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April 18, 2023

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We're hiring a Retrofit 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 primarily with one London based social landlord delivering an innovative retrofit to a block of flats.  The landlords we work with have ambitious Net Zero targets and see Energiesprong as a route to scaling up the delivery of retrofit to achieve this.  

> Key tasks

  • To ensure successful delivery of net zero housing retrofit 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
  • 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 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 retrofit projects or similar


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 or Co-ordinator (Desirable but not essential)
  • Knowledge of PAS2035

> Person profile

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

> Terms

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

Terms: 2 to 3 days/week.  Contracted.  Attractive.

> 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.  

Interreg North West Europe project, MUSTBE0, will fund this role as it supports the delivery of one of the investments associated with the project.  The MUSTBE0 project is demonstrating how the Energiesprong net zero model can be scaled for low-rise apartments.

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:  MUSTBE0 (Interreg North-West Europe) Retrofit Accelerator for Homes (Mayor of London & ERDF), LB Sutton Whole House Retrofit (BEIS), National Net Zero Retrofit Accelerator (BEIS), Zero Energy Buildings Catalyst (Devon County Council & ERDF), Plymouth Energy Community Homes (various), Heat Pump Ready Wave 2 (BEIS).  

> To apply: Please send a CV with a covering note and proposed daily rate to