Cross Theme Technical Officer - Scoring


£23,000 - £26,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract [email protected] 02038183890

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy, sustainability

Closing date: Friday, 18th June 2021   5 days left

Job purpose and background

Do you have a keen eye for data? Passionate about contribute for a water secure world and reducing deforestation and developing a career in environmental sustainability? CDP has an excellent opportunity for you to join the fast-paced and diligent scoring team supporting the team delivering thousands of water and forests scores every year.

CDP scores companies and cities on their environmental performance. We are looking for a professional with expertise in water security and/or forest risk commodities and deforestation issues, to join the CDP Scoring team as a Technical Officer to work on Water and Forests scoring. The successful candidate will join the scoring team and be involved in all aspects of the team’s work, including: contributing to the development of the scoring methodologies; training scoring partners and CDP staff; supporting the Water and Forests staff members running the annual scoring process, which includes score companies response and carry out quality assurance; and publishing the scores. All aspects of the work must be delivered to tight timelines.

About the Scoring Team

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Scoring team which assesses the disclosure of thousands of companies in order to generate a score that is a snapshot of a company’s and cities performance in environmental themes: climate change, water security and deforestation.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Working to deliver CDP’s annual scoring cycle, including:
  • Developing internal and external communication and training materials on scoring
  • Responding to technical queries about implementation of the scoring methodologies.
  • Developing, testing and supporting scoring IT tools
  • Carrying out and taking responsibility for quality assurance and data quality processes on scoring
  • Analysis of scoring data and trends
  • Continuous improvement of team processes and procedures
  • Supporting the wider scoring team developing and delivering scoring methodologies and related guidance disclosure that apply to companies, both specific to an industry sector and general across multiple sectors
  • Preparing presentations and presenting information to colleagues and companies
  • Delivering internal and external communications materials

Required skills and experience:

  • Academic and/or professional experience in corporate sustainability, specifically as it relates to water management and water security, forest risk commodities or deforestation issues, sustainable cities
  • An up-to-date knowledge of environmental issues, and, in particular, those faced by businesses and investors
  • Strong prioritization, time management and organizational skills, with an ability to work effectively under pressure, whilst still paying attention to detail
  • The ability to understand, organize and analyze qualitative and quantitative data
  • An ability to quickly process complex information, and a logical approach to problem-solving
  • Proficient in IT tools, including MS tools, producing power point presentations and use of excel for data analysis
  • Proven ability to learn and become proficient in new IT systems quickly
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, and an excellent standard of written English
  • Flexible, friendly and diligent working style with a proven record of working within a team to deliver projects successfully

Desirable skills and experience

  • Demonstrable ability to synthesize complex technical information and communicate it effectively to a non-technical audience, verbally or in writing
  • Experience developing benchmarks or KPIs to measure corporate sustainability progress
  • Experience working with international teams

This is a full-time contract, either working from home, or at CDP’s Central London office (once restrictions are lifted), starting in the beginning of July.

Salary: between to £23,000 and to £26,000 per annum depending on experience, for 12 months, plus potential for extension subject to further funding.

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

How to apply:

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 [email protected] with ‘Cross-theme Technical Officer Scoring' and your name in the subject.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis; therefore, we encourage candidates to apply soon. Final submission deadline of June 18. Please note that, while all applications will be reviewed, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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