Advancing Net Zero – Projects Manager

Job title: Projects Manager – Advancing Net Zero

Date of posting: Friday 5 July

Closing date for applications: Friday 2 August

Department: Policy & Advocacy

Line Manager: Senior Policy Advisor

Location: UKGBC offices, London

Purpose of job: Manage key projects under the UKGBC Advancing Net Zero programme. Mainly industry focused, but also involving engagement with national and local government.

Reporting to role: 0

Same job title holders: 0

Team members: 4 (not incl consultants)

Financial (eg. budget): No direct budget responsibility but contribute to the management of annual budget circa £100,000

Principal Accountabilities (e.g. key responsibilities and projects):

  • Work closely with the Senior Policy Advisor to manage and deliver projects and task groups under the Advancing Net Zero programme
  • Carry out stakeholder engagement – government (national and local), industry/UKGBC membership and other professional, trade and NGO groups through face to face meetings, email and online communications and good contacts management (including use of Salesforce)
  • Facilitate workshops and working groups
  • Write content for and deliver high quality reports and outputs that account for the diverse viewpoints of stakeholders
  • Present and advocate for Advancing Net Zero at external events and meetings
  • Undertake reporting processes with partners, funders and other supporters
  • Work with colleagues to plan and deliver of events and workshops including a major European Summit in 2019
  • Liaise with WorldGBC and other national GBCs involved in the global Advancing Net Zero campaign
  • Manage the collation of relevant case studies and best practice examples from businesses and construction projects

Decision making authority

Without reference

  • Project management administration
  • Undertaking research
  • Engaging with members
  • Networking activities

With reference:

  • Deciding project scope and activities
  • Sourcing funding for projects
  • Delivering project outputs

Key competencies


  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • Project management capabilities with ability to juggle multiple projects/activities and maintain tight deadlines, organisational skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Relationship-building & interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written, including presentational skills
  • Facilitating discussion of diverse viewpoints and brokering agreement
  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to translate often complex sustainability information
  • Confident and self-motivated, with good use of initiative
  • High level of competence in using standard software packages (MS Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Adobe Acrobat etc), and other digital platforms (Cisco, Articulate etc.)
  • Commitment to UKGBC mission and values

Knowledge, experience and qualifications (minimum requirements for the job)


  • Educated to Masters level or equivalent experience
  • Proven experience engaging and managing a diverse range of stakeholders
  • At least 5 years experience related to the sustainable design and operation of buildings
  • Confidence in dealing with technical aspects of carbon reduction policy & practice
  • Proven project management experience


  • Experience working with green building councils
  • Experience with environmental assessments for buildings
  • Experience of corporate environmental targets and reporting
  • Experience of Salesforce or a similar CRM system
  • Event management experience
  • Knowledge of issues around the measurement and mitigation of carbon impacts from the built environment

Terms & Conditions

Place of Work: Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT

Hours of work: 37.5 hours; normally 9am – 5.30pm

Holidays: 28 days per annum pro rata, plus public holidays, plus 3 days Xmas closure

Salary & benefits: Competitive package commensurate with the applicant’s experience, includes enhanced pension contributions and health plan.

Length of contract: Fixed term contract up to 31 March 2020

Start date: September 2019

To apply for the role, please send your CV and cover letter to by the closing date of Friday 2 August.

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