Climate17 Ltd

Delivery Manager - Net-Zero

Climate17 is delighted to be partnering with The Greater South East Net Zero Hub (GSENZH); a high-profile and high-impact government-backed project group to develop and support the delivery of projects to accelerate the UK’s transition to Net Zero.

Set up by the UK government in 2018 and funded by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ), there are five Local Net Zero Hubs across England.

All Hubs work together to help the UK reach Net Zero.

To date, the Net Zero Hubs have supported 200+ major net zero projects valued at over £4Bn including large-scale solar, Heat Networks, Smart Grids, domestic retrofit, hydrogen development, public estate-wide energy opportunity assessments, fleet and depot decarbonisation, network constraint, building decarbonisation & research & development.

The opportunity
GSENZH is assembling a team to launch and manage a net-zero pilot programme across Manchester, West Midlands & York & North East Yorkshire Combined Authorities.

They are seeking a Delivery Manager - Net-Zero, to be the day-to-day Manager for the Local Net Zero Accelerator (LNZA) pilot programme.

The role will have line management duties, oversight of the Green Finance Service contract, and will report into the Local Net-Zero Accelerator (LNZA) Programme Lead, as well as progress report to the Department for Energy Security & Net Zero (DESNZ) Programme Board.

Duties will include:

  • Team and project management, ensuring alignment across the 3 Combined Authorities.
  • Oversight and quality assurance of reports to governance boards.
  • Contract management of Green Finance Service procured by the GSENZH.
  • Stakeholder engagement with combined authorities, government departments and delivery partners.
  • Using knowledge of Net-Zero policy and relevant national, regional and local strategies/ plans, in support of delivering Net-Zero at a local level
  • Ensure learning and best practices are adopted and shared with the wider Net-Zero hub network and DESNZ.
  • Ensure key performance metrics are achieved against agreed objectives and action plans, providing regular reporting inputs as required.
  • Review and analyse intelligence gathering from project managers, providing high-quality insight reports to senior stakeholders (including Deputy Directors within central government).
Ideal Skills & Experience

  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent experience) in a related discipline.
  • Experience in line management and building high-performing teams.
  • Strong relationship management skills, and ability to work with stakeholders at all levels, communicating complex issues clearly to a range of stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of the Net-Zero and energy policy landscape, energy technologies and their applications, including in-depth knowledge of at least one of the following areas: local renewable energy generation, storage, heat decarbonisation, housing retrofit, mobility (EV)
  • Strong programme and project management skills, and knowledge of governance frameworks and decision-making processes
  • Experience of recording, evidence keeping and managing submission of grant claims and financial information to meet monitoring and performance requirements.
  • Experience of contract procurement, negotiation and management, including developing tender specifications and business cases
  • Ability to administer grant programmes, effectively monitor project delivery and produce reports for the SMT, Hub Board & DESNZ
  • Knowledge of HM Treasury 5 case business model (green book) process
  • Project Management qualification e.g.

    Prince 2, APM PMQ
About Us
Climate17 is a purpose-led, international Renewable Energy & Sustainability recruitment firm.

We provide specialist talent acquisition services to organisations seeking to reduce their environmental footprint, as well as those working towards the decarbonisation of the energy sector.

Inclusive Application Process
Climate17 is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace.

We believe there is no solution to climate change without people.

We aim to increase diversity across all areas and as such, we are committed to partnering with clients and candidates to create an inclusive and sustainable regenerative world.

We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of their ethnicity, race, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, age, or whether or not they have a disability.

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  • Start: 18/04/2024
  • Duration: 24 months
  • Rate: DoE
  • Location: United Kingdom,United Kingdom
  • Type: Contract
  • Industry: Public_Sector
  • Recruiter: Climate17 Ltd
  • Contact: Amy Hugo
  • Tel: 07754 853847
  • Email: to view click here
  • Reference: BH-3819
  • Posted: 2024-04-18 16:43:09 -

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