Head of Sustainability vacancy- Willmott Dixon

Sustainability and social value have been at the heart of Willmott Dixon for the last 160 years and with our new sustainability strategy, ‘Now or Never’, focussing us on delivering Brilliant Buildings, to Build Lives and enable a Better Plant by 2030, there really is no better time to join Willmott Dixon on this exciting journey!

They are looking to recruit a Head of Sustainability to lead us on this journey in the Midlands. The main purpose of the role is to combine managing environmental risk and driving sustainable opportunities at each stage of our project processes. Before a construction project starts you and the team will push the boundaries on sustainability and review all environmental and sustainability aspects of the project, providing the project team guidance on how to identify and mitigate environmental impacts on the environment.

You will be working in a time-challenged environment that values flexible and innovative thinking. Strong communication and relationship management skills are essential, coupled with an ability to influence through others as well as supporting and coaching the teams within the department. You and your team will take a hybrid approach to working depending on what needs to be delivered within the strategy, you will work between their offices, home and site and we will consider applicants that live anywhere in the Midlands.

Reporting to their Technical Director, you will be responsible for:

    • Leading on the Now or Never strategy for our Midlands region
    • Coach, support, and resource the team to deliver on the strategy within the midlands business
    • Technically review and ensure our approach to delivering certifiable sustainable assessment methodologies
    • Analysis of root cause, business weakness’ and strengths to ensure focused support
    • Identify future legislation and government requirements and assess effect on business
    • Analyse KPI’s across region – identify trends and anomalies and focus support and business focus where required
    • Provide sustainability and environmental expertise and support across all functions of the business, including our design, commercial and operations departments as required
    • Champion sustainability to ensure a consistent approach with the company’s sustainability strategy including themes such as embodied carbon, lifecycle cost assessment, circular economy and biodiversity
    • Ensure that the Environmental Management System is implemented, controlled and maintained
    • Help develop and ensure compliance with environmental best practice documents and statutory legislation
    • Ensure full understanding of current and future environmental legislation by staff
    • Adding value to projects through collaboration with internal and external regional networks
    • Facilitate sustainability workshops at project commencement
    • Ensuring continuous improvement and relevance of the role through independent research
    • Raising awareness/ upskilling by organising CPD sessions

Applications for the job role ends January 18.

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