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Senior Manager - Sustainability

Dubai, UAE Posted 2018/12/13 17:59:01 Expires 2019-02-11 Ref: JB3863658

Department Definition

The Sustainability Department manages all aspects of sustainability for Expo 2020 including the delivery of sustainable infrastructure and buildings, the development of the sustainable event management strategy, GRI reporting, carbon management, sustainable development planning for event and legacy, stakeholder engagement, market engagement, and communications and awareness campaigns.

Opportunity Responsibilities

The primary role of the Senior Manager - Sustainability Stakeholder Management is to coordinate and deliver projects, showcases and campaigns in collaboration with Expo 2020 Dubai’s Commercial Partners and Stakeholders.  In addition, the role will require assisting with all other Expo 2020 sustainability initiatives including sustainable design and construction of the event infrastructure and temporary assets, sustainable event operations, carbon management, sustainable development planning for legacy, market engagement, and communications & awareness campaigns.

Main responsibilities for this role include:

- Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders on the identification, evaluation, and selection of Pilot Projects, Showcase Projects, Impact Projects and Campaigns;

- Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders and develop delivery plans and execute approved Pilot Projects, Showcase Projects, Impact Projects and Campaigns;

- Support the implementation of Expo 2020 Dubai’s Sustainability Strategy across the organization;

- Assist in the development of sustainable strategies to be implemented during the operational phase of Expo 2020;

- Develop programme and project specific feasibility studies to explore sustainable solutions;

- Assist with the management of sustainability performance through the development and implementation of the programme level and project specific sustainability requirements (strategies, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and targets);

- Monitor & report on programme level KPIs and the project specific KPIs (supported by the project teams);

- Manage the collection and analysis of relevant data and the production of GRI compliant reports;

- Remain abreast of latest developments and innovations within the sustainability sector and to evaluate their practical application for integration into the Expo 2020 business model;

- Assist with the development and implementation of the Expo 2020 carbon management strategy;


10+ years of professional experience, with at least 8 years of sustainability experience, which may include sustainable design and construction, innovation management, sustainable event management, as well as:

- A Bachelor's degree and/or post graduate education in sustainability, sustainability leadership, environmental management or related field;

- Excellent technical knowledge and practical understanding of sustainability;

- Ability to evaluate technical information and provide concise informed advice;

- Strong interpersonal skills;

- Ability to manage key stakeholder and strategic partner engagements;

- Ability to deal with complex market engagement and supply chain issues;

- Ability to deal with social and environmental policy issues;

- Excellent attention to detail and report writing skills;

- Ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically at senior levels;

- Strong planning and organization skills;

- Fluent in Business English;

Opportunity Details

Job Location Dubai, UAE
Employment Status Full time
Opportunity Information Job Openings
Number of Vacancies 1

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