Associate Director Sustainability

Turner & Townsend

England, United Kingdom

Full time

Sustainability Management

May 14

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About the job

Company Description

At Turner & Townsend we’re passionate about making the difference. That means delivering better outcomes for our clients, helping our people to realize their potential, and doing our part to create a prosperous society.

Every day we help our major global clients deliver ambitious and highly technical projects, in over 130 countries worldwide.

Our team is dynamic, innovative and client-focused, supported by an inclusive and fun company culture. Our clients value our proactive approach, depth of expertise, integrity and the quality we deliver. As a result our people get to enjoy working on some of the most exciting projects in the world.

Job Description

We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated Environmental Sustainability professional to fulfil the role of Associate Director to support the growth of our Sustainability team.

This position offers an exciting opportunity to work with high-profile clients from various sectors, whilst developing and delivering a broad range of sustainability services.

Accountabilities (Deliverables)

Work with clients to develop, deliver and assure Sustainability strategies across projects and programmes and throughout the asset lifecycle

Developing and securing business opportunities with existing and new clients

Develop internal stakeholder relationships with infrastructure, real estate and natural resources sectors, liaising with Key Account Managers and sector leads

Embedding Sustainability into Turner & Townsend’s processes and procedures for the delivery of projects and programmes

Responsibilities (Duties)

To ensure that client requirements are identified, scoped effectively and delivered in line with agreed proposal deliverables

Work with bid teams to write technical solutions to meet client requirements

Ensure fee earning activities are optimised

Network & coach/mentor as appropriate to develop Turner and Townsend’s wider skillset

Manage a small growing team to deliver services effectively, commercial achieving targets and develop technical capabilities

Input to the strategic direction of allocated business units as required

Targeting clients for engagement and developing bids for service provision in line with our Sustainability team requirements.

Support Key Account Managers & sector leads to ensure that Sustainability is included in any business development opportunities

Supporting Turner & Townsend’s Corporate Responsibility strategy in alignment with UN Sustainable Development Goals as required


Educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant subject

Professionally qualified member of a recognised institution, e.g. IEMA / Chartered Environmentalist

Knowledge / Experience

Significant experience of delivering Sustainability consultancy support for clients is essential, including the areas of energy and carbon (Net Zero Emissions), water, waste, circular economy, and biodiversity

Experience of working in Real Estate and Infrastructure sectors (e.g. transport, utilities, defence, energy, civils) is required, for both new build and retrofit

Business development experience, in the context of identifying and winning opportunities with existing as well as new clients

Comprehensive knowledge of environmental legislation and sustainability issues

Experience of developing and reviewing approaches to environmental management in line with ISO14001:2015

Experience of providing environmental and sustainability assurance throughout the lifecycle of major projects and programmes

A good understanding of environmental assessment methods such as LEED, BREEAM, WELL Building Standard, and CEEQUAL would be an advantage

Experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams and matrix management organisations on major projects and programmes

Ability to communicate with clients and other key stakeholders on global, national and regional issues, including the Climate and Biodiversity Emergency and Net Zero Emissions

Able to build strong, professional client relationships and proactively identifies and resolves client’s issues

Confident leading and working alone or as part of a team, with ability to adapt as required

Attention to detail in service delivery, communications and ways of working with others

Excellent communication including writing and presentation skills

Our inspired people share our vision and mission. We provide a great place to work, where each person has the opportunity and voice to affect change.

We want our people to succeed both in work and life. To support this we promote a healthy, productive and flexible working environment that respects work-life balance.

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Turner & Townsend

A global consultancy business serving clients in the real estate, infrastructure and natural resources sectors.