Sustainability Specialist

at Kingspan Insulated Panels
Location See Description, United States of America
Date Posted August 13, 2023
Job Type Full-time


Kingspan Insulated Panels North America, a division of the Kingspan Group plc headquartered in Ireland, is a global and trusted leader in the design, manufacturing, and supply of high-performance sustainable building products and solutions for the construction industry. As the most energy-efficient, cost-effective building envelope solutions, insulated metal panels are at the forefront of sustainability. We serve the architectural, commercial/industrial, cold storage and food processing markets, and are committed to delivering the most advanced building products on the market. Learn about our Planet Passionate initiatives:

At Kingspan, our future success is based on the quality of our people, who's expertise and motivation have helped ensure that we remain at the forefront of the construction materials manufacturing industry. In joining Kingspan you become an important part of a growing organization with a reputation for innovative design and use of technology, technical expertise, product quality, service excellence, and dedication to sustainability.

Ready to be part of our team?

We are looking for a Sustainability Specialist for our
Deland, FL

office! (may also be open to other Kingspan sites or remote).

Summary: This is a sustainability role within the Kingspan Panels North America sustainability function designed to support the development and implementation of the company’s sustainability programs. This role will involve supporting a wide range of sustainability projects and the Plant Passionate program. The role can be based in a Kingspan site or remotely with responsibilities that will require some business travel.
Essential Duties:

Lead the implementation of key workstreams and strategies such as the Planet Passionate program, supply chain management, and circular economy.
Manage the Planet Passionate Communities program to achieve stated goals.
Horizon scanning to identify sector and market best practices related to sustainability. Monitoring emerging trends and working closely with divisional local teams to identify issues and opportunities.
Track and assess sustainability-related certification requirements across Kingspan Insulated panels with additional support into other division's key product groups.
Support the continued education of employees across the business on sustainability-related topics.
Manage the collection of environmental and social data metrics and company-level GHG emissions calculations.
Manage the development of a yearly divisional sustainability report.
Assists with the development of product sustainability reporting, materiality analysis, and internal education programs.
Provide Life Cycle Assessment on both existing and alternative products with the publication of EPD when required.
Work with the marketing team to ensure our product’s environmental credentials, quantified benefits are aligned and integrated within the communications strategy.
Prepare and present sustainability and Planet Passionate content to various audiences.
Maintains department KPI’s and metrics, as well as complete periodic reports and summaries.
Travel required within US and Canada – approximately 20-25%.
Other duties as directed.

Bachelors degree within a related disciple – Sustainability, Architecture, Construction or Business. Masters degree is highly preferred.
3+ years of related experience in consulting corporate, industrial, or other environment.
Working knowledge of international sustainable development policy including but not limited to the Paris Climate Agreement, USGBC, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Computer Skills:

High-level proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office programs—comfort with complicated Excel formulas, pivot tables, etc., plus ability to present information succinctly and visually in PowerPoint, sophisticated data analysis.

Other Skills and Requirements:

A passion for sustainability and sustainable development is essential.
Understanding of construction processes, building regulations, and building environmental assessment methods is desirable.
Demonstrated ability to work independently, communicate effectively, work under pressure, and prioritize tasks effectively.
Excellent communicator with strong organizational and prioritization skills and the ability to manage multiple projects with demonstrated flexibility and adaptability.
Ability to balance strategic thinking with achieving results and problem-solving capabilities.
Ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information.
Proven ability to build relationships and influence others at all levels.
Action-oriented and organized with strong attention to detail, accuracy, and excellent follow-through skills.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Exert up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body.
Involves sitting most of the time but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
Employment Disclaimer:

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including 401k with company match, Medical, Dental, Vision, Identity Theft Protection, Critical Illness, Accident, Hospital Indemnity, Pregnancy and Parental Leave, Fitness Reimbursement, Educational Assistance, Life, AD&D, Short and Long Term Disability, and Life Assistance Program.

**Kingspan is an Equal Opportunity Employer**

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