Technical Lead – Plastic Solutions

  • Location: Remote
  • Salary: £60,000-£70,000
  • Ref: LY-2306-9158
  • 2023-06-29T00:00:00+00:00
  • Ellwood Atfield
  • Permanent

Join Common Seas and help deliver ambitious steps to end plastic pollution

The Opportunity

Join Common Seas, a mission-driven organisation dedicated to reducing plastic pollution in our oceans. As the Technical Lead you will play a crucial role in providing governments and businesses with the tools and strategies to address the root causes of plastic pollution. Drawing upon your expertise in material flows, systems, and policies, you will develop models and conduct analysis to guide decision-making. This is an opportunity to make a significant impact by shaping policies and implementing strategies to combat plastic pollution on a global scale.

Role Responsibilities

  • Lead the development and application of Common Seas' plastic footprinting and strategy building models, such as Plastic Drawdown and PlasTICK.
  • Manage data acquisition, both quantitative and qualitative, to populate models and deliver national baseline data and policy analysis, particularly for Small Island Developing States.
  • Build strong relationships with specialists and decision makers in target countries to gather data, knowledge, and collaborate on developing and implementing solutions.
  • Produce technical reports and national action plans, ensuring quality assurance and facilitating workshops for stakeholders.
  • Represent Common Seas as a provider and innovator in plastic reporting and reduction tools, including engagement with UN working groups.
  • Drive innovation in tools and solutions to remain competitive and responsive to user needs.

Person Specification

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

  • At least 5 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Relevant degree in a related field.
  • Experience utilising waste models and conducting material flow analysis in the context of waste management.
  • Proficiency in conducting research using quantitative and qualitative methods, including stakeholder consultation.
  • Strong technical leadership skills, including managing teams and external relationships.
  • Ability to use data and analysis to inform policy dialogue, coach stakeholders, and facilitate workshops.
  • Familiarity with plastic consumption, waste management, circular economy, and relevant data sources, preferably in a Low Middle-Income Country (LMIC) context.
  • Well-established network working on tools to support baseline assessment and policy making on plastics.
  • Excellent project planning and management abilities.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office and Excel; knowledge of Python is desirable.
  • Analytical mindset with problem-solving skills and adaptability to tackle new challenges.
  • A continuous learning mindset, always seeking to improve and achieve results aligned with Common Seas' mission.

Join this dedicated team and contribute to creating a future free from plastic pollution. Help them make a tangible difference by designing and implementing sustainable solutions at the systemic level. Apply now to be part of the global movement to protect our oceans and build a circular economy.

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