C240103 – EBI Programme Executive

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
Location London - Westminster
Application deadline 12 February 2024
Contract type Fixed term
Hours Full-time
Salary £35,000 per annum
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The Institution of Civil Engineers is seeking a Programme Executive to support the development of its Enabling Better Infrastructure programme by producing written outputs to demonstrate the value and impact of the EBI programme to an external audience.

About the Organisation

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is a 95,000-strong global membership organisation with over 200 years of history.

It is a centre of engineering excellence, qualifying engineers and helping them maintain lifelong competence, assuring society that the infrastructure they create is safe, dependable and well designed.

Its network of experts offer trusted, independent advice to politicians and decision makers on how to build and adapt infrastructure so that it is more sustainable and resilient to the effects of climate change.

Thomas Telford Limited is the commercial arm of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

About the programme

Enabling Better Infrastructure (EBI) is a programme convened by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). It helps national governments see beyond the uncertainties of the day to develop stable, sustainable, and investable infrastructure project pipelines that meet people’s current and future needs.

The EBI programme brings together independent specialists with deep, wide-ranging experience to support governments in putting EBI’s 8 principles for strengthening strategic infrastructure planning into practice.

The programme is working towards a vision of a world where people can live safe, healthy and productive lives, supported by sustainable and resilient infrastructure that meets everyone’s needs.

Running until mid-2025, the current phase of the EBI porgramme includes setting up dialogues with senior government officials in counties across the world, conducting outreach for the recently updated programme guidance, and building the evidence base for the programme.

Brief description of the role

The role will also be expected to grow the EBI network by reaching out to external organisations and senior policy stakeholders to set up meetings and identify opportunities to work more closely together.

Other tasks will involve helping coordinate EBI programme outreach activities, and providing logistical and administrative support as needed (delegation visits, policy workshops, and external events).

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide research and administrative support to ICE senior staff on global political, economic, and social issues affecting the planning, financing, and delivery of national and regional infrastructure
  • Identify and contact other initiatives that undertake similar work or use related tools and approaches relevant to the EBI programme
  • Assist with the development of a collaborative network of stakeholders by organising and running delegation visits and programme events
  • Support the promotion of ICE’s external affairs work globally through an external affairs strategy jointly delivered with policy, public affairs and media colleagues
  • Conduct research (desktop or other) and write up core findings in briefings, notes, blogs, and papers
  • Help to boost the profile of EBI by working with ICE’s Communications and Knowledge teams to produce statements, blogs, and other outputs for the media.
  • Provide general administrative support to ensure the smooth running of EBI programme events and meetings. This includes setting up meetings, producing event content, preparing information documents, and developing supporting materials

What we are looking for:

Our ideal candidate will have a proven ability to rapidly absorb and process information on unfamiliar topics including technical issues related to national infrastructure planning. They will have strong quantitative and qualitative research skills and be able to work flexibly to achieve multiple deadlines. It’s important to us that the individual has an alignment with the ICE mission of building a more sustainable world through infrastructure.

We are also looking for someone who has:

  • An ability to articulate technical knowledge concisely to senior staff and external stakeholders is essential
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills (e.g. producing briefing papers, short reports, presenting policy positions at meetings) are essential
  • Strong ability to carry out stakeholder engagement and relationship-building tasks/activities is essential
  • Good working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Planner, Teams and PowerPoint is essential
  • Working experience in sustainable infrastructure is desirable
  • Experience in independent working/self-management is desirable

ICE Group benefits include:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays pro rata
  • Shutdown over Christmas period
  • Annual £100 allowance towards your wellbeing
  • Up to eight per cent of salary contributed to a personal pension scheme
  • 24-hour employee support line
  • Death in service benefit equivalent to one year’s salary
  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Big Gym membership savings with the GymFlex scheme
  • Your Rewards discount scheme

To apply please email a CV and cover letter answering the below two questions to [email protected]

  1. Why and how your experience equips you to carry out this role. (Max one side A4)
  2. How you would approach the requirements of this role. (Max one side A4)

ICE Group is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.