Recruiter: Ministry of Justice
Sustainable Construction Manager
Sustainable Construction Manager
£43,958 - £63,500 (dependent on location)
Fixed term (2 years)
This exciting new leadership role will be responsible for embedding MoJ’s ambitious environmental standards into our multi-billion pound new prisons construction programme. This includes a variety of different projects from new Category C and D prisons, new houseblocks within existing prisons, large scale expansions and refurbishments and rapid deployment cells. You will be influencing one of the most significant construction programmes in Government, with an impact spanning decades. You will have extensive experience of both sustainable design and construction covering energy, water, waste and biodiversity and proven track record of reducing both construction and operational impacts of major infrastructure projects.
You will be part of a lively and creative multidisciplinary team responsible for the delivery of key MoJ sustainability priorities. You will also work closely with the construction and programme teams, as well as supply chain partners, to secure environmental outcomes aligned with MoJ and Government’s stretching environmental targets. MoJ intends to be a sustainability leader within Whitehall, and as such, seeks high performing and highly motivated individuals to inspire and deliver meaningful environmental improvements. We work collaboratively across our areas of expertise to deliver positive environmental outcomes across a large range of themes including:
- Meeting the Greening Government Commitment target (GGC)
- Energy management & carbon reduction in line with net zero carbon ambitions
- Waste management and circular resource models
- Water efficiency
- Sustainable construction
- Sustainable procurement
- Sustainable travel
- Biodiversity protection and enhancement.
The Sustainability Team is responsible for embedding environmental sustainability across MoJ, its agencies (including prisons, courts and probation centres) and its Arm’s Length Bodies. This includes the department’s policy making, operations, finance, governance, estates and commercial activity. Working in a large and diverse organisation presents the team with huge scope to deliver national scale sustainability leadership.
Job Description, Duties and Responsibilities
The role is focused on supporting MoJ’s additional prison places construction programme, and within that, responsibilities will include:
- Advising on and setting sustainability standards and benchmarking for all new builds and refurbishments;
- Operationalising Government and MoJ environmental policies and strategies, ensuring these are applied appropriately to the programme;
- Overseeing development of, and developing construction and design standards;
- Ensure environmental technical standards and core requirements are being applied consistently and correctly across the construction programme;
- Ensuring consistency between projects (e.g. Category C and Category D prisons, houseblock construction and refurbishments); and across the programme;
- Driving whole life value and benefits and ensuring impacts are suitably considered over the lifetime of the asset, (e.g. PAS 2080 principles).
- Setting expectations across the programme team and supply chain; ensuring programme outcomes reflect MoJ’s environmental strategic objectives and vision;
- Apply lessons learned/drive best practice and innovation from industry, other parts of the programme and other government departments and public bodies;
- Support development of tender specs, evaluation questions and KPIs;
- Review change requests and respond and contribute to supplier queries;
- Manage ad hoc queries/reach back into Sustainability team to ensure alignment;
- Oversite of the environmental risk management of the new build programme to ensure the relevant accountable individuals are appropriately informed of environmental risks and opportunities ahead of key decision points;
- Leading on briefings, business case development, and MoJ assurance processes with respect to the sustainability of the prison capacity programme.
- Identify sustainability skills and capability gaps within the programme team and help to resolve these
- Line management of one member of staff
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Closing date: 18 June 2021 at 23:55 hours.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status.
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