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Regional Sustainability & Net Zero Lead Consultant 109768

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$7000 to $10000 (Monthly)

Posted 2 years ago

This is an opportunity for real impact and career progression, joining a global professional services company and take a leading role in the South East Asia net-zero carbon transition.

We are a growing team of sustainability consultants that support Turner & Townsend clients across Asia and globally with their transition to low-carbon, sustainable future models. The size of Turner & Townsend offers opportunities to work across a range of projects across Real Estate, Infrastructure and Natural Resources/Renewables.

This role is focused on building our sustainability capability in South East Asia, with potential to expand across Asia, working closely with Turner & Townsend’s multidisciplinary teams – from our regional hub in Singapore. We are seeking candidates who bring sustainability consultancy capabilities and networks and are excited by the opportunity to build a new team within this growing sector.

As part of our national Sustainability team, you will be supported by our team who run major existing commissions across the Real Estate, Infrastructure and Natural Resources Sector.

Overview of the role

The aim is both to develop a locally-relevant & present service to support Turner & Townsend’s business in region – as well as to support other global Sustainability initiatives as required.

The successful candidates are will need to be able to competently deliver Sustainability and Net Zero/Energy Efficiency consultancy advice as the basis for growing a team. For this you’ll need experience and understanding of some or all of the following subject matter:

  • Regional and/or corporate decarbonisation programmes

  • Energy efficiency and carbon emissions reductions for existing assets

  • Low carbon & sustainable design & certification for new construction

  • Strategy/project delivery experience in the built environment

  • Programme and project management and leadership

Key outcomes

Working with regional strategic leadership and our existing local teams to develop and deliver a growing pipeline of sustainability consultancy in the region, responding to a significant level of interest from existing clients.

Approximately 50% of your time is expected to be spent delivering consultancy services, with the other 50% work winning and team development, with an aim to grow a team within 12 months.

Typical Consultancy Services

Turner & Townsend’s support for clients extends throughout the full consultancy life-cycle and whichever lifecycle stage may cover diagnostics, strategy, consulting, delivery management, assurance and continuous improvement.

We operate across Real Estate, Infrastructure and Natural Resources/Renewables and support both the public and private sectors with their existing assets and new-build capital programmes.

Across the Sustainability Team, and within these growth roles, we wish to build-out our regional capability to support clients with:

  • Net Zero programme management

  • Net Zero baselining, strategy & action plans

  • Energy efficiency & renewables

  • Certification – BREEAM, LEED, WELL

  • Social value

  • Embodied carbon

  • City-wide/Regional Energy Accelerator Programmes

Additional services that we would be interested in:

  • Waste/circular economy

  • Heat networks & smart energy

  • Policy & research

  • Digital solutions for management and reporting

  • Sustainable procurement

  • Training & leadership


Candidates should have strong experience and a good applied knowledge of sustainability, energy management and carbon reduction projects, covering a number of the consultancy areas outlined above.

Key background includes

  • Public sector (including housing, local, regional and/or central government)

  • Private sector (including developers and/or large corporates)

  • Team building, management and leadership

  • Consultancy and business growth

We have existing consultancy services that could be expanded in social housing, local government and health sector so experience would be particularly advantageous.



  • Firm professional grasp of the wider sustainability agenda

  • Ability to lead this service regionally, supporting clients and colleagues to understand and maximise sustainability in projects and programmes

  • Good understanding of low and zero carbon technologies and strategies to reduce emissions in buildings (e.g. Renewable energy, heat pumps and fabric measures)

  • Effective relationship management

  • Enthusiasm for growing a team and business in a fast moving environment


  • Ability to develop and convey strong business cases to support investment in carbon reduction and sustainability

  • Structured approaches to environmental management (e.g. ISO14001/EMS/ISO50001)

  • Experience in new build or retrofit of buildings (domestic or non-domestic)

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Turner & Townsend is an independent professional services company specialising in programme management, project management, cost and commercial management and advisory across the real estate, infrastructure and natural resources sectors.

With 108 offices in 45 countries, we draw on our extensive global and industry experience to manage risk while maximising value and performance during the construction and operation of our clients’ assets.