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Sustainable Operations Manager

Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins

London, UK
Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2023
About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins is a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation, and collaboration.

About The Role

The Sustainable Operations Manager is an integral part of Latham’s Sustainability team. This role will be responsible for being a key contributor to achieving the firm’s internal sustainability goals and emissions reduction targets , while operationalising facility and energy-related aspects of the firm’s sustainability strategy by collaborating closely with, and serving as a subject matter expert to, local and global Workplace Experience teams . This role will be located in our London office. Please note that this role may be eligible for a flexible working schedule that allows for a hybrid and in-office presence.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

Other key responsibilities include:

  • Developing, managing and implementing of a comprehensive operational sustainability strategy that includes energy efficiency, water conservation, renewable resource management, waste diversion and recycling
  • Overseeing and managing the firm-wide energy management systems, and utilising working knowledge of greenhouse gas accounting to process energy data into the firm’s emissions management software
  • Proactively identifying opportunities for energy/resource savings on a local and firmwide level
  • Working closely with Global Real Estate team during the planning and development of capital projects to ensure sustainability objectives are achieved
  • Working closely with the firm’s Managed Services team to operationalise firm-wide sustainability initiatives

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Display fluency in Greenhouse Gas Protocol and decarbonization frameworks, including but not limited to technical knowledge of green building frameworks and practices
  • Possess the ability to collect, process, and analyse large quantities of data
  • Enjoy working in a team with a customer service focus, have well-developed professional interpersonal skills and can interact effectively with a range of seniorities

And have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Sustainability, Environmental Science, Business Administration, or a related field, with a Master’s degree in Sustainability or related field. Certification/coursework in major sustainability standards framework (e.g., CDP, TCFD) would be beneficial
  • Relevant experience in built environment or operational sustainability in a large global organisational setting
  • An enjoyment for, and a flexibility to, travel to other offices when required

Benefits & Additional Information

Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding career opportunity and welcoming environment, but will also be provided with a generous total compensation package with bonuses awarded in recognition of both individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham’s comprehensive benefit program which includes:

  • Health insurance as well as group income protection and life assurance
  • A pension plan
  • Wellness programs
  • Employee discounts
  • And more!

Additionally, we have a range of diversity programming including Global Affinity Groups. These groups provide a firmwide platform to share experiences and advice as well as an opportunity to participate in a supportive network with common interests to help make life at the firm even better.

Latham & Watkins is committed to diversity, equal opportunity, sustainability, and pro bono legal services. We draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms, and advance these commitments through the work of our Global Citizenship department. Our lawyers, paralegals, and professional staff worldwide comprise a rich mixture of different races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, cultures, and primary languages. Our diversity makes us who we are.