Environmental Sustainability Graduate

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Letchworth Garden City
27 May 2021
24 Jun 2021
Start Date
About the job

Willmott Dixon is passionate about leaving the right social, environmental and economic legacy. To support our continued success, we are recruiting an environmental and sustainability graduate to make an impact across the Willmott Dixon Group.

Sustainability and social value have been at the heart of our business for the last 170 years and with our new sector-leading sustainability strategy, 'Now or Never' focussing us on delivering Brilliant Buildings, Building Lives and a Better Planet by 2030, there really is no better time to join us! If this role is of interest, then please don't delay - apply today!

Sitting within the award-winning Group Sustainability team, based in Letchworth, Hertfordshire, we are looking for an enthusiastic and engaged person to provide environmental and sustainability expertise across the business in England and Wales, to help us become the market leader in sustainability in line with the ambitions of 'Now or Never'. You will work within Group Sustainability to identify, develop and implement sustainable solutions that enthuse and empower our all people. By changing behaviours across all our teams, we will improve the sustainability of our business and the products we deliver for our customers.

You will be a self-starter, who loves a challenge, able to work agilely, in an empowered environment that values initiative and innovative thinking. The role will require the successful candidate to be able to demonstrate strong capability to carry out research, as well as manage and present data. Strong communication and relationship management skills are essential, coupled with an enthusiasm for and interest in the issue of sustainability and its applicability to the construction sector.

Reporting to a member of the Senior Management Team you will support the delivery of all three themes within our Now or Never Strategy but with a particular focus on the Better Planet theme.

You will be responsible for:

Assisting in the development of new ideas, strategies, policies and targets for the Willmott Dixon Group and its operating companies
Contributing to the identification, development and embedding of changes across the company's operations to deliver our sustainability commitments and targets
Helping identify best practice and areas for improvement. Supporting the development of case-studies and other mechanisms to support learning and knowledge-sharing to enable the integration of sustainability approaches into day to day operation
Analysing data, conducting research, and identifying opportunities to implement innovative and sustainable solutions
Supporting the business to demonstrate high levels of corporate responsibility and transparency in reporting to ensure legislative compliance and maintain our industry leading certifications and accreditationsYou

Essential experience:

Understanding of sustainability issues
Degree in environmental, science, construction or related subject
Proven ability to manage multiple competing priorities
Ability to communicate in a way in which meets the needs of a diverse audienceDesired experience

Experience in one or more of the following areas:
Low carbon solutions & carbon reduction
Resource efficiency
Biodiversity enhancement
Environmental and sustainability policy and legislation
Analysing, evaluating and reporting data and informationIn return we offer:

We will support your career development progression, with a structured plan to develop your skills and support your learning potential and career goals. You will gain a wide variety of experience across the sustainability and construction sector.

We reward our people generously with a competitive package that gives you flexible benefits to fit your lifestyle and priorities. This includes, but is not limited to, an enhanced pension scheme, discounted or full private medical, life assurance, incentive bonus. Applicable roles will benefit from a motoring expenditure allowance (MEA) and everyone can access a new generation of low carbon and electric cars via the Willmott Dixon run car leasing scheme.

Additional Information

At Willmott Dixon we provide an inclusive and flexible working environment for people to thrive in and we are happy to support agile working wherever possible.

We are a proud member of the Disability Confident Scheme.

No recruitment agencies please.

About Us

With nearly 170 years of rich history, Willmott Dixon's purpose beyond profit is to deliver brilliant buildings, transform lives, strengthen communities, and enhance the environment so our world is fit for future generations. Ensuring that we add lasting value to the neighbourhoods we work in; our values, people, innovation, partnerships and focus on sustainability has allowed us to build a successful and trusted privately owned business where our people can thrive.

Construction is changing and we are at the forefront of that change. Pioneering new ways to build, innovating the way construction is viewed and establishing ourselves as one of the top employers in any industry. It truly is an amazing company in one of the most exciting industries with a vast array of professional career paths.

We hold two Queen's Awards for Enterprise (for Sustainable Development and Social Mobility) and hold numerous people awards, we understand everyone has a unique potential and ability to make a difference and succeed; if you want your skills developed and talent recognised, why not join our business

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