Associate Direct / Senior Sustainability Development Manager

London Central, London City, London East, London North, London East Central, London North East
Industry Sector:
Carbon Jobs, Environmental Jobs, Climate Jobs, Climate Change Jobs, Low Carbon Jobs, Sustainable Jobs
Job Category:
Development, Environmental Consultant, Sustainability Manager
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Education Level:
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Salary Description:
Up to £90k + Attractive Benefits Package
Start Date:
Lewis Davey
Job Ref:

Associate Director/Senior Sustainability Development Manager


Lewis Davey is recruiting for a senior professional for a Sustainability Development role for a rare client-side opportunity. Looking to speak with Associate Directors, Senior Sustainability Managers; an opportunity to bring a creative and innovative approach to a highly impactful role. If you are passionate about sustainability and keen to develop initiatives to minimise the environmental impact of development projects, looking to get involved with evolving a climate risk management framework and take part in the strategy and execution. Then this unique opportunity offers just that; with extensive experience in the real estate sector, you will play a large part in the forward movement towards sustainability.



·       Executive and Board reporting - Support the Director of Audit, Enterprise Risk & Sustainability on delivering specific sustainability projects and draft papers for both executive and Plc Board.

·       Knowledge and innovation - Bring innovation in process and knowledge to ensure the Group strategy is effectively delivered

·       Contribute to Cultural Change - Develop and deliver educational programmes to raise the awareness of colleagues of sustainability issues/ technical points and how these relate to their specific area of work.

·       Development and embedding development standards - To work collaboratively with development management to adopt standards for office, mixed-use and residential developments

·       Develop Frameworks to Embed CR - To set and agree development targets, to monitor progress and support achievement of all targets. Drive the highest standards for material use, design in performance and construction etc

·       Risk management - Review and develop existing climate risk management framework and align to TCFD.  Work collaboratively with business colleagues to agree mitigations and actions as necessary for risks and action plan for opportunities


Key measures for success

  •        Timely reporting to executive and Board
  •        Good first draft of papers for senior management
  •        Achievement of targets for development projects
  •        Quality of relationships and partnerships
  •        Impact on outcomes of programmes
  •        Colleagues are proud of our approach to Sustainability
  •        Compliance with Corporate Sustainability objectives and guidelines

What you will need to succeed - Essential Experience/Skills:


  • Strong understanding of sustainability/ technical issues
  • Confident in working with senior management
  • Able to simplify technical matters for strong colleague/ management engagement
  • Strong analytical and interpretation skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent report writing and communication skills
  • Self-motivation and initiative
  • Enthusiasm for sustainability and making a difference
  • Good team working and relationship building skills
  • Previous experience in community or sustainability work

·       Project management and delivery (desirable)



  • Relevant degree or proven experience in a similar role, ideally in real estate


Please note that we will endeavour to review your application within two weeks and, if there is interest in your candidacy, a Consultant will be in touch. Unfortunately, due to the significant amount of applications we receive, we are unable to provide individual feedback so if you have not heard from us within two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.  Thank you for your interest.

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Lewis Davey specialise in recruiting talented people across Town Planning, Cleantech & Sustainability and Environmental industries.


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