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  • Ref no: EDN12790
  • Published: 19/3/2020
  • Closes: 16/4/2020
  • Location: Waverley Court 4 East Market Street, EH8 8BG
  • Salary: £36,499.00 - £43,619.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week

Job Description

Chief Executive

Project Manager – Projects and Investment - fixed term for 12 months
Waverley Court

Salary: £36,499 - £43,619
Hours: 36 per week

We want to ensure Edinburgh, as Scotland’s capital city, is at the forefront of securing a swift and just transition to a low carbon future for Scotland – now, and for future generations. Recognising the urgent need for radical action to mitigate the effects of climate change, the City of Edinburgh Council has declared a climate emergency and set out a bold ambition for the city to be carbon neutral by 2030.

To help make this vision a reality we are looking for an experienced, self-motivated, and flexible project management professional to join the Council’s Corporate Policy and Insight function to support one of Scotland’s leading councils to drive a fast-paced and exciting strategic programme to tackle climate change.

In taking forward a progressive sustainability agenda, we have partnered with the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation at Edinburgh University (ECCI) and EIT Climate-KIC - Europe's largest public-private partnership for action on climate change - to become one of only 15 European cities leading the way on climate change as part of the ‘Healthy, Clean, Cities Deep Demonstration’ programme.  

As part of this programme, we will work with ECCI, Climate-KIC, and wider city partners over the next 5 years to scope and implement the system innovation and investment that is needed at the whole-city scale to meet the challenge of becoming a healthy, clean, carbon neutral city by 2030.  This work will be informed by the newly established independent Climate Commission for Edinburgh, which the Council is co-sponsoring with ECCI and the UK-wide Place-based Climate Action Network, hosted by the London School of Economics.

The Project Manager will focus on the key challenges facing the Council and the city in reducing Edinburgh’s carbon emissions, with responsibility for supporting the formulation of investable business cases for projects to address these challenges. This will include working with Climate-KIC and wider partners to design innovative solutions, develop a portfolio of potential projects and work with private sector and other external investment partners to develop investment packages and take projects from the design phase to implementation. The post will also provide project management support for projects reaching the implementation stage, including establishing and maintaining sound project management systems and overseeing monitoring and reporting of their performance.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

• strong leadership and personal responsibility, and be results orientated in relation to the portfolio of work they lead

• a strong track record in business case development and project management

• an understanding of a range of financing and investment models, gained within a large and complex environment  

• excellent knowledge and experience of the application of a range of project management approaches, processes and methodologies, including financial and performance monitoring and reporting

• experience in working with a diverse range of partners in the public, private and third sectors

The Project Manager position is offered as a fixed term one-year contract initially, with the possibility of extension subject to external funding.

Our salary range typically reflects the initial starting salary and annually increases until it reaches the top of the range.  For roles in grade 5 or above, annual increments in our contribution zones are dependent on achieving agreed performance goals.

The advertised salary will increase by 3% on 1st April 2020.

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