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Position based at our Head Office in Motherwell, Scotland.


The role is ideally suitable for a qualified sustainability professional with an interest in construction and civil engineering. This is primarily an office-based role supporting our project delivery teams in the journey towards Net Zero but with the opportunity for on-site working across the UK as the role progresses.

As our successful candidate you will be competent in the following areas:

Core Competency Requirements:

  • Professional work experience is beneficial but not essential.
  • Recognised Masters Level Qualification in sustainability (such as Sustainable Construction, Sustainable Development, Sustainability & Environmental Management) or other related subject.
  • Good knowledge of environmental legislation relevant to construction.
  • Good understanding of carbon emissions sources and the different reporting scopes.
  • Excellent standard of written and spoken English.
  • Proficient in using a computer (Microsoft Office365 environment – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, etc.).
  • Capable of processing large fields of data in Excel.
  • A keen eye for detail and methodical approach to working.

Day-to-Day Duties:

  • Tracking, compiling and reporting sustainability data with guidance and support from Wills Bros Sustainability Manager.
  • Carbon footprint baselining, forecasting, monitoring and reporting at a project and organisational level.
  • Implementing and monitoring new procedures and initiatives within the business to improve sustainability performance.
  • Generating case studies which clearly analyse the effectiveness of implemented measures.
  • Support the production and update of various environmental plans including CEMPs, SWMPs, Carbon Management Plans, Water Management Plans, Energy Management Plans, Peat Management Plans, etc.
  • Support production and updates of sustainability policies and strategies for the business.
  • Contributing to BREEAM Infrastructure assessments on projects and communicating requirements to project teams.
  • Attending and contributing to environmental meetings.
  • Carrying out sustainability audits and inspections.
  • Reporting to Wills Bros Sustainability Manager on site level performance.
  • Consulting with stakeholders and environmental regulators.
  • Any other duties required by a fast-changing construction environment.

Desirable Attributes/Experience:

  • Experience of carbon reporting at an organisation or project level.
  • Experience of using PAS 2080 to manage carbon emissions in construction.
  • Knowledge of embodied carbon databases and carbon management tools used in construction.
  • Experience of working on large civil engineering projects (in any role).
  • Qualified CEEQUAL/BREEAM assessor or experience with CEEQUAL/BREEAM sustainability assessments.
  • Valid CSCS Card appropriate to seniority level.
  • Knowledge of company reporting requirements such as SECR, ESOS, etc.
  • Knowledge or experience of biodiversity net gain calculation methods.
  • Knowledge or experience of other environmental management processes such as water quality monitoring, pollution prevention, etc.
  • Ecological Knowledge or Experience.
  • Membership of a recognised environmental body (IEMA/SocEnv/CIWEM/CIEEM or other).
  • Experience of working to an ISO 14001 Environmental Management System.
  • Full valid driver’s licence.
  • Willingness to travel and work on construction sites supporting the construction team.

Day-to-Day Duties:

  • Ability to inspire behavioural change.
  • Passionate about the environment and delivering the changes required to achieve Net Zero.
  • Lead, support and advise on Sustainability performance at a site level.
  • Be committed and enthusiastic about promoting High Standards.
  • Confident, self-managing, able to work on own initiative.
  • Good Attitude / Work Ethic / Team Player.
  • Good Communication Skills.
  • Ability to lead by and set a good example.
  • Ability to work in a high-pressure environment and meet deadlines.

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