Sustainability director

Sustainability director
Søknadsfrist: 04.12.2022
Sted: Oslo - Management
Tittel: Sustainability director

Do you want to drive and lead sustainability initiatives in COWI?

Do you want to make making a positive impact on communities for generations to come? Are you driven and committed? Sustainability is at the heart of COWI's new vision and strategy, FUTURE-NOW. Our vision is “Together, we shape a sustainable and livable world”. With our extended expertise within sustainability, we have a special responsibility to accelerate the green transition, which is also the biggest growth opportunity in COWI history. 

A key role in an International Organization
As Sustainability Director, you will be responsible for defining best practice and establishing a standardized understanding of how we work with sustainability in COWI Norway. You will ensure compliance in all our projects across the company and alignment with COWI Group. Further on, you will lead strategic initiatives across our business units, and play a key role in our international Sustainability organization and professional network.  

We believe that the right candidate has a strong business acumen, a customer-centric focus approach and strong strategic skills.  You are an inspiring leader with strong relationships skills and the ability to lead an organization towards set goals. We are looking for a proactive, inspiring and dedicated candidate who can demonstrate previous results in sustainability work and green innovation.

The role will report to the CEO of COWI Norway, Marius Weydahl Berg, and will work closely with the COWI’s top management team.

Key responsibilities:

  • Drive Green Innovation and Sustainability in COWI Norway, in accordance with market needs and COWI’s business objectives (strategy and plans)
  • Lead and coordinate the Sustainability organization and initiatives across the company
  • Prioritize and support new and ongoing R&D initiatives
  • Define best practices for working with sustainability
  • Define and implement necessary competence development initiatives within sustainability.
  • Promote COWI's work in sustainability and Green innovation, and support Thought Leadership and branding initiatives

Relevant experiences and qualifications would be:

  • Higher education within a relevant discipline
  • Solid experience working professionally with sustainability at a senior/leadership level
  • Good change management skills with a focus on how to apply sustainability to projects and work with innovation and R&D
  • Good understanding of working with design projects during all project phases, from conceptual design to detailed design, for contractors or as a client's consultant, where sustainability has been a key factor

Are you curious or have any questions?
Don’t hesitate to contact us. You can e-mail Head of Talent Acquisition, Myen Michaelsen,

About COWI
COWI is a growing international consulting group with a total of 1450 colleagues and 26 offices in Norway. As part of COWI, you will join our team of skilled experts within large, complex buildings, tunnels, bridges, highways, sustainable energy, water and climate adaptation, environment, and carbon capture. 

We are committed to sustainability and have ambitious goals. Within 3-5 years, all of our revenue will come from projects driving sustainability. Together with customers, partners, and colleagues, we shape a future where people and societies grow and flourish. We do that by co-creating sustainable and beautiful solutions that improve the quality of life for people today and many generations ahead.

Why COWI is a great place to work
At COWI, we offer more than just a competitive salary. We take care of each other both professionally and personally, including through a buddy scheme, personal development plan, COWI Academy and exchange of world-leading expertise. In COWI, you will become part of a community of committed employees who are passionate about their profession, and you will assist with pioneering future-oriented projects that offer both challenges and opportunities. We have Global Mobility opportunities for those who want experience from abroad. 

Furthermore, we arrange for social meeting points and activities, which is why we have a number of company sports teams in addition to facilitate different activities such as theatre visits, kite lessons, cabin tours and much more! We want all our employees to thrive and emphasize social meeting where you can form strong ties across the organization regardless of position and office location. 
We believe in equal opportunity
COWI provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, COWI complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. 

Together, we shape a sustainable and livable world.

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