Sustainability Manager

Kier Group

We’re looking for a Sustainability Manager to join our Transportation team based in Somerset.
This is for our highly esteemed maintenance works contract supporting Somerset County Councils
road network. Within this role, you can enjoy a fantastic, matched pension scheme, 24/7 virtual
GP service for you and your family, a competitive annual holiday entitlement, with
opportunities to buy/sell leave and even more.

Can you envision a world without transportation links by land, sea, or air? Neither can we!
Your journey is our journey. Join us at Kier Transportation, where we are working brilliantly
together to make a difference, supporting the movement of people, goods, and equipment.

Location: Somerset
Contract: Permanent, Full time 
Salary: £50,000-£55,000 per annum + company car + private healthcare +

What will you be responsible for?

As a Sustainability Manager, you’ll be working within the Commercial team, supporting them by
leading the delivery of our environmental and sustainability commitments, advising our team on
the legal, client and company requirements and procedures ensuring to ensure all the required
environmental compliance obligations, objectives and targets are met. You will drive our
sustainability agenda on the contract to support the client’s aspiration to be carbon neutral
by 2030 and Kier Transportations commitment to be net zero on scope 1 and 3 emissions by 2030.

Your day to day will include:

  • Ensuring the project application of the Kier Group integrated management system to meet the
    requirements of ISO 14001:2015
  • Providing support, guidance, and assistance with obtaining environmental consents, licenses
    and exemptions required by legislation, guaranteeing compliance with those permits, licenses,
    and consents conditions
  • Carrying out documented site inspections and audits of the project and ensure compliance to
    applicable environmental legislation is maintained, undertaking environmental incident
    investigations as required ensuring effective close out of corrective and preventative actions
    to prevent reoccurrence
  • Carrying out environmental assessments of Kier designed schemes to ensure all compliance
    requirements are met and relevant mitigation is in place, working with our operational and
    commercial teams to facilitate the trial of new innovations, including more sustainable
    materials, capture the results and support the move to business as usual where successful
  • Working with operational and commercial colleagues to ensure the timely collection and
    collation of environmental data for client and other reporting requirements (such as regulatory
    reporting), raising awareness of key environmental issues, identify training needs, and deliver
    environment and sustainability training

What are we looking for?

This role of Sustainability Manager is great for you if:

  • You are educated to degree level in a relevant subject (or equivalent), you will be a
    professional or full level member of IEMA or equivalent with good knowledge and practical
    experience of statutory environmental requirements, including requirements relating to all the
    key areas associated with environmental assessments of highway construction works
  • Have experience of working in an environmental management role, within a construction
    environment, which will include assessing / identifying the environmental impacts associated
    with proposed works and being able to identify potential risks / issues on site and advise on
    appropriate control / mitigation measures
  • Bring good knowledge and practical experience of maintaining, implementing, and improving
    EMSs certified to BS EN ISO 14001, practical experience of carrying out compliance inspections
    and / or audits resulted in improved performance, experience of liaising with stakeholders
    including statutory bodies, completing environmental permit or consent applications, collecting
    and collating environmental data including carbon

We’re all about finding potential here at Kier, and transferrable skills are always welcome!
So, even if you don’t tick every box, please apply and we can have a chat.

Rewards and benefits

We’re proud to be able to offer our brilliant people a wide variety of benefits that you can
tailor to your needs. You can see more
information of benefits here

Diversity and inclusion

Making Kier a diverse and inclusive place to work is a huge priority for us. We’re proud of the
steps we’ve taken so far, but we know we must always do more. Our employees are key in shaping
Kier’s diversity and inclusion initiatives and our people have made a huge impact on how we
work, by using their experiences to shape our policies. You can see our D&I action plan here.

We look forward to seeing your application to join the #constructionrevolution #joinkier

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