Building Standards Manager

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Climate Bonds Initiative

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30+ days ago

Building Standards Manager
Reporting to: Head of Standards
Salary: £55-60,000 per annum (please note salaries will be adjusted based on the location of the successful candidate in accordance with localised pay scales and currency)
Start date: ASAP
The Climate Bonds Initiative is fast growing, dynamic and driven by a big mission. An investor- focused NGO, we are working to mobilise the $100 trillion global bond market for climate change solutions. We are at the forefront of advances in green finance, working with global stakeholders: governments, investors, banks and large companies.
We lead the market with the only certification scheme for green bonds globally, provide up to the minute green bond data and market analysis and policy advice, advise on green capital market development, and advocate for ambitious change in the financial industry.
The Climate Bonds Standards Team works with external experts to deliver robust and credible science-based criteria and metrics for assessing green investments across the economy. It also supports the development of green and sustainability taxonomies globally from the EU to China to Latin America.
These criteria are integral to the Climate Bonds Standard and Certification Scheme - where we have recently hit the major milestone of certifying $180bn of green bonds to date. They also guide the assessment methodology our Markets Intelligence team use to screen bonds for inclusion in green bond indices globally, and our advisory services to governments and policy makers on the changes needed to achieve the Paris Agreement.
Reporting to the Head of Standards, this role will be responsible for driving forward the criteria for green and sustainable buildings both within CBI and via our growing external partner networks.
What you'll be doing...

  • Plan and implement a programme to review and expand the Climate Bonds’ Green Buildings Criteria.
  • Position CBI at the forefront of the green buildings agenda and lead CBl's external engagements within the global buildings industry to promote ambitious green buildings agendas and finance.
  • Manage our experts and partners to deliver this programme.
  • This includes our Technical Working Group (TWG) and Industry Working Group (IWG) and working hand-in-hand with our external specialist Consultant and partners, and deliver on key projects and programmes already within the project pipeline.
  • Liaise with green bond issuers, investors and verifiers looking to issue certified green buildings bonds
  • Participate in external events and initiatives to advocate, educate and build collaborations, including leading CBI’s engagement in Green Buildings Standards and Taxonomies globally to establish consistent and robust
  • green buildings standards globally.
  • Identify funding opportunities and manage funder relationships.
  • Building internal capacity and ensuring knowledge-transfer with regional teams (ASEAN, LATAM).
  • A willingness to undertake limited travel, although the role is primarily WFH, key conferences and client engagements may require occasional travel.

We would love to hear from you if you can demonstrate...

  • Bachelor’s degree of 2:1 or higher in a related subject
  • 8+ years of experience in a similar role
  • Deep knowledge and experience of BREEAM and related Energy Efficiency guidelines and Standards
  • Deep knowledge of key aspects of green buildings, and existing green buildings standards and codes
  • Passionate in addressing climate change and sustainability and able to express this commitment effectively to all partners and stakeholders
  • Proven ability to develop and lead a complex, multi-year programme of work with multiple stakeholders
  • Skilled people person, managing junior team members and a wide variety of external partners and advisors
  • Natural networker, able to bring in partners and collaborators
  • A hands-on, motivated individual with drive and initiative
  • Excellent English writing and oral skills - proficient in distilling detailed technical information into easily digestible
  • material for a variety of stakeholders
  • Based in an EU aligned time zone (ideally ±3 hours of BST)

What’s in it for you?

  • Impactful responsibilities from the day you join with responsibility for your own learning curve, the role is what you make of it and the possibilities depend on you.
  • Amazing opportunities for career progression and structured career development – we’ll work with you to explore your learning development and career potential
  • We offer a structured and bespoke induction programme specifically suited to the team you’ll be joining and the specific role you’ll be doing. During your first few months, you’ll be given all the training you need to succeed in your role.
  • Opportunity to attend a series of Lunch and Learns, delivered by internal subject matter experts and external guest speakers
  • An international and diverse work atmosphere
  • The chance to be part of our rapid growth and play a key role in the next exciting phase of Climate Bonds Initiative journey
  • Everyone that joins us is given the opportunity to undertake our signature Green Bond training, which is recognised and certified by CPD.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £55,000.00-£60,000.00 per year