Sustainability Manager

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Sustainability Manager

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    £45,000 to £55,000 + benefits

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    Antony Rowe

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    07803 549 853

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    10 months ago

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We are currently working with a principal main contractor to recruit a Sustainability Manager to their team central resource team.

As the Sustainability specialist you will be the "go to" person for the business as you implement, develop and improve its overall Environmental strategy. This a role you can really shape.

​Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for directing the companies environmental and sustainability agenda.

  • Provide visible leadership on the environmental and sustainability agenda across the full lifecycle of projects from design to site environmental management.

  • Engage with a range of key stakeholders including contractors, clients, regulatory bodies and colleagues, to help drive performance.

  • Represent the sustainability function consistently and with professionalism – facing the boardroom, regional directors and workforce with confidence and skill.

  • Development and implementation of sustainability and carbon strategies.

  • Write and review policies and procedures for environment and sustainability, aligned to ISO 14001, ISO 50001 AND PAS 2060.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of sustainability and environment and must demonstrate working to the highest of standards with a personal desire to enhance and develop construction performance. They must demonstrate a relentless pursuit of excellence.

  • Instrumental in helping implement new ideas across the business ensuring that any challenges are fully investigated and understood openly and honestly.

  • Ensure best practice is shared across the business and projects at all levels.

  • Meet clients and develop at least one exemplar project measuring carbon and one post occupancy evaluation.

  • Develop Carbon Neutrality Verification strategy (to PAS 2060) and Sustainable development goals for 1,3 and 5 years in the first instance with a strategy on NET Zero.

  • Commence leading a sustainability forum and will join and lead the existing social value forum.

  • Provide sustainability advice, guidance and support to colleagues involved in the preparation of bids and delivery of projects, with a focus on contracted environment and social sustainability requirements.

  • Visit each site once to take forward sustainability in bite size chunks.

  • Working with the Systems Manager, is responsible for ensuring compliance with our agreed systems such as ISO 14001 standard but looking how the Business can deliver ISO 50001 and PAS 2060.

  • Set out our journey to Net Zero, propose, agree and manage a step change journey with the Board, introducing recognised methodology such as ISO 140641-1 or GHG protocol.

  • Complete carbon audits using the University of Lincoln (or equivalent).

  • Provide support to the regional teams to help them implement and improve the environmental and sustainability strategy. Ensures understanding and compliance with legislation.

Our client is a very well established main contractor who build a range of Construction projects across the Midlands and South Yorkshire regions.

Excellent salary and benefits package available with this role.

Atkins Search act as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. We specialise in Construction, Consultancy, Residential and Infrastructure recruitment and service the East and West Midlands, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Lincolnshire, Peterborough and Northern Home Counties regions.