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We are always on the lookout for amazing individuals to join our friendly team.

Please forward your CV and a cover letter to careers@planetfirst.co.uk.

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Junior Data Analyst

An exceptional opportunity has become available for a Junior Data Analyst looking to work for a fast-growing business that is having a positive impact on the world.   

The Planet Mark, in partnership with the iconic Eden Project, is a unique sustainability certification which recognises continuous improvement, encourages action, and builds an empowered community of like-minded individuals. A key part of our work is to demonstrate that sustainability is good for business and that business is a force for good for the environment and society. 

You’ll be joining at an exciting stage for this fast-growing business as it expands in theUK and begins to scale internationally. 

You’ll be part of an optimistic team with a ‘can do’ approach, that is passionate about making a difference and committed to collaborating, constantly improving and striving to be at the forefront of sustainability – while having fun too! 

Description:  

We are looking for a data analyst to assist our certification team. You will be dealing with complex datasets and high volumes of data, as well as using multiple sources to collate data and produce reports. 

The ideal candidate will be positive, enthusiastic, have a high attention to detail and a passion for numbers and sustainability.  

Key Responsibilities 

  • Analyse client carbon and social value data to ensure it has been correctly processed 
  • Liaise with customers to request data to fill gaps 
  • Generate sustainability reports (PowerPoint) to present carbon and social value data 
  • Maintain and improve existing data analysis tools and reports 

Knowledge, Skills & Experience 

  • Highly numerate and have excellent attention to detail to support our robust certification 
  • Have a passion for data, analytics and sustainability 
  • Strong MS Office skills, particularly in Excel and PowerPoint 
  • Experience of generating reports and proficient in formatting  
  • Have excellent time management and organisational skills and can deliver quality work to agreed deadlines, maintaining clear focus under pressure is a must 
  • Strong team player as well as a proactive individual contributor 
  • Ability to use initiative and work with the minimum of supervision 

Preferred Skills & Experience 

  • At least two years’ experience in a similar role 
  • Degree or qualifications in sustainability, mathematics or statistics 
  • Auditing qualifications 
  • Knowledge of Salesforce / Sofi Sustainability (on Salesforce) 
  • Previous experience within the sustainability industry is desirable (but not essential) 
  • Experience of calculating a carbon footprint 
  • Consulting and client management experience 

This is a full or part time position, working remotely with weekly team meetings in central London expected to resume either late 2020 or early 2021 

Salary: £22,000-23,000 FTE, dependant on experience. 

If you are interested in this role, please forward your CV and a cover letter to careers@planetfirst.co.uk 

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Senior Sustainability Consultant

An exceptional opportunity has become available for a Senior Sustainability Consultant looking to work for a fast-growing business that is having a positive impact on the world.   

The Planet Mark, in partnership with the iconic Eden Project, is a unique sustainability certification which recognises continuous improvement, encourages action, and builds an empowered community of like-minded individuals.  A key part of our work is to demonstrate that sustainability is good for business and that business is a force for good for the environment and society.

You’ll be joining at an exciting stage for this fast-growing business as it expands in the UK and begins to scale internationally. 

You’ll be part of an optimistic team with a ‘can do’ approach, that is passionate about making a difference and committed to collaborating, constantly improving and striving to be at the forefront of sustainability – while having fun too! 

Description:  

We are looking for a senior sustainability consultant with experience in both carbon footprinting and the built environment to join our growing certification team.  You will be responsible for delivering lifecycle assessments and our new development certification along with working with SMEs and large corporates, delivering carbon footprint analyses, verifications, SECR submissions, scope 3 screening and much more. 

The ideal candidate will be positive, enthusiastic, have a high attention to detail and a passion for numbers and sustainability and excellent customer relationship skills.

Key Responsibilities

  • Project and team management – particularly in 2021 to cover the maternity leave of our Head of Certification
  • Deliver built environment lifecycle assessments for industrial and other sectors
  • Liaise with multiple stakeholders in the built environment sector to deliver The Planet Mark New Development Certification
  • Manage the delivery of New Development Certification internally and externally
  • Conduct carbon footprint assessments and reporting using sustainability management software for our wide range of clients as they aim to achieve The Planet Mark
  • Conduct verifications of GHG assessments and non-financial reporting
  • Project management and delivery of sustainability consulting including scope 3 screening, SECR, sustainability engagement, research and policy

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Positive, “can-do” attitude
  • Experience in delivering lifecycle assessments in the built environment
  • Experience in sustainability in the built environment
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in corporate sustainability and environmental management
  • Experience in carbon footprint accounting and knowledge of greenhouse gas reporting and standards e.g. GHG Protocol, ISO 14064
  • Experience in audit/verifications of corporate carbon footprints using ISO 14064-3
  • Experience in preparing and winning proposals and projects for bespoke sustainability consulting
  • Comfortable calling and meeting with a range of clients and customers to discuss carbon footprinting and sustainability consulting
  • Strong mathematical and analytical background
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Advanced user of Microsoft Excel and excellent IT skills
  • Excellent organisational skills and high attention to detail
  • A team player with the ability to work independently and meet deadlines

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • Deliver of post occupancy evaluations (POE) in the property or industrial sector
  • Knowledge of SECR, experience in scope 3 screening, development and delivery of sustainability strategies for businesses
  • Experience working with large, multinational companies, either in house or as consultancy
  • Experience in sustainability engagement and communications
  • Experience with sustainability software e.g. Sofi Salesforce
  • Industry qualification (e.g. IEMA)

This is a full time position, working remotely with weekly team meetings in central London expected to resume either late 2020 or early 2021.

Salary: competitive and dependant on experience.

If you are interested in this role, please forward your CV and a cover letter to careers@planetfirst.co.uk