Sustainability Engineer (f/m/d)

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Sustainability Engineer (f/m/d)
Location: Cologno Monzese, IT
Category: Planning & Consulting
Job ID: LS-00048R

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Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the “why” of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we’re integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

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As a Sustainability Engineer, you will be a key member of the Sustainability Life Sciences Italian team with responsibility for supporting key projects in response to Jacobs and our Clients sustainability goals (environmental, social and governance).  You will also support the sustainability team in researching and implementing best-in-class initiatives.
In this role you will report directly to the Sustainability Department Manager for Life Sciences in Italy and participate in regular Life Sciences calls with the wider European Sustainability team to aid in the sharing of resources and knowledge.

Key accountabilities include:

  • Support of sustainability projects for the Life Sciences team including successful delivery of all related sustainability goals and targets
  • Engage with the client, design and construction teams to ensure sustainability objectives are embedded in the project
  • Tracking and reporting of relevant project sustainability objectives and preparation of deliverables as per the project program
  • Facilitating guidance for project teams regarding the following certification processes (e.g. LEED, BREEAM and WELL)
  • Research future sustainability legislation and green building rating systems to ensure our clients and wider Jacobs team are aware of upcoming changes / opportunities
  • Work with Life Sciences team on the research and preparation of white papers / thought pieces


Here’s what you’ll need:

  • At least 5 years of experience in sustainability
  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in a field of study related to Engineering (Mechanical / Chemical / Environmental, Energy Engineering are preferred options)
  • Experience in energy savings initiatives
  • Green Building Accreditation, e.g. LEED/WELL/BREEAM Accredited Professional qualification
  • Understanding of software and tools with reference to energy modelling and carbon calculations (e.g. IES) or other digital tools related to sustainability
  • Analytical thinking skills
  • Ability to conduct LCA assessments
  • Understanding of the wider European sustainability goals, EU Taxonomy, CSRD etc.
  • Working knowledge of sustainability aspects and challenges related to decarbonization, energy and water savings, sustainable materials etc.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills to ensure effective communication to all levels to both internal and external clients
  • Fluency in English and Italian

Please submit your resume in English.

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