Net Zero Project Manager
Hours per week: 36
Contract type: Temporary for 24 months
Deliver a 21st century model housing estate that is carbon-neutral by 2030
Following the Grenfell Tower tragedy, a commitment was made to undertake a comprehensive refurbishment of the Lancaster West Estate, delivered sensitively and collaboratively with residents.
As part of a council commitment to deliver carbon-neutral council housing by 2030, the scope of the refurbishment now embraces all elements that will improve the energy performance of the homes we manage.
This is a complex, innovative and highly visible programme of national significance, part-funded by central government and the European Union. It includes the simultaneous retrofitting of some 795 properties alongside the installation of a renewable heat network.
As Net Zero Project Manager, you’ll work closely with consultants, contractors and residents to embed a range of sustainability initiatives and energy-saving measures within the refurbishment. This will include everything from windows, insulation systems and mechanical and electrical systems such as MVHR and PV panels.
You’ll need to manage contracts and overall plans to ensure projects are delivered on time, on budget and to specification, so there’s a strong organisational and commercial element to the role.
You’re likely to have experience of working in sustainable construction, a track record of methodical project management, and a wide-ranging knowledge of building energy performance. Although technical expertise in housing refurbishment and procurement is important, you’ll also need strong public engagement skills. Consultative, collaborative and engaging, you’ll be sensitive to the needs of a traumatised community while also ambitious to achieve a positive legacy. Outstanding communication, negotiating and influencing skills are essential.
In return, you can look forward to a package that includes a competitive salary, a high-quality pension scheme and generous annual leave plus bank holidays.
Please apply online explaining how you meet the requirements set out in the person specification and job description. CV’s will not be considered for this role.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of suitable applicants.
Closing date: 28th November 2021
Interview date: Week commencing 6th December 2021