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Director of Sustainability

Company: Lendlease
Location: Nashville
Posted on: May 19, 2019

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY

TO WORK WITH THE COMMUNITIES BUSINESS UNIT ON THE DELIVERY OF SUSTAINABILITY OUTCOMES ACROSS THE COMMUNITIES PORTFOLIO, CONTRIBUTING TO THE LENDLEASE S ASPIRATION TO BE A RECOGNIZED AS A LEADER IN SUSTAINABILITY.

The Director, Sustainability Communities will work directly with the different businesses within the Communities portfolio (military housing, privatized army lodging, residential development and student housing), in coordination with the regional Head of Sustainability, the Managing Director Communities and key internal and external stakeholders.

The role will provide strategic direction and lead the execution of sustainability strategies across operations and projects, creating value through achievement of environmental and social outcomes in alignment with Lendlease s sustainability framework. The Director will represent Lendlease s Communities business in sustainability both internally and externally. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to work within economic constraints while adding value to project teams.

Responsibilities include:

* Lead the creation and implementation of project-level sustainability strategy, in collaboration with project teams and in alignment Lendlease s Sustainability Framework;

* Support and provide input into pursuits and new business for Communities;

* Lead and Manage the preparation and facilitation of quarterly environmental reporting with support from Lendlease s Communities sustainability analyst and Communities sustainability champions;

* Monitor and track progress with corporate sustainability targets and oversee the business unit s sustainability quarterly reporting.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required of personnel so classified.

* In collaboration with project teams, develop sustainability strategies that create value through environmental and social outcomes, in alignment with the Lendlease Sustainability Framework and project-level economics.

* Develop portfolio-level strategies that continue to reduce the environmental impact of existing operations while maximizing operational cost savings, and drive community engagement and health and wellbeing initiatives that enrich the lives of residents across Lendlease s privatized military housing and lodging.

* Develop project-level environmental and social sustainability strategies for the development of master planned communities and student housing. Position the sustainability strategy within the broader strategic requirements for the project, provide estimated cost associated with implementation of sustainability strategies in commercial assessments and project budget, ensure the sustainability strategy is reflected in appropriate internal approval documents, contribute to the selection and scope of external consultants and input into sustainability sections of relevant core documents of the development delivery, interface with external sustainability consultants to drive the sustainability strategy, track sustainability obligations and requirements and develop progress reports for inclusion in project briefings.

* Develop and lead the implementation of the Communities annual Sustainability Strategic Plan in alignment with Lendlease s Sustainability Framework and commercial business unit drivers.

* Monitor and track progress with corporate sustainability targets and oversee sustainability quarterly reporting for the Communities business.

* Develop sustainability strategies, tools, processes and business plans aligned to the Lendlease Sustainability Framework and to Communities business drivers.

* Provide expert sustainability support, guidance, and governance to project teams.

* Engage with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders to facilitate sustainability outcomes. Internally, work collaboratively and proactively with the broader sustainability network both regionally and internationally. Externally, grow existing and foster new relationships that advance the sustainability strategy for the Communities business.

* Promote sustainability best practices tailored to development projects and share across the region.

* Lead development and submission of Lendlease entries into appropriate sustainability benchmarks, conference session proposals, awards, etc.

* Support bid teams in highlighting sustainability opportunities and deliverables on upcoming projects.

* Engage with industry working groups and partners to ensure Lendlease involvement in key industry initiatives.

* Consolidate, analyse and communicate of sustainability related data to the businesses to monitor performance and enable strategy development.

* Peer review of external consultants where employed to undertake sustainability related studies and independent assurance.

GENERAL BACKGROUND AND MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

* Degree in Engineering, Construction, Environmental Science, Planning, Sustainable Development, or relevant equivalent.

* Minimum of seven years of experience in a sustainability role including industry experience in real estate development and operations.

* Commercial and financial acumen to provide input into project financial models.

* Understanding of evolving regulatory landscape affecting sustainability in the built environment nationally.

* Experience with third-party green building and health/wellbeing rating systems.

* Property finance, project management, social return on investment, stakeholder management, communication/marketing/sales, placemaking, community consultation and development and planning knowledge experience preferred.

* Experience with corporate sustainability reporting.

* Thought leadership in sustainability as it applies to real estate development and operations.

* Sustainability professional accreditation, such as LEED AP, WELL AP or Fitwel Ambassador, preferred.

Lendlease is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

VEVRRA Federal Contractor

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