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Employment Type:  Full Time
Employment Period:  Permanent
Salary:  Competitive plus benefits

London, GB

Career Area:  Nuclear Development

Sustainability Lead (Sizewell C)

A career that will deliver change. Together, we’ll help Britain achieve Net Zero.


Location: London

Salary: Competitive plus benefits


Employment type: Permanent

Closing date: 24th January 2022


The Opportunity


Our exciting Sizewell C (SZC) project – a proposed new nuclear power station to be built on the Suffolk coast - would provide dependable electricity to 6 million homes for 60 years which, along with renewables, will support Britain’s Net Zero aim by 2050.  

We now have an opportunity for a Sustainability Lead to drive the formation of the sustainability function and wider sustainability culture throughout SCZ. 


The Role


You’ll be responsible for managing the implementation of sustainability monitoring and reporting, and leading the development of company- wide sustainability strategy. 

Specifically, you’ll be accountable for: 


  • Providing strategic advice and expert guidance to the business on all aspects of sustainability and corporate responsibility, including:


  •         Social and environmental issues
  •         Ethics
  •         Procurement
  •         People policy
  •         Economic sustainability
  •         Communications and reporting


  • Developing sustainable organisational policies and practices
  • Acting as the ambassador and advisor for sustainability for internal and external stakeholders including supply chain, Government and the local community
  • Developing and building the sustainability team
  • Evaluating and approving proposals for sustainability projects
  • Writing project proposals, grant applications or other documents to secure funding for sustainability initiatives 



The Skills


To be successful in this role you’ll be able to demonstrate: 



  • Excellent understanding of key sustainability issues (preferably with specialist knowledge of social or environmental issues relevant to the construction industry, and ideally nuclear)
  • Knowledge of broad environmental issues and management systems (CEEQUAL, GRESB)
  • Understanding of best practice and leadership on sustainability
  • Project and change management experience
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong negotiation skills 



  • Experience in running the sustainability function in a large organisation
  • Experience working on the development or financing of similar nuclear projects


Competitive Salary & Benefits


At EDF we’re dedicated to offering flexible benefits that support our people across all aspects of their lives. We’re delighted to offer a range of benefits to support our employees’ physical, emotional and financial wellbeing.  
In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a market-leading company pension scheme, paid holidays and a range of flexible benefits, such as: a company incentive bonus plan, health cover, cycle to work scheme, gym membership, discounts and employee pricing. 

Please let us know if you’d like to discuss flexible working arrangements by highlighting this on your application.  


Why EDF?


Together, we can beat the climate crisis.  Together, we can help Britain achieve Net Zero.   

When it comes to saving the planet, everyone’s talking the talk these days. As Britain’s biggest generator of zero carbon electricity, we’re not just talking about it, we’re doing something about it.   

At EDF every single one of us is 100% committed to reducing the UK’s carbon emissions to Net Zero. We’re generating the right mix of low carbon electricity to power the nation today and building the low carbon infrastructure Britain will need tomorrow.    

Our people form a 10,000+ strong community, rich in diverse backgrounds and perspectives. We empower our people with the skills they need to build a successful career and to bring our purpose to life in their work.  

Join us and together we can help Britain achieve Net Zero.


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