Sustainability Leader - Buildings

Santa Monica office seeks Sustainability expert to lead their development of internal sustainability practices, design, and construction of the built environment.
  • Salary: US $100,000-140,000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Los Angeles
  • Sector: Architecture
  • Job Ref: 49359

About this role

Santa Monica office seeks Sustainability Leader to guide the development of internal sustainability practices, design, and construction. This award-winning, international firm is looking for someone who can develop meaningful sustainability strategies to incorporate into the firms practices, from internal operations to design and construction. You will provide technical leadership on projects, develop new business, represent the firm to new clients, and provide thought leadership. 

Key responsibilities

  • Establish sustainable design goals, metrics, and strategies for specific projects with teams and clients

  • Work across disciplines to achieve sustainability goals

  • Plan and run sustainable design charrettes and community workshops

  • Provide mentorship to staff in preparation of design tasks and deliverables

  • Help develop resiliency planning service line

  • Attend and present at conferences

  • Assist in developing internal education resources

Skills and experience

  • Sustainability leadership and management experience a must
  • 10 years of experience in design and construction
  • Deep knowledge of sustainability design and construction
  • LEED AP credential required
  • Knowledge of WELL Building Standard, and Living Building Challenge
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Collaborative work ethic
  • Strong interpersonal skills with both colleagues and clients
  • Willingness to travel


  • Eligibility to participate in a year-end bonus program
  • Medical, dental, vision, and FSA coverage
  • 401(k) plan with employer matching
  • Ample PTO days (paid time off)
Talk to Lily about this position

Bio: Lily joined Bespoke Careers in July 2018 as a consultant on the architecture team after working in the landscape architecture profession for five years. She worked in a range of landscape firms, including Melendrez (now RELM), Pamela Burton & Co., and Christine London Ltd. Lily studied Art:Semiotics at Brown University in Rhode Island, and then moved back to Southern California to get her Masters of Landscape Architecture at the University of Southern California (USC). She is also the Mentoring Director of the Association for Women in Architecture + Design (AWA+D) in Los Angeles.

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