Sustainability Manager

Location: Milton Keynes

Job Type: SHEQ

Contract: Full Time/Flexible Working

Application Deadline: 23 Apr 2024

The Vacancy

Wates are looking for a Sustainability Manager to join our construction team in the Northern Home Counties focussing on supporting the region to deliver the Wates Group sustainability targets and deliver high profile, technically complex projects across multiple sectors.

If you are passionate about the construction industry with proven skills and looking for an opportunity to challenge the norm, bring fresh new ideas and elevate yourself within the industry then join us and help to create tomorrow together.

This is a great opportunity to progress your career as part of a talented, diverse, and supportive team.


Our Sustainability Managers are a valuable part of our business, driving improvements in resource efficiency, carbon reduction and increasing biodiversity whilst achieving the highest standards of safety, health, and environmental controls. Our Sustainability Managers work collaboratively with our regional Senior Leadership teams and Project Managers to ensure the sustainability requirements of our clients are met to the highest standards.

As our Sustainability Manager you will:

  • Spearhead sustainability initiatives across the Southern region, reporting directly to the Sustainability Business Partner.
  • Provide expert guidance on sustainability and environmental practices for projects and bid submissions, ensuring alignment with group ESG targets and commitments.
  • Drive the achievement of sustainability and environmental targets throughout project lifecycles, from preconstruction to construction phases.
  • Establish and implement environmental best practices according to industry standards (ISO 14001, BREEAM, Well, NABERS, PAS 2080 or similar), collaborating closely with design, procurement, delivery, and customer teams, while managing external environmental consultants and providing regular performance tracking and improvement initiatives. Additionally, engage supply chain partners to align with Wates’ sustainability strategy and conduct training sessions to enhance regional staff’s sustainability and environmental awareness.


  • Competitive salary & bonus
  • Flexible working
  • Car Allowance / Company Car (subject to Role/Grade)
  • Travel covered to any of our sites (subject to HMRC advisory rates)
  • Extensive corporate benefits including, Private Medical, Pension 8% employers’ contribution, Health and Wellness programme, 26 days holidays + bank holidays and much more…
  • Excellent range of learning and development activity to support your career progression.
  • Industry leading family leave benefits to included 26 weeks fully paid maternity, 8 weeks fully paid paternity.

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Work for Wates

Wates Group is one of the largest, and most successful family-owned private construction, development, and property services companies in the UK. We are building a place to work where everyone belongs, by one small act of inclusion at a time. We celebrate difference and welcome diversity.

As a responsible and inclusive employer, we are committed to equality and are proud to have been recognised for this through a range of accolades including gold accreditation with Investors in People, we are also a Disability Confident employer. Being a family owned, business means we understand and value long term relationships.

The Wates Group are committed to three ambitious environmental targets for 2025: Zero Waste, and Zero Carbon, from our operations and Positive Nature Enhancement. Wates are pushing to take a leading role in reducing our industry’s environmental impact.