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Adviser (Decarbonisation of Complex Sites)

Salary: Up to 60k + Benefits 

Status: Permanent /Full-time strongly preferable (however can potentially be flexible)

About us

Energy Systems Catapult (ESC) is part of a network of elite technology and innovation centres set up by Innovate UK. The ESC works with companies that are focused on exploiting the opportunities created by the need to transform global energy systems; not only playing a part in accelerating technology-based solutions, but also engaging with Government to address the market mechanisms and business models that will be required to enable such solutions.

ESC will create a critical mass for business and research innovation, focusing on electricity, heat and combustible gases. This centre will be an important part of the UK’s innovation system, making a major long-term contribution to UK economic growth.

During lockdown, we have been working remotely and as we begin to focus more on the future, we intend to embrace a new refreshing way to utilise our office in Birmingham City Centre. As a consequence we are developing a flexible approach to the workplace , which ensures we keep some of the benefits of home working whilst enabling the Catapult to operate efficiently, this hybrid way of working may result in the majority of us working from home for a good chunk of the time, merging the best bits of both office and home working.

Decarbonising complex sites – Modern Energy Partners has provided a platform for the Energy Systems Catapult to support the public sector and industry to decarbonisation. We do this by helping public sector bodies consider how they go about decarbonising and sharing our learning with industry. Previously the programme was focused on testing methodologies however as we share knowledge and material there is a need to engage further with the public sector and industry. MEP’s material can be found on the ESC website.

This forms the basis of the Site based work, to be found and delivered under the Site platform.

The Role

As a result, ESC is looking for an individual to help expand that engagement and support to the wider public sector.  This role will involve working with multiple stakeholders across the public sector providing bespoke to structure decarbonisation plans.

The Adviser (Decarbonisation of Complex sites) will be required to engage with these parties, bringing them together, managing the stakeholders and identifying and securing funding for development of decarbonisation plans and projects, and most importantly scale-up of decarbonisation.

The adviser will have a good understanding of decarbonisation the public sector and be able to talk of developing strategies and the practical implementation of them within a public sector setting. The adviser will also ensure a strong stakeholder management approach is adopted, working closely with key delivery roles in the Sites team, and across the organisation and its Capabilities. We are also looking for a adviser with versatility and experience to be adaptable and agile in their approach bouncing from engaging with stakeholders to being able to deliver high quality outputs.

Key Work Activities

• Identify, develop and manage new leads and opportunities that can be bid for and won, and delivered by the sites team.
• Work across all part of the ESC, including delivery Capabilities, to collaboratively develop funding/bid solutions.
• Create new funding opportunities, such as direct public or private awards
• Leading bid preparation, including strategic guidance if appropriate and working closely with our Bids & Accounts team, securing new business with typical annual target of between £0.5 - £1m p.a. in the first year.
• Develop ideas, and work with the MEP team to expand and delivery upon them.
• Ensure effective stakeholder engagement, actively managing relevant energy stakeholders, particularly Corporates to build relationships and collaborative funding consortia. Take on account management responsibility for specific organisations where appropriate. Ensure information is regularly captured on our CRM system (Salesforce) and kept up to date.
• Support the development and execution of external facing events, seminars and presentations, including development of marketing collateral where appropriate.

What credentials are we ideally looking for?

• Degree level education in a relevant discipline, from engineering and science through to business and commerce.
• An understanding of deployment of decarbonisation technology on campus style estates, and other public sector estates. This could be through working in a similar environment, the practical application of solutions or even an understanding of modelling and managing systems.
• An understanding of energy data, benchmarking and potential systems that could be deployed.
• An understanding of energy and carbon related policy and programmes for the public sector and wider industry.
• Proven track record in initiating and establishing successful partnerships / relationships, that have subsequently been converted to real projects/sales.
• Proven ability and experience in consultative solution selling /value creation, and supporting subsequent delivery
• Experience in bringing cross-departmental/public sector teams together to collaborate on solution development and/or funding bids.
• Strong experience of stakeholder management – preferably including implementation and maintenance of account management processes.
• An understanding of public funding processes and experience of business case writing and bid application preparation.
• An understanding of commercial and funding routes for the delivery of projects. Commercially aware with proven negotiation skills.
• Interpretation and evaluation of a range of complex technical and commercial information from various sources.

Desirable but not essential:

Experience of selling within a B2B environment to large Corporates and/or Investors
o Understanding of the energy system sector and innovation marketplace will be
advantageous, although we will also consider applications from alternative sectors
o Track record and skills/experience gained from working in or with SMEs at start-up of scaleup
stages. Showing the ability to deliver impact to supported SME.
o Skilled at supporting SME business and market development for technology-based
o Skilled at working closely with Management Teams to determine business strategy and
plans, technology-product-market roadmaps, and business needs for external resources
o Skilled at managing the scoping and procurement of expert and consultancy services
• Team player with excellent communication and presentation skills.
• Ability to excel in a rapidly growing, fast-paced, innovative organisational environment.
• An organised, proactive, self-starter, able to work with limited supervision under pressure and to
tight deadlines.
• Comfortable dealing with ambiguity and ability to work effectively in line with changing priorities.
• Enquiring mind with desire to challenge the status quo.

Would you like to Apply?

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 11th May 2022.

Please note that at this time we are unable to provide UK visa sponsorship.

Energy Systems Catapult undertakes innovative and exciting work that will help shape the future of energy, with this in mind we encourage candidates to submit their applications as early as possible, as we do reserve the right to remove this advert or close it to further applications at any point during the recruitment process.

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