Renewable Energy Project Managers x4

National Trust

York / Shropshire / Hertfordshire / Salisbury
£42,588 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 28th August 2022  


We’re responding to accelerating climate change across all areas of our business, designing out waste and pollution, establishing a sustainable supply chain and switching to the use of renewable resources. 

We’ve set ourselves tough energy reduction targets. We aim to reduce our fossil fuel use and land use to achieve a net zero carbon position by 2030. 

We’re seeking to build our team with four Renewable Energy Project Manager posts available. These roles will cover projects across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The roles will consist of a mixture of home working and site activities and so will require regular travel with occasional overnight stays, at times outside of the region, with travel expenses covered.

What it's like to work here

You’ll be part of a wave of positive action, joining a programme which is leading the way in the sustainable energy field. 

We’re setting an example - working in challenging circumstances, in the most sensitive landscapes and with unique heritage properties, installing infrastructure which will reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. 

Your contractual location will be our head office in Swindon. However, as the roles will involve working on projects across a number of regions including the South West, South East, Midlands and East of England, the North and Wales, you will be required to work flexibly and should expect to spend a proportion of your working week travelling to and working at Trust properties and occasionally nationwide for project and programme meetings when required. We appreciate this is a large geographical area and you will have autonomy to manage your own time and the amount of travel each week. There will be an opportunity to explore and agree hybrid working arrangements which strike the right balance for you and the Trust. 

What you'll be doing

Working within the National Trust’s Project Management Framework, you’ll lead on and deliver individual property renewable heat projects across your region. You’ll cover all stages of the project lifecycle from feasibility to handover. The projects will involve the design, procurement and installation of heat pumps (ground, water or air source) and biomass. 

You’ll be expected to ensure both internal and external stakeholders are motivated, well informed and that proper provision is in place to deliver projects to time, quality and budget. Your responsibility will run through until the project is handed back to the property and running smoothly as part of business as usual. 

You’ll be working as part of a national programme and the sharing of experiences and learnings between project managers across regions is expected and encouraged to ensure consistency and the continuous improvement of the way projects are delivered. 

Who we're looking for

  • you will have experience of project management in at least one of the following fields: renewable energy (ideally heat pumps or biomass), mechanical and electrical or services engineering (ideally with relating to heating systems), construction or similar environment. 
  • you will have an understanding of the operation of at least one of the renewable energy technologies we are looking to deploy and be able to challenge contractors and consultants to ensure a high quality system is delivered. 
  • you will have experience of successfully delivering end to end project/programme management including defining resources, leading procurement, securing project teams and matrix management, across multiple projects/programmes. 
  • you will hold a recognised project (APM PMQ/Prince~) or programme management (MSP) qualification and show evidence of ongoing CPD in your career to date. 
  • you’ll have good procurement knowledge (e.g. NEC or similar contracts) and be confident in managing contractors and consultants and working with them to find innovative solutions to problems. 
  • you’ll need to be competent at budget management and show us where you’ve had sole budget responsibility (£150,000 plus per project). Ideally you will have had involvement in undertaking investment appraisals on projects to assess their financial returns too. 
  • you will possess excellent written and verbal communication, problem solving and influencing skills and be confident liaising with senior leaders, demonstrating experience of managing complex and contentious external stakeholder relationships.
  • working in and around designated buildings and landscapes will be unavoidable in this role, therefore a good understanding of the challenges and sensitivities of working in these environments and of undertaking planning applications will be a strength. 

Please note, if you do not have a formal Project Management qualification but can demonstrate you meet all the other requirements and are prepared to study to achieve the APM PMQ within 12 months of starting the role, then we would still like to hear from you.

How to apply

IRC125202 - Renewable Energy Project Manager – North

IRC126031 - Renewable Energy Project Manager – Midlands

IRC126039 - Renewable Energy Project Manager – East Anglia

IRC126041 - Renewable Energy Project Manager – South

The package

The National Trust has the motto ‘For everyone, for ever’ at its heart. We’re working hard to create an inclusive culture, where everyone feels they belong. It’s important that our people reflect and represent the diversity of the communities and audiences we serve. We welcome and value difference, so when we say we’re for everyone, we want everyone to be welcome in our teams too.

Wherever you’re from, and whatever your background, we want to hear from you – and it doesn’t matter if you’re jam first, cream first, or even if you don’t like scones at all. Everyone is welcome.

Benefits for working at the National Trust include:

  • Flexible working whenever possible
  • Free parking at most locations
  • Free entry to our properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary

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