The starting salary for this role is £53,018 per annum based on working 36 hours per week.
Making Surrey's future for residents greener is one of Surrey County Council’s four strategic priorities and will be delivered through our highly ambitious Climate Change Delivery Plan. We are committed to embedding climate change considerations into everything we do as an organisation, including climate change as part of all council decision making, looking at best practice and working collaboratively with the Government.
We are seeking to build the capability of the Climate Change, Strategic Energy, Economic Growth and Infrastructure, Planning and Major Projects teams to scale up delivery or start new projects needed to implement our Climate Change Delivery Plan.
You will have responsibility for shaping a key part of our climate change programme, using your skills and expertise, working with a wide range of internal and external partners across this fast-moving and high-profile area.
You will be responsible for taking forward major projects that help to transform our energy supply and buildings in Surrey towards a low carbon future. Working with a team of officers, you will support residents, landlords, community groups and businesses to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by increasing energy efficiency, maximising on-site renewable energy generation and installing low carbon heating.
We are looking for an experienced energy practitioner who can bring strategic vision and high competency in energy networks, decarbonising buildings and delivering renewable energy programmes. You will be able to deal with a wide range of stakeholders both within and outside of the Council, and work collaboratively to build support, raise funds and drive on-the-ground changes. You will ensure that projects have robust management and a clear understanding with active management of risks. Overall, your role will support Surrey County Council to develop and deliver a programme that will lead to achieving Net Zero in Surrey by 2050.
To be considered for interview you will need to evidence:
- Demonstrable experience in planning complex multi-project programmes/portfolios, including resource, finance and dependency management.
- Demonstrable experience in the scoping of projects, particularly where there is ambiguity.
- Demonstrable experience in risk management, and application of this in a multi project / programme environment.
- Excellent understanding of different programme and project management methodologies, tools & techniques and ability to apply these to different situations as required.
- Skill in being able to report complex issues/ data into simple report format.
- An ability to work comfortably with colleagues and mangers at all levels and with a wide range of stakeholders including Councillors.
- A forward thinking, positive and action orientated outlook with the ability to influence others to achieve beneficial changes.
Experience of managing programmes in a Local Authority or political environment would be helpful but is not essential.
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For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.Additional Information
The job closes at 23:59 on Sunday 15th May 2022 with interviews to follow.
If you are interested in finding out more about this role then please contact Melania Tarquino via email Melania.Tarquino@surreycc.gov.uk to arrange for an informal chat.
Please note this role is offered as a fixed term contract opportunity for 24 months, with the possibility of being extended.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.