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Sustainable Construction Manager

London, United Kingdom

Job Description

Company Description

McDonald's is the largest family restaurant in the world, serving approximately 69 million customers across 36,000 restaurants a day: in more than 100 countries. The UK & Ireland market is one of the most successful entities across the wider business, serving on average 4 million people a day. It has operated in UK since 1974 and the business is growing continuously with more than 1,400 restaurants and over 154,000 employees.

McDonald's UK & Ireland has a proven track record of investing in the development of its employees and offering flexibility as part of its dedication to being a modern and progressive company. Every year, it invests over £40 million in developing people, giving every one of its employees the opportunity to take part in structured training.

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McDonald's buys ingredients from over 17,500 British and Irish farmers and spends over £1.1billion annually on its food and packaging requirements. McDonald's is committed to supporting British and Irish farmers to ensure it can continue to source many of its ingredients from the UK and Ireland.

McDonald's is a market leader in its field, striving for the highest standard of quality, speed and restaurant experience. Re-generation of our restaurant infrastructure, covering digital ordering, re-imaging and dual-point service make working at McDonald's more exciting than ever!

We are dedicated to using our scale for good: good for people, our industry and the planet. From bold recycling initiatives and sustainable sourcing efforts to our partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities, we see every day as a chance to have a genuine impact on our customers, our people and our partners.

We're a people business just as much as we are a restaurant business. We strive to be the most inclusive brand in the world by building diverse teams who create delicious, feel-good moments that are easy for everyone to enjoy. Joining McDonald's means thinking big every day and preparing for a career that can have impact around the world.

Company Vision and Culture...

Our Global vision is to build a better McDonald's and, in the UK, and Ireland we are working hard to be the UK & Irelands best-loved restaurant company.

McDonald's is defined by its culture. Our culture shapes and informs everything we think and everything we do. Our culture influences the way we interact with each other, and how we interact with customers, franchisees and suppliers. Our culture motivates and inspires us to attract and retain great talent, creating positive, energising, exceptional working environment for us all.

Our values drive our culture and shape our beliefs, our priorities and our actions. They influence the decisions we make, how we treat one another and how we show up as a brand to the world.

Serve: We put our customers and our people first

Inclusion: We open our doors to everyone

Integrity: We do the right thing

Community: We are good neighbours

Family: We get better together

Job Description

What is the purpose of this role?

To oversee and lead sustainable construction for:

▪ Development of new restaurants

▪ Capital reinvestment projects in existing restaurants.

What team will I be part of?

You will be a part of the Construction Department and will have responsibility for deployment of reinvestment and/or new build projects across the UK & Ireland. The Reinvestment Team is responsible for undertaking refurbishment and improvement projects of existing leasehold and freehold properties on both company owned and franchised restaurants, working closely with multiple functions within the McDonald's corporate team The New Build team is responsible for the end to end process of new restaurants and delivery kitchen deployment, working closely with the Acquisitions team, McDonald's approved contractors and consultants, and relevant local and national authorities

Who will my customers be?

• Franchisees

• Corporate functions including Construction, Acquisitions, Estates and Supply Chain

• External stakeholders, such as UKGBC

What will my key accountabilities be?

• Managing external sustainable construction consultants and suppliers

• Ownership of the sustainable construction plan for McDonald's UK & I

• Overseeing the rollout of sustainable energy initiatives such as PVs, EVs and wind turbines

• Managing the removal of gas from existing restaurants alongside our Restaurant Solutions Group colleagues

• Champion sustainable construction through continuous research, test and deployment

• Ensuring all future freehold new builds comply with our promise of net zero carbon from 2023

• Ensuring all furniture packages for 2023+ reimages are compliant with our sustainable construction promise

• Represent Development in the Plan for Change working group

• Communicating and engaging with the development team for all elements of sustainability

• Be the expert on sustainable building techniques, championing further innovation with new build and reinvestment projects

• Providing the Acquisitions team with information relating to our sustainable buildings to assist with planning applications 3

• Understanding biodiversity & water neutrality and how we can manage them in our developments

• Engaging with authorities to keep up to date with changes to policy in relation to sustainable building


What background do I need to have?

• Minimum 3 years' experience in sustainable construction.

• Member of relevant professional institute - RICS/CIOB/APM

• Excellent stakeholder management skills.

• Strong relationship building sills.

• Strong negotiation and communication skills

• Influencing skills

Additional Information

At McDonald's we are People from all Walks of Life...

People are at the heart of everything we do, and they make the McDonald's experience. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive culture that means people can be their best authentic self in our restaurants and offices, which helps us to better serve our customers. We have a strong heritage of diversity and representation within our communities, which we are proud of. The diversity of our people, customers, Franchisees and suppliers gives us strength.

We do not tolerate inequality, injustice or discrimination of any kind. These are hugely important issues and a brand with our reach and relevance means we have a very meaningful role to play.

We also recognise our responsibility as a large employer to continue being active in our communities, helping to develop skills and drive aspirations that will help people to be more aware of the world of work and more successful within it, whether with McDonald's or elsewhere."

Client-provided location(s): London, UK
Job ID: McDonalds-406000116707023
Employment Type: Other