Global Technical Director – Sustainability Measurement


At Arcadis we focus on attracting, retaining and developing people who share our passion and commitment to improve quality of life. In return we offer you the opportunity to transform your world and the world around you, that could be through client work, upskilling yourself, championing equality and inclusion or getting involved in charity work, to name just a few. Our people value different perspectives, they care about the sustainability of our planet and dare to shape the future.

One of our core values is ‘people first’, and supported by our Lovinklaan foundation, we invest in you for the long term, to ensure you reach your full potential. You’ll have the opportunity to own your career and work on industry-defining projects, finding solutions to real challenges that make a difference to people’s lives. You’re encouraged to have a growth mindset and are given the space to develop personally and professionally, building a flexible career that works for you.

Role description:

Location: Global scope/location, the position can be filled in any location where Arcadis has a legal entity.

Purpose: Your goal is to define the technical solution and client delivery approach for organizational measurement and management of sustainability and ESG data, supporting regional and global clients and client teams as a recognized global subject matter expert, focusing on enterprise management of scope 1, 2, and 3 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions aligned with global frameworks such as the GHG Protocol. As such, you will facilitate strategy creation, identify and scale best practices, and support a globally connected team. You will work horizontally across our three Global Business Areas, Mobility, Places, and Resilience, draw upon their capabilities as needed to support the global Sustainability Advisory team, and drive “pull-through” of Arcadis’ other technical services. You will support our global Sustainability Advisory go-to-market strategy, enabling profitable growth while meeting the growing demand for sustainability advisory services – all in partnership with regional leads around the world. You will be a key member of the global Sustainability Advisory leadership team.

Role accountabilities:

Individual Accountabilities:

  • Define technical solutions and develop a delivery approach for enterprise-level measurement and management of sustainability and ESG data.
  • Identify priority regions for delivery of the technical solution and determines if expertise should be local or global.
  • Build staff competence and skills in solutions, identifying regional and global growth and development needs.
  • Structure technical solution growth plan and executes on the plan with global and regional leadership.
  • Identify and drive innovation and development of differentiated solutions and value propositions, including digital and standardization for Sustainability Advisory.
  • Support high-profile global and regional pursuits and client delivery
  • Advise Sustainability Advisory global and regional leadership on technical solution priorities, opportunities, and needs to inform global and regional growth plans

Key Shared Accountabilities:

  • Support global Sustainability Advisory communities of practice.
  • Support identification and prioritization of Sustainability Advisory-led sponsorships, organizational partnerships, events, and other external relationship-building.
  • Support development and execution of global and regional marketing efforts to increase visibility, differentiation, and reputation for Sustainability Advisory.
  • Work alongside global and regional Sustainability Advisory leadership to evolve a go-to-market strategy for Sustainability Advisory

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