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Environmental Sustainability Manager

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Berkshire, England, Reading
Market leading benefits
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Environmental Sustainability Manager - Capital Projects Infrastructure & Buildings

AWE believes it has a role to play in helping the nation cut its carbon emissions and prepare for a net zero future. An exciting opportunity to join our Capital Projects Directorate during a significant build programme and influence the design and build of new sustainable facilities now exists.

As part of the environmental sustainability team, this role is to act as an intelligent customer, by setting the standards and reviewing technical reports to ensure that AWE's environmental sustainability goals are embedded into project delivery at AWE.

Location - Reading / Basingstoke Area

Package - £42,420-£67,000 per annum

Closing Date - 11th June 2024

AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) offers an attractive array of benefits which include:

  • Market leading contributory pension scheme.
  • Generous holiday entitlement (270 hours a year plus every other Friday off)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Salary sacrifice scheme
  • Consideration for either full time or part time hours. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time
  • Relocation package available (terms and conditions apply)

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Provide advice and guidance on project environmental sustainability matters within AWE's Capital build programme; to be the voice of sustainability and provide interface across the project portfolio.
  • Lead the development of a carbon management system in the Directorate of Capital Projects by prioritising and addressing the findings of a gap analysis undertaken against PAS 2080, and support implementation into Capital Projects.
  • Ensure carbon management and sustainability requirements are embedded into commercial arrangements and contracts to ensure AWE contract for low carbon.
  • Ensure carbon management and sustainability requirements are embedded into capital projects governance arrangements.
  • Set up and chair a collaborative working group to share best practice in carbon management and wider sustainability.
  • Undertake technical reviews of environmental sustainability assessments including but not limited to Carbon Management Plans and associated whole life carbon assessments; Sustainability Appraisals and DREAM (Defence Related Environmental Assessment Methodology, MOD equivalent to BREEAM.
  • Review and interpret monthly sustainability data and report risks and opportunities via the relevant programme SHELTs (Safety, Health, Environment Leadership Teams).
  • Support AWE Supply Chain Management with embedding sustainable procurement into existing arrangements using ISO20400 as a framework.
  • Collate carbon data from whole life carbon assessments and work with AWE Carbon Analyst to set meaningful reduction targets.
  • Collate carbon saving data from across the Future Infrastructure Programme and Future Material Campus and report as efficiency savings.
  • Ensure the MOD CIRAM (Climate Impact Risk Assessment Methodology) is used to inform design of future new builds for climate resilience.
  • Co-ordinate environmental communication campaigns and initiatives. Ensure that this aligns to the ESH function 'we care' communications campaign.
  • Support continuous improvement in capital programmes by sharing lessons learned and carbon saving opportunities.
  • Undertake Evaluation of Compliance assessments against the Management System Standard on Sustainable Site Development.


  • Knowledge of carbon foot printing and accounting.
  • Excellent knowledge of legislation relating to net zero policies and practical experience of implementing PAS 2080.
  • Excellent knowledge and practical experience of implementing ISO 20400.
  • Practical experience of embedding carbon management into a new build programme.
  • Must have strong analytical and numeracy skills and demonstrate attention to detail.
  • Proficient in the use of Excel and managing large quantities of data ensuring data quality and integrity. Experience of Power BI is essential.




We’re looking for talented and ambitious people to join us in our work at the forefront of nuclear defence engineering, science and technology.

To work at AWE is to play a valuable part in keeping our country safe and secure.

Working at AWE gives you access to exceptional technologies, facilities and projects no ordinary company can provide – and the support of world-class professionals at every stage of your career.

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