Sustainability Manager

Location Cork
Discipline: Engineering
Vacancy Type Permanent-Full Time
Contact name: Jennifer Ahern

Job ref: 010743

Dornan are recruiting a Sustainability Manager, for our operations, which will be based in our Cork Headquarters in Little Island.

Dornan provide construction and engineering services across the mechanical, electrical and instrumentation disciplines in Ireland, the UK, and Europe. 

Reporting to the Group Engineering Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing definition of the roadmap, supporting delivery of our target to net zero carbon and sustainable construction. 

As a key member of the Dornan management team, the Sustainability Manager, will be an exemplar ambassador for the company and its values, integrity, dependability, safety, pride, and quality.

Roles and Responsibilities: 

  • Advising on the capability of committing to net zero targets and mapping the best route to success.
  • Assessment of options for projects in terms of net zero opportunities.
  • Development of policies and processes that will support our goals.
  • Develop sustainable practical and workable execution plans for our projects and support our client’s sustainable targets and goals across biodiversity, waste, water and energy efficiency.
  • Establish opportunities to avail of financing for sustainable solution
  • Continuously assessing and identifying new strategic opportunities
  • In conjunction with our clients and the engineering team, develop sustainable solutions, with applicable costings, for our projects.
  • Support the company in executing its commitments on waste reduction
  • Monitor legal compliance and industry best practice
  • Provide guidance on latest developments from industry bodies, institutions, and networks.
  • Support and take direction from the group engineering director
  • Maintain regular contact with project teams, ensuring support is given where required

Educational Requirements: 

  • Mechanical, Sustainable, Electrical Engineering or Environmental degree preferred.

Experience and Skills Required:

  • Experience in the design and construction industry preferred.
  • 3D literate using the latest software platforms.
  • Capability to work with and educate the site teams, procurement, engineering, and department heads to implement the processes and measurements we need to execute the strategy.
  • Engage with our clients, understand their strategies, and present our roadmap to them.
  • Travel to our various project and client locations across Ireland, the UK and Europe to implement the plan, aiding and assisting the site teams, subcontractors, and supply chain to implement the processes and achieve the targets set.
  • Knowledge of commissioning
  • Interest in furthering your expertise.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Evidence of delivering innovation
  • Experience of Lean delivery and elimination of waste in construction processes and execution strategies.
  • An ability and willingness to understand the challenges in delivering sustainability in construction.
  • Commercially minded with ability to understand/critique strategies.
  • Travel to sites and projects will be required. 

Why Dornan?  

  • Dornan are a well-established company with a family feel and a down to earth team 
  • Dornan offer a clear progression path , always seeking opportunities to promote from within 
  • Dornan offer educational assistance and promote CPD 
  • Dornan promote collaboration through various team building , social and charity events 
  • Dornan are committed to employee wellbeing with our Employee Assistance Programme and an in house Health & Wellbeing advisor