At Mace, our purpose is to redefine the boundaries of ambition. We believe in creating places that are responsible, bringing transformative impact to our people, communities and societies across the globe. To learn more about our purpose, culture, and priorities, visit our strategy site.

Within our Consult business we harness our unique combination of leading-edge practical expertise and project delivery consultancy to unlock the potential in every project.

The project

A large defence capital works programme which, over 15 years, will contribute to the upgrade of the UK’s strategic defence capability.

Our values shape the way we consult, and define the people we want to join us on our journey, they are:

  • Safety first – Going home safe and well
  • Client focus – Deliver on our promise
  • Integrity – Always do the right thing
  • Create opportunity – for our people to excel

This position requires guiding and assisting in the achievement of environmental and sustainability objectives within diverse programmes across a multifunctional project framework. Responsible for delivering non-radiological expert technical guidance, fostering stakeholder engagement throughout the project, reporting on environmental and sustainability performance, assisting in permitting and consenting activities, and providing coaching and upskilling for project teams, supply chain and broader stakeholders.

This role is site based for a minimum of 3 days per week. Remote/hybrid/flexible working is offered. Travel to other sites within the UK may be required as part of this role.

The successful candidate will join the existing responsible business team in the UK and deliver client-facing consultancy services including the advisory, management and co-ordination of various climate change, sustainability and/or social value related activities on projects and/or programmes. The role will also support work winning, and Mace’s wider corporate ambitions to reduce client carbon emissions by 10 million tonnes, generate £700m value to society, and deliver 500 hectares of new biodiversity net gain by 2026.

You’ll be responsible for:

  • Leading the development of client climate change, sustainability and/or social value strategies on individual projects, including agreeing project outcomes and ensuring their delivery by the project team.
  • Being a technical expert and promote innovation in a particular area of sustainability, such as waste, energy/carbon, water, responsible sourcing of materials, sustainable buildings, etc.
  • At the same time, this person should be a pro-active generalist, able to cover all key issues of sustainability with all relevant stakeholders.
  • Supporting the work winning through bid support, innovation, client liaison, and external profile-raising of Mace/Mace services.
  • Supporting the drive for Mace to be a leader in climate change and sustainability.
  • Translating technical topics into laypersons language and articulate the value of sustainability.
  • Representing Mace at relevant forums and through presentations to clients and working groups.
  • Championing sustainability and be a leader, encouraging behavioural change throughout the business.
  • Developing innovation and best practice, including clearly communicating these to the wider business and our clients.
  • Performing any other ad hoc duties as and when required.
  • Establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with client and stakeholders including design team members, contractors, sub-contractors and regulators.

You’ll also have:

  • Excellent knowledge of sustainable building design, including embodied and operational carbon and energy reduction, in new build and refurbishment projects, including programme, cost and operational impacts of Net Zero Carbon strategies.
  • Proven history of driving design teams to understand and respond to environmental constraints and opportunities to maximise positive environmental benefits.
  • Expertise in one or more sustainability topics (waste, water, energy, carbon, responsible sourcing, building design, biodiversity, etc).
  • Expertise in developing and implementing EMS and ISO14001 requirements. This includes completing relevant performance reporting.
  • Practical experience in the following sectors would be beneficial: Infrastructure (e.g., rail, highways, aviation, defence, energy, utilities, nuclear).
  • Experience in project, contractor, stakeholder engagement or delivering employment and skills requirements.
  • Experience in implementing environmental management systems on projects.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Solid administration and IT skills – advanced Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a flexible approach to different work environments.

Due to strict security pre-requisites, candidates must be UK nationals and must obtain the security clearances appropriate for their role.

Mace is an inclusive employer and welcomes interest from a diverse range of candidates. Even if you feel you do not fulfil all of the criteria, please apply as you may still be the best candidate for this role or another role within our organisation.