Sustainability Consultant, Utah Office

Position Description

Brendle Group is a small but strategically growing company in the sustainability industry. With over 300 completed sustainability projects across 30 states, Brendle Group continues to grow its brand recognition as a leader and innovator for creating lasting impacts that inspire and sustain our communities and our world.

We seek a sustainability professional to join our Salt Lake City office. We hire strongly from our professional network and believe in finding the right person first and then shaping the consulting practice and position details to maximize both the applicant’s career development goals and the company’s impact-driven, people-centered priorities. This open position is for a full-time mid- to senior level planner, engineer or other sustainability professional skilled in providing technical consulting services, generating new business, providing leadership, and effectively managing teams and projects to help support and grow our Salt Lake City office.

Each of our team members has strong breadth across a range of sustainability practice areas, with 1-2 deeper core competencies. Our services are delivered at various scales (e.g., community, district, campus, portfolio, buildings) covering the full project life cycle from idea to implementation. Our primary clients in Utah are electric and water utilities, local government, education institutions, ski areas and real estate developers.

For this mid- to senior-level position, we’ll be looking at candidates with existing and emerging skills and interests that align with our leadership development framework, including thought leadership, market development, and effective team building and management.

We are looking for people with a strategic orientation and strong convictions around sustainability that possess the professional integrity, maturity, agility, and decision-making skills to drive results.

Position Responsibilities

  • Optimally position and grow Brendle Group’s existing services in the marketplace that align with our Strategic Plan
  • Provide technical expertise and skill to project execution
  • Proven project lifecycle management (business development through contracting, execution, management, quality control, closeout, and customer relationship management)
  • Effectively manage multiple projects in collaboration with clients, staff project managers, and other senior staff
  • Effectively work with, coordinate, and support the Brendle Group management team across all areas of existing and new services

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Self-motivated, ambitious, innovative team player with a passion for energy
  • B.S. or equivalent engineering, planning, business, and/or related degree from a 4-year accredited university or college (advanced degree preferred)
  • Minimum 5 years of experience that includes related engineering, planning, and/or sustainability consulting experience
  • Minimum of 2 years consulting and management experience in the Salt Lake region serving, at minimum, 2 of the following sectors: local governments, utilities, K12/higher education, and private sector business
  • Consulting and workplace skills
    • Strong knowledge of PC-based software applications
    • Strong writing, verbal communication, and/or facilitation skills
    • Demonstrated project management success
    • Demonstrated business development success
    • Previous experience in or exposure to the consulting industry

Preferred Qualifications and Experience

Preferred qualifications and experience include any of the following:

  • Small business experience and/or understanding and enthusiasm for working in a small business atmosphere - including coordinating and communicating with co-workers to most efficiently utilize available resources and time
  • Relevant professional certification(s) commensurate with career path to date, such as but not limited to the following examples:
    • Professional Engineering (PE) license
    • Professional Planning certification (AICP)
    • MBA with a focus on sustainable enterprise and/or other sustainability-related licenses and certifications
    • Certified Energy Manager (CEM)
    • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, trained facilitator, and/or other related project management and professional training
    • LEEDTM accredited professional

Key Attributes

  • Entrepreneurial attitude and creative thinker
  • Adaptable and flexible to changes in deadlines and work focus
  • Strong focus on client service through a pragmatic and common sense approach to client needs
  • Ownership of position responsibilities and ability to effectively manage the time and resources needed to deliver them
  • Willingness to seek and provide feedback

Salary and Benefits

Brendle Group offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including:

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Employer paid health, dental, and disability insurance
  • SIMPLE retirement plan with employer matching
  • Flex-time and telecommuting benefits
  • Incentives for high performance


Position will be based out of Salt Lake City, Utah with project work focused in the intermountain region.

Application Process

This position will remain open until filled. If interested, please email with the subject line "Sustainability Consultant, Utah Office," a resume, three professional references, salary history, an indication of how you heard about this position, and how you might already know someone in the Brendle Group network to

If you don’t fit this position description but want to join our team, please see our custom position description located here. This would apply to part-time or early career professionals or professionals outside of Utah seeking employment in our Colorado offices.

About Brendle Group

Through our impact-driven projects and practices, we help clients solve complex problems while creating lasting impacts. We approach global challenges head-on by bringing innovative sustainability solutions to our client’s bottom line goals. Each of our projects are approached with thought leadership and creativity—thriving at the vital intersection of climate, energy, and water through robust engineering and practical planning and implementation.

Founded in Fort Collins, Colorado in 1996, Brendle Group serves clients nationwide. Our commitment to customer relationships has built the framework for lasting relationships and we believe our culture of passion, creativity, technical expertise, planning, and innovation is what makes our work successful and satisfying. We have a dynamic team of professionals who are dedicated to and invested in sustainability.