Carbon Lead in London, United Kingdom

Carbon Lead

We are currently working with a rail organisation who are looking to expand their team by recruiting a Carbon Lead to join their team in London, offering a hybrid-working approach. Within the role, you will be the subject matter expert for GB rail on industry-wide carbon issues. Reporting to the Emissions Principal, you will work closely with the organisation leads and key stakeholders in Great British Railways Transition Team, Network Rail, train and freight operators, rail membership organisations, DfT and others, playing a part in all aspects of decarbonising the railway. Your role will be pivotal in pursuit of the industrys Sustainable Rail Strategy.

As Carbon Lead your responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
  • Lead the Rail Industry Decarbonisation and Infrastructure Carbon Working Groups to provide advice, guidance, and oversight on decarbonisation at a rail industry level aligned to efforts within the wider transport sector.
  • Develop relationships and generate consensus amongst a wide range of stakeholders on the DECARB workstream supporting the industrys commitment to remove diesel-only trains by 2040, and a national net zero greenhouse gas emissions commitment made by GB Railway by 2050
  • Work with industry and Government departments to develop the DECARD programme of research and development projects
  • Deliver or ensure the delivery of the DECARB programme, ensuring it is managed and delivered to best practice standards
  • Ensure GB rail understands best practice on carbon management and reduction, including policy, performance, standards, technology and propose appropriate ways to deliver
  • Maintain up-to-date expertise in carbon management and reduction, keeping current with relevant developments
  • Provide accessible and technically accurate communications material on decarbonisation
  • Lead, manage, mentor and coach any direct or project reports to ensure the quality and timely delivery of their work, provide suitable development opportunities and assist them in the management of their workload.
  • Working closely with air quality experts
 
Job requirements:
  • In-depth understanding of carbon management and decarbonisation at the technology, policy, and industry level (Transportation Sector)
  • Expert knowledge of carbon emissions reduction and elimination techniques, ideally within and outside the rail sector
  • Wide experience of stakeholder engagement at a senior level
  • Experience of leading a programme of strategy development and implementation, including influencing policy and investment decisions
  • Extensive programme and project management skills
  • Experience in developing and delivering multi-stakeholder projects
  • An analytical and strategic thinker with the ability to get to the heart of the problem, focus on solutions and identify both strategic and tactical routes to implementation
As mentioned, this position of Carbon Lead is in London, but allows for the adoption of a hybrid-working approach, only being required in the office when necessary. Therefore, location of the candidate is flexible, so would suit candidates who are easily able to access London when required. If this position is of interest, dont hesitate to contact Erin at Critical Project Resourcing.

 

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