Instead of changing one building at a time why not use your knowledge to lead the transition to low carbon buildings designed for flexibility, reuse, or disassembly.
WHO IS THE IRISH GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL?
The Irish Green Building Council (IGBC) was established in 2011 as an independent, non-profit membership organisation, to provide leadership in the transformation to a sustainable built environment. The IGBC is made up of the most progressive organisations working in the Irish Property and construction sector.
It is affiliated with 70 national Green Building Councils that form the World Green Building Council, the largest organisation influencing sustainable construction worldwide. IGBC is now at an exciting stage of its development.
WHO DO WE NEED?
We need someone to support our members and industry to embed circularity into the early design and construction of buildings. Ideally, you have some construction technical expertise and/or also research skills. You will form part of a new unit within IGBC made up of 2-3 staff focused exclusively on Whole Life Cycle Carbon and Circularity in construction. You will also provide technical support for other projects where required.
You are joining a small (8 currently) but growing staff, so the key requirement is the flexibility to work across a wide range of activities and projects. We are working on three projects related to Life Cycle Carbon and Circularity including www.lifelevels.eu
Ideally, you will have a background in building design or construction perhaps allied with experience of research. You should also have good English, oral and written communication skills with the ability to make clear and engaging presentations as much of this role will involve consultation with stakeholders. You ideally have building design experience and a technical understanding of the Irish, UK regulation, or European building regulations/directives and have sufficient relevant education background to support ongoing research requirements.
Highly motivated to create change in the industry. Whilst we are looking for someone with an understanding of the technical background, you need to be able to communicate it to ordinary construction professionals, politicians and lay people in non-technical language. You should have the flexibility required to work on highly diverse projects. You will be willing to travel nationally or internationally, once Covid 19 restrictions lifted.
Responsibilities will include
- Managing Circularity project – CircularLife including reporting requirements.
- Organising workshops associated with project and liaising with participating design teams.
- Researching best practice in circularity and integration into procurement.
- Review of draft Local authority development plans and liaison with them
- Developing clear guidance documents for the industry.
- Providing support to our members and broader industry.
- Engaging with industry and government stakeholders.
- Liaising with other programmes such as Home Performance Index.
Qualifications and Experience required
Ideally 3rd level qualification in construction such as architecture or engineering and experience working and designing/researching in the industry.
- Construction related professional.
- Experience in the Irish or European construction sector.
- Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills.
- Good project management, organisational and time management skills.
- Experience of research through post-graduate programme or other.
- Training and educational skills.
- Experience of certification tools such as LEED, BREEAM, Home Performance Index.
Indicative Salary €32,000 – €42,000 commensurate with experience, skills and qualifications. This will be initially a two-year fixed contract ( with the option of extending) with a six-month probationary period which can be extended. 19 Mountjoy Square office, Dublin 1.
If you believe that you are the right person to help us transform our industry, send a CV and an email outlining (in one page) what you would bring to the position and the IGBC to Pat@igbc.ie.
Closing Date: December 31st 2020