Sr. Associate Sustainability & Environmental Specialist

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United Arab Emirates
AE - Dubai
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Engineering/Engineering Support

Job Description:

Parsons is looking for an amazingly talented Sr. Associate Sustainability & Environmental Specialist to join our team! In this role you will get to contribute to the sustainability and environmental strategies for the delivery of challenging high-quality infrastructure and masterplan projects.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Be part of multidisciplinary project teams and manage complex projects which require sustainability input and environmental compliance, from conception to completion.

  • Manage and present to the clients during design workshops and meetings.

  • Develop sustainability, environmental and waste management strategies tailored for each project’s aspirations and requirements.

  • Be curious and suggest alternative solutions and innovative ideas for each project’s vision.

  • Develop technical reports and studies for sustainability certification and environmental documentation as part of project deliverables.

  • Prepare RFPs to appoint the most suitable sub-consultants for any given project, assess and manage the appointed sub-consultants, and review their S&E deliverables for accuracy and quality.

  • Mentor, support, overview and review the junior members inputs and deliverables.

  • Be experienced with the bidding process to win new work.

  • Expected to work on your own, using your own initiative with support as and when necessary.

What Required Skills You'll Bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree or above (Masters, PhD) in Architecture, Engineering, planning or related natural sciences field.

  • Work experience of minimum 12 years in an international engineering /design / project management / sustainability consultancy.

  • Good knowledge on embodied carbon calculations (PAS 2080 a plus).

  • Good understanding on microclimate and outdoor thermal comfort solutions (ability to carry out simulations and calculations a plus).

  • Estidama PCRS PQP and/or LEED AP and/or BREEAM AP ((additional credentials a plus).

  • Good knowledge on the latest trends on the sustainability field and finding ways to implement them synergistically.

  • Analytical skills, detail oriented, well-organized, and able to work independently as well as part of a team, on multiple large-scale projects in parallel.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in the English.

What Desired Skills You'll Bring:

  • Master’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, Planning or related natural sciences field.

  • Documented participation in the preparation of a third-party sustainability certification application (e.g., LEED, Envision, Estidama), including at least two (2) completed, certified projects.

  • Experience on PAS 2080 and Green House Gas emissions calculations.

  • Experience in coordinating with diverse individuals and teams including client, consultant, contractor, design, and construction members to enable achievement of project sustainability objectives and targets.

  • Bring a clear understanding of global good sustainability consultancy practices and delivery of projects that include bespoke sustainability advice.

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran.

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Founded in 1944, Parsons Corporation, a digitally enabled solutions provider, is focused on creating the future of the defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure markets. From Earth to outer space, we deliver tomorrow’s solutions today. Equipped with the capabilities required to take on any defense, intelligence, or critical infrastructure challenge, our agile, innovative, and disruptive approach enables us to deliver solutions at the speed of relevance.

Our people are our greatest asset. We strive to be an employer of choice that engages employees in the community and creates rewarding career paths to cultivate a resilient workforce that is ready for the future.


Parsons has contributed to major infrastructure projects in Canada since the 1940’s, helping to design and build many well-known landscapes across the country, including the Regina Bypass, Turcot Exchange, Kicking Horse Canyon, Olivier-Charbonneau Bridge, and the Edmonton Light Rail Transit. Our markets are diverse, including Bridge, Tunnel, Road and Highway, Aviation, Rail and Transit, Smart Vehicle Solutions, Smart Mobility, Integrated Delivery, Environmental Remediation, Mining and Reclamation, and Water/Wastewater, as well as serving numerous industrial clients. The Parsons’ signature stands out and our achievements have been recognized via numerous awards for innovation and quality, particularly in long-span bridges, complex brigles, and major road networks expansions. Our teams work across Canada in many provinces, including Alberta, Ontario, Manitoba, British Columbia, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Northern Territories and the Yukon.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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