Sustainability & Energy Officer
Osborne Richardson have an interesting opportunity for a Sustainability & Energy Officer to join a very busy local authority in South East London for a 6 month contract. Our client is a thriving borough in Borough who are undergoing considerable transformation and regeneration.
You will join their Regeneration & Sustainability division and you will be responsible for assessing a range of planning applications, promoting sustainability and climate change within Planning as you do so, as well as monitoring, reviewing and developing systems to ensure full compliance with the Carbon Reduction Commitment and other reporting requirements e.g. Greenhouse Gas Reporting. You will be required to provide specialist technical advice on how to reduce water and energy consumption as well as supervising staff or consultants as required.
Strong communication skills are essential as you will act as a single point of contact for all matters involving climate change and sustainability. On a daily basis you will be dealing with senior managers, a wide range of stakeholders and the general public, explaining complex and new approaches to sustainability within development management and policy development.
The successful candidate will need a relevant town planning degree level qualification and a minimum of 2 years experience in either Planning Policy or sustainability development. You will need to be confident dealing with external contacts, in particular representatives from developers working in the Borough. You will need good financial management skills and be able to organise and manage complex data in order to support the delivery of projects to a high standard.
The rate offered is up to £25 per hour and this will be a part time role offering 35 hours a week.