Sustainability Lead - Osborne
Job Summary
  • Dublin
  • Permanent
  • 16th November 2023
  • -
  • Ref ID: #39341

Job Description

  • Location: Dublin, Dublin
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #39341

Sustainability Lead 

Job Type: Full Time Permanent 
Location: Dublin 
Salary: DOE 

Our client have an exciting opportunity for a Sustainability Leader to get involved in the early stages of building their team in Ireland and help further strengthen our technical capabilities in Europe whilst working on landmark projects.

You will be part of our Global Sustainability Group, based in Dublin. The role will cover various sectors including, but not limited to commercial, residential, hotels, retail, mixed use developments, life sciences and mission critical.

This role will make a difference to our business and team in the following ways:

  • Provide leadership and sustainability subject matter expertise across Ireland and Europe; and support the Global Sustainability Group and broader business.
  • Collaborate with region office executives and market sector leaders to enhance our market reputation and support our growth ambitions.
  • Drive growth in our sustainability & ESG offerings across our Ireland operations, targeting European coverage, and work in partnership with adjacent regions and Tetra Tech business units to achieve our collective goals.
  • Actively participate as a member of the sustainability leadership team, with other regional leads and technical specialists; to drive group strategy, manage people and wellbeing initiatives; and deliver financial performance in line with business KPIs.
  • This role is that of a senior leader who is required to apply both consulting expertise and technical knowledge and skills. This position provides the opportunity to exercise judgement and initiative within wider reporting and accountability frameworks. This is a strategic and complex role within the business. It’s a results-based role, in which you will be given the autonomy to lead, the support to pursue your goals and the opportunity to build strong relationships.
  • This role has 2 primary components, and these are outlined below:
  • Responsible for building on our sustainability presence in the local Dublin market and recruiting/managing a team of local reports. As a summary, will be responsible for: winning new work, leading projects and leadership and coaching of direct reports.
  • Building knowledge and capability as part of the Global Sustainability leadership group. You will work closely with peers across our business regions to implement the group strategy and plans for growth.

Key Challenges:

  • Meeting and exceeding the Annual Operating Plan (OAP) target for the Irish market.
  • Using your existing and our client networks to generate and convert new sustainability & ESG opportunities.
  • Nurturing and challenging an established sustainability team to succeed.
  • Delivering leading outcomes on projects for our established clients.
  • Working with multiple stakeholders in a complex environment.
  • Coordination with internal and external consultants and disciplines.
  • Alignment of sustainability consulting quality and aspirations with other regions
  • Economic and business challenges facing the industry.
  • Improving the financial, technical, and reputational success of the company’s Sustainability Services offering
  • Leading multiple change initiatives.


  • To be successful in this role you will be expected to demonstrate:
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to lead and effect change.
  • Substantial initiative and high-level judgement and to work independently and in a team to meet objectives.
  • Political astuteness with team members and Clients.
  • Well-developed problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to train and mentor sustainability staff.
  • Current knowledge of best practice in sustainable design, particularly with respect to the built environment.
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience delivering sustainability consulting services for a national or global engineering organisation.
  • A comprehensive, well-rounded understanding of macro sustainability issues and how they influence our client business.
  • A sound understanding of sustainability governance in organisations and how to leverage both strategic and downstream implementation commissions.
  • Ability to effectively communicate (written and verbal) with staff and clients at all levels including a proven ability to communicate with technical staff across multiple disciplines.
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement and influencing skills with a wide-reaching stakeholder group, and capable of providing high level analysis and reporting.

Qualifications/certifications required:

  • Subject matter expertise in at least three of the following: Decarbonisation and Net Zero Carbon Design Strategies, Healthy Buildings, ESG Advisory and Disclosures, Climate Resilience and Adaptation, Advanced Simulation and Analysis and Infrastructure Sustainability.
  • A relevant tertiary qualification combined with equivalent training and experience.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of a management role gained through previous experience, training and/or education.
  • Hold chartered status/membership or equivalent with an appropriate industry professional body.
  • Well-developed understanding of relevant Irish Standards.
  • Well-developed understanding of Project Stages and Delivery methods (e.g. full design, design and construct).
  • LEED Accredited Professional (required).
  • BREEAM Accredited Professional (beneficial).
  • NABERS UK Accredited Assessor (beneficial).
  • WELL Accredited Professional (desirable).

Training and Development:

  • Our client has a strong focus on the development of our staff and training will be a key element of this development whether on internal or external training courses.  We will develop a career plan for each staff member that will focus on core elements of your role to provide you with a clear progression in your career path.
  • Additionally, the successful candidate will be involved in a wide range of projects from Healthcare facilities through to commercial office developments and retail developments, both as new build and refurbishments.

For more information, please apply through the link provided for the attention of  Daniel Kirwan or email [email protected]
If you are interested in finding out more about the above role and would like to be considered other suitable roles that we may have available for your skill set – please attach your CV via the link provided
Please submit your updated CV in Word Format
If you are living in Ireland and hold a valid work permit, we would love to hear from you, if however, you do not hold a valid work permit unfortunately we will not be in a position to assist you with your job search. 
Osborne are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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    Job Summary
    • Dublin
    • Permanent
    • Nov 17, 2022
    • Competitive
    • Ref ID: 123456