Sustainability Technician

Hoare Lea

We are an award-winning engineering consultancy with a creative team of engineers, designers, and technical specialists. We provide innovative solutions to complex engineering and design challenges for buildings. Irrespective of the scale or complexity of a project, we provide a full range of MEP, environmental and sustainability services, bringing buildings to life and ensuring that they perform in operation as well as they look.

Only considering candidates eligible to work in Bournemouth, UK ⚠️

**Sustainability Technician.


Are you looking for the opportunity to join an award-winning firm and explore the world of Sustainability in the built environment?  We have an exciting entry level opportunity in our Bournemouth office.

About us.

Hoare Lea is an award-winning engineering consultancy with a creative team of engineers, designers and technical specialists. We provide innovative solutions to complex engineering and design challenges for buildings.

Hoare Lea were an early adopter of Design for Performance (DfP), taking our pioneer project (Timber Square) to become the UK’s first NABERSUK Design for Performance project to complete the Independent Design Review and score 5* design reviewed target rating.

With a focus on human-centred, environmentally sustainable design, Hoare Lea delivered the world’s first workplace fit-out to achieve both BREEAM Outstanding and WELL Certified Gold. Our clients are industry leading, always striving to achieve the best and to push the boundaries of sustainability.

At Hoare Lea you’ll have the opportunity to not just work on exciting projects but to also engage with the industry. Hoare Lea regularly collaborate with UKGBC, CIBSE and were one of the first to sign up to support the Building Services Engineers Declare initiative.

You’ll be part of progressive and exciting projects, able to experience innovative schemes and gain knowledge across all sectors. With a structured Career Paths Framework, you’ll have a clear understanding of the pathway for advancing your career.

Why work for us?

  • You’ll collaborate with the industry’s best, working with a wide range of built-environment specialists.
  • You’ll be part of progressive and exciting projects both locally and nationally, able to experience innovative schemes across all sectors.
  • You’ll advance your career, your way, thanks to our structured Career Paths framework.

What you’ll be doing.

–    You’ll be working alongside our project teams across multi-disciplinary projects to delivery state of the art, sustainable and cost considered solutions.

–    Undertake a range of modelling and analysis, which may include but not limited to: embodied carbon of materials, circular economy opportunities, building performance simulation, operational energy use, energy generation, overheating.

–    Assist in the delivery of environmental assessments (such as BREEAM, WELL, HQM, etc) from early design stages through to completion.

What we are looking for.

–    Education to A Level or ongoing involvement in a Level 3 equivalent.

–    GCSE at Grade 5 / 6 or above in English, Maths, Physics, or Geography.

–    Enthusiasm, ambition, and creativity.

–    A team player. Our excellent teams are the basis of our great work.

–    Self-motivated and hardworking.

–    A long-term aspiration to build a career.

–    IT proficient (Microsoft Office).

–    Good time management and organisation skills.

–    A keen eye for detail.

–    Ability to learn digital engineering and modelling software including IES, 2D/3D AutoCAD and REVIT software.

–    You will have good communication skills and an enthusiasm for working within a team environment.

–    A interest in sustainability.

Our benefits.

To reward your hard work and commitment we offer both core and flexible benefits, a competitive salary and industry leading training and development to support you throughout your career.

Core benefits

–    Private medical scheme

–    Life Assurance

–    Income protection

–    25 days annual leave, increasing to 30 with length of service.

–    Contributory pension scheme

–    Employee Assistance Programme

–    Enhanced Paternity, Maternity & Shared Parental Leave

–    Season Ticket Loans

–    Professional membership subscription

–    Flexitime

Flexible benefits

–    9-day fortnight – the firm offers all employees the option to work a 9-day fortnight.

–    Employee stock purchase plan – a voluntary program which allows eligible employees to purchase Tetra Tech common stock at a 15% discount.

–    Holiday buy & sell up to 5 days.

–    Study Assistance.

–    Cycle to work scheme.

–    Employee Referral Scheme.

–    Sabbatical Leave.

–    Other flexible benefits include gym and retail discounts, travel & dental insurance and GAYE (Give as you Earn).

–    Hybrid Working – activity-based approach.

–    Flexible working - We’re happy to discuss flexible working.  There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to.  Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.

How to Apply

To apply simply complete a CV profile and submit your application with a cover letter detailing why you are interested in the role and building a career at Hoare Lea. For further information please contact: [email protected]

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Equal Opportunities Statement

Hoare Lea is committed to ensuring that the most suitably qualified and experienced candidates are appointed to positions within the firm based on job-related criteria.

Reasonable Adjustments Statement

We're proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunities employer, and we’re committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly throughout the recruitment process. If you have a disability that might affect your performance at any stage of the recruitment process, please let us know about any help or reasonable adjustments as soon possible before any interview or assessment. We’ll work with you to make sure any appropriate support is in place.


Leading independent engineering consultancy specializing in MEP, environmental, and sustainability services.

Working Week

We work a 9 day fortnight. That's 9 slightly longer days over 2 weeks (80 hours total), with every second Friday off.

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Our Vacation Policy

We offer 30 days of PTO, includes annual leave and additional flexible leave options

Remote Working Policy

We offer hybrid working environment with flexible location options.

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) company contribution
  • Generous parental leave
  • Equipment allowance
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Professional Development Budget
  • Opportunties for Sabbaticals
  • Mental Health Support

Our Team

We're a team of 1.2k across 17 departments:

  • engineering
  • education
  • consulting
  • finance
  • +13 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • AutoCAD
  • IES
  • Modelling and analysis
  • Environmental assessments
  • Microsoft Office
  • Time management
  • Organization skills
  • Digital engineering
  • Communication skills

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