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.

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.