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Burns & McDonnell Senior Sustainability Specialist - Environmental Services (Multiple Locations) in Detroit, Michigan


Burns & McDonnell is looking for a Senior Sustainability Specialist to lead, scope, and coordinate sustainability program opportunities across Burns and McDonnell’s wide range of clients. This role will be key to coordinating and implementing Burns & McDonnell’s wide range of Sustainability Services.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead the sustainability, environmental, social and corporate governance planning services for our clients. This includes strategy development materiality assessments, and establishment of metrics.

  • Work with a team of sustainability solutions engineers, scientists and communications specialists to plan and implement sustainable projects to meet our client’s goals.

  • Assist with preparing marketing materials for overall implementation of the marketing/communications strategy for sustainability to broaden the brand both internally and externally.

  • Participate and lead sustainability planning sessions with our clients and develop plans to assist with plans to achieve their net zero, sustainability, ESG and other goals.

  • Assist clients with development of Science Based Targets

  • Provide detailed information on various ESG reporting programs to support their sustainability goals and reporting.

  • Develop and expand client relationships that generate repeat business to grow services and market share. Lead and partner with clients in developing sustainability strategies.

  • Deep understanding of current sustainability challenges within private and public sector clients with proven track record of providing solutions.

  • Leverage existing relationships to support the growth of Sustainability and ESG opportunities throughout North America.

  • Prepare proposals and participate in business development with existing clients and identified leads.

  • Build and support relationships with regulatory entities, vendors and product/service companies.

  • Other duties, as assigned.


  • Bachelor's Degree in sustainability, environmental policy, climate change, planning, environmental engineering, or related field. Master's Degree preferred.

  • 8 years (10 years preferred) of experience in Sustainability and ESG planning arena, preferably as a consultant, but will also consider industry experience.

  • Experienced in sustainability and/or climate resilience planning.

  • Experienced with the design and implementation of sustainability programs such as energy, air emissions, waste, and water.

  • Leadership experience including business development, proposal development, and project management.

  • Must be experienced in performing exciting informative presentations and having an open dialogue with clients.

  • Understanding of pertinent accreditations in sustainability and carbon emissions a plus.

  • Knowledge of GHG Protocol and general corporate sustainability reporting topics.

  • Good broad understanding of sustainability topics including climate resilience, emerging technologies and renewables, zero waste planning, net-zero and implementation.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

This job posting will remain open a minimum of 72 hours and on an ongoing basis until filled


Job Engineering

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Other Locations US-VA-Richmond, US-IL-Downers Grove, US-DC-Washington, US-NC-Raleigh, US-TX-Austin, US-MI-Detroit, US-GA-Atlanta, US-MO-Saint Louis, US-TX-Houston, US-WI-Madison, US-NC-Charlotte, US-MN-Minneapolis/St Paul, US-IL-Chicago

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 234245

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-JJ #ENS