Lead Sustainability Specialist

Jacobs |

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Category: Operations & Maintenance
Job ID: BIP0000AF

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the “why” of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we’re integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we challenge what is currently accepted, so we can shape innovative and lasting solutions for tomorrow. Through the delivery of our operations and maintenance services, you’ll make it simpler and more seamless for our municipal clients to operate safely and efficiently, empowering communities to focus on what matters most to them – people.

Jacobs is seeking a Lead Sustainability Specialist to join the Operations Management & Facilities Services business team.  We are looking for a passionate and adaptable sustainability specialist who can lead transformative strategies and programs across the business to maximize the environmental and social benefit of our delivery and wider solutions. You’ll have specific experience and knowledge of driving sustainability projects and programs which you can apply in this context.  to support the creation and delivery of enterprise-wide initiatives linked to our company sustainability strategy, PlanBeyond and our Climate Action Plan.

As a Sustainability Specialist you’ll lead and support sustainability projects and programs, either directly or as part of integrated multi-disciplinary programs, mostly focused in the US.

You’ll provide technical leadership and advice in relation to a range of environmental and sustainability aspects to include decarbonization and energy transition, climate risk and resilience, life cycle assessments, sustainable design advice, circular economy and resource efficiency, environmental and social value creation, sustainable procurement and stakeholder engagement. You’ll be a positive communicator with strong influencing ability, who is able to lead projects without direct supervision and coordinate the work of a small task delivery team. You’ll be joining an enthusiastic and growing national community of practice who focus on sustainability and sustainable infrastructure solutions.

Bring your team-focus, adaptability, and commitment to excellence, and we’ll help you grow what drives you – and deliver the world’s most challenging Operations Management & Facilities Services (OMFS) projects, together.


Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelors degree in a relevant environmental/natural science or similar subject
  • Demonstrated relative experience of a similar or related role
  • Strong technical understanding of sustainability, climate change and environmental management and demonstrable experience of providing advisory and practical support in embedding sustainability or environmental management within organizations and projects
  • Knowledge and experience of supporting projects in addressing sustainability challenges and opportunities including any of the following: decarbonization and climate risk, circular economy and resource efficiency, environmental and social value creation, life cycle assessment and/or sustainable procurement
  • Strong analytical skills and an ability to think strategically about integrated and holistic solutions
  • A proven track record of successful project or task management and delivery on environmental and/or sustainability projects and programs
  • Excellent report writing skills and substantial experience of report writing, presentations and workshop delivery
  • Experience of advising on and developing sustainable approaches and methodologies for tender proposals
  • Excellent communication and team skills
  • The ability to package information for both technical and non-technical audiences

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language.

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

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