Hiring the Sustainability Manager for Balfour Beatty

13 November 2019 by Grace Coleman
blog author

The leading infrastructure group Balfour Beatty, has delivered some of the UK’s best-recognised projects, including the Channel Tunnel, The London 2012 Aquatics Centre and Crossrail.

Aside from pioneering new technologies and infrastructure, they are committed to building sustainably, investing in the local community and ensure their work improves the lives of others.

Looking to become a leader in sustainability, the firm engaged with Acre to source a Sustainability Manager with the right skillset to oversee the delivery of East Wick & Sweetwater, a flagship scheme in the Olympic Park.

The landmark mixed-use development is a seven-year project, creating two brand-new postcodes in East London, comprising 1500 homes (450 affordable), leisure facilities, business space, green spaces, a library and a health centre.

The project required 150 sustainability KPIs from Balfour Beatty’s client London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC), with a long-term need to add environmental and social value in the region.

Acre devised an exclusive month-long search to find a candidate with unique, major project experience, strong influencing skills and a firm understanding of commercials.

The 150 sustainability KPIs set out by LLDC is the highest ever of any UK development, and because very few candidates had experience of many of these, Acre was chosen for its wide-ranging expertise.

Acre successfully delivered a stand-out professional whose passion and skillset will help Balfour Beatty continue their ambition to position sustainability at the heart of what they do and the solutions they provide their customers.

Get in touch to discuss Sustainability Manager Jobs or click here to browse our latest opportunities.

What Our Clients Say...

  • We had been looking to fill a difficult role for 2 years and had been through several rounds of interviewing without success. With their networking and specialist knowledge of the area, Acre was able to find a number of talented candidates which led to a successful appointment.

    Global Technical Manager

  • As trawlermen the world over will attest, you're going to get a better catch if someone knows where the fish are to be found. When it comes to recruitment, Acre appear to know not just where the fish are, but the specific type of fish you are searching for in particular. We were delighted with the recruitment process and the high-calibre candidates it produced. Great service as well.

    Head of Community & Campaigns

    The Co-Op
  • Acre was the only specialist search firm able to assist with our CSR search requirement. They were professional and extremely knowledgeable and we would not have been able to hire the talent we did without their expert assistance.

    Sustainability Manager

    Bank of America
  • I have worked with Acre, for several years, to secure sustainability experts. I have found their capacity to understand the assignments, rapidly identify and match potential candidates - and then smooth the way to successful appointments - to be outstanding.

    Sustainability Manager

    Jaguar Landrover
  • When we needed to recruit a Sustainable Development Manager, we looked for an organisation that specialised in this discipline and could work to a high standard. Acre did not disappoint - and the level of service provided was first class. Despite a very focused and defined job role, they were efficient in providing a shortlist of qualified candidates from which we were able to select an applicant of quality.

    Head of Human Resources

    Euro Tunnel