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Construction Sustainability Advisor

National Grid

National Grid

Selby YO8, UK
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024

Construction Sustainability Advisor


Selby, GB, YO8 8PH GB Leeds, GB, LS15 8ET

Division: East Coast Offshore
Job Type:
Requisition Number: 52471
Job Function: Safety, Health, Environment and Resilience

About the role

The UK has set out its ambition to be net zero by 2050 and the energy industry is responding – together we are building a cleaner, greener Britain.

Working on one of our major ASTI projects such as Eastern Green Link 1 or 2 this brand new role will ac as a respected subject matter expert within the wider project team you’ll ensure that one of our critical projects is delivered in the most sustainable manner possible.

Focusing on our key priorities, you’ll help in minimising carbon emissions, fostering biodiversity, and leaving a positive enduring legacy.

You’ll take a lead in monitoring performance and compliance against the sustainability plan, developing a positive sustainability culture across the project, supporting the successful delivery of high-profile construction projects.

This role is hybrid based, aligned to our North – North East projects therefore applicants should be open to travel across this geography and with occasional travel to visit our partners in Scotland.

We are open to full time and part time applicants, as well as flexible working arrangements.

About you

What we do isn’t just important – it’s essential. That’s why we look to recruit experts in their field. In this case, we’re looking for someone who has:

  • Environmental/sustainability experience within major project delivery
  • Experience of positively influencing a wider project team and external stakeholders
  • The capability to engage and inform internal and external stakeholders in positive, constructive ways
  • Knowledge of best practice in relation to environmental and sustainable delivery management (eg BREEAM/CEEQUAL)

Given the geographical breadth of our projects, applicants will require a UK driving license.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At National Grid, we’re committed to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace for everyone. So if you’re excited about this role but your experience or qualifications don’t match the job description exactly, we encourage you to apply anyway. You might just be the right person for our growing business in this role or another one.

What you'll do

You’ll be working in partnership with the Joint Venture’s Sustainability Manager in the development and implementation of the project sustainability strategy, working with colleagues and stakeholders to achieve our sustainability goals.

Measuring our sustainability performance, you will ensure sustainability reporting requirements are met in an efficient manner, advising project leadership on sustainability goals, opportunities, and performance.

You will take the lead in the development, training, and implementation of sustainability frameworks and practices across the project, including BREEAM Infrastructure and PAS 2080.

All this will enable the construction contractors to meet the ambitious project requirements.

What you'll get

A competitive starting salary between £50,000 – £60,000 – dependent on capability.

A vehicle may be provided depending on location and likely business mileage.

As well as your base salary, you will receive a bonus based on personal and company performance and a competitive contributory pension scheme where we will double match your contribution to a maximum company contribution of 12%. You will also have access to a number of flexible benefits such as a share incentive plan, salary sacrifice car and technology schemes, support via employee assistance lines and matched charity giving to name a few.

About us

National Grid Strategic Infrastructure was set up in 2023 with special dispensation from Ofgem to accelerate 17 key projects across the UK in order to deliver infrastructure upgrades within timescales never seen before in the UK. This infrastructure will make Britain prepared for a 100% clean, energy future.

Here at National Grid, we connect homes and businesses to power, making sure supply and demand match each other. We make sure the lights are on in schools, operating theatres, and sporting arenas; we’re thousands of people working on behalf of millions of people.

Our investment in Strategic Infrastructure via the Great Grid Upgrade will mean more home grown power, greater energy security and a cleaner future.

Whatever your role, wherever you work with us, you’ll help us hit stretching targets and achieve our far-reaching goal: to secure, clean energy that supports our world far into the future. Here, you will be at the heart of energy.

More information

This role closes on February 26that 23:59, however we encourage candidates to submit their application as early as possible and not wait until the published closing date as this can vary. Interviews will be held on or around March 5th

We work towards the highest standards in everything we do, including how we support, value and develop our people. Our aim is to encourage and support employees to thrive and be the best they can be. We celebrate the difference people can bring into our organisation, and welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds, and offer flexible and tailored support, at home and in the office.

We're committed to building a workforce that represents the communities we serve, and a working environment in which each individual feels valued, respected, fairly treated, and able to reach their full potential.