Waste Operations Manager

Lewis Davey are looking for a Waste Operations Manager. The role sits in the ESG team within the Property Management Division, working alongside Procurement, Health and Safety, Environmental Compliance and the team. The Waste Operations Manager will be responsible for supporting site teams with implementing waste management best practices, understanding and reporting on performance and ensuring compliance.

Key responsibilities

The successful candidate should have holistic knowledge of waste management and base knowledge of environmental, social and corporate governance issues and trends for the built environment.

A Waste Operations Manager will be required to (including but not limited to);

• Assist site teams with the development, implementation and communication of their asset waste strategies and/or operational waste management practices.

• Support the Procurement team with waste contractor management and streamlining, development and consistent delivery of standardised best practices.

• Support the Procurement team with review and improvement of Waste Contractor Service Level Agreements and Key Performance Indicators and improve mechanisms for monitoring contractor performance and delivery

• Build relationships with current Tier 1 waste contractors and develop relationships with other waste contractors

• Participate in the quarterly review meetings with waste contractors

• Lead on the waste data collection process and help to improve the quality and consistency of waste data, analysis and reporting

• Monitor levels of environmental and recycling performance and report on behalf of the division

• To be the key link between all interested parties regarding waste management including Procurement, Operational Risk Management, Compliance and Property Management

• Support the environmental compliance team with ensuring compliance with environmental and waste legislation across all managed portfolio

• Carry out duty of care audits on waste contractors

• Work with the Waste Consultant to carry out independent operational reviews on site and advise of any operational, financial and environmental improvements that can be made

• Carry out onsite waste audits and provide advice to site teams to improve operational practices

• Provide subject matter expertise in the specification of waste contracts and support the evaluation of tender submissions working alongside the Procurement team


Skills, Knowledge and Experience

• Strong attention to detail and produces work to a high, consistent and accurate standard.

• Ability to independently prepare findings reports and presentations, and to identify new ways of working.

• Ability to develop lasting and effective relationships with key stakeholders internally and externally.

• Customer orientated – ability to be tenant facing; excellent communicator and presenter.

• Highly motivated individual – with drive for self-development.

• Excellent time management. Can deliver work under pressure and to fixed deadlines.

• Resourceful team worker, with ability to be autonomous in certain specialist fields.

• An evident passion for Sustainability.

• Good English, grammar, spelling and document checking skills. Required

• Experience of working at Supervisor or Manager level within the Waste Management Industry

• Detailed knowledge of waste types, collection modes and recycling/recovery technologies

• An in depth understanding of relevant environmental, waste and Duty of Care legislation

• Excellent communication skills

• Strong interpersonal and influencing skills

• The ability to carry out meaningful analysis of waste data and use that to drive improvements

• At least 4 years’ experience within a Sustainability field.

• Completely IT literate with high level of competence in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.


• BSc/BA in Sustainability related field or equivalent.

• Knowledge and experience of applying sustainability in the property sector.

• A high level of competence in Microsoft Excel and Power BI, experience with data analysis with excellent attention to detail the ability to create complex formulas

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