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Platform Business Leader - Place Decarbonisation

Salary: £80-90k + Benefits

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


At the Energy Systems Catapult, we devise innovative solutions to some of the toughest challenges facing our energy sector. We look for growth opportunities created by the transition of the energy system: one of the greatest market opportunities in the coming decades, as well as one of the most urgent issues for society. We pursue our mission at the Energy Systems Catapult by accelerating technology-based solutions and working with Government to address the market mechanisms and business models required to enable these solutions.

ESC has been operating since 2015 and is still growing as an organisation in terms of reach, ambition and operational maturity. Our mission to drive innovation across the Energy Sector, in partnership with research, industrial and commercial partners remains central to ensuring the UK meets its 2050 emission reduction targets whilst maximising UK prosperity arising from domestic and international clean growth opportunities.

In April 2022 we implemented a revised the structure of our advisory Platforms in order to drive greater clarity externally and internally around our areas of specialism, channels to market, innovation priorities and revenue opportunities. As part of this change, we are driving greater accountability for the Platform vision, coherence of market proposition and innovation requirements through the appointed Platform Business Leaders.

For the next stage of decarbonisation in the UK, locality matters. Whether we are decarbonising heat in homes, increasing and managing EV uptake, creating flexibility or decarbonising industrial clusters, technological solutions will need to respond to the needs of a place and its people. Importantly, local energy systems also allow communities and companies to take some ownership of the decarbonisation agenda.

The importance of local energy systems is growing. Cities such as Bristol and Glasgow have set ambitious decarbonisation targets for themselves ahead of national targets, and now need to find a way to deliver on those targets. Ofgem is interested in the role of Local Area Energy Plans (LAEP) in decarbonising the network at lowest cost, as reflected in its RIIO-2 Business Plan guidance and its Decarbonisation Action Plan, while network companies are looking at how technology can help them deliver better value to consumers through the energy transition.

The place platform focuses on supporting Local Authorities and other key public stakeholders to understand, plan, develop and implement decarbonisation and Net Zero programmes.

We are looking for an exceptional Business Leader to play a key role in growing our dynamic and successful PLACE team. You will work with the executive team to set the strategy for work in local energy systems, win new work, lead engagement with clients and deliver ground-breaking projects.

Key Deliverables & Work Activities

The accountabilities below would sit with you as the Platform Business leader, although delivery of parts is expected to be driven through your teams and wider ESC colleagues as appropriate.

      1. Platform Leadership

      2. Direct and Matrix Team Leadership and Management

          Business Leaders shall:

       3. Capturing and Reporting Impact and KPIs

      4. Marketing and Communications

     5. Business Planning and Implementation, Outputs and Outcomes

          Business Leaders are accountable for:

        6. Managing projects and delivering work to clients

          Business leaders are responsible for:

     Specific accountabilities and responsibilities for Place Business Leader

What credentials are we ideally looking for?

Qualifications and experience sought:

We look for everyone at the Energy Systems Catapult to:

Next Step

Energy System Catapult’s team is just over two hundred strong and is diverse, friendly and super passionate about making a real impact, we also recognise how important a positive work/life balance is for our employees. 

So, if you would like to make a real difference, love a challenge, excited by the opportunity to do worthwhile work, you best apply.

Would you like to Apply?

The closing date for applications is Friday 29th July 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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"We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of race, sex, disability, religion and belief, sexual orientation, or status regarding gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity."

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