Senior Sustainability Engineer

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Senior Sustainability Engineer
Location: Dublin, IE
Category: Engineering
Job ID: LS-0004G7

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we’ll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into the future.  With more than 55,000 people in 40 countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs’ greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent. Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.

About the Opportunity

As a Senior Sustainability Engineer, you will be a key member of the Sustainability Life Sciences Ireland team with responsibility for management of key projects in response to Jacobs and our Clients sustainability goals (environmental, social and governance).  You will also aid the management team in researching and implementing best-in-class sustainability initiatives.

In this role you will report directly to the Sustainability Department Manager for Life Sciences in Ireland and participate in regular Life Sciences calls with the wider European Sustainability team to aid in the management and sharing of resources and knowledge.

Key accountabilities include:

  • Management of sustainability projects for the Ireland Life Sciences team including successful delivery of all related sustainability goals and targets.
  • Provide guidance and clear delegation of tasks to junior team members.
  • 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)
  • Aid the Sustainability Department Manager and European Director on business development.
  • 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:

  • Third level qualification in Engineering or similar (Mechanical / Chemical / Environmental Engineering are preferred options).
  • Have significant number of  years of experience in sustainability.
  • Green Building Accreditation, e.g. LEED Accredited Professional qualification
  • Understanding of software and tools with reference to energy modelling and carbon calculations.
  • 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.

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Our Culture

Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at Jacobs.


We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s – find out more about our employee networks here.


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