Project Support Officer - Central Carbon Team

£25,324 - £26,590 yearly
  • National Highways
  • Multiple Locations (within United Kingdom)
  • 29 Jul, 2022
Full time Other Environmental Management Environmental Health Project Management

Job Description

 Your new role

As a Project Support Officer in the Central Carbon Team you will be working as part of the team responsible for bringing together the activities National Highways is already taking in delivering the Net Zero Plan, to reduce and mitigate our carbon emissions to meet net zero carbon emissions by 2050.  

Working across the company you will support the implementation and delivery of a programme plan, which is adaptable and flexible as the work evolves. You will be responsible for a range of administrative processes, providing flexible business support, to contribute to the delivery of business activities and objectives to time, quality and within budget

You will be expected to work collaboratively as part of a team, drawing in expertise from elsewhere in the division, where required.

What you’ll be leading on

  • Support the implementation and delivery of the Net Zero Carbon Plan and associated action plans across the organisation.
  • Operate many administrative processes, ensuring that these are delivered accurately, on time and in line with defined procedures and standards.
  • Produce reports, presentations and other documents, collating and analysing relevant information and data relating to Net Zero Carbon from identified sources.
  • Manage smaller pieces of work to completion to support achievement of the Net Zero Plan objectives.

To be successful

  • Relevant work experience or equivalent vocational training
  • Good understanding of the specialised principles and processes governing the work of Net Zero Carbon
  • Excellent communicator, to clarify and ensure understanding of project strategies and solutions
  • Strong collaborator, to gain the involvement and engagement of a wide range of stakeholders
  • Ability to prioritise to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to work collaboratively, with a range of colleagues, subject matter experts and business partners both in the wider organisation and externally across multiple stakeholders and delivery partners.
  • Good interpersonal, oral communication to build and sustain effective communications with both internal and external customers and stakeholders

Environmental Sustainability Division

National Highways connects the country, but it is important that it does that in an environmentally sustainable way.  There is clear direction from Government to move faster and be more ambitious regarding the environment, seeking not just to minimise environmental impact but actively enhance the environment.  This is supported by stakeholder and public opinion.  Delivering on the Company’s Net Zero carbon commitments, enhancing biodiversity and minimising the impact on communities and environmental receptors close to our network are key to successful delivery of our current investment plan (RIS2), and the development of future investment plans. 

The Environmental Sustainability Division was established in January 2022 and will grow to be about 50 people strong.  The increase in size and seniority of the posts in the team reflecting the centrality of the environment to National Highways.  The team will develop standards, provide advice, and assure environmental work across the Company.  The team will also be an integral part of developing future strategy for the Company.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/national-highways-announce-new-environmental-sustainability-division-as-it-targets-net-zero

A bit about us

Safety, Engineering and Standards (SES) is an exciting place to work. SES key priorities are to support world class operational delivery and technical advice for our road network, provide support services to lead, enable and innovate in the development of the Strategic Road Network and provide expert advice on matters relating to health and safety. If you are looking for a challenging, exhilarating and world class organisation then join one of our dedicated, professional teams leading on technical services, health and safety, sustainability and diversity agendas for National Highways.

Want to know more?

Please email hrhighwaysengland@mailgc.cx.ukg.oraclecloud.com quoting REQ1988.

Why you should join us

At National Highways we believe in a connected country. We are passionate about creating a culture where colleagues feel connected, included and enjoy greater wellbeing to achieve this.  We’re proud that as an organisation we are continually striving to do better and actively encourage and support our colleagues to do the same with their careers. 

So if you put safety first, take ownership of your work, show passion for what you do, work effectively in a team, and demonstrate integrity in how you do it – then you’ll be a great fit for our organisation.

About Us

At National Highways we believe in a connected country. We are passionate about creating a culture where colleagues feel connected, included and enjoy greater wellbeing to achieve this.  We’re proud that as an organisation we are continually striving to do better and actively encourage and support our colleagues to do the same with their careers.

An informal blended working approach has been adopted for many of our roles across National Highways. We offer many different ways to work flexibly and we’re open to discuss part-time working, job shares, and flexible start and finish times. Please wait until the interview stage before asking us about flexibility, and we will explore what is possible.

Our benefits package

Our total reward package includes basic salary, the potential for a performance related bonus, and employer pension contributions of up to 10%.

We also offer:

  • Annual Leave starting at 26 days (plus Bank Holidays) rising by 1 day each year up to 31 days (plus Bank Holidays)
  • Flexible hours and blended working between base location/home
  • Life assurance of 4 times annual salary
  • Health and wellbeing support, including an Employee Assistance Programme, available 24/7 365 days and network of mental health first aiders. Plus access to a wellbeing app to enhance your self-care 24/7, Occupational health service and flu vaccines
  • A cycle to work scheme for the purchase of a bicycle and equipment for healthy, low carbon travel
  • Significant investment in your career development, through learning and development, talent management, coaching, mentoring and on job experience

And we are:

  • Family friendly with enhanced maternity leave and pay, paternity leave (15 days), shared parental leave, adoption leave. Plus access to financial support for holiday play schemes and paid special leave (up to 5 days pa), eg for caring responsibilities
  • Money friendly with access to a discounts platform including over 3000 discounts for supermarkets, eating out, leisure, holidays. Alongside a financial wellbeing programme

Community friendly – offering paid leave to volunteer, 3 days basic/year plus an extra 3 days to support the national Covid effort

So if you put safety first, take ownership of your work, show passion for what you do, work effectively in a team, and demonstrate integrity in how you do it – then you’ll be a great fit for our organisation  

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