Energy Manager- Colchester City Council - Working for Essex
Salary: £34,886 - £39,459 Per Annum
Closing date: 30 Mar 2023
Location: Colchester
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 12046
Role: Public Health
About the role

Energy Manager- Colchester City Council

Fixed Term, Full Time

£34,886 - £39,459 Per Annum

Location: Colchester

Essex County Council (ECC) are delighted to be supporting Colchester City Council as they look to recruit for an Energy Manager.

Exact work location: Colchester

Contract type: Fixed Term 2 year contract (Full-time 37 hours per week)

Salary: from £34,886 up to £39,459 per annum

Closing date for applications 30th March 2023

The Role

Colchester City Council is an ambitious authority and we are committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2030. We have a varied estate including the historic Town Hall and Castle as well as offices, museums, a crematorium, Leisureworld and the Northern Gateway Sports Park; all providing valuable services for our communities. We are seeking an experienced professional who can help us reduce our use of energy and water and support our 2030 ambition.

The Opportunity

If you can bring a proven track record of working with others to drive behaviour change, can analyse data to identify efficiencies and can help make a difference by cutting costs and carbon emissions in our estate then we want to hear from you! You will be able to identify technology solutions that can help reduce use, build business cases for “invest to save” concepts and lead on our utilities contract and bills working with our appointed energy bureau service, building occupiers and finance teams.

As you will need to engage across many buildings, teams and services to understand where the greatest impacts can be achieved, your active listening and communication skills will help you build relationships and encourage change.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits, excellent career development opportunities and a wide range of flexible working arrangements.

Can you improve the energy efficiency of our built estate and help to make Colchester even better? Apply now!


For a copy of the full job description, accountabilities and person specification, please see the Colchester City Council Jobs website and find the energy manager role listed where this is provided.

The Experience You Will Bring

We expect you to have:

  • Degree or relevant experience in energy and water utilities management or associated disciplines
  • Awareness of key issues around energy efficiency and energy management

We also hope that you have:

  • A proven track record of managing utilities budgets
  • Membership of a relevant professional body (e.g., CIBSE, IET, Energy Institute)
  • Project management experience, such as Prince 2 or APM
  • Experience of retrofit projects
  • Demonstration of influence in educating others to deliver behaviour change
  • Experience of interpreting utilities information

Please apply via the Colchester City Council here Please note, applications made via the Essex County Councils careers site will not be accepted.

If you have queries on this role or require anything further, please email

Colchester City Council has a wide range of services and facilities that can involve dealing with children or vulnerable adults. We treat our obligations for the safety of children and vulnerable adults seriously and expect our staff to be committed to the principles of our published policies and to adhere to the procedures contained within them.