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Renewable Energy Programme Manager

  • Job Type: Contract


About the ETI Directorate

The Environment, Transport & Infrastructure (ETI) directorate is responsible for a wide range of services including climate change, renewable energy, highways, transport, planning, countryside and waste management. These services are critical for people living, working and travelling through Surrey, delivered by the county council or in partnership

About the Team

The Environment Commissioning Group plays a crucial role in supporting the commitment of the Council in reducing CO2 emissions in Surrey to net zero by 2050, or sooner. The team works collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to set in motion the Council's renewable energy ambitions and to see these through.

About the role

As a Renewable energy programme manager, you will be responsible for driving forward the Council's renewable energy ambitions, as set out in Surrey's Climate Change Strategy, in particular the target that 15% of the energy produced in the county will be from solar by 2032.

About you

This is an exciting challenge for a pro-active individual with strong programme management skills in the renewable energy sector. To be shortlisted for an interview for this position, your application and supporting statement will clearly evidence:

  • Experience of working within the renewable energy and/or low carbon energy generation sectors and awareness of key industry changes in this sector.
  • Excellent stakeholder skills at all levels and ability to manage multiple projects/portfolios with more than one Senior sponsor
  • Experience in managing complex and sensitive negotiation and deployment of contracts, including taking preventative or mitigating actions in advance of potential issues which might arise.
  • Knowledge of risk trade off options and their impact on project success
  • Ability to understand complex organisational designs and structures and understand how to relate these to the portfolio being managed. Ability and experience in working in a political setting.
  • Good awareness of the politics and business change taking place across the organisations that could impact the Portfolio/Programme or Project.

Please see the below for more information.

Job Advert

Do you have experience in the renewable energy sector and exemplary programme manager skills? If yes, then we want to hear from you! 

The Environment Commissioning Group within the Environment, Transport and Infrastructure (ETI) directorate at Surrey County Council (SCC) is seeking to appoint a Renewable Energy Programme Manager. This position is for 36 hours a week and is based at County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 2DN.

This is a one year fixed term contract or secondment, with the possibility of an extension. 

Internal staff interested in applying for a secondment opportunity: please discuss with your line manager before submitting your application. 

Additional Information

Interested in finding out more?

For more information on this role please review the  attached to the bottom of this advert before applying. For further discussion prior to applying please contact Katie Sargent by email .uk

How to apply?

Please apply via Surrey County Council's recruitment portal by completing a questionnaire, uploading your CV and a supporting statement outlining how you meet the requirement of this role.

Closing date for applications: 24 August 2020 at 23:59

Interview:  Week commencing 31 August via video link.

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 underrepresented groups.

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  • Job Type: Contract

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  • Ad ID:  15324441
  • Ad Type:  Offered
  • Posted on:  18/08/2020, 02:50
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