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We're hiring a Project Delivery Manager!

We are looking for an experienced project manager to work alongside some of the most innovative net-zero retrofit projects happening in the UK today. This role will work with 2 – 3 different social landlords on projects ranging from individual houses to small blocks of flats.  The landlords we work with have ambitious net-zero targets and see Energiesprong as route to scaling up the delivery of retrofit to achieve this.

> Key tasks

  • To ensure successful delivery of net zero housing retrofit and new build projects
  • To support landlords through the end-to-end delivery journey – including business case development, project planning, procurement, stakeholder & resident engagement, build programme delivery, monitoring and evaluation of the project
  • Transfer experience and know-how to develop internal housing organisations’ capability and expertise to deliver subsequent projects
  • To manage client, contractor and partner relationships
  • Co-ordinating input from technical and subject matter experts in the ESUK team and network to help resolve project challenges
  • Capturing lessons learned and contributing to creating the knowledge base for scaling Energiesprong solutions in the UK
  • Reporting to partners and funders.

> Key skills


  • Organised approach to project management
  • Innovative approach to problem solving
  • Effective relationship manager
  • Experience working with similar projects


In addition, we are looking to add a range of skills and experience to the team, not necessarily all in the same individual, including:

  • Social housing sector experience
  • Construction sector experience
  • Domestic surveying experience, qualified Retrofit Assessor (Desirable but not essential)

> Person profile

  • Positive, creative approach
  • Self-starter, able to work independently

> Terms

Location: Home/own office based, UK and EU travel required

Terms: Attractive. Flexible. 2 to 4 days/week.  Contracted or employed. £350- £400/day, initial 12 months

> Context

Energiesprong is an approach to delivering net zero energy retrofit of homes at scale, financed by savings and with performance guaranteed.

Dutch for ‘Energy Leap’, it was developed by the Dutch Government with their housing and construction industries between 2010 and 2017.  The Netherlands has the same carbon reduction targets as those set by the UK Climate Change Act, requiring a zero-emission building stock by 2050.  They realised that a radically different approach to the measure by measure, grant funded norm was needed. Delivery rates had to go up, and costs had to come down to enable financing without public subsidy.

The key principles of the Energiesprong approach are:

  • net zero in one go: whole house, super-efficient thermal wrap with renewable energy generation, storage and heating;
  • guaranteed actual performance: annual net zero energy, comfort every day and affordable bills;
  • offsite manufacturing: industrialisation for quality, cost reduction and minimal onsite disruption;
  • retrofit cost financed by guaranteed long term energy and maintenance savings;
  • affordable, grid friendly electrification: 90% carbon reduction now, zero carbon as the grid decarbonises.

Energiesprong UK is an independent, 100% publicly funded not-for-profit organisation.  Our mission is to adapt the Dutch approach for the UK and develop a volume market that can deliver net-zero energy retrofit and new build, at scale without public subsidy. We support landlords, supply chain, Governments and opinion formers and work closely with our sister Energiesprong teams in NL, FR, DE & IT.

Demonstration retrofit projects with 5 landlords have been completed and we are now scaling up delivery working with our partners the Mayor of London and Turner & Townsend on the Retrofit Accelerator for Homes Innovation Partnership designed to standardise approaches, aggregate design and drive supply chain innovation and cost reduction as volume grows.

Our strategy is: to stimulate demand, support the supply chain, develop funding and finance for market growth, and influence supporting and enabling policy and regulation.  Social housing is the launching market, to build volume and proven self-financing net zero products that can then be marketed to private tenures in future.


Our current projects and funders include:  Retrofit Accelerator Homes (Mayor of London & ERDF), MUSTBE0 (EU NWE Interreg), LB Sutton Whole House Retrofit (BEIS), Zero Energy Buildings Catalyst (Devon County Council & ERDF), Build-up Net Zero (Innovate UK), Plymouth Energy Community Homes (Innovate UK), Heat Pump Ready Wave 2 (BEIS).

How to apply

Please submit your application with a cover letter that outlines your relevant experience and CV to Deadline: 14 November at midday.