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Southern Staffordshire Community Energy (SSCE)- Project Developer Role

Approach and Scope

SSCE wish to engage a contractor to work alongside the Board as a project finder and developer to identify potential new projects and engage with potential partners where SSCE could play a role in developing, implementing renewable energy or energy efficiency projects. Primary areas for consideration are likely to be:

  • roofs of public and commercial buildings with significant onsite electricity usage
  • large scale ground-mounted solar schemes
  • development of community retrofit schemes eg People Powered Retrofit
  • projects involving renewable heat e.g. heat networks
  • new housing and commercial developments with potential for innovative low carbon approaches
  • pursuing funding opportunities to progress these and similar projects including Levelling Up Funds eg the Shared Prosperity Fund
Key Tasks
  • identify, approach and engage with potential energy partners where SSCE could play a role in developing, funding and implementing renewable energy or energy efficiency projects
  • create a project pipeline with potential energy customers who wish SSCE to become part of the energy sourcing
  • scope potential projects and secure in principle commitment from partners
  • liaise with Energy4All regarding financial appraisal and exclusivity agreements
  • oversee implementation of projects
  • identify potential sources of external funding where appropriate and assist in developing partnerships with other agencies including local authorities, LEPs and the private sector
  • secure agreement in principle to proceed with 6 projects

Although this is designated as a ‘Remote’ position there will be a need for regular visits to the Staffordshire area to view sites and meet prospective partners and local agencies. Requirements We need someone who is…

  • Committed to tackling climate change and supports our aims and objectives
  • Confident engaging with partner organisations at senior levels; businesses, landowners, developers, councils, public sector agencies
  • Experienced with securing funding
  • Experienced with practical development and delivery of renewable energy schemes, particularly, but not exclusively, solar
  • An excellent understanding of the UK energy system and the changes necessary to achieve net zero
  • Determined and tenacious but diplomatic in engaging with potential partners
  • A leader and a team player, working closely with the Board and other partners.
  • Self-employed, fully IT proficient, with own transport and already set up for remote working with computer, internet and phone.
To Apply

CVs should be provided but applicants are also required to send a statement outlining:

  • what skills and experience you bring to the role and relevant achievements
  •  your approach to the role and what results you would expect to achieve in terms of numbers of new projects developed
  •  the time commitment (in days per month) that you could supply
  •  your day rate expectations

The closing date for applications is 13 May. Applications should be sent both to Mike Kinghan, SSCE Director, at mike.kinghan1@gmail.com and to whom any queries should also be directed and also to neilobrien6@hotmail.co.uk SSCE Chair.

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