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Energy & Resources Officer

£32,394 - £38,881 yearly
Buckinghamshire Council

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Energy & Resources Officer

Location: Aylesbury


This is an exciting opportunity to join Buckinghamshire Council and support our work to reduce our energy consumption and impact on the climate. Working as part of the Energy & Resources team, the successful candidate will work across the energy management function of the Council, continuing our work to cut our energy usage and carbon emissions

About us

The Energy & Resources team provides the energy and carbon management function for the Council and are central to our response to climate change. This role is key to our energy management function which is based on accurate and reliable data on our energy consumption.

About the role

This role takes a lead on ensuring we fully understand where we are using energy and producing carbon emissions, including production of an annual carbon report and more regular monitoring activity. Based on this understanding, the Energy & Resources Officer will also support the development and delivery of energy efficiency projects so that we can further reduce our consumptions.

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges we face today and this is an opportunity to join a growing team within a new Council to help address this challenge.

As a career graded position, this is structured to enable progression as the individual develops their skills and experience.

Key Accountabilities

  • Leading our energy and carbon monitoring and reporting activities, including our annual greenhouse gas emissions report.
  • Resolving complex queries associated with our supply contracts, including supporting schools in Buckinghamshire with queries on their energy usage
  • Supporting or leading on the development and delivery of energy efficiency projects across the Council’s estate.
About you

We are looking for an Energy & Resources Officer with experience of working in an energy management or related sustainability field, including experience of delivering projects. Able to manage and manipulate large data sets, you will be confident in extracting relevant data, identifying trends and interpreting its meaning.

Experience in working with an energy database and/or with energy supply contract would also be valuable.

Other information

The closing date for applications is midnight 8th July 2020; interviews are expected to run on 15 – 17 July online via MS Teams. If you have any questions on the role, please contact Joanna Mitchell (joanna.mitchell@buckinghamshire.gov.uk).

Our values

We have a set of values, which our employees have chosen, that represent what we are – Proud, Ambitious, Collaborative and Trustworthy.

By joining Buckinghamshire Council, you can expect:

  • a fair and inclusive culture
  • the chance to really make a difference to those around you
  • health and well-being initiatives including an Employee Assistance Programme, Mental Health First Aiders and mindfulness workshops
  • a unified voice through our Employee Representative Group
  • ongoing support, and the opportunity to develop and progress in your career with us
  • opportunities to take part in fun activities such as fundraising and social events
About the Business Unit

Our Planning, Growth and Sustainability directorate work with partners to help shape the future of Buckinghamshire. We deliver services on planning, economic growth, regeneration, strategic infrastructure, transport and property.

Our key priorities include developing the economic narrative for Bucks, creating more jobs and delivering the right infrastructure to help businesses and residents thrive. We also aim to provide a proactive planning service that is responsive, whilst making the best use of the Council’s land and property portfolio. This will in turn support community services and create housing, jobs, regeneration and income to support public services.

It’s a great time to join one of our teams. As part of the Planning, Growth and Sustainability function you will not only get to help shape the economic future of Buckinghamshire; you’ll also be involved in delivering high-profile development projects and work on some of the biggest infrastructure projects in the UK. You will support us to deliver the results that our local residents and businesses deserve.

We recognise and reward you

Hard work and success deserves recognition. That’s why we pride ourselves on the benefits we give our people. We actively encourage a good work-life balance and promote flexible and agile working arrangements. We provide discounts on various Cafés, restaurants, shops and auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme. We also offer a salary sacrifice personal car lease scheme and the opportunity to gain membership to Costco. We have discounted gym memberships, Travel discounts with Arriva and Chiltern Railways and much more.


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