Electric Fleet First Project Manager
About the team we are recruiting to
Coventry City Council is committed to transforming Coventry into a cleaner and healthier city for its residents and visitors. With a rich tradition in innovation the city is at the cutting edge of the automotive industry and a leader in transport innovation. Electric vehicles lie at the heart of this development and the electric fleet first project is aimed at supporting public and private sector organisations to make the transition to a zero-emission fleet.
We have been successful in securing over £2.6m from Highways England which will be used to support organisations across our city to trial and experience the benefits of using electric vehicles. This project complements a suite of initiatives being implemented to improve air quality in the city through the council’s local air quality action plan.
The first batch of electric vans and cars for the 2-year project are already on their way, where they will support efforts to reduce NO2 emissions on the local and strategic road network.
What is the job role?
The Electric Fleet First Project Manager will be responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of all aspects of the project. Working alongside colleagues across the council you will identify opportunities for raising awareness of the project and be the first point of contact for both internal and external stakeholders. By collating and providing information to participant organisations you will identify and promote the benefits of electric vehicles with the ultimate aim of informing future vehicle purchasing decisions.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for someone who is passionate about improving the quality of life for our residents and visitors by improving the city’s air quality.
We want someone who has a good understanding of the concept and operation of electric vehicles and be able to demonstrate relevant experience in the successful planning and delivery of large projects and have excellent analytical and communication skills enabling you to engage with and influence others.
For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'
Please note this is a fixed term contract for 2 years.
Interview date(s): w/c 5 October 2020
Introduction to Coventry City Council
Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!
There's a huge buzz about the city – Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and is the UK City of Culture 2021 ! We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons. You can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city as we build towards this momentous year. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.
We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you're happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We've created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.
As a council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.
Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;
- Flexible working arrangements
- Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
- Pay progression through multiple increments
- Outstanding local government pension scheme
- Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
- Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
- Vibrant employee networks
For full details on the application process please read the attached document labelled Coventry CC Application process.
Coventry City Council