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Job Opportunity: Net Zero Project Manager – Apply by 14/05/23

Location: Church Hill House, Solihull, B91 3QB
Salary: £49,950 – £55,859 p.a. Incremental progression is subject to performance.
Closing date: 14 May 2023
Reference: SOL000005387
Job Type: Environment / Conservation
Contract Type: Full time permanent
Working Pattern: Standard
Hours: Full-Time

Are you passionate about making a real contribution to sustainability and responding to the climate emergency? 

Solihull Council has an exciting opportunity in their newly formed Climate Change and Sustainability Team. Helping Solihull to shape and respond to the challenges of becoming a more sustainable borough you will be instrumental in their response to the climate emergency. This post will report into the Group Manager for Climate Change and Sustainability and sit within the Sustainable Growth Service.

Climate Change and Sustainability are key priorities for Solihull Council, this is reflected in their Council Plan which identifies “Environment” as one of the core priorities for the Council, Solihull aims to be net zero as a Council by 2030 and as a Borough by 2041. Their ambitions are supported by strategy and policy such as their Climate Change Prospectus and Net Zero Action Plan, their commitment is demonstrated by the fact that Climate Emergency UK ranked Solihull’s climate action plans among the best in the country (5th overall and 2nd of all single tier authorities)

The role:

Solihull Council are looking for an experienced and innovative Project Manager to join their Climate Change and Sustainability Team. You will use your Project Management skills to lead delivery on actions and projects related to Solihull’s Net Zero Action Plan (NZAP) and Climate Change Prospectus (CCP), focussing on delivery that support their 2041 borough wide net zero target (https://www.solihull.gov.uk/your-future-solihull)

You will use your excellent working knowledge of decarbonisation and/ or energy projects to identify, plan, and deliver key projects that will support Solihull’s just transition to net zero. The role will play a key part in delivering the Council’s net zero agenda and will see you ensure reporting, monitoring and delivery against the NZAP aims.

In this role you work closely with UK Central Team (Connectivity, Opportunity, Lifestyle – Invest in UK Central Solihull) to ensure successful delivery of a variety of net zero projects on behalf of the project sponsors.  You will be well versed in project management processes; creative and productive partnership building and have a strong track record of delivery.

As an experienced project manager, you will be able to demonstrate great analytical skills and an ability to communicate, in fact, you will consider your interpersonal skills to be one of your key strengths, enabling you to engage, build relationships with stakeholders at all levels and communicate complex information to a variety of audiences.

This role will see you collaborate with colleagues within the Council and stakeholders across the borough to deliver exciting and innovative projects.

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