Didsbury-based NJL Consulting has appointed Laurie Wills in a new role as a senior sustainability consultant.
Wills previously worked at RSK Group where he helped establish the carbon management team based in Manchester.
He will be delivering renewable energy and low carbon feasibility studies for developments, as well as energy performance certificates and provide advice to construction companies and local authorities.
Wills said: "NJL has a great track record of securing consents and leading on the sustainability agenda. I am pleased to be part of the successful team and to further support our clients in this area."
Rob White, partner at NJL Consulting, added: "Laurie is a key recruit to our growing sustainability team. He enables us to provide compliance based services complimenting our wider sustainability appraisal skills. This will help us deliver these services across all stages of planning and development."
NJL Consulting is based on Wilmslow Road in Didsbury and currently advise on more than 14,000 residential units across the UK comprising major projects of up to 4,500 units. NJL's role includes project managing the planning process with the aim of providing clients with increased certainty over programme and budgets leading to a planning decision.