Senior Sustainability & Climate Change Officer

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Job Description Working in a hybrid style, based at home and Dundee House, you will work full time, 37 hours per week. If you have any queries regarding this vacancy, please contact Barbara Whiting on...

Job Description

Working in a hybrid style, based at home and Dundee House, you will work full time, 37 hours per week. If you have any queries regarding this vacancy, please contact Barbara Whiting on 07810637977 or email barbara.whiting@dundeecity.gov.uk

Requirements

You will have a degree in relevant discipline (eg energy, engineering, environment, planning or similar).

Responsibilities

As a member of the Sustainability and Climate Change Team, you will take a leading role in delivering the Council’s strategic ambitions and statutory duties for local energy master planning and net zero. You will be responsible for leading the management and delivery of the partnership Dundee Local Area Energy Plan (LAEP) and Dundee City Council’s Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategy (LHEES) and Delivery Plan. You will work across Council Service teams and external stakeholders to develop heat and energy decarbonisation projects, actively demonstrating a project management approach, including stakeholder engagement, business case development, securing funding and finance, procurement, and contract management. You will take a leading role within specific duties, in line with the Council’s and its partners’ strategic direction, outcomes and priorities and may, on occasion, be required to undertake the roles and responsibility for other areas.

The Individual

You will have experience of project management in an energy related field and experience of preparing or delivering strategic plans, both gained within a large and complex setting. Along with knowledge of energy and climate legislation and policy landscape including LHEES. Experience of interpreting, analysing, developing and presenting a range of complex information for a wide variety of audiences, experience in developing and sustaining effective partnerships with a diverse range of stakeholders including national agencies, government, bodies and energy companies is essential. You will have the ability to research and analyse complex issues, draw out strategic implications develop creative and practical solutions, and the ability to proactively and constructively question established policies and practices. You will have excellent written communication skills and the ability to produce reports on complex issues, the ability to encourage ideas, initiatives and innovation in others and the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines, satisfy political and organisational objectives.