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Net Zero Project Manager

Employer
The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council
Location
Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
Salary
£44,370 - £50,964 per annum
Closing date
28 Nov 2021

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Sector
Environment, Environmental Health, Regeneration and Local Economies
Job role
Project Manager
Salary Band
£40,000 - £49,999, £50,000 - £59,999
Contract Type
Full time
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About Us:

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.

The Role:

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.

Please refer to the Job Description for more information. 

About You:

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.

Additional information

We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.

We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

We do not accept speculative CVs from any source.

Please note, we will primarily contact candidates by e-mail throughout the recruitment process, please monitor your email junk / spam folder as our system generated emails may be allocated to these folders by your email settings.

If you experience difficulties with the recruitment application process, please contact the recruitment team by email: recruitment@rbkc.gov.uk

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