Associate Director / Sustainability Team Lead (m/f/d)

Lead the Sustainability Team in Berlin, Germany. Develop staff, deliver sustainability consulting, acquire new clients, and integrate services across locations. Ideal profile includes 8+ years in sustainability sector.

Berlin, Germany  UTC+01:00   Hybrid   Part Time   10000+   37 days ago

At Arup, we are dedicated to shaping a better world through our deep commitment to sustainability and innovative solutions. As a global leader in design, engineering and consulting, we partner with clients to address the pressing challenges of climate change and environmental restoration. Our mission is to help organizations achieve Net Zero emissions, enhance climate resilience, and develop robust, ambitious sustainability strategies that drive positive change.

Our work spans a diverse range of sectors, from urban development and transportation to energy and water. We leverage our multidisciplinary expertise to deliver integrated solutions that not only meet the immediate needs of our clients but also contribute to a sustainable future. By collaborating closely with stakeholders, we ensure that our projects are not only environmentally sound but also economically viable and socially responsible.Our advice includes economic planning, environmental, energy and sustainability expertise, business strategy and regulatory compliance.

Arup’s innovative approach to sustainability is evident in our track record of successful projects worldwide. We are passionate about creating resilient infrastructure, promoting renewable energy, and implementing cutting-edge technologies to reduce carbon footprints. Join us in our mission to make a lasting impact and drive the transition towards a more sustainable, equitable world.

Team Lead Sustainability (m/f/d)


We are looking for an Associate Director to join our Property Advisory Services Team in Germany. As the Team Lead Sustainability your responsibilities will include team and staff development, delivery of sustainability consulting for a variety of projects and scales and acquisition of new work/clients. You will be based in Berlin** and can work partly remote through flexible, self-organized work.

This role offers you

  • Lead an established team of around 12 sustainability experts in Berlin, grow the team with new skills and expertise as needed, and further integrate the sustainability experts in the other locations (i.e. Frankfurt, Munich, Düsseldorf)
  • Contributing to both service offerings, Advisory Services as well as Engineering and Architectural Design Services and proactively identify new business opportunities
  • Strategic development of the range of sustainability advisory services for external clients, as well as integrating them in Arup's multi-disciplinary teams, identifying market needs and legislation drivers
  • Client relationship management of existing local and global clients, as well as building new client relationships and business development
  • Continue the vision and priorities of the Sustainability Business Plan for the Property sector, in alignment with other sectors such as Arup's Science, Industry and Technology (SIT) and Infrastructure
  • Driving the continued growth and market recognition of the Arup Sustainability Business in Germany
  • Providing technical leadership to complex projects in the space of decarbonization, climate adaptation, ESG, sustainable finance and holistic sustainability strategies for the built environment at individual asset to portfolio / masterplan level
  • Promoting knowledge sharing skills and expertise in Arup, connect with the global network of sustainability practitioners in the firm

Your ideal profile

All career paths are different. We look forward to receiving your application, even if you don't meet all our requirements:

  • University degree in Engineering, Architecture or other fields related to the building sector
  • Technical understanding of energy, carbon and resources flows and well as principles of buildings physics and thermal behavior
  • 8+ years' experience leading teams in the sustainability sector
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills and effective communication with clients and design teams
  • An independent working manner and an entrepreneurial intellect with high levels of creativity, engagement, motivation and conceptual skills
  • Very good knowledge of German and International sustainability requirements, legislation and market trends, i.e. GEG, CRREM, SBTi, SFDR/CSRD, EU Taxonomy, and the adoption of the various instruments or the European Green Deal for clients
  • Fluent in German and English (written and spoken)

Our benefits

  • Flexible working
    • Choice of full or part time model, up to 3 days a week in a home office and up to 20 days a year working from another country.
  • Personal development
    • Mentoring program, various trainings (e.g. language courses for German and English) and individual development opportunities through our Arup University.
  • Perspectives abroad
    • The opportunity to apply for short (6 months) or longer (1 to 2 years) assignments in other Arup offices worldwide.
  • Profit sharing
    • Twice-yearly profit distribution based on Arup's global performance (profit shares), not on individual performance or turnover targets.
  • Welfare & Family
    • Company pension plan, occupational disability insurance, mobility (e.g. Swapfiets rental bike), day-care allowance and, in Berlin, a day-care place with our cooperation partner, if required.

Who we are

Arup is an international, independent design and consultancy firm and the creative force behind many of the world's most significant construction projects. Our 18,000 employees in 33 countries deliver customised solutions for all requirements - from specialist planning in one discipline to complex, multidisciplinary projects. Our focus is always on innovation and sustainability with the aim of having a positive impact on current and future generations.

Our foundation structure allows us to be a different kind of company - a values-led organisation that invests in its people and gives talented and passionate individuals the freedom to flourish.

We look forward to receiving your application!

For any further questions please reach out to: Recruitment Team

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About the role

Jun 14, 2024

Part Time


Dec 11, 2024



Berlin, Germany

8+ years' experience leading teams in the sustainability sector


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