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Retrofit Project Manager - Ref: RT03624

Walsall Council
G12 - £50,512 - £56,239
Closing date
29 Jul 2024

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Retrofit Project Manager - Ref: RT03624

Salary: G12 £50,512 - £56,239 per annum

Contract: Fixed term for two years

Walsall Council has ambitions to achieve Net Zero by 2041 in line with the West Midlands Combined Authority target. We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual to manage our domestic retrofit service to help drive the borough towards a sustainable future.

In this key role, you'll join our dedicated team as a Retrofit Project Manager. You'll play a leading role in developing and implementing projects within the Domestic Energy Efficiency team, with a particular focus on overseeing and coordinating the development and delivery of fuel poverty reduction initiatives across the borough.

Please note this role is being offered as a 2-year fixed term contract with the possibility of an extension depending on funding availability.

This specialist role will include managing a small team of staff to provide high-quality energy advice and ensure that retrofit work delivered by the council is safe, of high quality and on budget.

Qualifications and skills you will bring to the role
  • Knowledge of retrofit standards (e.g. PAS2035, PAS2038, PAS 2030)
  • Technical understanding of retrofit particulars (e.g. thermal performance (modelled and actual), EPC certificates, energy efficiency regulations, building regulations, etc.)
  • Knowledge of funding schemes and requirements e.g. SHDF, PSDS, LADS, HUG
  • Level 2 Understanding Domestic Retrofit
  • Hold a relevant construction or housing related degree, HND level qualification or substantial equivalent proven experience
  • Holding or working towards MRICS or MCIOB

Experience you will bring to the role
  • Experience in retrofit project delivery with a proactive attitude toward managing project timescales and potentially tight deadlines
  • Demonstrable knowledge of JCT / NEC construction contract management
  • Excellent client facing skills, with the ability to understand and empathise
  • Organised project management approach
  • Strong analytical skills, you’re not afraid to challenge the status quo and hold people and teams to account
  • A team player - take accountability for your work, sharing your lessons learnt and wins with the wider team

What we offer you

In addition to being a great place to work, we can offer the following benefits in return.
  • 29 leave days (plus an additional 5 days after 5 years of continuous local authority service)
  • 9 concessionary days
  • 12 days (maximum) annual flexible working leave
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Salary of £50,512 - £56,239 per annum (pay award pending)

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If you are passionate about tackling fuel poverty and have the knowledge, skills and experience required for this role, we would love to hear from you.

Next Steps? Apply!

To have an informal chat about this opportunity, please contact Appollo Fonka - Strategic Housing & Standards Lead on

View Job Description and Employee Specification

Closing date for applications: 29th July 2024

Important note: When completing your online application form, you will be asked to enter supporting information. You must enter a detailed supporting information statement describing how your skills, abilities and experience meet the specific criteria included in the employee specification. If you do not include a supporting information statement, you will not be shortlisted. Please also ensure that you complete the work history and qualifications sections of your application form. Please do not add a CV as we do not accept them.

See our Information for Applicants leaflet for further information.

This post is covered by the Government’s Code of Practice on the English Language Fluency Duty for public sector workers. The post holder will be required to communicate verbally with customers and provide advice and/or information in accurate spoken English.


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