Reducing Construction Carbon- KTP Associate

£25,000 - £32,000

Newry, County Armagh - 24 months

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Job description

Job Purpose:
To develop a road map to quantify the carbon emissions of company operations and construction services provided in order to track, monitor and reduce carbon emissions throughout all stages of the construction process to align with company carbon strategy goals for net zero.

Project description

Main Activities / Responsibilities:
This is a unique opportunity for a dynamic and motivated graduate to work in Felix O’Hare & Co Ltd (based in Newry, Co. Down) on a 24-month collaborative project with School of Natural & Built Environment at Queen’s. This will enable the associate to build on their existing knowledge to be at the forefront of carbon management and best sustainability practice in the construction industry in Northern Ireland and the UK. Felix O’ Hare & Co Ltd is one of Ireland’s most progressive construction companies and has been trading for over 100 years. We undertake projects throughout Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Our primary activity is undertaking large, complex projects in commercial, retail, education, healthcare, high-tech and institutional buildings, refurbishment and maintenance works. Felix O’Hare & Co Ltd offers a full range of construction services including traditional building arrangements, design & build, and partnering. We constantly strive to improve the service that we offer.
The KTP Associate will lead on the delivery of the following key project stages under the guidance of company and academic supervisors:
• Establish the policy framework and commercial opportunities for carbon management in construction.
• Examine the carbon performance of a selected recent company project.
• Develop a policy, targets and a road map to achieve net zero at a corporate level and for project operations.
• Work with sub-contractors and suppliers to improve information flow on embodied carbon and prepare commercial offerings on lower carbon alternatives.
• Trial a new approach to carbon management on an existing/live project.
• Embed the newly developed carbon awareness and capability into the company at all relevant levels.

Essential Criteria:
1. Hold, or be about to obtain in July 2022, at least a 2.1 Honours Degree (or equivalent) in Civil Engineering, Architecture, Quantity Surveying, Building Services Engineering or a built-environment/construction related discipline. A candidate with a 2.1 Honours Degree in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Management or similar with 12 months relevant experience in the construction sector will also be considered. Candidates must clearly state their qualifications, grades or predicted grades when making an application.
2. 3 months’ relevant work experience at site management or project management level.
3. Knowledge of policies surrounding carbon management*.
4. Knowledge of carbon modelling, accounting, footprinting and knowledge of the latest best practice within the field.*
5. Demonstrable experience of gathering, collating, processing and analysing large amounts of data using qualitative and quantitative analyses.
6. Understanding of the processes and concepts behind BIM modelling.
* = May be demonstrated through the completion of a module, student project or placement.
7. Ability to think logically, create solutions and make informed decisions.
8. A high level of numeracy and the ability to interpret data.
9. Demonstrable ability to undertake modelling, calculations, quantitative and qualitative analysis.
10. Good oral, written and presentation skills.
11. High level of IT skills.
12. Self-motivated, capable of working independently, with a drive and ambition to suceed.
13. Ability to work effectively as a member of a group.
14. Enthusiam for research/project area.
15. Well organised, attention to detail and ability to meet tight deadlines.
16. An interest in staying with the Company. (Associates are normally invited to apply for permanent positions).
17. Ability to take part in Associate management courses (requiring two one-week periods in England).
18. Willing/able to travel throughout the UK and Ireland and abroad, as necessary.

Desirable Criteria:
1. Hold, or be about to obtain, a higher degree in a relevant discipline.
2. Experience in procurement and supply chain management.
3. 12 months’ relevant work experience at site management or project management level.
4. Practical experience in delivering training or presenting.
5. Experience in the use of Project Management software e.g. MS Project or similar.
6. Experience of working with relevant environmental or energy management systems.
7. Experience in the use of carbon calculators.
8. Experience in the use of BIM modelling.
9. Experience of carbon modelling, accounting, footprinting and knowledge of the latest best practice within the field.
10. Ability to deliver training and follow-up support to operatives.
11. Experience of writing concise technical reports.
12. Ability to influence people effectively.
13. Tenacious and committed to achieving goals.

£25,000 – £32,000 per annum. One of the key KTP benefits for graduates is access to a £7,740 training and travel budget over the 24 month project.

Please note the start date for this role is flexible.

About the business

Felix O' Hare & Co Ltd is one of Ireland's most progressive construction companies and has been trading for over 100 years. We undertake projects throughout Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Our primary activity is undertaking large, complex projects in commercial, retail, education, healthcare, high-tech and institutional buildings, refurbishment and maintenance works. Felix O'Hare & Co Ltd offers a full range of construction services including traditional building arrangements, design & build, and partnering. We constantly strive to improve the service that we offer.

Construction

Civil / Structural Engineering

Hold, or be about to obtain in July 2022, at least a 2.1 Honours Degree (or equivalent) in Civil Engineering, Architecture, Quantity Surveying, Building Services Engineering or a built-environment/construction related discipline. A candidate with a 2.1 Honours Degree in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Management or similar with 12 months relevant experience in the construction sector will also be considered

13 June 2022

15 July 2022

22/109908


Job Purpose:
To develop a road map to quantify the carbon emissions of company operations and construction services provided in order to track, monitor and reduce carbon emissions throughout all stages of the construction process to align with company carbon strategy goals for net zero.