Green Infrastructure Delivery Officer
Green Infrastructure Delivery Officer
Fixed Term, Full Time
Up to £34,017 per annum
Closing Date: 5th April 2021
On a two year fixed term contract, working as part of the Council's Environment and Climate Action Programme, you will support in the delivery of a suite of projects to address the impacts of climate change, to reduce the level of greenhouse gas emissions and building resilience to those changes which are already inevitable between now and 2050.
Working as part of the Climate Adaption and Mitigation team, the post holder will develop and deliver the Essex Green Infrastructure Strategy action. The postholder will ensure this strategy facilitate the creation or enhancement of multifunctional green and blue Infrastructure connected to wider landscape.
About the role
You will be responsible for formulating, developing and delivering effective project management methodologies for green and blue infrastructure and wider climate change projects, ensuring resources are used effectively in the delivery of projects, meeting timescales, identifying cost savings, ensuring compliance with procurement, finance and legal regulation and processes and delivery reporting to managers.
You will provide expert advice and guidance, as you will inform decision making across the Function and wider Council, regarding green and blue infrastructure, developing and delivering effective communication across partners and stakeholders, whilst maximising education and awareness, raising the importance of the environment and its protection.
You will build strong networks at local and regional level in respect of climate action, to deliver improved joint environment outcomes, working collaboratively with internal and external partners, ensuring you develop and maintain a broad understanding of the needs and concerns of stakeholder interests, whilst explore external funding opportunities. Contributing to, or making funding applications, resulting in enhanced and supported service delivery.
You will be responsible for providing an intelligent client capacity on green and blue infrastructure issues and wider cross-cutting relationship with Environment and Climate Change.
Knowledge, Skills & Experience
Educated to degree level in a relevant environmental subject with experience in a relevant environment-based field, you will have a good understanding and knowledge of key environmental agencies and partners' remit in relation to green and blue infrastructure. This includes coastal and flood issues, waste and recycling, sustainability, energy and climate change.
You will bring with your project management experience, and successful delivery of project outcomes, specifically within the delivery of environmental initiatives. You will be confident in managing change to deliver improvements in efficiency and customer service in a complex, multi-stakeholder environment, including working within a legal/political framework.
You should have a good understanding and knowledge and understanding of regional, national and international environment-based external funding programmes, as well as an understanding of the structure of local government, and the current issues facing local government in relation to sustainability and environment.
You should be confident in building strong working relationships with key stakeholders, public, private and voluntary sector bodies which encourage collaborative and partnership objectives.
This position will initially, in line with current government guidance be based from home, with an expectation of being home based for the foreseeable future. However, when government guidelines change the role may then revert to being office based, whilst retaining some flexible working options.
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