Sustainability Advisor – 3YR FTA
Overview of Responsibilities
Who are we looking for?
UKAEA have a vacancy for a Sustainability Business Partner to join the Safety, Health, Environment and Quality Department (SHEQ) on Fixed Term Appointment for a 2-3 year period which will end on 31st March 2025. You will have an excellent opportunity to support innovative new building projects as UKAEA has significant investment planned in the development of the campus in the next few years.
Influencing across UKAEA departments you will drive and raise the profile of sustainability having an active involvement in net zero carbon initiatives and projects. For this role, you will support the development of new building construction projects on our campus to ensure they meet BREEAM and net zero carbon targets, and will help to ensure alignment and collaboration between the different projects on sustainability matters.
You will need excellent interpersonal skills to enable effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders at all levels and be able to influence them accordingly both verbally and through the production of written reports. You will require solid understanding of relevant sustainability standards and net zero requirements, carbon emission accounting and energy data management
What will you be responsible for?
- Acting as the technical expert in environmental sustainability, providing day-to-day support by giving practical advice on environmental issues
- Ensuring that sustainability aspects are adequately considered as part of relevant processes and projects
- Analysing and interpret energy, carbon footprint and other sustainability data
- Building strong relationships with internal stakeholders and establish credibility at all levels, obtaining buy in on sustainability initiatives as needed
Essential skills, experience and competence required
- Degree or equivalent in a relevant subject
- A strong understanding of relevant standards e.g. BREEAM & Net-Zero requirements, carbon accounting, energy data management, planning and biodiversity policies
- Proven experience working with environmental sustainability programmes within a given field (in this case, construction projects)
- Experience influencing at different levels both verbally and through the production of written reports.
Desirable skills, experience and competence
- Experience working with public procurement contracts and /or in refurbishment and new construction projects
What we offer
Our benefits package includes a vibrant culture committed to being fully inclusive, an Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders, Flexible working options including family friendly policies, Emergency paid leave, Annual leave allowance (30.5 days) increased with length of service, wide range of career development opportunities, outstanding defined benefit pension scheme; Corporate bonus scheme and a Relocation allowance (if eligible).
We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particularly individuals from black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, including nationality and citizenship, people with disabilities and women. UKAEA is actively promoting EDI and taking steps to increase the diversity of our people through reinforcing best practice in recruitment and selection, and revaluating approaches where it is clear we can remove barriers to success.
Please be advised that this vacancy is due to close on 03/02/2023. We may close earlier than this date if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.
Please note all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance – The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions or will confirm that there are no such convictions.
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