Sam McCloskey Bsc, MSc, FEI 

Director of Sustainability & Climate Resilience, Tetra Tech Europe 

Recently appointed to Tetra Tech, Sam has spent 17 years in consultancy followed by the last 10 years leading a collaborative, industry focused, sustainable energy research centre. She can call upon broad ranging experience of managing energy, sustainability and resource efficiency projects across a number of industry sectors, from local to pan-European projects, and with a strong focus on strategic oversight.

Sam was Northern Ireland Manager of the ERDF funded Envirowise programme for over a decade. As a member of the MATRIX government science advisory panel for sustainable energy, she was intrinsically involved in the development of a Road Map for sustainable energy to 2035 in Northern Ireland. She has recently been appointed to the Northern Ireland Circular Economy Coalition, supporting the Department of the Economy in setting a regional circular economy strategy. She is a Non-Executive Director of the Workspace Group, one of the largest social enterprise organisations in Northern Ireland and a Fellow of the Energy Institute. 


The session will look at sustainability in project management over three main themes: 1. making your project more sustainable; 2. managing a sustainability project and finally, 3. the role of sustainability innovations in project management. Exemplar project case studies will be referenced. Sam will set the context for sustainability in 2021 and frame todays perception of the need to consider it as an integral part of project delivery, against the concept of it being a ‘bolt on’ to project management two decades ago.

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