Project Development Officer - Electric Vehicle Infrastructure


Sheffield, South Yorkshire, with hybrid working
£40,221 - £43,421 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: sustainable transport, carbon, climate & energy

Closing date: Monday, 5th August 2024  

Hours: 37 hours
Contract: Fixed Term for 24 Months

Join Our Team as a Project Development Officer - Electric Vehicle Infrastructure!

The South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA) brings together the local authorities of Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield and to serve the communities and businesses of South Yorkshire. From transport to housing, from business growth to skills, the MCA has a great story to tell. We have ambitions to deliver recovery and renewal for people, businesses and places across South Yorkshire.

Are you passionate about driving sustainable transport solutions and shaping the future of electric vehicle infrastructure? SYMCA is seeking a dedicated Development Officer to lead the implementation of our Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Strategy (EVIS).

As our Development Officer, you will play a pivotal role in realising our local transport ambitions by delivering the outcomes outlined in our EVIS. You will spearhead the management of the electric vehicle infrastructure programme, overseeing projects from conception to operation and ensuring alignment with our strategic objectives.

Please note that SYMCA follows a structured salary grading system for all roles, and the offered salary for each post will be at the starting point within the specified grade. We value the skills and experience of potential candidates, and there will be opportunities for salary enhancements as you grow within South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority. 

Key Responsibilities 

You will be required to Innovatively achieve EVIS outcomes and manage the implementation of EV infrastructure effectively, as well as working closely and partner with local, regional, and national stakeholders to influence policy and secure resources, Collaborate with SYMCA colleagues and consultants to develop EVIS implementation plans. Coordinate with neighbouring authorities and operators for cohesive planning, Cultivate strong internal and external relationships to drive integrated projects. Analyse data and foster partnerships for improved performance monitoring. Engage external market organizations for seamless charge point installation

Skills, Knowledge and Expertise

The ideal candidate will be proficient in delivering and developing EV infrastructure strategy and programmes, have a proven track record in managing complex projects, preferably in transportation or infrastructure. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills for effective relationship-building and stakeholder influence. Having a collaborative mindset for effective teamwork across diverse groups and a strong analytical skills for data-driven decision-making and performance enhancements.

By joining SYMCA, you'll become part of a dynamic team dedicated to shaping the future of transportation in South Yorkshire. You'll have the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on our community while driving sustainable change and innovation in the electric vehicle infrastructure space.


All colleagues have access to a local Government Pension Scheme and the chance to be part of an organisation where you can really make a difference. Located in Sheffield City Centre, we are well-placed for transport links and encourage employees to take advantage of the active travel facilities. Work/life balance is extremely important to us here at SYMCA with our recognised family/friendly policies, genuine work flexibility, recognition, and shared success. 

In addition to the above, some of our benefits include -

  • Annual Leave Purchase Scheme - The ability to purchase up to a further 15 days per year in additional to your normal annual leave 
  • Hybrid working - Our offices are a space where we come together and collaborate. Most of our roles are offered on a hybrid basis with the exception of some support roles being onsite full time. 
  • Rewarding You - Reducing everyday expenses through discounts, benefits, financial advice, wellbeing solutions and more with Reward Gateway! 
  • Training on the job - Support with upskilling skills through on the job training and qualifications 
  • Holiday - Up to 36 days annual leave (depending on length of service). Pro-rata for part time colleagues.

Diversity at South Yorkshire Combined Mayoral Authority 

Our workforce is made up of a diverse community, where we all belong and feel part of something bigger. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

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