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Europe and Africa Head of Environmental, Social and Governance

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General information


Egis is a global consulting and engineering firm working in construction, transport and mobility services. Our mission: create and operate intelligent infrastructure and buildings to further the transition to a low-carbon economy and contribute to more balanced and sustainable territorial development.
To support our growth dynamic, we offer a wide variety of career opportunities in more than 120 countries.
Joining our Group and its 16,000 employees means, above all, sharing our values as a people-first company, strongly committed to sustainability and innovation.




Position description

Job title

Europe and Africa Head of Environmental, Social and Governance

Contract type

Permanent contract

Business Line specific context

Egis is a global consulting and engineering firm working in construction, transport and mobility services. Joining our Group and its 16,000 employees means, above all, sharing our values as a people-first company, strongly committed to sustainability and innovation.

Globally, we are delivering some of the most iconic projects which help connect people, protect our environment and meet emission reduction targets. We work in the transport and energy sectors, providing consultancy, engineering and operations services for clients such as major airports, governments, regulators, cities and rail and road operators.

We are looking for a highly experienced passionate and motivated individual to champion and lead the Group’s sustainable development through its ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) and Climate agenda in the Europe/Africa region for Egis, with a particular focus on the UK.

Your role will be a combination of evangelist, marketeer, communicator and analyst. Working directly with the Europe/Africa and UK Management Teams, and Egis’ Sustainable Development Management at Corporate Level, you will understand what the business needs to do to deliver robust, market leading, data driven environmental sustainability and social value (including EDI) strategies which will make our world a better place, our business a great place to work, and will enable us to retain and win business.


Job description


You will cascade the Group ESG and Climate agenda in Europe, Africa and UK within the boundaries of the national ESG contexts. Beyond promotion, championing and communication of group policies and processes, your main focus of activity will in the UK market.


You will not be able to fully achieve your objectives in isolation, and it will be important to build your team, both through recruitment and a network of collaborators in both the regions and the BLs.


The Role:

  • Manage the development and implementation of agreed Egis ESG strategies in line with the Egis Group Corporate ‘Impact the Future’ and ‘Climate’ Strategies, including existing and new initiatives
  • Oversee all internal and external reporting requirements to ensure this accurately reflects the business’ working practices and is in line with regulatory, client and other stakeholder requirements
  • Implement a set of Group’s KPI metrics to measure, monitor and report on progress and communicate/present performance data across the organisation and to external stakeholders.
  • Develop excellent relationships with key internal and external stakeholders including colleagues, customers, regulators, suppliers and opinion formers
  • Understand and effectively articulate national/sector/competitor best practice and actual performance
  • Actively promote and communicate ESG practices internally
  • Ensure the proper implementation of Egis’ ESG policies and objectives   
  • Provide subject matter expertise to ensure the ESG agenda is reflected in business plans and objectives
  • Implement ESG accountability systems and processes and ensure appropriate policy and guidance is in place to support ESG activities across the business
  • Inform the business of pending/planned changes and initiatives and put forward effective strategic and commercially viable plans to address them
  • Ensure that the standards and policies set out for suppliers and the processes to ensure compliance with them meet regulatory requirements and stakeholder expectations


For the UK more specifically:

  • Establish and lead an internal Egis UK Environmental Sustainability and Social Value Steering Committee to drive the Egis UK ESG agenda
  • Support and advise the other regions, set out what the local environmental sustainability and social value strategy approaches should be and obtain enthusiastic support from key stakeholders
  • Represent Egis in the region and showcase relevant ESG activities 
  • Influence PR, Marketing, Communications, Bid and Tender teams to highlight our sustainable development credentials

Hybrid working is possible for this role, with the main office base in London. Occasional travel to Egis HQ in Paris and around the UK. By exception and agreement to other parts of Europe/Africa.





Knowledge and Experience: 

  • Substantial experience of developing and implementing ESG strategies (in-house or consulting)
  • Extensive experience in managing, motivation and collaborating with internal and external stakeholders
  • Broad knowledge of sustainability and social value topics
  • Proficient in translating technical facts and figures into business language
  • Experience of leading a team and proven ability to influence at senior levels within an organisation
  • Working language will be English - ability to speak another language would be an advantage but is not a requirement



  • Degree or equivalent in sustainability related subject
  • Membership of relevant professional body (e.g. Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment)


Personal Characteristics:

  • Passionate and motivated about sustainability but able to articulate and deliver plans to achieve results aligned with overall business objectives
  • Analytical leader who can propose flexible alternatives and see ways around issues to achieve results and continuous improvement
  • Strong team player able to build effective relationships and work collaboratively as most of the success will be delivered by people who don’t work directly for you
  • Excellent communication and influencing skill
  • Does the right thing not the easy thing
  • Works hard to deliver results personally and through multiple teams
  • Maintains and develops their own expertise and the skills and knowledge of others
  • Demonstrates resilience and overcomes setbacks, using all feedback as productive and an improvement opportunity
  • Able to prioritise workload effectively to ensure core tasks are delivered on time and within budget


We are committed to our planet


In each project we design, engineer and operate we care deeply about the legacy we’re leaving behind. As part of our team, you’ll have a unique opportunity to use your skills and expertise to shape a better future for our communities in the UK, and all around the globe.


Our commitment is translated in the work carried out by our Egis Foundation, which funds concrete actions to address the climate crisis and is focused on educational and social initiatives that will help in the responsible and sustainable shift towards a sustainable world.


Equality, Diversity & Inclusion 


We at EGIS are an Equal Opportunities employer and we recognise the value of a Diverse Organisation. EGIS appreciates all job applications. If you decide to apply for an opportunity at EGIS, your application will be assessed based purely on your experience, the essential and desirable criteria, and your suitability for the role. We value each and everyone’s contribution as this builds our culture and means, if you work for EGIS, you will be included, listened to, and respected.

Position location

Job location

Europe, United Kingdom



Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

4-Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science

Minimum level of experience required