(Re-Advert) Sustainability Specialist: Projects – Sandton

Gauteng, Full Time Deadline: Not specified

Job Purpose

Responsible for the implementation of sustainable solutions for the business across all sectors. The candidate will be part of the development of a knowledge sharing platform for the different levels within the business related to sustainability, business targets and goals.

Role Location

Growthpoint Head Office in Sandton, Johannesburg. The Company will accommodate some flexibility in this regard.

Working Conditions

This position is office based and works on a normal 40 hours a week. Busy periods may require extra hours to ensure deadlines are met.

Reporting Manager

The Sustainability Specialist reports to the Sustainability Manager: Projects.

Direct Subordinates
No direct subordinates.
Budget Responsibility
No budget responsibility
Duties and responsibilities
Projects Scope

Scope of projects to be undertaken includes all environmental sustainability and green building focus areas identified as part of the company ESG strategy. This includes but is not limited to energy, water, waste, IEQ, biodiversity and the full range of green building initiatives which contribute towards sustainable built environments.

Sustainability Projects: Identification

Assist the SBU Manager with the identification of sustainability projects and strategies.
Assist with project motivation, management and reporting of sustainability initiatives from initiations to ongoing operational management.
Assess the results of energy, water and waste audits in order to act on identified performance improvement opportunities, enhance identified opportunities to assist external stakeholders (tenants) and Growthpoint in meeting their ESG (Environmental Social and Governance) targets and to reduce building operational costs.
Sizing of renewable energy plants and integrated hybrid backup power solutions for internal and external stakeholders to be used for initial business case development, cost analysis and quality control.

Green Building

Assist with certification of Energy Performance Certificates and Green Building Council submission requirements.
Administer, manage, and coordinate green billing and recoveries.
Work closely with the procurement department in terms of strategic sourcing.


Participate in cross-functional assignments.
Perform additional responsibilities as requested to achieve business objectives.
Provide constructive critique and critical feedback in an ongoing fashion, based on objective rationale.
Assist the SBU Manager with the identification of new and improvement opportunities to support the implementation of sustainability projects and strategies for the business across all sectors.


Minimum of 3 years of experience in the built environment with experience in Water, Waste and Energy project implementation.
Relevant Property/Construction sector working experience.


BSc (Property Studies) with electives (Sustainability ’ Environment) and/or (BSc or B-Tech) Engineering studies – Mechanical or Electrical.
A post graduate qualification would be advantageous.
Accredited green building professional
Project Management.
A CEA – Certified Energy Auditor and/or CEM – Certified Energy Manager would be advantageous.


Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong presentation skills
Strong organizational abilities and accuracy
Attention to detail

Personal Attributes

Goal orientated
Must have high levels of self-motivation
Professional team player
Intelligent self-starter who shows initiative and has the ability to work autonomously/ with little guidance
Flexible and adaptable with an ability to multitask
Hard worker who works well under pressure and is deadline focused and results driven
Assertive and tenacious
Ability to handle criticism and thrive in an environment that is constantly changing