Energy Systems Lead – Engineering & Surveying

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Energy Systems Lead - Engineering & Surveying

Oxfordshire BL TCL 5235643 & 5235642

Posted: 8th September 2023 18:01
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  • Pay Rate:

    up to £44,539.00 per annum depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is Permanent


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Energy Systems Lead - Engineering & Surveying   

Reference no: Oxfordshire BL TCL 5235643 & 5235642   

Pay Rate: up to £44,539.00 per annum depending on experience   

37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours 

This opening assignment is Permanent  

City: OXFORD   

Working in our new Climate Action Service, reporting to the Energy Systems and Investment Manager, this new role will work with Districts and wider partners to support the development of local area energy plans and data, which identify where and how low carbon technologies can be deployed in communities, optimising grid and maximising local benefits.  

You will be a strong partnership worker, playing a leading role working with Councils, gas and electricity network providers and other key partners including the universities and community energy companies, supporting the move to a local area energy planning approach at a variety of scales.      

Key Responsibilities: 


  • Provide technical expertise on energy systems planning within the team.   
  • Monitor and update the team on changes to legislation, policy and regulation and support responding to relevant consultations.  
  • Raise the profile of the Council in relation to its work on energy systems planning and clean energy by attending local and national forums and promoting the work of the Council across a range of media.  
  • Embed a culture of continuous improvement, building skills and knowledge amongst staff across the Council.  
  • Build and promote relationships across the Council and other partners to develop net zero infrastructure investment pipelines at a range of scales following an energy systems planning approach.    
  • Contribute to the development of advice, written reports and briefings relating to members, the Council’s Leadership Team, Programme Boards, Committees, MPs, and other stakeholders as required.    
  • Provide significant technical advice to colleagues in relation to utility supplies mainly at a place scale   
  • Support and enable colleagues across the Council and in Oxfordshire to identify and management any strategic risks linked to clean energy and energy supply including providing specialist advice, training and support to colleagues.    
  • Bid for funding to support either infrastructure investment or addressing the barriers to a clean, fair and smart energy supply in Oxfordshire.  
  • Provide expert advice in responding to consultations and communicating impact of legislation 

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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity. 

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items: 


  • Educated to degree level in a relevant subject or equivalent experience. 



  • Applied technical knowledge related to operation and governance of Distribution Networks and Gas Networks 
  • Understanding of the business models and barriers for deploying infrastructure to meet net zero 



  • Experience managing contractors and project management experience 
  • Experience or demonstrable knowledge of local area energy planning for a geographical area   


Skills & Abilities: 

  • Proficient in MS Office skills (Word, Outlook, Excel etc.) 
  • Ability to use own judgment in a range of situations, dealing with complex case issues and sensitive situations    
  • Ability to present technical work professionally, concisely and to demonstrate the relevance to a wide range of audiences   



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Energy Systems Lead - Engineering & Surveying
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