Graduate Sustainability Advisor

21 Apr 2021
19 May 2021
Start Date
Graduate Sustainability Advisor

Location: Surrey

Package: Circa GBP20,000 - GBP26,000

Job Purpose: The Sustainability Advisor will be the key point of contact for sustainability issues on our construction sites and will work with the Head of Sustainability to deliver company strategies.

A typical working week may include:

Walking around the construction sites to check that operations are carried out in line with environmental best practice
Collating electricity meter readings and fuel tickets for company reporting
Working with the project team to identify and implement innovations to reduce waste generation
Running a training session to increase awareness of sustainability issues within the build team.
Responsibilities And Accountabilities

Adopt a proactive approach to improving performance and promoting sustainability to all staff
Raise awareness of sustainability via both formal and informal training of staff
Work with project teams throughout the whole development process (from land buying to design, product specification and construction
Undertake frequent visits to construction sites to assess compliance with the in-house environmental management system and make recommendations for improvement
Assist in the collation, analysis and reporting of data (such as waste volumes and utility and fuel use) to enable the assessment of performance against sustainability targets
Keep up-to-date with the sustainability agenda, new legislation and best practice guidelines and understand how they may affect the company
Prepare guidance to assist project teams in managing sustainability
Attend meetings with senior management to discuss sustainability performance
Work as part of the Companies and cross-divisional Sustainability Forums to share knowledge, drive good practice and implement the corporate Sustainability Strategy
Compile written reports on sustainability performance

Technical Competencies

A degree in a relevant subject.
The candidate will be motivated and enthusiastic about promoting sustainability. You must also be confident, articulate and resilient in your approach, with the ability to apply sustainability principles in a commercially focussed manner.

Person Specification

Good knowledge of sustainability issues within the construction/house building industry.
Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
Confidence in working with people at all levels in an organisation
The ability to motivate people to change their behaviour
Experience of delivering and organising training
The ability to work independently and manage their own workload
Data analysis and management
Experience of large regeneration projects and/or embodied carbon assessments of buildings would be an advantage