Sustainability Manager - London

Cobalt Recruitment
London, United Kingdom
GBP50000.00 - GBP60000.00 per annum
07 Jul 2022
12 Jul 2022
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Sustainability ManagerLondon£55k - £60k + Bonus

Cobalt are currently working alongside a FTSE250 Property Company who are looking for a Sustainability Manager to join their established and successful team and be a part of their long term strategies for the business.

This role would be ideal for an ESG Analyst looking for the next step in their career, you will be working with the Director of ESG to deliver the businesses net zero carbon strategy. You will be responsible for the UK & European strategy, and would have opportunities to travel to key locations across Europe

Core responsibilities:
  • You will be responsible for the delivery of the technical sustainability strategy, including contributing to the business plan for multiple key workstream
  • Allocating budget and ensuring plans are delivered on time and to budget.Inclusive of energy efficiency programmes; renewable energy generation and procurement; reducing embodied carbon and measurement through life cycle assessments
  • Providing support in the development of ideas and strategies to commercialise, generate income and add value through sustainability projects
  • Working closely with the Sustainability Project Manager on multiple projects
  • Be responsible for the businesses sustainability data for external and internal reporting purposes
  • Leading the response to various ESG indices (GRESB, Carbon Disclosure Project, FTSE4Good Sustainalytics and Dow Jones Sustainability Index)
  • Representing on relevant professional bodies - e.g UK Green Building Council, British Property Federation, Better Buildings Partnership
  • Undertaking sustainability assessments on new suppliers to support the procurement team and develop strategies to engage with the supply chain to reduce carbon emissions
  • Manage the Legislative Risk Register to ensure the business is aware of proposed and actual changes to sustainability legislation in each territory to ensure continued compliance
  • Assessment of physical and transitional risks to climate change in line with TCFD requirements and best practice and to contribute to group wide review of building design in anticipation of climate change

Personal specification:
  • Strong technical knowledge of a broad range of sustainability issues and of relevant data management and reporting tools
  • Good knowledge of legal/local planning requirements around sustainability in the UK and Europe
  • Innovative and creative thinker with an aptitude for problem solving
  • Competent at managing a range of complex data sets and generating insightful high-level outputs
  • A keen interest and understanding of construction, engineering and sustainability issues
  • General commercial awareness within a corporate environment
  • Strong knowledge of the GHG Protocol, Net Zero Carbon, Science-Based Targets and Race to Zero would be desirable
  • Licensed BREEAM or LEED assessor and / or experienced with these certification systems is advantageous but not essential

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