Programme Manager, Welsh Government Energy Service

Energy Saving Trust

Up to £37,000 (depending on experience)

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Reference: AK 279

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy, sustainability

Closing date: Monday, 27th May 2019   7 days left

Closing Date: 27 May 2019

Issue Date: 16 May 2019

Position Ref No: AK 279

Location: Cardiff

Salary: Up to £37,000 per annum (depending on experience)

We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic individual to lead our Welsh Government Energy Service team.

The Welsh Government Energy Service will help realise Wales’ decarbonisation ambitions and support the public sector and community energy sector in Wales. It aims to develop energy efficiency and renewable energy projects that will reduce carbon emissions and support the drive towards a successful low carbon economy. The service is delivered by a consortium of the Energy Saving Trust and the Carbon Trust and is funded by the Welsh Government.

The Energy Saving Trust team is focused on enabling local and community renewable energy and energy system projects. The team provide technical, financial and other specialist support to help identify projects and make them come to fruition. We want to create projects which reduce carbon emissions, make cost savings, generate local income and maximise the benefits which can be retained in Wales. We require a new, dynamic and highly motivated manager to lead this team.

You will undertake all elements of programme management including overseeing a suite of projects managed by an expert team of project development managers, budget management, resource planning and analysis, regular monitoring and reporting against targets, contractor management, identifying new opportunities and working with other internal EST teams to deliver marketing, communications and evaluation activity. You will be our main contact point with the Welsh Government and our consortium partner the Carbon Trust. You will need to understand relevant national and UK policy and contribute to further policy developments where required.

You will be working with diverse stakeholders, sometimes with differing objectives, and this will require you to be an outstanding communicator with excellent interpersonal, influencing and relationship-building skills. A collaborative approach will also be integral to delivering projects successfully.

You must be able to think and plan strategically, prioritise competing demands and manage a team of people in this fast-paced environment to successfully deliver the service. You'll have business management skills, renewable energy and energy system knowledge allied to experience of delivering projects as well as an understanding of the local and community sectors. Welsh language skills are desirable.

This is a full-time, permanent position.

For more information, please visit the EST Website.

Interviews to take place on 30 or 31 May 2019.

Applications close 5pm Monday 27 May 2019.

To apply, please forward your curriculum vitae and cover letter to, citing the reference number you are applying for in the subject line.

Only people with the right to work in the UK may apply for this position.

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