Birmingham or London
£45,000 - £60,000
HS2 Ltd endeavours to ensure everyone working for us and with us feels included, thrives and achieves their full potential. In practice, this means we are positive and inclusive about making adjustments, providing flexible working, encouraging our staff networks to flourish, and providing personal and professional development opportunities.
As a Carbon Specialist at HS2 you will be providing specialist technical support on net zero carbon, whole life carbon management and carbon reduction for all phases of the project. You will work in collaboration with the supply chain as well as HS2 colleagues to ensure net zero carbon objectives and project commitments relating to carbon emissions are delivered and timescales are met with value for money at the forefront of all decisions.
The role will include working with a wide range of stakeholders including contractors and government decision and policy makers.
About the role
Support the Carbon Manager in development and implementation of net zero carbon, carbon management and carbon reduction requirements.
Develop and implement procedures, tools, and systems as appropriate to ensure carbon requirements are clearly defined and well understood and to enable effective and efficient delivery of net zero carbon objectives and project commitments relating to carbon emissions.
Provide technical assessment and reviews for the hybrid bills and associated tasks, including Environment Statements, Petitioner responses and Parliamentary Queries.
Work with Phase One, Phase Two and Stations and Systems Delivery in providing support and specialist net zero carbon, carbon management and carbon reduction expertise.
Participate in the Environment team’s wider objectives and work closely with them to achieve carbon objectives.
Provide technical assessment and review to assure that deliverables meet the project’s carbon requirements.
Represent HS2 at carbon technical meetings with stakeholders as required.
Engage pro-actively with internal and external stakeholders.
Work with Phase One, Phase Two and Stations and Systems Delivery to ensure consistency of approach, promote best practice, innovation, and value for money.
Continue to develop professionally, maintaining technical competencies and identifying opportunities for learning new skills in order to meet work objectives more effectively.
Actively promote and embed Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies, and procedures on EDI.
Experience of implementing net zero carbon, carbon management and carbon reduction principles within complex and medium to high-risk projects
Experience of delivering successful outcomes with complex stakeholders
Suitable qualifications to degree standard, experience, and education to demonstrate understanding of net zero carbon, carbon management and carbon reduction principles.
Knowledge and understanding of the relevant legislation, technical guidance, industry standards and best practice in relation to net zero carbon, carbon management and carbon reduction.
Ability to communicate effectively with technical specialists, non-technical project managers and technical stakeholders.
Ability to technically assess and review carbon management deliverables submitted by contractors.
High Speed 2 (HS2 Ltd) will be the UK’s new high speed rail network. As well as improving capacity, the new scheme will shorten journey times between a number of Britain’s major population centres, boost the economy and create thousands of jobs.
HS2 Ltd will create a skills legacy and develop a diverse range of talent. We aim to be a leader in EDI practice by creating a safe & inclusive working environment for all our staff - living our values of Safety, Respect, Integrity and Leadership.
In practice, this means we are positive and inclusive about making adjustments, providing flexible working, encouraging our staff networks to flourish and providing personal and professional development opportunities.
HS2 Ltd is also a safety-critical organisation. Employees are required to ensure reasonable care of their own and others’ health and safety by taking personal responsibility for working to our ‘Safe at Heart’ programme principles and following safe working procedures at all times.
HS2 Ltd endeavours to ensure everyone working for us and with us feels included, thrives and achieves their full potential.
Closing date: 10 November 2022