Burns & McDonnell Senior Sustainability Specialist - Environmental Services (Multiple Locations) in Richmond, Virginia
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.
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
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
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Req ID: 234245 Job Hire Type Experienced