Director Sustainability and Innovation Nordics, atNorth

Are you passionate about environmental sustainability and eager to make a significant impact on reducing the environmental footprint of data center operations?

atNorth is a dynamic and rapidly growing organization seeking a highly qualified and experienced individual to join the team as a Director of Sustainability and Innovation. Does this sound like an interesting role? Read more below!

The Role
In this role, the Director of Sustainability and Innovation will play a pivotal role to drive atNorth´s commitment to environmental commitments, sustainability, and ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) initiatives.
Key responsibilities:

  • Implement and execute a comprehensive sustainability strategy aligned with company goals and EU regulations, ensuring alignment with ISO14001 environmental management standards and Science Based Targets (SBTi).
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate sustainability considerations into all aspects of data center planning, design, and operations.
  • Lead efforts to reduce energy consumption, water usage, and waste generation across our data center portfolio in collaboration with the Development team.
  • Evaluate renewable energy solutions, energy-efficient technologies, and innovative cooling systems to minimize carbon footprint.
  • Evaluate and implement sustainable procurement practices for equipment and materials used in data center construction and maintenance.
  • Implement circular economy principles for all sides.
  • Establish robust monitoring and reporting mechanisms to track the performance of our sustainability initiatives and innovation projects.
  • Prepare regular reports and presentations for senior leadership, highlighting progress, challenges, and opportunities related to sustainability and innovation in data center operations.

The role involves numerous stakeholders, both internal and external, including government agencies, industry partners, and local communities.

We are looking for someone located in Finland, Denmark or Sweden.

Is this you?
This role requires a seasoned professional with a proven track record, strong communication skills, and a passion for instilling a culture of continuous improvement and excellence for sustainability.

To be successful in this position we are looking for someone with:

  • At least 5 years relevant experience within Sustainability Management, preferably in the context of data centers.
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Sustainability, Environmental Science, Business, or similar.
  • Proven leadership skills with the ability to implement and drive sustainability and environmental practices throughout the organization.
  • Strong analytical and project management skills.
  • Experience ensuring compliance with sustainability and environmental standards and regulations, including CSRD,EU Taxonomy, EU Energy Efficiency Directive.
  • Experience working with science based targes.
  • Proficiency in generating comprehensive reports for management.
  • Good understanding of ISO 14001 and 9001.
  • With experience leading cross functional teams.

In this role English is mandatory and a Nordic language is considered a plus.

In this recruitment, your personal qualities will be of great importance! We are looking for a self-autonomous and structured leader with a high level of initiative, reliability, and positive attitude. As the role involves numerous points of contact, it's crucial that you thrive in building and maintaining strong relationships and possess excellent communication and project management skills. To fit well with our client, we value a firm approach, collaborative abilities, and that you are self-propelled. Finally, it is of great importance that you are motivated by a fast-paced international environment in a rapidly
growing business where circumstances and needs can change quickly.

Do you want to know more?
In this process atNorth is working with Level Recruitment. To apply, please press apply. If you have any questions, please contact senior recruitment consultant Christian Smith at +46 (0)8-120 50 400.

Please note that applications will not be accepted by email. The selection process is ongoing. In the final stages of the process, a background check will be conducted.

You are welcome to submit your application!

Om företaget

atNorth is a leading Nordic data center services company that offers sustainable, cost-effective, scalable colocation and high-performance computing services trusted by industry-leading organizations. The business acquired leading High Performance Computing (HPC) provider, Gompute, in 2023 enabling a compelling full stack offering tailored to AI and other critical high performance workloads.
With sustainability at its core, atNorth's data centers run on renewable energy resources and support circular economy principles. All atNorth sites leverage innovative design, power efficiency, and intelligent operations to provide long-term infrastructure and flexible colocation deployments. The tailor-made solutions enable businesses to calculate, simulate, train and visualize data workloads in an efficient, cost-optimized way.
atNorth is headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland and operates seven data centers in strategic locations across the Nordics, with additional sites to open in Helsinki, Finland and in Denmark in Q4 2024, as well as its tenth site ready for operation in Kouvola, Finland in 2025.
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