Heat Network Consultant

Chirpy Heat

Southwell, Nottinghamshire / Hybrid / Remote
£30,000 - £45,000 pa

Paid • Full or Part Time • Permanent


Sectors: carbon, climate & energy, sustainability

Closing date: Sunday, 28th July 2024   5 days left

Are you already working in heat, housing, energy or the environment?  This job could be for you!

Chirpy Heat is the UK’s leading independent heat network advisor to the housing sector. We are growing fast and are seeking someone to join our busy consultancy team.

The Role

The Heat Network Consultant will help lead the work of Chirpy Heat, developing and delivering own projects, as well as providing support to others.

While this is a full-time role, we also welcome applications from people looking for part-time, compressed or flexible hours, with a minimum contract of 4 days / 30 hours per week.

All our staff work at least some of the time at home. We have an office in Southwell, Nottinghamshire, however many of our team are located across the UK and work remotely.

The Benefits

In addition to an attractive salary, we also offer all staff an attractive benefits package which includes:

  • 6% contribution to your pension
  • Discretionary profit and performance-related annual bonus
  • Flexible working with time off in lieu
  • 25 days leave, an additional day off for your birthday, a volunteering day plus Christmas closing
  • Opportunity to work abroad two weeks per year
  • Opportunity to join our private medical insurance scheme
  • Cycle to work and EV car leasing schemes
  • Learning and training opportunities to meet your ongoing development needs

Duties & Responsibilities

Project Delivery

  • Delivery of multiple Chirpy Heat projects.
  • Detailed assessment and analysis of information and data to create in-depth analysis, reports and action plans for clients.
  • Presentation of analysis and reports to clients and engagement with their teams for feedback on projects as they develop.
  • Reporting to the Chirpy Heat team on project progress, identifying any client and resource issues
  • Time and budget management.

Team Approach

  • Collaboration across the Chirpy Heat team to prioritise and deliver projects and services.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with clients, including attending meetings, producing activity and progress reports and identifying opportunities to exceed client requirements.

Business Development

  • Support business planning by working with potential new clients/contacts and providing excellent project support
  • Contribute to the strategy of the business, making suggestions for innovation and further improving the services provided
  • Write tender responses and proposals
  • Attend networking events and liaise with external partners to represent and promote Chirpy Heat and our clients.
  • Speak and present at relevant events and conferences.
  • Contribute to our case studies, website, blog and social media content

Knowledge & Understanding

This role is focussed on delivering excellent consultancy services to our existing and new clients. Housing and heat network knowledge is a must. The candidate will:

  • Be degree educated in a relatable subject, or have equivalent professional experience
  • Have 1-3 years’ experience in an equivalent role focussing on energy efficiency and carbon reduction
  • Be able to build strong relationships with clients

We are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your knowledge and experience doesn’t align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyway or to get in touch to discuss the position further. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

The Person

We are looking for smart, enthusiastic people to join our friendly, dynamic team who embrace our work ethos based on problem solving, collaboration, innovative ideas, creative solutions and enthusiasm. Ideal candidates will have the following credentials:

  • Proactive
  • Ability to manage time and resources across multiple projects and deadlines
  • Ability to work autonomously, creatively and to prioritise your work.
  • Positive, flexible attitude and willingness to support colleagues with their work
  • Great attention to detail
  • Ability to develop and maintain great relationships with clients, and a firm commitment to helping them deliver low cost, low carbon, reliable heat networks.
  • Great communication skills
  • Strong commitment to high quality work.
  • Commitment to environmental issues.

The Company

Chirpy Heat was born from direct experience of managing heat networks whilst working in the sector and this remains at the heart of everything we do. We now work with housing clients across the country that are responsible for over 25% of all heat networks in the UK. We take pride in delivering practical solutions and strategic support from the plant room to the Board room with the one aim to simply make heat networks better - for housing providers and their customers. We are purpose-driven business who take looking after our people and the planet as seriously as profit.

We work on all aspects of heat networks – both communal and district schemes - to improve their performance for clients and customers including:

  • Strategy and approach
  • Performance and design
  • Data and data management
  • Metering and billing
  • Regulation and compliance
  • Management and governance
  • Customer communications

Our Vision: To deliver simply better heat networks. For clients, for customers and for the low carbon future.

Our Mission: High quality, independent and innovative support for property managers with one aim; creating simply better heat networks.

Our Purpose:

  • To help create the affordable, low carbon future for all of our homes.
  • To provide advice that is independent and focused on the needs of our clients and their customers.
  • To keep learning about the challenges of housing and property management and what that means for our business.
  • To help housing and heat network managers to bridge the information, knowledge and experience gap that prevents them from delivering better, lower cost, lower carbon services to their customers.
  • To be an advocate and champion for housing and heat network managers in the heat network sector, regulators and government.
  • To share our passion with clients, their customers and the Chirpy Team for the delivery of affordable heating and homes for everyone, particularly those in underserved communities.

To Apply

Please send your CV and covering letter to [email protected]