Project Analyst - Environment & Climate

  • Location
    Hounslow, Greater London
  • Salary
    £ 15.72 - £ 20.35 / Hourly
  • Category
    Public Sector - Public Sector Projects & Programmes
  • Job type
    Contractor
  • Industry
    Public Sector
  • External Reference
    JN-082021-201892

JOB TITLE: Project Analyst - Environmental & Climate
LOCATION: Working from home. Some travel to the office in Hounslow will be required.
PAY RATE: £15.72 PAYE / £20.35 Umbrella per hour
START DATE: ASAP
DURATION: 3 months
IR35 STATUS: Inside



OVERVIEW:


We are looking for a capable individual with the enthusiasm, ambition and skills to help deliver our Green Recovery Strategy and other associated environment strategy subjects. This is a position that will help make real changes to the borough and the choices individuals make in an environmental context. You will be working on a range of innovative projects that feature as part of the Council's environmental programmes. With the innovation in mind, you may not be able to demonstrate that you have 'done this before', so we are looking for an individual who has the capability, understanding and potential to help make our projects a success.



PURPOSE OF ROLE:


The postholder will be responsible for providing general support to the delivery of a suite of business change projects within the Environment and Climate division.


The postholder will help shape the development and implementation of environmental strategies and work according to the requirements of the London Borough of Hounslow for example Low Carbon Neighbourhood, 21st Century Mobility, Green Growth and Low Carbon Economy projects.


You will contribute to the improvement of the London borough of Hounslow's environmental quality through promoting sound environmental management principles.



You will work within a team of specialist individuals and have responsibility for managing Junior staff and agency staff as required and may be required to supervise consultants or interns. Your role will have significant opportunity to help transform Hounslow's public realm, with the priority aim of delivering the Councils ambition to deliver a net zero borough by 2030 and other environmental targets.



KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES



  1. To work effectively as part of the Council's Environment and Climate team, delivering corporate objectives detailed in the new corporate plan, through the work of the Customer Relations, Environment and Culture directorate.

  2. To support the Project Manager and other managers, as part of a team delivering the Council's strategic priorities for the green recovery and climate emergency.

  3. You will support change by working collaboratively across the organisation and with our local partners to enthuse and take forward the ambitions the Council has set out in the borough Recovery Plan, Green Recovery Strategy and Climate Emergency, under the Greener Borough Framework.

  4. You will work with the Project Manager and others, to establish an Exemplar in the Environmental Programmes field, ensuring delivery in agile ways of working that encourage collaborative working across teams and deliver 'Test and Learn' approaches that allows each area of programme delivery to be socialised before it is launched.

  5. You will help develop and deliver high quality analysis, deep insight and updates on progress against key milestones and targets. Evaluation is a critical factor and you will support the project delivery in a way that can evidence impact. You will also analyse and report on European, national, regional and sub-regional environmental legislation, regulation and policy with reference to their effect on the borough.

  6. To provide professional advice to Councillors and other officers on relevant areas of service delivery and strategy, ensuring compliance with the Council's standing orders.

  7. To consider planning applications and the environmental effect developments may have on the borough. Advise officers and developers of the need to make changes to comply with policy.

  8. To be responsible for reporting on the project plans, resource plans and milestones, and tasks.

  9. Contribute and help brief the work of professional services such as consultants. This includes writing briefs and specifications, seeking opportunities for codesign with residents and public, preparing documents, administering quotations and tenders, and support the letting of subsequent contracts.

  10. To be proactive in building positive and productive networks across councils, partners and other organisations, and with residents, community groups and other interested stakeholders.

  11. To ensure effective communication and consultation procedures are in place and implemented with residents, community groups and stakeholders are informed and consulted with accordingly



SKILLS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:



  • You will be able to demonstrate as a project officer in the environment field with a strong track record of working on environmental change projects and will have a strong knowledge of relevant aspects of environmental policy, legislation and regulations.

  • Proven track record of helping to plan and deliver project work using a structured project management methodology in an agile way is important.

  • You will bring experience of business partnering, working within a complex environment of providers, with experience of working within complex organisations, bringing relevant skills and experience to the role. Experience of working with funders and in a political environment will be important skills, along with a knowledge of the legislative framework in place.

  • You'll have sound experience of developing excellent relationships with communities and you will be able to prove that you have delivered outcomes for residents, through working in collaborative ways with our citizens and partners.

  • You've developed excellent project and performance skills, and with them can demonstrate a track record of implementing excellent tactical solutions. You are committed to building knowledge of the environment, environmental change and making changes that address the needs of residents, businesses and our communities.












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