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February 1, 2024
Energiesprong UK (ESUK) seeks a Project Manager to ensure the successful planning, execution, and completion of an Innovate UK-funded project which is focussing on changing the way energy retrofit of buildings is delivered. The project has 13 diverse partners and covers a wide range of activities. It is subject to final sign off in March. The project value is c£4m.
As the Project Manager, you will collaborate with the Project Director; the ESUK team; the project partners and external stakeholders to deliver the project's objectives in compliance with Innovate UK requirements.
The core element of this role will include (but is not limited to):
Energiesprong UK is a not-for-profit SME. We work as a market development team, working with social housing organisations, suppliers, and policy makers, to drive ambitious net zero energy solutions for housing. Our goal is a market which works without intervention, where policy, demand and supply align perfectly allowing the UK to meet its 2050 carbon reduction targets in a cost effective and financeable way.
Our retrofit principles to ensure homes are fit for 2050, are:
• Compatible with a future energy system, grid friendly, electric, no fossil fuels
• Desirable, comfortable, warm and affordable homes for residents
• Data driven with verified performance.
• Scaleable programmes that drive innovation, investment, technological advances and inclusivity.
We are project funded, typically by grant or contracts. Our small team of talented individuals works remotely and independently, united by our ambition to drive progress towards net zero energy goals.
We are values driven. Our values are:
ESUK believe in progressive and inclusive working practices and make the conscious business decision to base our full-time working week on a 32-hour, Monday to Friday timeframe. We believe this offers our team a flexible and productive arrangement, where we can all contribute our best.
Energiesprong UK takes a market transformation approach to make performance-assured retrofits commercially financeable and scalable. To achieve this, a number of market conditions will need to be changed so that housing providers can invest and industry is incentivised to innovate. This is the main role and purpose of the Energiesprong Market Development Team. Energiesprong is focusing on “to create what is needed” instead of focusing on “to do what is possible”.
This will require that the UK market development team (MDT) members collectively and individually take a leadership role. This is only possible if the team has vision and can act boldly using also unconventional approaches to break through the status quo.
Expert knowledge is relevant, but a clear sense of direction is more important. The role therefore requires a ‘can-do’ attitude, lateral thinking; creativity in finding new approaches for what may seem impossible challenges; the ability to move quickly and execute decisions is key, as is drive for the objectives of Energiesprong.
Strong analytical skills to identify and resolve issues are as important as strong interpersonal skills to develop robust relationships within the UK-MDT and with partnering organisations.
We are also keen to offer the opportunity to someone who is passionate about sustainability in the built environment who sees the opportunity of being involved in a game changing project.
Applicants meeting most of the criteria will be considered if they have the right experience and approach.
We are open to secondments for the duration of the project.
Please submit your application with a cover letter and CV to email@example.com by 23rd February 2024.
You are requested to elaborate on your relevant experience and your personal ambition as well as style of working. The project proposal for the Innovate UK project can be made available on request.