Associate Director

David Ward
David Ward
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Climate17 are delighted to be supporting our client who are an independent, pan-European sustainability consultancy specialising in the commercial real estate sector. They also develop their own real estate software for some of the world's leading blue-chip organisations.

They require a highly motivated and talented individual to fill the role of an Associate Director to support their growing professional sustainability consultancy team. This opportunity offers a very exciting chance to deliver a broad spectrum of sustainability services, offering great career potential. Passion and a determination to deliver excellence are essential qualities as is a commercially astute and innovative approach to delivering client solutions.


  • Client account and programme management
  • Depth of technical knowledge of sustainability issues and application to real estate
  • Lead development and implementation of sustainability/ESG strategy and environmental management systems to ISO certification levels
  • Lead engagement with clients and other external parties (e.g. heads of sustainability, asset managers, property and facilities management teams)
  • Lead on the management of large European environmental data management programmes
  • Lead coordination of building-level sustainability improvement programmes
  • Lead regulatory and voluntary sustainability disclosure / reporting (e.g. GRESB, INREV, EPRA, UNPRI, TCFD)
  • Industry engagement (e.g. attending conferences etc).
  • Team management
  • Support in business development
  • Strategic and tactical input to the development of new products and services

Essential skills

  • A passion for furthering the sustainability agenda
  • Clear understanding of managing programmes and projects to a budget and target margin
  • Degree or Masters in related subject
  • Membership of an appropriate and recognised professional body (e.g. IEMA practitioner/full member)
  • Detailed understanding of environmental legislation
  • Highly articulate and numerate
  • Strong people management skills
  • Advanced IT skills


  • Experience of managing pan-European clients
  • Environmental and Energy Audit Experience for commercial buildings
  • Second language
  • BREEAM in Use Assessor, Fitwel, or WELL Accredited Practitioner

About us

Climate17 are recruitment specialists across Clean Energy & Environmental markets. Our extensive experience, expert market knowledge and passion for what we do stand us apart.