The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, now in its 15th year, connects 94 of the world’s greatest cities which have committed to tackling climate change. We bring mayors from around the world together to learn from each other in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and creating resilient, sustainable and low carbon cities. C40 cities represent more than 700 million urban citizens and their economies account for 25% of the global GDP. C40’s ‘Deadline 2020’ report sets out the critical role that the world’s major cities have to play in delivering the historic Paris Agreement to prevent catastrophic climate change.
C40’s team of 200+ staff is headquartered in New York, with offices in London, Rio de Janeiro, Copenhagen, Beijing and Paris and individual staff based across 25+ different locations. C40 is primarily funded through the generous support of philanthropic foundations.
The strategic direction of the organization is determined by an elected Steering Committee of C40 mayors which is chaired by the Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti. Three-term Mayor of New York City Michael R. Bloomberg serves as President of the C40 Board of Directors, which is responsible for operational oversight. A nine-person management team, led by Executive Director, Mark Watts, leads the day-to-day management of C40. C40’s three core strategic funders are Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) and Realdania.
The Technical Lead will serve as the primary technical expert on buildings at C40. They will help cities deliver climate action in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement, specifically through initiatives to deliver ultra efficient, net zero carbon new buildings by 2030 and ensure all buildings meet that standard as soon as possible. The Technical Lead will also work with C40 cities to reduce embodied carbon in building materials.
S/he will work with C40’s Climate Action Planning Programme, Energy and Buildings Programme and C40 Cities Finance Facility to support the design and delivery of buildings programmes as part of cities’ Climate Action Plans. The Technical Lead will also engage across all C40 research products and data analysis relating to buildings, as well as oversee the production of knowledge management resources. The ideal candidate will have significant experience working directly with cities on the development and delivery of incentives and regulations to deliver zero carbon buildings, and with knowledge of zero carbon energy systems and embodied carbon of building materials. The candidate’s technical expertise will be combined with project management, analytics and communication skills.
Other Requirements: Applicants must already have the right to work in the United Kingdom or the United States of America. Moderate, planned travel will be required as part of the role.
Location: London or New York preferred, with other C40 office locations considered for an exceptional candidate
Term: Fixed Term Contract ending December 2020; extension dependent on funding
Salary: £58,684 (London) or $88,157 (New York) per annum
Closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday, 26 January 2020.
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