Consultant / Senior Consultant (Procurement)

Eunomia Research & Consulting

Bristol or London
Dependent on skills and experience

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

www.eunomia.co.uk [email protected]

Sectors: sustainability, environmental management

Closing date: Friday, 25th June 2021  


Location: Bristol or London. Please specify any preference on your application form.
Homeworking during the COVID-19 pandemic is permitted.
Hours of Work: Full time, 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, between hours of 08:00 - 18:00.
Start Date: As soon as possible. Please indicate your earliest possible start date on the application form.

About the Company:

Eunomia Research & Consulting is an independent and ethical environmental consultancy. We are a mission-oriented business and our goal is to be influential in bringing about positive change: we embrace this in all that we do.

We specialise in the fields of waste management, resource efficiency, circular economy, low carbon energy, climate change mitigation and natural capital. With the continuous increase of environmental issues across today’s headlines, these fields are gaining momentum on a global scale and like our specialisms, we too are growing as a business. Eunomia currently has over 100 employees worldwide and have offices in Bristol, London, Manchester, Brussels, Athens, New York and Auckland.

Job Description:

We are recruiting for a Consultant or a Senior Consultant (depending on experience) to support the growing portfolio of projects within our Local Environment Team. You will work predominantly with local authorities to provide consultancy services during the procurement of waste collection, street cleansing, and other environmental services, including waste treatment and processing.

You will also support local authority clients in making green procurement decisions aligned to their ambitions for carbon neutral operations. This may typically involve a review of local authorities’ procurement and commissioning strategies to identify existing gaps against their climate change and circular economy ambitions, leading to the development of actions plans and practical toolkits that local authorities can use to improve their procurement decisions to reduce the carbon impact of their spend.

 The main focus of your work will involve:

  • Leading on procurement project implementation including: management and delivery of preliminary market engagement; development of business case and procurement strategy; production of procurement and contract documentation; evaluation of submissions; production of evaluation reports; support with contract award activities;
  • Supporting with the delivery of contract negotiation with the market on behalf of clients;
  • Advising clients in how to achieve procurement policy goals relating to climate change and sustainable consumption and production;
  • Undertaking technical research.

You are ideally an experienced:

  • Environmental Waste and resource management professional, with good subject matter knowledge and the desire to strengthen your procurement knowledge; and/or
  • Procurement professional, with good subject matter knowledge and the desire to strengthen your knowledge of environmental issues.

You will be flexible, comfortable under pressure, have a strong work ethic, and feel comfortable simultaneously leading and delivering a number of projects and bids under pressure. You will overcome project challenges through creative solutions. You will be a self-starter, highly organised, and share our commitment to a high quality of work. A personal interest in, and commitment to, environmental and sustainability issues is expected.

Reports to:

Head of Procurement

Essential Criteria:

  • At least four years of experience in roles where you have:
    • engaged with issues in waste and resources management or more widely environmental issues; and/or
    • managed projects with a strong procurement element;
  • Strong technical understanding of:
    • environmental issues, including waste and resources management; and/or
    • public procurement and the application of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015;
  • Demonstrable experience of working on projects to time, budget and client satisfaction;
  • Excellent ability to produce written reports and strong attention to detail;
  • Excellent stakeholder management and verbal communication skills, with the ability to influence, persuade and negotiate for the successful delivery of outcomes.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience of consulting to local government or experience of working within local government;
  • A project management qualification or accreditation (e.g. PRINCE2 or MSP, APM membership);
  • Relevant professional membership (e.g. IEMA, CIWM, CIPS);
  • Experience of having contributed to successful business development activity.

Remuneration

£34,000 up to £51,250 per annum, depending on the role selected, skills and experience.

London based staff will receive an additional £3,000 in accordance with Eunomia’s London Weighting Allowance policy.

Benefits:

  • Private healthcare;
  • Employee assistance programme;
  • Group pension;
  • Death in service scheme; and
  • Income protection scheme (after completion of probationary period)

Holiday Entitlement:

24 days per year (plus Bank Holidays) rising by 1 day each year to a maximum of 30 days per year.

Application Information:

In order to be considered all applications should be submitted electronically to [email protected] and must include the following:

1) A formal covering letter should be submitted in a word format, not PDF (maximum 2 pages of A4) addressed to David Pietropaoli summarising your reasons for applying for the post, your suitability for the post and why you would like to work for Eunomia. The application process will be blind so please try to avoid including any identifying information in your cover letter (i.e. name and address).

2) A completed application form which should be downloaded from www.eunomia.co.uk/about-us/working-eunomia

3) The completed application form should be submitted in a word format, not PDF and contain all of the necessary information required by Eunomia.

4) As this is a blind application process CVs will not be considered. Any applications without a completed application form and covering letter will be rejected.

5) The deadline for applications is 12 noon on 25th June 2021.

6) First interviews will be held via video conferencing and will be at a date to be confirmed.

7) Second interviews dates, if required, will be specified at a later date.

Hardcopy applications and CV-only applications will not be considered. If you do have any queries please submit these by email or phone to: [email protected] | 0117 917 2250

The Company reserves the right not to appoint anyone if no suitable candidates come forward.

Eunomia Research & Consulting is committed to Equal Opportunities and is a Living Wage employer.

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