Energy and Utilities Senior Manager
There is a real buzz about our corner of London. Our distinctive culture-led approach to economic growth and regeneration is driving one of the fastest-growing local economies in London. We are intensely ambitious for Waltham Forest, investing in the Borough’s future, and creating a legacy that will beneﬁt our residents for years to come.
We aim to be bold in harnessing the power of our unique strengths and assets – our communities, our people, our staff and our heritage. Whilst COVID-19 has had an impact on all aspects of life, we have adapted at speed to deliver vital services for our businesses and residents during these difficult times.
At Waltham Forest we are serious about tackling the Climate Emergency and it continues to be one of our top priorities. We are looking for an Energy and Utilities Senior Manager to provide strategic direction and leadership to the Energy Management function, ensuring it delivers a high-quality service and ambitious delivery plans for reducing the Council’s energy consumption.
Energy and Utilities Senior Manager
Salary range: £59,325 to 62,556
As Energy and Utilities Senior Manager, you will be responsible for leading the multi-million pound procurement and contract management of the Council’s utilities contracts across its corporate and housing estate of c.500 assets, demonstrating energy performance and providing a robust evidence base for targeted energy reduction programmes. You will be the lead officer for the Council’s Energy Management strategy, making sure delivery plans are aligned to corporate priorities – including our response to the Climate Emergency – and achieve energy and carbon reduction targets.
We are looking for an experienced manager who can combine in-depth technical knowledge of energy management with demonstrable strategic leadership skills. The ability to work collaboratively with external partners, funding bodies and senior stakeholders across the Council will also be key to success.
The role is offered on a part office and home-based arrangement.
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy
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