School Energy Surveyor - Working for Essex
Salary: Up to £30,802 per annum
Closing date: 16 Aug 2022
Location: Essex
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 7009
Role: Property
About the role

School Energy Surveyor

Fixed Term, Full Time

Up to £30,802 per annum

Location: Essex

Working Style: Anywhere worker

Closing Date: 16th August 2022

Please note that we are looking for 2 individuals on a 2 year fixed-term contract basis. 

At Essex County Council (ECC), we’re committed to taking robust action on climate change and significantly reducing carbon emissions. As part of our strategy, we set up the Essex Environment and Climate Action Programme and published a £200m plan in November 2021. This includes a suite of projects to address the impacts of climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and building resilience to environmental changes.

Our Infrastructure Delivery & Facilities Management (IDFM) Team has a major role to play in achieving our decarbonisation targets. Responsible for delivering essential infrastructure such as new school places and roads across Essex, IDFM also oversees the operation and maintenance of around £1.7Bn of corporate assets and a large proportion of the schools estate. It’s a great place for people who are ambitious about tackling the climate emergency.

About the role

If you believe you have the knowledge and passion to develop a career in sustainability this is an ideal opportunity.

You will gain a broad range of technical knowledge and skills – as you will be exposed to the large variety of workflows associated with energy efficiency and low carbon technology.

You will be tasked with engaging with our school estate, collecting information, and helping reduce their carbon footprint through technical and behavioural changes.

Having identified opportunities for carbon reduction and improvements in energy efficiency, you’ll work them into business cases and help schools to bid for appropriate funding. As your skills develop, you’ll also have the opportunity to take on a number of independent projects – ranging from LED and solar panels, to insulation, glazing or heating projects.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

You’ll combine sound technical knowledge of low carbon technology and its implementation with the ability to build good working relationship with teachers, governors, business managers and contractors. Strong analytical skills are essential and you’ll be capable of working with data using Excel. Well-organised, you’ll be ready to manage your own workload to meet pre-agreed time and programme targets. You’ll also need excellent report-writing and presentation skills. The ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with a wide range of people is essential.

Benefits We’re proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all our employees, including a local government pension, flexible working arrangements, generous annual leave and a range of discounts and loans. Find out more about our benefits here.

What you should do next

If you are interested in finding out more about this role, we would love to hear from you. Please apply via the Working for Essex website.

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