Technical Officer - Cities, Scoring Team


£24,000 pro rata

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

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 and passionate about developing a career in environmental sustainability? CDP has an excellent opportunity for you to join the fast-paced and diligent scoring team.

CDP scores companies and cities on their environmental performance. We are looking for a number of Technical officers to supplement the CDP Scoring team and contribute to the successful delivery of the 2021 CDP scoring process. The successful candidates will join the scoring team and be involved running the annual scoring process on a short-term basis. This would involve applying scoring methodologies to various responses across climate change, water security, forests and cities themes. For the right candidates this experience could lead to excellent opportunities and supercharge a career in sustainability.

About the Scoring Team

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

Key responsibilities include:

  • Working with the scoring team to deliver CDP’s annual scoring cycle, including:
  • Scoring corporate and/or cities responses
  • Quality assurance of scoring methodology application
  • Responding to technical queries on implementation of the scoring methodologies

Required skills and experience:

  • Academic and/or professional experience in climate change, water security, deforestation, corporate sustainability and/or sustainable cities
  • High attention to detail and ability to work to tight timelines
  • The ability to understand, organize and analyze qualitative and quantitative data;
  • Good proficiency with IT tools, MS tools and especially the use of excel for data analysis;
  • Flexible, diligent working style with a proven record of working within a team to deliver projects successfully.
  • Very good command of Spanish and/or Portuguese (ideally Brazilian Portuguese)

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

Salary: £24,000 per annum pro rata for 4-6 months, plus potential for extension.

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

Before you apply:

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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 ‘Technical Officer Cities Scoring - Short term contract’ and your name in the subject.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis; therefore, candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Final deadline for application is June 18. Please note that, while all applications will be reviewed, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.