Great new role for this bright and ambitious London Borough (East London) to work as a climate change specialist supporting the boroughs climate and environmental programme
The Council's corporate programme for 2020/2021 has been reviewed and reset. The corporate programme brings together the priority activity to drive the Council's ambitions outside of usual service delivery.
The requirement for project and programme documentation has been established to ensure the right information is provided in a consistent format to enable resource planning and interdependency mapping (along with stakeholder and engagement planning).
As a result, a range of additional resource has been identified to enable the delivery of key projects and programmes
To project manage the Climate and Environmental Work Programme project as commissioned by the Council.
The purpose of the work programme is:
To develop a policy, strategy and delivery plan that provides a clear framework for the council to focus its services and decision making that will positively impact the local environment
To co-ordinate our approach to reducing the impact on the environment across the council in all the work we do and seek commercial opportunities to support the MTFS and reduce the organisations carbon footprint
Build baseline data relating to the operations of the council, through its buildings, services and working practices and their impacts on the environment and measure the improvements in line with national carbon reduction targets.
To deliver a policy and strategy that gives clear direction for the organisation to transform services and delivers efficiencies and environmental improvements through better working practices
The Climate Change Specialist will have dual reporting lines to the relevant Assistant Director or Service Lead and the Programme Management Office (PMO).
PROJECT MANAGER RESPONSIBILITIES
To manage and enable the delivery of the projects and tasks within the commissioned programme ensuring the objectives are met.
To work with the PMO and service area to adhere to requirements for project set up, monitoring, reporting, stakeholder engagement, risk and issue management and delivery. Minimum requirements include:
Project Initiation Document
Highlight Reporting (including risk and issue management)
Closure ReportingTo work with the PMO to identify and manage project and programme interdependencies and have sufficient insight of the risk, issues, requirements, design or solution to be able to usefully manage these.
Planning, monitoring and reviewing;
Identifying and managing resources;
Decisive and able to work well under pressure;
Command respect and trust;
Ability to resolve conflicts;
Good at problem solving;
Excellent communication skills both verbal and written;
Motivating and encourage others;
Ability to co-ordinate work carried out by different people and organisations;
Ability to work as part of a team and on their own initiative;
Ability to control and monitor budgets;
Aware of who the project will affect and manage the effect it will have on them;
Possess good IT skills.
GENERIC PROJECT MANAGEMENT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Project Management skills, Agile methodologies, Resource Planning, Performance Management, Promoting Process Improvement, Financial Planning, Stakeholder Management, Dealing with Complexity, Analysing Information.
Extensive working knowledge and experience of Programme Management, with particular experience in Environmental Management, Energy Management, Climate Projections, Environmental and sustainability
Environmental Management, with a sound, demonstrable understanding of Climate Change and associated issues and responses.
Demonstrable experience of the development of environmental strategies and policies
Proven ability in using Programme Management tools and techniques to effectively manage multiple projects and demonstrate the impacts of the above including baselining performance and the production and presentation of a range of KPI's & PI's.
Proven ability to manage relationships with key internal and external stakeholders with tact and diplomacy and having a Performance Management mind set with a focus on delivering outcomes.
Strong interpersonal skills and people management experience. * Knowledge of IT, finance and procurement and contracting.
Experience of researching and assessing commercial opportunitiesYour expert recruitment consultant is Trevor Parsons, call today on (phone number removed) or email (url removed) Eden Brown is committed to equality in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. Eden Brown Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy