Sustainable Procurement Project Manager
Bristol is a recognised leader in the field of sustainability and climate change. This exciting role provides the opportunity to be part of a council and a city at the cutting-edge of the response to the Climate and Ecological Emergencies.
Bristol City Council has created an ambitious Climate and Ecological Emergency Programme with £4m of new funding. To deliver this ambitious programme and fill recent vacancies we are recruiting to eight posts including this one in our Sustainable City and Climate Change Service.
In response to the Climate Emergency the Mayor of Bristol has set the City Council a tough target of being carbon neutral for Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2025, and the even more ambitious goal of achieving carbon neutrality for Scope 3 emissions by 2030. Our £350m capital programme is a huge part of our Scope 3 emissions and the buildings and infrastructure it is creating will need to be resilient to the effects of climate change on the city and create opportunities to enhance nature. Our major projects include work in regeneration, new housing and transport infrastructure.
You will work with colleagues working on major projects, to ensure that we get the best possible sustainability and climate performance from the construction and operation of these projects. You will work with them, drawing upon their expertise and experience, to understand the opportunities for improvement, the current processes and constraints and put in place effective processes and solutions. You will draw upon your excellent interpersonal and team working skills to create effective relationships and deliver results.
You will draw upon your specialist knowledge and experience of sustainability and climate change in relation to major construction projects to not only ensure that action is effective but also benefits from the latest innovation – whether that’s technology or in project processes. You will be experienced in using environmental, carbon and climate risk assessments to improve project design and performance.
Turning strategy into action
There’s a lot to be done to turn our strategies into effective action quickly. You will draw upon time management skills and significant project management experience to organise your work and that of colleagues and partners. Successful delivery will require you to work with determination and creativity to deliver these outcomes whilst negotiating and balancing with other priorities.
Innovation and evidence
You will have specialist knowledge of sustainability and climate change in relation to major construction projects. You will use this knowledge in conjunction with the knowledge of colleagues to ensure that the Council’s work benefits from sound, yet cutting edge evidence.
You will be able to translate your knowledge and data to give professional and technical advice to ensure that decision makers have the right evidence to support action.
You will have experience of gathering information, monitoring, analysis, reporting and reviewing of key issues, opportunities, risks and performance.
There is no instruction manual on how to achieve the scale and pace we need, so with support of your manager and colleagues, you will need to learn from others’ experience, experiment, take some risks and continually improve what you do.
Influencing and supporting
You will have experience of using technical information and your interpersonal skills to influence policy and strategy and/or organisational processes/management systems, ideally to deliver more sustainable outcomes.
You will have the curiosity and interpersonal skills to understand colleagues’ and partners’ needs so that you can support them to deliver the collective ambitions of the climate strategy and the Council’s targets through their respective roles and teams.
Fair and collaborative
The One City Climate Strategy places fairness and collaboration at its heart. The transformation of the city to become carbon neutral and climate resilient provides huge opportunities to address existing inequalities in the city. However, it also creates risks that we make matters worse if we don’t represent everyone through the process of planning and implementing change or ensure that everyone is able to take advantage of the opportunities the transformation will create. You will bring a commitment to being fair and collaborative in everything you do that is as strong as your commitment to tackling climate change.
To open this post to the widest possible range of candidates and to enable career progression this post is a career grade post and you will be appointed on a salary from one of three Bristol Grades (BG10-12) depending on your experience. The Person Specification provides details of the requirements for each grade which will be assessed via your application form and at interview. The salary ranges for the grades are: BG10 (£28,672-£32,234), BG11 (£32,910-£34,728) and BG12 (£35,745-£38,890).
Find out more
You can find out more by visiting our website: www.bristol.gov.uk/web/bristol-sustainable-city Once you have read the information on these pages you would be welcome to have an informal discussion about the roles.
Please contact Alex Minshull, Sustainable City and Climate Change Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will arrange a conversation with the appropriate manager for you, after 4 January 2021.
How do I apply?
If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please visit our website.
Please do not send CVs as we can only consider applications through our formal application process.
Closing date: 1 February 2021.
We plan to hold interviews by video link in the fortnight commencing 15 Feb 2021.
At Bristol City Council, we value having a workforce as diverse as the City we serve. We therefore welcome, develop and promote people from all sections of the community.