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Manager, Sustainable Infrastructure

Sector:  Environment
Division:  Sustainable Developments



The Sustainable Development Division within the NEOM Environment Department is searching or a dynamic and innovative sustainability professional to join the Sustainable Planning and Design Team. This is an exciting and unique opportunity for a mid-career professional with highly developed technical knowledge and leadership experience in sustainable infrastructure with a focus on embodied carbon. The NEOM giga-project aims to be the most environmental conscious and sustainable development project on the planet. This role is critical in supporting the implementation of NEOM’s Regenerative Development Management System in the planning and design phases for all projects across NEOM.



The Manager Sustainable Infrastructure reporting to the Acting Senior Sustainability Design & Planning Manager is responsible for the following:

Coordinates the effective, high quality and timely interface between the Environment and other NEOM Departments in relation to planning and design for all infrastructure projects across NEOM

Drives the implementation of best practice and innovative design through an integrated development process with the objective of achieving NEOM sustainability goals for the built environment, with particular focus on embodied carbon.

Manages consultants in the preparation of sustainability-related standards and guidelines, policies, and procedures

Interfaces closely with the Sustainable Development Division to ensure appropriate, rigorous, and timely assessment of NEOM development projects.

Responsible for proactively engaging with planning and design teams on all infrastructure developments related environmental and sustainability issues.

Guides master planners, designers, and sustainability specialists in the sustainability compliance of the NEOM regional structural plans and infrastructure designs.

Provides technical support and guidance related to sustainability within NEOM and to external stakeholders where interface is required (e.g. developers/ consultants/ suppliers).



A Master’s degree in Sustainability and/or civil Engineering.

Other qualifications in sustainability related to planning, design and/or engineering such as National Green Infrastructure Certification Program or equivalent.

Twelve (12) or more years’ experience across the fields of sustainable infrastructure including a broad understanding of systems such as transport, parklands, district cooling, utilities (renewable energy), street lighting, digital telecommunication, waste, and wastewater.

Professional qualification and work experience with development, and/or implementation of ‘Sustainability Rating Systems’ for infrastructure such as ENVISION, SITES, PEER and/or CEEQUAL or equivalent.

Proven record of successfully driving sustainability processes, policies, and procedures.

Strong technical sustainability skills across infrastructure serving cities and communities including effective management of resources and assets, i.e. Life-cycle economic evaluations.

Strong written and verbal communication & report writing skills

Strong leadership, interpersonal/ people management, and mentoring skills.


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