDP, GRI, GRESB, and other third-party building and corporate sustainability reporting 

  • Diagraming, mapping and digital illustrations of technical concepts to visualize intent for non-technical audiences 

  • Support the team in client meetings 

  • Coordinate with multiple disciplines in complex building, strategic planning and operations projects 

  • Create client PowerPoint presentations, memos, reports and graphic presentations 

  • Lead internal knowledge sharing and support development of staff relative to carbon accounting 

  • Participating in local Professional Associations  



  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree, with Master’s degree preferred, in Sustainability Management, Engineering, Environmental Science, Data Management, or a related subject. 

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a sustainability-related field. 

  • Demonstrated expertise in private-sector carbon accounting, Scopes 2, 2 and 3 and the GHG Protocol 

  • Demonstrated Expertise in Life Cycle Assessments (LCA, A1-D) 

  • Awareness of the following preferred: CDP, GRI, GRESB, ILFI, SDGs 

  • Experience with the built environment, and preferably corporate sustainability projects 

Candidate Interests and Skills: 

  • Energetic, pro-active and collaborative in team environments 

  • Ability to quickly identify issues, discern appropriate problem-solving approaches and level of detail needed 

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills 

  • Data management and visualization 

  • Self-motivated and able to work independently 

  • Comfort interfacing with clients and senior management 

  • Demonstrated communications skills written, oral, presentation and visual design 

  • Strong quantitative and problem-solving skills and skill working with data sets  

  • Enjoy working with diverse personalities (ie - technical and non-technical individuals) 


What we offer:

  • Salary range of $105,000 to $126,000. This will be determined based on factors such as geographic location, skills, education, and/or experience
  • Generous benefits package
  • Annual discretionary bonus
  • Generous PTO (4-5 weeks depending on position) in addition to 10 paid holidays
  • 401k with company match
  • Student Loan Repayment Assistance
  • Hybrid working & summer hours
  • Reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees
  • Global network of experts
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Be a part of our Young Employees Forum and our Diversity and Inclusion Forum

Be you at Buro Happold

Buro Happold is proud to be a practice of a diverse range of professionals. We actively promote inclusivity to enable every individual to reach their full potential, the more inclusive we are the better our work will be.

We are working to change the lack of representation of minority groups in the built environment, and are particularly keen to hear from anyone who feels they are underrepresented in the industry. We have much to learn from one another. Diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative and elegant solutions through collaboration.

Important information:

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