Sustainability managers/co-ordinators oversee the implementation of sustainability strategies during a project.
- Undertaking Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology (BREEAM) and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) assessments
- Completing sustainability plans
- Producing reports on findings
- Initiating renewable energy assessments
- Organising logistics
- Advising on the latest low or zero-carbon technologies
- Managing a team
- Organising and chairing meetings
- Communicating plans to all relevant staff clearly and thoroughly
- Being accountable for team decisions
- Typically, Sustainability Managers/Coordinators work around 40 hours per week, usually between 9am and 6pm.
- There may be times where you'll need to work overnight or at the weekend, depending on the project.
- Newly trained sustainability managers/co-ordinators can earn in the region of £25,000–£30,000
- Trained with experience sustainability managers/co-ordinators can earn in the region of £30,000–£45,000
- Senior or chartered sustainability managers/co-ordinators can earn in the region of £45,000–£60,000
Qualifications & TrainingAs this is a senior role, a BSc Honours Degree, L6 NVQ/HNC or Scottish equivalent in engineering, construction or sustainability will likely to be required.For some positions, you may also need to have a Masters Degree, or chartered status with a relevant body. Experience is often very important too, so entrants with other qualifications might be considered; for example, those with extensive knowledge of logistics, low or zero-carbon technology, or in depth knowledge of building regulations.