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Sustainability managers/co-ordinators oversee the implementation of sustainability strategies during a project.
Average salaries are in the region of £35,000.00 to £48,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location / employer
Sustainability Managers/Co-ordinators oversee the implementation of sustainability strategies during a project.
A Sustainability Manager/Co-ordinator has responsibility for an integrated team that could include engineers, designers and other sustainability specialists.
In this role you would assess the environmental impacts of a project and decide the most cost-effective and energy efficient ways to remedy them. Understanding the implications of relevant legal directives and regulations is a key part of this role as all work must conform to any relevant laws.
Handling the practical logistics of the team means that a Sustainability Manager/Co-ordinator must be well organised and able to demonstrate good leadership skills, as often the team could be working on different sites and effective planning will prevent accidents or oversights.
As a Sustainability Manager/Coordinator, you would be:
Salaries typically depend on location, employer and level of responsibility. Salaries and career options improve with chartered status.
Typically, Sustainability Managers/Coordinators work around 40 hours per week, usually between 9am and 6pm. There may be times where you'll need to work overnight or at the weekend, depending on the project.
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As this is a senior role, a BSc Honours Degree, L6 NVQ/HNC or Scottish equivalent in engineering, construction or sustainability will likely to be required.For some positions, you may also need to have a Masters Degree, or chartered status with a relevant body.
Experience is often very important too, so entrants with other qualifications might be considered; for example, those with extensive knowledge of logistics, low or zero-carbon technology, or in depth knowledge of building regulations.
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According to the latest Construction Skills Network research, the UK construction industry will need an additional 16,240 Construction Professionals and Technical staff (which includes Sustainability Manager/Co-Ordinators), every year for the period 2017 - 2021 The majority of this demand will be in Scotland followed by a fairly even spread across North East, East England, Wales, Northern Ireland and West Midlands.
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