Deadline: 07.12.2022

Technical Project Manager/

UK Net Zero Carbon Buildings Standard
United Kingdom

Whilst significant progress has been made in defining what ‘net zero’ means for buildings in the
UK, a process of market analysis showed a clear demand for a single, agreed methodology.
The UK Net Zero Carbon Buildings Standard initiative’s mission is to enable industry to robustly
prove how their built assets achieve net zero carbon and in line with our nation’s climate
The technical project manager is fundamental to the success of the project. Their role is to
develop and update the project plan and coordinate between the Technical Steering Group
(TSG), the task groups, the sector groups and the stakeholder review groups, keeping the
project on track to meet the timelines.
This role reports to the TSG chair (or a nominated member of the technical steering group),
however the individual needs to be able to work independently to drive the project forward.
We are looking for a highly motivated and driven individual with proven project management
experience and with an understanding of the built environment sector and issues relating to Net
Key skills
• Strategic thinker – able to ‘translate’ complex interrelated issues and elements into clear
plans to drive action;
• Ability to balance ‘big picture’ issues whilst understanding the details that enable teams
and individuals to work effectively on their parts of a project
• Impact oriented – has a focus on delivering outcomes and impact, and is agile in how to
achieve this;
• Good stakeholder management and interpersonal skills;
• The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, juggling multiple elements of the
• Ability to work collaboratively with a large number of organisations;
• Good communicator;
• Excellent at organisation;
• Quick to understand new concepts in areas that are unfamiliar
• A technical grasp of the practicalities of construction and operation of real estate assets.
Experience required
• Experience managing and delivering projects with multiple stakeholders, including the
creation and management of project plans and risk registers
• Experience delivering publications with multiple authors, stakeholders, with multiple stages
of review and sign off
• coordination of a report/ technical output similar in scale to the net zero carbon building
• Additional experience that would be beneficial:
• Experience with public consultations
• An understanding of comms, website development, webinars and event, such that they can
liaise with comms lead
• A deep technical understanding of the built environment sector and net zero as it relates to
real estate
Email: [email protected]
Key responsibilities
• Develop and implement a project plan to deliver the project’s desired outcomes against agreed
timeframes. Utilise the project plan effectively to enable team members to deliver on individual
actions in a coordinated manner. This will include a project delivery plan and Gantt chart, risk
register and project stakeholder engagement plan. Key to this project plan will be to identify
dependencies and items on the critical path, identifying what decisions need to be made when.
Engages with project stakeholders in a timely and useful manner to ensure the project plan
remains on track and that project participants are aware of what they need to deliver, and
when. This will include:
▪ Coordinating with task group chairs and leads to ensure that the timelines are met
▪ Coordinating questions between task groups, and between task and sector groups
• Collate feedback to Technical Steering Group (TSG) and Governance Board (GB)
• Attend TSG meetings in a non-voting capacity, documenting and closing out actions from these
meetings by liaising with TSG members. Working with the project’s administrative support
resource and the TSG leads to prepare and issue agenda for these meetings.
• Prepare information for the Governance board together with the TSG chair
• Mapping task group contributors involved in the project, making sure that relevant parties are
involved and up to date.
• Ad hoc technical support for the development of the standard (for example engaging with
external stakeholders that have developed standards globally, to get feedback on their process)
• Supporting the project administrator with responding to the admin inbox
• Line management of 3 day a week admin staff member
• Line management of 2 day a week comms member
Remotely with availablity to come into London as required. (1 days per month)
Line management
The technical project manager will be line managed by the Chair of the technical steering
Duration of role
Beginning of December 2022- End of December 2023 (13 months) with a probation review after
the first 2 months to review role suitability.
Ideally this is a full time role, applicants that can provide this will be preferred. There may be
opportunities to job share (minimum 3 days a week), so please do apply even if you cannot
commit to 5 days a week stating clearly in your application your time availability.
We understand that it may not be possible to start full-time from the beginning of December,
and are therefore open to a part time arrangement in December. If this is the case please
disclose this in your application.
Please state in your application whether your organization would need to be reimbursed for
your 100% of your salary, part of your salary or whether your time could be donated ‘in kind’.
Email: [email protected]
Contractual arrangement
Our intention is for the successful candidate to be seconded from their current employer, with
no change to contractual arrangements. The candidate will not sign a contract with the NZC
Buildings Standard

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