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Energy Projects & Programmes Officer

Buckingham Futures
North London
Closing date
19 May 2024

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Private Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client in North London is looking for a Energy Projects & Programmes Officer to support the council's climate action work by developing and delivering a support service to encourage householders and businesses to retrofit their properties. They will provide high quality, accessible advice and develop materials to support this, as well as working with local suppliers to negotiate an offer. They will also support the delivery of the energy team’s wider work, which may include assessing energy statements of planning applications, providing energy-related advice to other council departments, as well as any other tasks that supports the delivery of the team’s objectives.  

This officer will focus on developing and delivering the council’s private sector retrofit offer. This will involve significant public engagement and development of marketing and promotional activity to encourage private property owners to decarbonise their own properties.


The core activities include:

·Delivering a range of energy and carbon-saving projects, including building retrofit projects (such as installing heat pumps, solar panels, LED lighting, new glazing), expanding district heating networks and overseeing feasibility studies by external specialists. This involves end-to-end project management, including:

o   Project inception – identifying opportunities for energy savings and how to deliver them

o   Project development – building up the project, including working with relevant stakeholders, calculating cost estimates, carrying out a cost-benefit analysis, developing the project documentation and seeking formal approval for the project

o   Securing funding, which may involve writing external funding bids

o   Drawing up tender documents and procuring contractors to deliver the project

o   Management of contractors during the project delivery and ensuring stakeholders are involved throughout

o   Dealing with any issues that arise during delivery, negotiating solutions and using appropriate change controls if required.


o   Managing the project budget effectively to deliver value for money


o   Completing the project, ensuring the objectives are met and handing over to operations

·Preparing reports, statistics and other information as required.

·Maintaining effective relationships with other council departments in order to identify energy-saving opportunities.

·Carrying out analysis of energy-related datasets using Microsoft Excel.

·Keeping abreast of and assisting with research into new sustainable energy technical, policy and legislative developments.

·Reviewing energy statements of planning applications to ensure planning policies related to energy have been correctly implemented and providing verbal and written feedback to staff in the Planning department and developers on their submissions.

·Dealing with correspondence with councillors, residents, local businesses, other council officers, suppliers, contractors and other public sector agencies related to energy.

·Attending meetings to represent the Energy Services team where required.

·Undertaking any other duties commensurate to the grade of the post.


Energy, engineering, building services or construction-related degree or equivalent qualification.

Experience of delivering energy-related projects, ideally in a public sector environment

Knowledge of methods and technologies to reduce energy use and carbon emissions from non-residential and residential properties.  


If you have the right skills, experience and qualifications for this role and feel you match the requirements, or if you would like more information on the role, please contact Vanessa, Dannika or Mohamed at 020 8125 4321 or email, or

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