ESG Manager

  • Location

    Edinburgh

  • Sector:

    Engineering & Manufacturing

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Chris Wethered

  • Contact email:

    Chris.Wethered@voltinternational.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    BBBH2671_1642680032

  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2022-03-21

  • Start date:

    ASAP

  • Consultant:

    ConsultantDrop

A dynamic renewable energy owner operator in Edinburgh seeks an ESG Manager to manage the Environmental, Social and Governance risk, opportunity, and impact. You must ensure strong delivery in 2022 and build the next generation of ESG performance, policies, and systems.
You must be able to demonstrate delivering technical and non-technical metrics, and 3rd party assessments. ESG is a highly evolving area, and the client is absolutely committed to maintaining genuine sector leadership. As ESG manager you must ensure that this is at the core of your mission.

ESG Manager Responsibilities

Financial

*Negotiating, managing, and reviewing the ESG budget.
*Negotiating, managing, and reviewing the fees for ESG related software systems and support providers.

Non-Financial

*Further refinement and then ongoing monitoring of the ESG policy and standards.
*Development, implementation, and maintenance of an ESG Management System to ensure compliance with our ESG Policy and Carbon Reduction Target across the sites, projects, and departments.
*Development, coordination, and management of our ESG targets and objectives, leading and lagging performance indicators and internal reporting.
*The analysis and auditing of sustainability performance.
*Management and maintaining sustainability certification, reporting and standards.
*Provision of guidance and support on compliance with counterparty environmental and social requirements for projects.
*Provision of ESG oversight for EIAs, ESIAs and environmental and social management plans.
*Provision of ESG support to asset / project managers and / or direct liaison with contractors on ESG issues.
*Provision of oversight and guidance for ESG incident management.
*Participation in project meetings as required.
*Development of clear metrics and scorecards for accountability.
*Collaboration with different functions on projects (including Growth, Operations, Risk and M&C)
*Reporting to the CEO for overall performance accountability of ESG and onward to Board, with CEO and Head of Legal &ESG.
*Leading and managing the ESG committee and our GRESB submission.

Strategic

*Oversee ESG+ activities on a quarterly basis.
*Screening projects and operations for ESG risks and opportunities; providing assurance of risk and impact management.
*Provision of ESG guidance and support to senior management, including the development of ESG strategic objectives and their integration into the wider business.
*Achievement of assigned individual goals in a timely manner.
*Assist the Legal team to provide support to accomplish overall annual team goals.

Competencies & Behaviours
Essential
1. Leading Technical Skills
*Understanding of the current GRESB system, its key drivers and evaluation, and future thinking on its evolution.
*Ability to clearly communicate the links between GRESB and our internal ESG structure in a way that (i) gaps and needs can be identified and (ii) M&C, working with ESG, can convey to our teams.
*Experience of delivering ESG management successfully across a range of internal and external stakeholders.
*Clear sighted future ESG-evolution thinking and conversion to clear ESG policy development.
*Understanding of sustainability concepts and trends, including ESG issues, GRI indicators, materiality, circularity and how they link to business value and future phases of ESG.
*Understanding of CSR, community engagement and social investment.
*Clear accountability (self, team, stakeholder) standards and skills, coupled with clarity in metric development and execution for alignment of stakeholders (including Board) with our ESG journey.
*Multi-country application of ESG abilities.
*Holding third parties to levels of ESG delivery consistent with policies and needs.

2. Management / Leadership
*Able to work well with diverse and sizeable third parties who have a direct or indirect impact on the ability to deliver on its ESG requirements.
*Able to lead by example, with a strong sense of integrity and business ethics.
*An action-oriented self-starter and initiative-taker.
*Developing others and managing effective teams.
*Willingness and ability to work very closely with M&C.
*Strong and clear communicator with the ExCo and Board.

3. Commercial
Well-rounded commercial and economic awareness.

4. Strategic
Excellent business judgement and strategic thinking.

Skills & Knowledge
Essential
*Ability to succinctly communicate concepts and information to non-specialists, including internal training.
*Demonstrable initiative, interpersonal skills, effective communication, and decision-making ability
*Self-starter with an attention to detail
*Work autonomously
*Ability to speak, read, write, and understand English (fluency / proficiency in Spanish French, Portuguese and / or German a plus).
*Strategic mindset alongside tactical, for the journey ahead.

Relevant Experience
*Experience of audit and / or assurance processes, including supply chain due diligence.
*Experience of management systems (preferably including environmental, health and safety and social management systems and standards such as ISO 14001 and ISO 45001), to work with the Quality Team on ESG implementation and development
*Experience of risk management and of health and safety, environmental and social risks and impacts of the energy industry, to work with the HSE team on ESG implementation and development.

Education & Qualifications
Degree level qualification and significant post-graduate industry experience.

Software Programmes
Computer literate with high competence in Excel and PowerPoint or equivalents and strong organisational and analytical skills.

Travel Requirements
Infrequent European Travel

A dynamic renewable energy owner operator in Edinburgh seeks an ESG Manager to manage the Environmental, Social and Governance risk, opportunity, and impact. You must ensure strong delivery in 2022 and build the next generation of ESG performance, policies, and systems.
You must be able to demonstrate delivering technical and non-technical metrics, and 3rd party assessments. ESG is a highly evolving area, and the client is absolutely committed to maintaining genuine sector leadership. As ESG manager you must ensure that this is at the core of your mission.