Principal Consultant - Sustainability/ Net Zero Programme Management
Turner & Townsend
Bristol, United Kingdom
4d ago

Job Description

Wanted Big thinkers with passion and tenacity

Are you passionate about helping the real estate industry transition towards a greener and more productive future? Do you love a challenge?

If you have experience in real estate project or programme management, are a big thinker with a bias for action and have worked in or around Net Zero / Sustainability projects and programmes then we want to talk to you.

We have brought our brightest minds together to respond to our client’s net zero needs. Our counting to zero’ approach allows us to help tackle complex net zero challenges at strategic, tactical and technical level.

We design, build and deliver programmes to embed change and make net zero a reality for our clients and are looking for the very best people to help us.

If you want to join a rapidly growing business where you will play a key part in shaping a consultancy offer, whilst delivering some of the most exciting and challenging net zero programmes on a global scale, we are looking for people just like you.


What skills are we looking for and why?

  • Strategic thinker - Able to provide clients with long term perspectives combined with practical solutions and pragmatic actions - we make net zero a reality.
  • Strong communication and leadership skills we tackle some of the biggest challenges facing businesses on a daily basis.
  • Attention to detail in service delivery, communications, and working with others our people are known for their high EQ and IQ.
  • Demonstrably excellent analytic and communication skills - we believe in the use of quality data to drive objective decision making.
  • Good commercial awareness including the ability to articulate business decisions within the wider context and market trends our clients are spending £millions and trust us to get the best possible returns for such investment.
  • Confident leading alone and working as part of a team, with ability to flex according to the needs of the programme we want people that will relish the autonomy that we will give them.
  • A desire to grow and develop An innate hunger to be part of something big is really important to us.
  • Business development experience and / or the hunger to get involved you don’t need to be a sales whiz, but everyone has a part to play in growing our business.
  • Competent user of data management software (for example Excel) and systems for data cleansing, management, analytics, and quality assurance we have complimentary teams of digital gurus for the really tricky stuff, but you need to know your way around Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Leadership experience in the conception, development and implementation of large programmes would be beneficial and credibility as you'll be working with clients from day one.
  • What will you be doing?

  • Lead workshops with client key stakeholders to understand their current state-of-play across pipeline and in flight’ projects, and operational buildings.
  • Develop strategies for the integration of Net Zero efforts across the business through a robust programme approach, and implement
  • Lead and manage all or part of a net zero programme you will work at either a macro or functional level depending on the needs of the programme itself
  • Design a model with appropriate governance, accountability and authority to execute the strategy
  • Develop the ways of working that define an environment for successful delivery
  • Establishing governance and communications operating model to ensure consistency of approach.
  • Develop assurance pathways so that progress is measurable and future course correction’ is enabled.
  • Production of a roadmap and delivery plans
  • Create visibility of progressive targets against overall commitments
  • Drive improved carbon performance using a programmatic approach to develop and implement repeatable solutions
  • Manage, monitor and control the programme to assure delivery against roadmap milestones
  • Support the day-to-day operational management of the net zero team (at more senior levels, as part of a leadership team, you will also be required to support the achievement of our strategic goals).
  • Act as or support the commission Director on our delivery programmes - managing client relations and commercial arrangements.
  • Support the development of programme processes and systems that enable efficient data collection, management, and benchmarking
  • Set maintain and deliver high standards across all aspects of service delivery
  • Lead the set-up, delivery and close out of programmes in accordance with the requirements of the role
  • Support business development activities with new and existing clients, including bid writing
  • Support the ongoing development of our services, toolkits and capability build
  • Extensive experience in sustainability is a bonus but not essential. However, as a minimum requirement, you must have an understanding of the subject, be aware of the challenges that the real estate industry is facing and be able to demonstrate a structured and logical approach to solving such challenges.

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