KEO International Consultants

Senior Sustainability Manager

Job Location(s) Portugal-Lisbon
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(4/25/2024 1:50 AM)
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KEO is a creative enterprise, where innovation is a way of life. We are uniquely resourced with end-to-end services to take clients from inspiration – through conceptualization – to realization of planning, design or project delivery in the built and natural environments.


For over 60 years we’ve led with vision, contributing to many of the world’s most ambitious projects, iconic places, remarkable experiences and prosperous communities.


As a highly integrated and agile AEP/PMCM firm, KEO is recognized by ENR as one of the Top 225 International Design Firms and one of the Top 20 International PM/CM Firms. We are also ranked by World Architecture as the 57th largest global architecture firm and the #1 Firm in the Middle East Region in their 2023 WA100 Survey.


We invite you to join us. Why?


When you join KEO, you’ll discover more than just a job – you’ll find a supportive environment that fosters your professional development through internal global mobility and career development and does so within a culture that supports company-wide health and well-being through on-demand counselling services and regular workplace clinics. You will be invited to celebrate community events such as sports days, fun-runs, in-house sports teams and beach clean ups. In addition to your competitive package and benefits you will have access to a suite of policies that include hybrid working arrangements, individual athletic sponsorship, study assistance sponsorship, employee referral rewards, mentoring and coaching programs and extensive in-house on demand learning courses. 


Our newest opportunity is for a talented Senior Sustainability Manager to join our award-winning team based in Lisbon, Portugal.  


This critical role will be responsible for spearheading the growth of our business within Portugal and the European market at large. The ideal candidate must be self-motivated and bring energy, drive and passion to their work and be able to build on the success of our existing team demonstrating extensive experience in bringing in new work and exploring opportunities in other markets. 


We envisage success in this role to include; 


  • Clear vision of opportunities and target markets whilst also expanding into new business lines. This will involve driving awareness of the KEO brand within Portugal and neighbouring European countries and the expansion of our existing service lines into these markets. 
  • Regular attendance at marketing events/conferences to build a network of relationships to assist in the growth of the business. The candidate should be able to demonstrate his/her ability to grow a large database of contacts of professional networks and be comfortable with networking and public speaking at large events. 
  • Proven business development track record and the ability to demonstrate past achievement in this regard. 
  • Comprehensive understanding of the applicable Regulations and Standards, and international best practice relevant to the European market. 
  • Ability to be flexible with travel throughout Portugal and neighbouring European countries and working hours as required 
  • Ability to liaise with Government departments and key industry organisations relevant to ESG and sustainability opportunities. 
  • Nurturing of key client, internal and other collaborative relationships. 
  • Identification of opportunities and prioritization of the tailored approach to delivery. 
  • Technical background in ESG and/or sustainability. 
  • Assisting in the preparation or contribution to bid proposals for the Sustainability Department, and for cross discipline bids managed by Project Managers within other KEO Divisions. 
  • Delivering technical presentations to clients with limited support or as part of a larger KEO initiative. 
  • Working directly on technical deliverables including technical reports and technical presentations. 
  • Supervises, co-ordinates and supports team members. 
  • Ensuring quality control, quality assurance, submittal protocols and document flow procedures are followed and are successfully implemented. 
  • Supports the Sustainability Director in technical and commercial management and operations of the sustainability team. 


To be successful in this dynamic opportunity, we envision that your career journey to date will include a minimum of 10 years' career experience partnered with a related qualification of BEng/MSc - Environmental Engineering / Sustainability / Science. 


Preference will be given to candidates with qualifications in ESG, Carbon and/or Sustainable Certification Systems (LEED AP/BREEAM/ etc) and whom have professional chartered membership(s).  


KEO’s performance is founded upon integrity, results, innovation, safety and our people. We embrace diversity and recognise its’ contribution to client success wherever we work. We are excited to hear how you can partner with our award-winning team and treat all expressions of interest confidentially. 



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