Environmental and Sustainability Director


Kansas City, MO, US, 64106 Houston, TX, US, 77057 Tampa, FL, US, 33609 Atlanta, GA, US, 30339 Tempe, AZ, US, 85281 Austin, TX, US, 78704 Dallas, TX, US, 75254 Minneapolis, MN, US, 55401 Raleigh, NC, US, 27607 Beaverton, OR, US, 97008 Charlotte, NC, US, 28203 Nashville, TN, US, 37210 Omaha, NE, US, 68118

Best People + Right Culture. These are the driving forces behind JE Dunn’s success.


By hiring inspired people, giving them interesting and challenging work, enabling them with innovative tools, and letting them share in the company’s rewards, we’ve found a sustainable way to grow in our industry for the last 95+ years.


Our diverse teams around the country strive to enrich lives through inspired people and places every day, and we need inspired people like you to join us in our pursuit of building perfection.

Role Summary

The Environmental and Sustainability Director will lead our company's sustainability efforts. This position will be responsible for developing and implementing our Environmental and Sustainability plan as part of our overall Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategy, ensuring compliance with relevant regulations, and driving continuous improvement across the organization.

All activities will be performed in support of the strategy, vision and values of JE Dunn.

Key Role Responsibilities - Core


  • Develops, implements, monitors, and communicates recommendations for an environmental strategy for the company in alignment with the company's overall mission and goals and in partnership with company executive leadership.
  • Establishes policies, procedures, and metrics to track and report progress towards sustainability goals including A1-A5 carbon emissions lifecycle.
  • Provides regular updates to leadership team on performance and progress towards sustainability goals.
  • Responsible for gathering consumption and carbon data, creating a company carbon baseline, and providing reporting on environmental and financial impact of carbon footprint.
  • Utilizes climate-related scenario analysis (both qualitative and quantitative) to inform strategic initiatives.
  • Collaborates with internal stakeholders and Executive Leadership Team to integrate sustainability considerations into business decisions and operations.
  • Reviews and analyzes environmental risks and opportunities and provides recommendations on risk mitigation and business opportunities.
  • Manages sustainability reporting and disclosure, including the preparation of sustainability reports and other environmental-related communications.
  • Develops and implements training programs and initiatives to promote sustainability awareness and education across the organization.
  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining an Environmental Management System.
  • Monitors and evaluates regulatory changes related to ESG and ensures compliance with relevant laws and regulations.
  • Directly supports project delivery (as necessary) related to sustainability strategy, monitoring, reporting as required.
  • Supports project teams by creating content to respond to RFPs regarding environmental and sustainability information, and/or participant in client interviews as appropriate.
  • May respond to inquiries on company’s behalf regarding company sustainability goals.
  • Engages with external stakeholders, including investors, customers, and suppliers, on environmental and sustainability matters.

Key Role Responsibilities - Additional Core


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to perform work accurately and completely, and in a timely manner
  • Communication skills, verbal and written – Advanced
  • Ability to conduct effective presentations – Advanced
  • Proficiency in MS Office – Advanced
  • Understanding and proficiency with EPD platforms/dashboards and associated software systems
  • Understanding and proficiency of A1-A5 carbon emissions lifecycle.
  • Thorough knowledge of environmental and sustainability regulations, standards, and reporting frameworks
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement, and influencing skills
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams
  • Ability to apply Lean process and philosophy
  • Knowledge of the means and methods of construction processes
  • Ability to manage budgets, maximize profitability and generate future work through building relationships
  • Technical market expert with knowledge of industry trends, innovations, etc.
  • Knowledge of project processes and how each supports the successful completion of a project
  • Ability to build relationships with team members that transcend a project
  • Ability to build relationships and collaborate within a team, internally and externally


  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, sustainability, engineering, architecture, or related field (Required)
  • Master’s degree (Preferred)
  • In lieu of the above requirements, equivalent relevant experience will be considered


  • 10+ years, sustainability or environmental management experience preferably in the construction or related industry (Preferred)
  • 5+ years experience leading matrixed reporting relationships (Preferred)

Working Environment

  • Valid and unrestricted drivers license required
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds
  • May require periods of travel
  • Must be willing to work non-traditional hours to meet project needs
  • May be exposed to extreme conditions (hot or cold)
  • Assignment location may include project sites and/or in the office
  • Frequent activity: Sitting, Viewing Computer Screen
  • Occasional activity: Standing, Walking, Bending, Climbing, Reaching above Shoulder, Pushing, Pulling

At JE Dunn, our approach to benefits means caring for the whole person, and it begins with a comprehensive benefits program that meets families' needs. We offer competitive and award-winning benefit packages including medical, dental, vision, 401(K) and Employee Stock Ownership Plan.


JE Dunn Construction is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and it is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected category. JE Dunn Construction is a background screening, drug-free workplace.


JE Dunn provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for a job, please submit your request to accommodations@jedunn.com


JE Dunn Construction Company does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or agencies. Any resume submitted to any employee of JE Dunn Construction without a prior written search agreement will be considered unsolicited and the property of JE Dunn Construction Company.  Please, no phone calls or emails.

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Why People Work Here

At JE Dunn we offer our employees an inspired place to enrich their life and the lives of those around them

Building on our rich history, our employee owners are shaping the future of JE Dunn. In our team-focused environment we do life together and are generously rewarded for our efforts

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Nearest Major Market: Kansas City