Carbon Advisor

Carbon Advisor

Company Information

VolkerRail is an established and experienced railway infrastructure contractor. We have a successful track record of delivering projects across the whole of the UK; working with Network Rail, London Underground as well as light rail and tram operating companies to enhance the national infrastructure. 

As one of the UKs oldest railway contractors, with a history dating back over 80 years, we are passionate about the preservation and development of the railways. Our years of experience and continued company growth have earned us a reputation within the industry for high performance and innovation, and as a company focussed on timely and efficient delivery.

Job Summary

A unique opportunity has arisen to help shape and deliver VolkerRail’s carbon policies, strategies and programmes to support the delivery of our Net Zero Carbon goal. The role is in VolkerRail’s Corporate HSQES Function based in Doncaster or other UK offices dependant on candidates level of experience, and will work collaboratively with colleagues across all functions, operational delivery teams, and with our parent company VolkerWessels UK.

Reporting to the Head of Environment & Sustainability, role specific responsibilities include:

• Support the Head of Environment & Sustainability to determine carbon reduction targets, including Science Based Target, Net Zero Target and further interim internal targets; monitor and report progress towards achieving them.

• Support the integration of PAS 2080 Carbon Management in Infrastructure within the IMS and its on-going maintenance.

• Responsible for administrating VolkerRail’s greenhouse gas inventory to provide a faithful, true and fair account of the organisational carbon footprint in accordance with internal methodologies and recognised external guidelines. To work collaboratively with data owners and data analysts across the business to address gaps, improve quality and granularity of carbon data reporting.

• Coordinate the accurate and transparent reporting of VolkerRail GHG/carbon data as required for legal disclosures, published corporate literature, client and/or sector agreements, external and internal facing communications.  

• Undertake project carbon assessments to identify and record opportunities for the reduction of whole life carbon emissions through the project lifecycle, utilising proprietary tools in line with changing sector and client expectations. Act as administrator for carbon tools adopted to ensure the long-term integrity and access to project data.

• Support carbon reduction workshops to identify opportunities for reducing carbon through design and construction methods; documenting and prioritising arising opportunities.

• Research, promote and encourage low carbon solutions to the relevant design, commercial and construction teams; seeking to facilitate trials and document their outcomes through case studies.

Job Requirements

The candidate will need the following qualities to deliver this role effectively:

• Passionate about reducing personal and private sector contributions to global warming
• Analytical skills with the ability to identify, develop and implement carbon reductions
• Attention to detail to ensure accurate and transparent carbon data reporting
• Enquiring and innovative to seek out and engage the business with technological advancements for low carbon engineering

The candidate will have a degree in sciences, engineering or a related discipline and be a member of their respective professional institute i.e. IEMA Practitioner 

They will also have the following experience:

- Experience in a role supporting organisations to develop and deliver carbon management policies, procedures and reduction plans
- Working knowledge of carbon accounting and management guidelines e.g. GHG Protocol, ISO 14064, PAS2080, SBTi
- Some experience in the use of carbon assessment tools e.g. RSSB Rail Carbon Tool, eTool – though suitable training will be provided
- Experience working collaboratively with operational or project teams to deliver carbon reductions would be desirable

VolkerRail Group offers a competitive salary and attractive benefits that includes pension, performance related pay, volunteering leave and other benefits commensurate to your skills and experience.

Committed to equality of opportunity and diversity.

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