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Sustainability Manager

Requisition ID:  238740

Requisition Posting End Date: 12/31/2021

Project Overview 

This position is for an aviation project in Ireland. Bechtel will be working in an integrated team with our client to support the delivery of a Capital Investment Plan of circa €2bn within an operating airport environment. 


The ideal candidate would be a team player capable of adaptation to an integrated team environment. A driven self-starter, confident, agile, articulate and capable of leading change by example. Collaborative and flexible to meet all the demands of the client. 


Role Overview

The Sustainability Manager will have responsibility for the planning and integration of all aspects of sustainability in delivery of the programme, including net zero carbon.  The role will involve leading the creation and implementation of enhanced sustainability strategies and the assurance of designs and construction that Client’s sustainability policies are being incorporated into the designs and are then implemented during the delivery phases.


Main Responsibilities

  • Advise and provide strategic thinking to the Client on matters pertaining to the environment and sustainability.
  • Ensure there is a consistent approach to the implementation of environmental and sustainability standards across the programme.
  • Upskill the existing team, develop skills and embed a culture of learning with regard to environmental management and sustainability across the organization.
    Sustainability integration across programme
  • Integration and delivery of sustainability requirements in all activities including governance, programme and project management, training, performance management and communication
  • Integration of sustainability strategy and related requirements into all aspects of project development and delivery:
    • planning and design of projects and programmes
    • contracts and procurement (consultants, contractors, services, materials)
  • Oversee and assure the designs being carried out by the various design teams with respect to environmental and sustainability requirements.
  • Support the design teams as required to ensure implementation of the Client’s policies on Sustainability and Environmental Management including the following elements:
    • NZEB, Low/Net Zero Carbon/Energy Building design strategies.
    • Oversight of LEED, BREEAM, ILFI & Well certification.
    • Climate risk assessment.
    • Building life-cycle assessment
    • Whole life cost
    • Sustainability master planning.
    • Embodied carbon calculations
      Support the integration Net Zero Carbon into planning and projects
    • Manage development and implementation of 2030 50+% carbon reduction strategy and subsequent 2050 NZC strategy
    • Manage the development and delivery of carbon reduction concepts, studies, and planning of resulting carbon reduction projects
    • Establishment of a pathway to development and promoting of Scope 3 projects
  • Management of Grant Applications via EXEED/BEC/CAF on behalf of Functions
  • Manage and oversee reporting, review, and improvement of sustainability performance across the programmes
    Communications and Engagement:
  • Support to Group environment and energy management unit in targeted external engagement, policy, and communication piece (DoT, EPA etc) in support sustainability and carbon strategy.
  • Internal and external communication on the progress of sustainability and carbon reduction strategy
  • Assist in the identification of alternative funding sources to support the implementation of the sustainability agenda in the Capital Programme and provide support to the relevant internal departments in seeking/applying for the funding
    Basic & Preferred Experience
  • 10+ years’ experience in the development and implementation of Sustainability strategies and plans across infrastructure programmes of significant size and complexity, preferably within aviation.
  • Have an in-depth understanding of the design and delivery requirements of technically complex projects engineering / construction sectors.
  • Understanding and knowledge of sustainability, carbon management and climate change policy and associated science and legislation.
  • Experience of integrating sustainable design rating system certification requirements to infrastructure projects
  • Experience devising and implementing measures to reduce carbon emissions and improve sustainability performance on infrastructure programmes
  • Experience in communicating with and influencing senior stakeholders across multiple areas of the business, internal and external.
  • Experience in turning strategy into deliverable programmes
  • Strong leadership and influencing skills to manage and motivate teams to embed environmental and sustainability management values and culture
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent presentation and reporting skills.
  • Ability to manage client expectations and deliver within agreed parameters.
  • Qualified in environmental science or engineering preferable.
  • Chartered or working towards chartership with an appropriate institution

    What we offer
    At Bechtel we offer a competitive salary package with the opportunity for flexible working to achieve greater work-life balance. Employee wellbeing is at the centre of our business and Bechtel is committed to offering you the benefits and resources to live healthy lives. We can offer:
  • Flexible Working
  • Life Insurance Program
  • Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Long Term Disability Scheme
    Our Commitment
    Bechtel’s Vision, Values and Covenants commit us to the ideals of fairness, diversity, inclusion, trust, and collaboration, among others. These values help define our culture, our way of doing business, and the positive impact we aspire to make in the world through our people and projects. At our project sites and offices, we have many colleagues from different nationalities, religions, and backgrounds working together to accomplish amazing things.


Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.