Energy Project Manager
Reading Borough Council
Reading, GB
5d ago

Energy Project Manager

Job description

Reading Borough Council is on a mission to reduce its carbon footprint.

We have ambitious plans to become a zero-carbon borough by 2030. At the heart of the action, the Council’s own emissions are crucial to lead by example.

We have reduced our carbon footprint by over 60% since we started our Local Authority Carbon Reduction Programme in 2008 and we plan to go completely zero carbon by 2030.

The Sustainability team is responsible for driving this work forward and for the energy management of the organisation.

About the role

Day to day, the job will involve managing the delivering of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects using the latest technologies working closely with the Council’s property teams and ensuring that we are on track to meet our carbon plan targets.

You will be reporting into the Councils Committees and Climate Programme Board and overseeing the capital budgets. You will work closely across departments and partner organisations to drive the projects forward to deliver carbon savings across the Council’s estate.

About you

The following experience is required for this role :

  • Higher level qualification in a related field
  • Experience in energy management, working with data, project management, energy efficiency and renewable energy.
  • Experience of managing high profile energy projects who can oversee and drive forward our capital energy programme and help us to become a zero carbon local authority.
  • You will need to be an effective communicator, passionate about saving energy and reducing our carbon footprint.
  • Our Offer

    We offer a supportive environment to grow and develop your career with the opportunity to put your ideas across. Innovation and ambition is strongly encouraged, and you’ll get a great feel for that working in our friendly and collaborative environment.

    A competitive salary alongside a range of benefits including :

  • Generous holiday entitlement - 24 days holiday each year plus bank holidays - rising to 32 days after 10 years' service, with the option to buy additional leave
  • A wide range of flexible working opportunities
  • Modern working environment at the Civic Offices in the heart of Reading
  • LGPS)

  • On-site day nursery (Kennet Day nursery) rated outstanding by Ofsted, and a salary sacrifice scheme to help lower the cost of your nursery fees
  • Season Ticket Loan - to help with the cost of your rail / bus journey, to & from work
  • Lease car salary sacrifice scheme allowing you to lease a brand new, greener car for three years. The monthly fee includes insurance, servicing and road tax
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