Location England
Job-type Permanent
Salary Car + Benefits + Bonus
Reference BBBH13251_1620640147

Acre is delighted to be working in partnership with a leading property development business to identify their new Environmental Lead. In this newly created role, reporting into the Head of Responsible Business you will play a key role in supporting the business development and deliver their Responsible Business programme.

The business is looking for an experienced sustainability professional with a strong environmental background across energy, carbon measurement & management, NZC, TCFD, data management systems and biodiversity, ideally with a background from the construction or property development sectors, logistics or home building.

Key accountabilities:

  • Provide environmental sustainability expertise and support across the business, working closely with all business units on the delivery of their Responsible Business Ambitions, with innovative thinking and best practice sharing

  • Take a lead in ensuring delivery of their Net Zero Carbon and Biodiversity & Sustainable Environment ambitions, setting out the strategic needs, providing guidance, support and engaging closely with the business units

  • Take a lead in ensuring the business understands its environmental risks and compliance requirements

  • Develop and evolve environmental sustainability KPIs, metrics, and support development of collection systems working with the Business units

  • Develop and embed the required policies, processes and procedures to ensure the programme requirements, and risk management are effectively integrated across the business

  • Bring forwards new opportunities and innovations on sustainability to promote across the business

This is a unique opportunity for a passionate sustainability practitioner to join a business at a time of growth and change. You will need broad sustainability experience and be able to work with a variety of stakeholders.

You will also have the following:

  • Degree/Masters in a relevant subject such as environmental studies, ecology, sustainability, real estate, economics

  • Experienced environmental/sustainability professional ideally with a background in the property development sector

  • Technical experience in NZC analysis and methodologies, cost benefit analysis of carbon projects,

  • Experience and good understanding of biodiversity and net gain requirements, waste, circular economy

  • Experienced at implementing environmental management systems; ISO14001 for similar type businesses

  • Experience in environmental compliance and legislation, risk management

If you're looking to take the next step in your career and join a high-profile business in a newly created sustainability team, please apply today or contact Ben Flint via ben.flint@acre.com.