Technical Officer x2, Reporting (Climate Change, Forests, Water Security)


£23,000 - £26,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy

Closing date: Tuesday, 28th May 2019  

Job Purpose and Background

CDP is offering exciting opportunities to two individuals wanting to launch their career in environmental sustainability. These roles are to support technical work in the Reporting team, spanning across climate change, forests and water security themes. The successful candidates will be able to develop a comprehensive understanding of corporate environmental reporting and emerging practices.

The roles’ main focus will be to support CDP’s reporting workstreams, while also providing support to colleagues working on questionnaire and guidance development.

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.

About the Reporting Team

The Reporting team provides a critical contribution to CDP’s mission. We develop CDP’s world leading questionnaires and guidance for organizations reporting environmental information to investors, customers and other data-users. We balance completeness, transparency and high quality of data requested by data-users with the practicality and resources required by companies to collect and report on this data within their own operations and throughout their value chains. This ensures that the questionnaires drive companies’ actions beyond business as usual, catalysing change.

Key responsibilities:

To support the Reporting team working on forests, water security and climate change themes, in a diverse range of tasks related to delivery of questionnaires and guidance materials. This will include:

  • Drafting and proofreading content for technical documents;
  • Analysing response data in Excel to inform the questionnaire revisions and new development;
  • Inputting, checking and testing the questionnaires and guidance;
  • Responding to internal technical queries on the questionnaires and guidance;
  • Preparing and delivering internal and external communications materials

The precise description and nature of your job may be varied from time to time and you may be required to carry out other duties as necessary to meet CDP’s operational needs.

Required skills and experience:

  • Academic and/or professional understanding of corporate environmental responsibility and the nature of sustainable economies;
  • Strong prioritization, time management and organizational skills, with an ability to work effectively under pressure, whilst still paying attention to detail;
  • An ability to process complex data, and demonstrable IT experience, including a confident proficiency in Excel;
  • Strong communication skills, including an excellent standard of written English;
  • The ability to present complex information in a simple and concise way;
  • Flexible working style with a proven record of working within a team to deliver projects

These are two full-time, 6-month fixed term roles based in the CDP London office, reporting to the Technical Managers

for Climate change and Forests.

Salary and benefits: £23,000 - £26,000 per annum dependent on experience.

Interested applicants must be eligible to work legally in the UK.  We’re not be able to sponsor this position.

How to apply: Please email your CV and a covering letter setting out how you meet the required skills and experience or key responsibilities (no more than two pages), to with ‘Technical Officer, Reporting (Climate change, Forests, Water security), First name, Last name’ in the subject.

The deadline is 9am (BST) Tuesday 28th May 2019

Due to the high volume of applications, we are only able to respond to successful applicants.

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