Through a grant from the Jampart Charitable Trust, the CLF Boston Hub, along with BSA, will be hosting a tailored stakeholder engagement effort to identify obstacles for adopting low-carbon concrete in the Boston region and provide an initial guide for appropriate next steps. We believe that the majority of obstacles are related to the process of implementation rather than a lack of options or technical understanding, and that this has likely created a roadblock to widespread adoption.
Role and Responsibilities
The Stakeholder Engagement Consultant will take the lead on organizing and facilitating a series of stakeholder engagement workshops and is expected to be a content expert and act as project manager for the series. The final deliverable will be a report that summarizes the workshop experience and main findings and documents an initial guide for broader implementation of low-carbon concrete. The consultant will meet regularly with a Steering Committee (see Appendix A), which includes CLF Boston Hub members and BSA staff. We anticipate workshop attendees and stakeholders to include both local and national representatives of the concrete industry, ready-mix suppliers and concrete subcontractors, architects, engineers, contractors, owners, and other professionals.
- Gather regional information on current concrete practices
- Develop and facilitate stakeholder-specific workshops for approximately ten separate workshops, including developing agendas and slides, as well as stakeholder outreach and scheduling. (These may be virtual or in-person)
- Conduct combined multi-stakeholder debrief sessions (two workshops estimated) based on identified trends and feedback from the stakeholder specific workshops
- Work with the Steering Committee to create stakeholder groups, recap workshops, and develop action items for final report
- Attend periodic progress meetings with the funder and develop brief interim report for funder
- Compile and deliver final report
- Interim report documenting progress for review
- A final report that:
- Identifies obstacles for low-carbon concrete adoption in Boston
- Consolidates workshop proceedings and identifies possible solutions to identified obstacles
- Outlines next steps, roadmap, and recommended actions to accelerate the use of low carbon concrete in development throughout the region
Required Skills & Expertise
- 10+ years experience in the AEC industry
- 5+ years experience working in sustainability, or on sustainable high-performance projects
- Demonstrated experience in workshop facilitation
- Foundational knowledge of embodied carbon and concrete
- Excellent organizational, project management, and communication skills
- Ability to work independently
- Communication and presentation skills for workshop facilitation
This work will begin in the fall of 2022 with stakeholder engagement to take place over approximately 7-8 months. This is a part-time, task-oriented consultancy with busier and slower periods throughout the duration. The interim report to the funder is due January 31, 2023; final report is due September 30, 2023.
The total compensation for the consulting work is $95,000. This assumes preparing, conducting, note-taking and analysis for up to 12 stakeholder sessions, as well as developing a brief interim report for funders and a final report with actionable next steps for the funders and the public.
PDF listing with Appendix A