Project Manager / Recycling Specialist / Sustainability Manager

£30000 per annum
11 Oct 2017
08 Nov 2017
Martina S
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Project Officer (Recycling, Sustainability, Supply chain, Innovation)

Location: Sheffield

Salary: Up to £30k pa depending on experience

Job Type: Full Time, 15 months fixed contract, initially

Closing Date: Friday 3rd November 2017

Interviews: to be held on the 10th November 2017

The organisation represents the glass manufacturing industry – offering guidance to members on environmental, technical and legal issues; promoting glass and glass recycling; communicating the glass sector’s value and interests; and fostering the innovation and collaboration to secure a sustainable future for glass.

The organisation is a partner in FISSAC, a European funded research project to increase the recycling of industrial, construction, and demolition waste in Europe. The consortium is composed of 26 partners from 9 countries. The company is leading the work on glass recycling.

Although glass can be recycled back to glass infinitely, most refurbishment and demolition glass waste – if it avoids landfill – currently ends up as aggregate in roads. While this is a form of recycling, far more energy and carbon dioxide emissions would be saved if this glass was used to make new glass and demand from glass manufacturers for good quality glass to recycle is high.

The project involves working with stakeholders at all levels of the construction and demolition supply chain to research, develop, trial and roll out innovative measures to increase the recycling of glass from building refurbishment projects across Europe. The organisation is also working closely with the rest of the consortium to provide input into various other aspects of the project.

This project officer role is an exciting opportunity for a well organised and experienced professional with a passion for project management, innovation and sustainability. The successful applicant will be working with technical experts and industry specialists to help deliver the project goals and maximise the impact for the glass industry. They need someone who can motivate and engage stakeholders, expand the network and liaise with people to identify and overcome barriers. Experience or understanding of project management and what drives change within organisations is required. You’ll also need excellent communication skills to report and disseminate project findings to a variety of stakeholders.

Applicants should be flexible and happy to work as part of the team, although a lot of independent work will be required too. As a representative of the glass industry you must be professional and presentable at all times. Knowledge of supply chains is preferred.

You will also use your knowledge and experience to contribute other areas of the organisation’s work.

There are further funding and revenue streams available; if the project team can secure financial support it is possible the contract will be extended.

Main Responsibilities:

* Working within the team on project management and meeting deliverables
* Networking and interviewing with stakeholders
* Identifying barriers, opportunities and solutions
* Preparing data and project findings for input to project partners
* Contributing to the design of an online portal for construction waste
* Organising meetings for stakeholder consultation and presenting at events
* Preparing guidance and audit tools based on project findings
* Communicating project findings
* Budget planning and management
* Exploring possible further activity and funding in this area

Qualifications, skills and experience:

* Degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject
* Knowledge or experience in waste and supply chain management
* Experience in engaging and liaising stakeholders
* Understanding of circular economy principles
* Strong experience working on a research project
* Experience of writing guidance
* Excellent IT skill including, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

Personal attributes:

* Positive, motivational attitude
* Excellent communicator
* Desire to make a difference
* Able to collaborate and work with internal and external stakeholders
* Team player
* Innovative
* Able to manage own work
* Able to understand technical issues and data
* Comfortable in a research environment
* Flexible, willing to travel (occasionally overseas – valid passport will be required)

Please click the APPLY button to send your CV and Covering letter.

Candidates with the experience or relevant job titles of: Recycling Project Officer, Construction Manager, Recycling Specialist, Senior Project Manager, Recycling Manager, Construction Project Manager, Recycling Project Manager, Project Coordinator, Regional Recycling, Construction Coordinator, Senior Project Manager, Senior Construction Coordinator, Project Controller, Construction Controller, Construction Project Controller, WAMITAB Ideal but not essential will also be considered for this role.

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