Associate Sustainability Consultant (BB-9DB87)

Found in: Neuvoo Bulk AU


A career at Arup offers you the chance to make a positive difference in the world. Independently owned and independently minded, Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world’s most prominent projects in the built environment. We offer a broad range of professional services that combine to make a real difference to our clients and the communities in which we work.

We are truly global, and our 15,000 planners, designers, engineers and consultants around the world deliver innovative projects, insights, and research, with creativity and passion.

About you

You will be working with a team of passionate professionals in our Environment and Resources (E&R) team, consisting of water, energy, waste, environment and sustainability professionals. Your role is focused on making a significant difference to the sustainability of both our E&R business by winning work and building long term, trusted relationships in Victorian and South Australian markets. Your role will also be to lead sustainability initiatives across the whole Arup business and position sustainability services directed at internal clients, in particular our Infrastructure Group who delivery predominantly large infrastructure projects. You will recognise the impact sustainability can have on all types of projects and have the drive to influence at all levels across the business, in the particular leadership level.

This is an opportunity to live your passion and realise a meaningful career in sustainable development, which is at the centre of Arup’s global strategy.

You will have:

•Industry experience in a consulting, private industry or a government environment (15+ years);
•Have an established network within the Victorian market and be recognised as someone who delivers excellence and value to the sustainability market.
•Recognised tertiary qualifications in relevant fields;
•Experience in a combination of sustainability, resilience, carbon, energy, climate change, ISCA and/or circular economy;
•Business development, including bid positioning and bid management, experience is required
•Project manager and/or project director experience is required;
•Experience working on large multi-disciplinary projects in infrastructure, and/or urban development, where your core function was integrating sustainability technical expertise into the project delivery;
•Membership with relevant professional institutions/professional peer bodies or demonstration of significant credit towards eligibility for membership;
•Working knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations, codes of practice, and guidelines, as demonstrated by proven experience.
•Communication and stakeholder engagement skills at all levels in both technical and non-technical environments;
•Motivation to championing change by influencing behaviour and embedding change management practices across the business with regards to sustainability being at the core, as well as contributing to overarching strategies, internal working groups (e.g. SDGs) and supporting our Foresight and Innovation group (research and development);.
•Excellent written communication skills and a level digital competency;
•High level of experience in developing, facilitating and managing workshops;
•Ability to take initiative and manage personal effectiveness and time loading during periods of increased workload;
•Ability to nurture a team dynamic of motivation and collaboration especially during times where some or all of the team is under pressure, including assisting others to meet deadlines;

About the role

The role’s focus is to provide professional leadership to the Sustainability team in Victoria. Your responsibilities will include:

•Building a thriving sustainability business that measures success on impact, as well as being known as a change maker within Arup and the local market;
•Delivering excellence across sustainability projects (quality, timely delivery, co-ordination, and with positive commercial outcomes);
•Guiding and leading members of the Environment and Resources (E&R) team, through positive role modelling, mentorship and sponsoring. Supporting the team with technical mentoring as well as assisting them with personal and professional growth;
•Proactively collaborating with staff across the Australasian region (including New Zealand and South East Asia), through all parts of the E&R business to share knowledge, opportunities and manage team resource planning;
•Be an active member of Arup’s internal Sustainability Skills Network, both globally and regionally;
•Demonstrating Arup’s core values and ethics in all activities;
•Responsibility, and accountability, to executing Arup’s Quality Management System;
•Assisting with implementing the Sustainability Business Plan for the Australasia region in alignment with the Global and Regional Strategy;
•Responsibility for managing and delivering projects in the role of a Project Manager and/or a Project Director, including being accountable for the performance of projects under our PM systems including passing QA and Commercial audits on projects;
•Maintaining a strong interest in, and passion for, all aspects of the sustainability field, for the purpose of creating positive change, including being diligent in ongoing training and keeping up to date with major shifts and innovations in the sustainability field;
•Delivering high quality tenders and proposals, including negotiating agreements with customers and suppliers in order to achieve commercial success.

The people at Arup are driven to find a better way and to deliver better solutions for our clients.

Take advantage of Arup’s flexible working culture to set and drive your agenda; we are open to candidates seeking a more flexible working week, including part-time/reduced hours.

We offer a competitive remuneration package commensurate with qualifications and experience to the right candidate including a global profit share scheme, excellent staff benefits and long-term career development opportunities.

Arup are an equal opportunities employer and actively welcome applications from a diverse group of people, including those who are seeking flexible working, have accessibility needs, want to bring their whole selves to work, and can enrich our workforce with their particular diversity.

Shut-down period: Arup’s offices (including homeoffices) will be closed from Wednesday23 December 2020 to Monday 4 January 2021. During and directlyfollowing this time there may be some slight delays to our usual recruitmentactivity and review of candidates. We appreciate your patience and look forwardto reviewing your application.

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