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Project Manager

Employer
Act on Energy
Location
WR11 8SN, Evesham
Salary
£32,991 rising to £37,326 over five years - performance related
Closing date
9 Jul 2024
Reference
AO-PM24

ABOUT US

Act on Energy is a fast growing and dynamic energy advice charity.

We have been at the forefront of expert energy advice in the Midlands for 26 years.

And although Energy is in our name – we have people at our heart.

Because the climate crisis and drive to Net Zero – as well as rising energy prices and increasing fuel poverty - means that people need us more than ever. Demand for our help has never been greater. That is why we are hiring.

So, if you are looking for a career change that absolutely makes a difference to people’s lives, our region, and the environment…come join us!

ABOUT THE ROLE

We are seeking driven and talented Project Managers to lead our teams delivering new and existing energy efficiency projects.

We are looking for candidates with experience and/or project management qualifications. You must be highly organised with excellent relationship skills. You will have considerable experience in a similar role with experience directly interacting with partners. The successful person will support the Head of Service in all programme and project management activities - spanning quality management, governance, and measures to drive continual improvement and performance against our project KPI’s.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support the Head of Service in the management of cross programme activities
  • Facilitate the collaborative working with new and existing clients
  • Line management of a team
  • Monitor and advise on performance trends including SLA achievement and manage corrective/ recovery action plans where needed.
  • Monitor and report on compliance in line with client processes and manage corrective actions where needed
  • Set realistic project budgets, costing work accurately and updating our financial database.
  • Provide innovative ideas and strategic input into Act on Energy’s development plans.
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of issues affecting the development and delivery of sustainable energy initiatives and relevant energy policy in particular smart energy developments, energy networks and energy system innovation.
  • To ensure effective set-up and handover of new projects to the project team when a project bid has a successful outcome.
  • To manage own workload on a day-to-day basis and act on own initiative to drive new developments forward.
  • To represent Act on Energy externally.
  • To comply with Act on Energy policies and procedures, as adopted and updated from time to time (detailed in our staff handbook), including taking responsibility for your own health and safety and that of your colleagues in accordance with Health and Safety legislation.
  • Other tasks as required by the CEO, Operations Director, and Head of Service.

ABOUT YOU

You should demonstrate in your CV and covering letter how you meet the requirements of the role. Please ensure that you address each one of the criteria above and below as this will be used to assess your suitability for the post.

Essential skills:

  • An experienced line and project manager, with an excellent record of delivering and developing new projects.
  • Have excellent knowledge of home energy efficiency, including awareness of the funding routes available to clients.
  • Be an experienced practitioner delivering local authority projects or working within local government or similar.
  • In a work capacity, have worked on behalf of vulnerable people in complex situations.
  • Be solutions focused, pragmatic and adaptable. Demonstrate a clear commitment to furthering an understanding of health and housing linkages amongst stakeholders, and to building future opportunities.
  • Work experience in either Local Authority, the energy, or health sectors, would be an advantage.
  • Strong analytical and presentational skills, with the ability to articulate complex energy efficiency issues to non-specialists and communicate our client’s situations sensitively and expressively.
  • Be a proactive team player with the ability to motivate and support colleagues and partners to contribute their ideas, skills, and time to new project development.
  • Report to and regularly update AoE’s senior management team.
  • Ability to use Microsoft tools such as Teams & Excel effectively and gain skills using our new Microsoft Dynamics software.
  • Show a commitment to our core values.

Desirable skills:

  • Knowledge of home energy efficiency, including awareness of the funding routes available to clients.
  • A strong background in either Local Authority, Energy, Health, or Housing sectors.
  • Excellent regional knowledge of statutory and non-statutory service and community networks.

TRAINING

Training and support will be provided to you including opportunities to attend short training courses and potentially gain qualifications as needed.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

Subject to a 6-month probationary period.

Interviews will be held in person at our offices Nr Salford Priors, Warwickshire.

OUR MISSION/ CORE VALUES

At Act on Energy, we strive to engage with householders to support them through their energy journey offering a full home energy support service and impartial advice with the householder at the centre of all that we do.

We ensure that we handhold the most vulnerable householders through all their energy needs and aim to empower others to make ongoing decisions that will provide better health and economic outcomes for residents of Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Coventry, Solihull, Birmingham, and the wider West Midlands.

So what do we offer?

Benefits

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Critical illness cover
  • Electric Vehicle Salary Sacrifice Scheme after probation period
  • Full Training provided
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Away days

How to apply

CV and covering letter marked for the attention of Gareth Williams by email to jobs@actonenergy.org.uk  or post your documents to:

Human resources

Ref: AO-PM24

Act on Energy

Unit 2 Lauriston Business Park

Pitchill, Salford Priors

Warwickshire WR11 8SN

 

 

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