Service Manager - Energy Assessor and Community Engagement

Service Manager - Energy Assessor and Community Engagement

The salary for the role is Grade 8 - £41,881 per annum
Working pattern - Full Time
Contract type – 18 Month Fixed Term Contract
Location – Taunton, TA1 4DY

A bit about us

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Energy or Environmental Manager to work with Somerset’s Town and Parish Councils to undertake energy assessments and advise on energy efficiency and carbon reduction projects. 
This is an 18-month fixed term post and you will be part of the Corporate Property Team.
The post is funded by the £1.5m Somerset County Council Community Climate Fund which seeks to deliver on our climate emergency declaration and climate Strategy aims.
We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including some working from home,

Here's what you can expect to be doing

As the Energy Assessor & Community Engagement Officer, you will be responsible for liaising with the Somerset Climate Emergency Community Fund applicants to undertake energy audits of Town, Parish and City Council buildings and assets.
Following these assessments, you will produce detailed technical energy efficiency and carbon reduction plans and briefing notes, advising those councils surveyed what measures and technologies should be adopted to improve the energy efficiency of their built estate and other assets to reduce overall carbon emissions.
You will need to work independently, managing relationships with the multiple Parish and Town Councils, partner organisations, businesses and local communities across Somerset.
Working closely with colleagues in the wider Climate Emergency, Energy and Corporate Property Teams, you will provide detailed, expert technical advice in response to enquiries with regard to ‘low or Zero Carbon’ technologies, lighting, heating and building improvements to deliver upon Somerset’s Climate Emergency Strategy ambitions as well as wider, related policy and strategy commitments.

A few things about you

To be successful in this role you will need to have a degree or equivalent in Energy Management, Energy Engineering Sustainability, Climate Change or other related subjects and/or equivalent experience.
You will have in depth knowledge of current legislation, policies, and practices with respect to climate change and energy along with Relevant energy assessor qualifications.
You will also be able to evidence demonstrable experience successfully delivering energy efficiency or carbon reduction projects or programmes and providing clear advice on options and solutions to deliver energy and carbon savings.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Charlie Field, Strategic Manager: Estates, via 

When completing your application/CV please provide a supporting statement and your full employment history and ensure that any gaps in employment are explained. Please start with your current or most recent employment.

When viewing the person specification within the job description,  please note it is not essential to possess 100% of the requirements listed, some skills can often be developed once you are in the role.

Closing Date - 5 December 2021
Interview Date: 15th December 2021 - this will take place at County Hall, Taunton and will involve a practical assessment.
Somerset County Council must ensure that each person who works for the public authority in a customer-facing role can speak fluent English.

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