Sustainability Manager

The Company
Since 1950, LT McGuinness has been involved in the successful construction and redevelopment of many leading and landmark buildings in Wellington and Auckland. For over 70 years, they have developed a proud reputation for quality projects, built on-time and with cost-effective performance. LT McGuinness are committed to protecting the environment and reducing waste in construction and they are now looking for a Sustainability Manager to further implement their and delivery on their sustainability goals.

The Opportunity
LT McGuinness is known for and thrives on innovation. With our Toitū Carbon Reduce certification in hand, we aim to drive sustainable practices though our business, to become one of New Zealand’s most sustainable main contractors. At the same time, we want to become the leader in low carbon construction, partnering with our supply chains, design teams and sub-contractors to advise our clients on the best low carbon options whilst still providing them with the highest quality construction to the LT McGuinness standard.

The Sustainability Manager will lead research into materials, suppliers, systems and procedures that will reduce the energy, waste consumption and carbon footprint of construction projects. You’ll work closely with site teams and management to implement policies and environmental plans which you have developed. The job holder has a chance to make a real difference to the sustainable urban landscape of NZ and be a key part of the delivery of many landmark sustainable projects, including a Living Building Challenge Project, The Living Pā – Aotearoa’s most sustainable urban building.

The Candidate
Most importantly you will be someone who enjoys your work and wants to be a part of a committed team. From a technical perspective you will need:

  • Degree in Science/Technology/Engineering with sustainability discipline
  • Relevant working experience will also be highly considered.
  • Knowledge of construction, engineering or construction materials
  • Analytical focus
  • Confident communicator – you will liaise with multiple industry professionals
  • Ability to get things done. This is not just research, you will be executing plans in a fast paced industry
  • At ease in a culturally diverse team

LT McGuinness offers a positive, diverse and encouraging work environment, with the opportunity here to make a real difference. To apply for this position please click on the relevant button below, alternatively for a confidential and discreet inquiry contact Luke Atkinson on 04 333 0383 or email

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