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Parsons Corporation Sustainability Director in United Arab Emirates

Job Description:

Parsons is looking for an amazingly talented Sustainability & Environmental Director to join our team! In this role you will get to contribute to the sustainability and environmental strategies for the delivery of challenging high-quality infrastructure and masterplan projects. As the sustainability practice lead you will provide management and leadership across the MENA+ region with a focus on sustainability efforts and best practices for both large projects, major programs, and initiatives.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Participate in and promote Parsons Sustainability Core Value.

  • Support complex project teams which require sustainability evaluation and environmental compliance, from conception to project completion.

  • Work closely with project owners, developers, design teams and project managers to achieve sustainability objectives in the design and planning process.

  • Assist in starting up major programs and develop sustainability strategies tailored for each project’s aspirations and requirements.

  • Guide project teams during planning, design development, tendering and construction supervision to enable achievement of projects sustainability and environmental goals.

  • Support the implementation of different sustainability rating systems such as LEED, Estidama, Mustadam, Envision, etc.…

  • Develop technical reports and studies for sustainability certification and environmental documentation as part of project deliverables.

  • Assist in the recruitment, interviews, and evaluation of prospective employees within the sustainability discipline.

  • Support pre-contract and business development efforts as required, serving as technical consultant on projects with a sustainability and environmental components.

  • Prepare RFPs to appoint the most suitable sub-consultants for any given project.

  • Assess and manage the appointed sub-consultants and review their S&E studies.

  • Monitor the quality and progress of the sustainability focused work for projects across the MENA+ region.

  • Present to clients on technical aspects and assists in relevant project approvals.

  • Monitor and stay engaged with all changing concepts involving sustainability and how it affects the AEC industry as a whole.

What Required Skills You'll Bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree or above in environmental sciences, engineering, planning, or related design disciplines.

  • Work experience of minimum 15 years in an international engineering consultancy and project management or sustainability consultancy.

  • Documented participation in the preparation of a third-party sustainability certification application (e.g., LEED, Envision, Estidama), including at least two (2) completed, certified projects.

  • In depth knowledge of the latest trends in the sustainability field

  • Detail oriented, well-organized, and able to work independently as well as part of a team, on multiple large-scale projects in parallel.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in the English.

What Desired Skills You'll Bring:

  • Master’s degree or above in environmental sciences, engineering, planning, or related design disciplines.

  • Experience in coordinating with diverse individuals and teams including client, consultant, contractor, design, and construction members to enable achievement of project sustainability objectives and targets.

  • Bring a clear understanding of global good sustainability consultancy practices and delivery of projects that include bespoke sustainability advice.

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

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