Sustainability Manager

WGM Engineering is one of Scotland’s leading engineering solution providers and performing responsibly is integral to our success and sustainability. We are committed to delivering projects and services whilst ensuring that we meet our customer and society needs, whilst managing the social and environmental impacts of our business. Since trading commenced in 1986, WGM has continued to develop its operations to adhere to the marketplace and client demand. This has been achieved by offering a unique and total service where Mechanical, Electrical and Civil Engineering disciplines are provisioned under the one roof. Aligning our three disciplines and our strategically located service centres offers a total turnkey solution to clients countrywide and ensures we are the number one engineering company of choice.

We have a current requirement for  Sustainability Manager to join the business on a permanent basis, the role will cover our various operations across Scotland on a hybrid working model working between both our Livingston and Glasgow offices. The main purpose of the role is to oversee execution of the Net Zero Route map, which breaks down the challenge into five areas of focus:  On-site project activity, Energy, Transport and Travel, Procurement (Supply Chain) and Project Management (including technical design and Circular Economy principles).


Main duties and responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with colleagues throughout the business to develop and implement carbon emissions reduction plans (both customer facing project managers and internal support functions, on-site and office based).
  • Establish a system for carbon accounting, which can be applied to business operations and customer projects to demonstrate reductions over time.
  • Engage with strategic customers on emission reduction plans and compliance with their objectives and policies
  • Engage with Procurement team and supply chain, to identify and source low carbon products and materials.
  • Produce carbon related correspondence, reports, and notices for WGM and customers.
  • Provide guidance on matters relating to emissions reduction and energy good practice.
  • Ensure that the company and its stakeholders comply with relevant legislation and that carbon policies and practices are adopted and adhered to
  • Undertake client and WGM joint venture partner compliance audit
  • Chair monthly Environmental champion meetings, where required.
  • Liaise with SEPA or with other government appointed body as required
  • Act as a role model promoting a positive carbon emissions culture by creating enthusiasm for emissions reduction in all activities


To be considered for this position you will have at least 2-3 years previous experience within a Similar level sustainability or environmental  role ideally within an engineering or construction environment, you will have an excellent working knowledge of UK Environmental and energy legislation and an Awareness of ISO14001:2015 standards. Due to the nature of the position a full UK driving license is required as they will be various travel involved.


To apply please send an update cv to the WGM recruitment team for further review.