Senior Technical Officer - Scoring ACT Project


£26,000 - £30,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy

Closing date: Sunday, 28th April 2019  

Job Purpose and Background

CDP is offering an exciting opportunity for somebody with an interest in climate change and climate change data, policy and finance to support CDP’s technical work, with a particular focus on scoring activities.

We are looking for someone who is reliable, efficient and passionate and who takes pride in working to a high standard. The successful applicant will work as part of the Scoring team on the development and application of the Assessing low-Carbon Transition project (ACT). This project aims to measure a company’s contribution to a low-carbon economy, this evolution from CDP’s current scoring approach will require a candidate that is comfortable working in a creative manner but has strong analytical and process-defining skills. They will be part of the scoring team and will need to work in close relationship with the Forests, Water, Supply Chain and Climate Change programmes and the relevant internal and external stakeholders.

About CDP:

CDP is an international non-profit that drives companies and governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. Voted number one climate research provider by investors and working with institutional investors with assets of US$87 trillion, we leverage investor and buyer power to motivate companies to disclose and manage their environmental impacts. Over 7,000 companies with over 50% of global market capitalization disclosed environmental data through CDP in 2018. This is in addition to the over 750 cities, states and regions who disclosed, making CDP’s platform one of the richest sources of information globally on how companies and governments are driving environmental change. CDP, formerly Carbon Disclosure Project, is a founding member of the We Mean Business Coalition. Visit or follow us @CDP to find out more.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Applying the ACT methodology to specific companies in order to determine their alignment with a low-carbon future
  • Delivering on the ACT scores for the Auto manufacturers, and prepare the assessments for Electric Utilities and Oil and Gas companies.
  • Data analysis of information provided by companies and gathering data to complement this information in order to provide a complete picture of the companies assessed.
  • Supporting the overall project management of scoring activities for ACT and mentoring of other ACT team members;
  • Developing CDP’s training and support for ACT score feedback;
  • Responding to stakeholders questions on ACT;
  • Supporting the technical team in the continuous development and refinement of the scoring methodology (both discloser and performance scoring) and research/analysis as necessary to help develop a road map for scoring activities as they relate to ACT;
  • Writing and proof reading technical documents to be discussed in meetings or disseminated to partners and stakeholders;
  • Helping in any other technical tasks that might be necessary within the Technical Team, the Supply Chain programme or CDP more generally.
  • Performing data management activities, such as operating databases, producing spreadsheets, comparing data sets, or other data related tasks;
  • Defining dashboards and managing databases;

Required skills and experience:

  • At least 2 years experience in environment, GHG and/or financial accounting and current issues related with these disciplines, and the willingness to develop a high level of knowledge (Master’s preferred);
  • Demonstrable experience of Auto manufacturer sector and/or Electric utilities and/or Oil and Gas sector, especially as it relates to environmental issues and emissions of these sectors.
  • Experience mentoring and leading 1-2 team members in task delivery and performance.
  • Very good attention to detail;
  • A self starter willing to take ownership and develop processes to improve the overall delivery of scoring;
  • Ability to deliver results to tight deadlines;
  • IT literate with excellent knowledge of Excel; database management knowledge would be an advantage;
  • Experience in working with Customer Relations Manager systems and the data from it;

This is a full time role on a one-year fixed term contract based at CDP’s London office reporting to the Senior Manager, ACT.

Salary and benefits: £26,000 – £30,000 per annum, annual discretionary bonus, 24 days’ holiday (increasing to 30), generous non-contributory pension provision, life assurance and others.

Interested applicants must be eligible to work legally in the UK.

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter setting out how you meet the required skills and experience or key responsibilities, which should be no more than two pages, to with ‘Senior Technical Officer – Scoring ACT project’ in the subject. The deadline is 23.59 (GMT) 28 April 2019.

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