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Head of Future Energy & Water Systems

  • Employer: London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • Reference: J-2244
  • Published: Mon 17/06/2024, 22:29 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 14/07/2024, 1:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 Hours
  • Salary: £69,255 - £73,815
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Town Hall, 160 Whitechapel Road, LONDON

We are creating a new Future Energy and Water Systems team and are looking for an experienced and energetic individual to join us and head up this service.


Over the next 10-15 years our borough will grow by c. 50,000 homes and we have recently brought 22,000 social homes back under the control of the council. Alongside this we have a strong desire to play our part in achieving the net-zero aims that benefit us all and a need to support our residents through current and future cost of living crises.


Future, fit for purpose, and innovative water, energy and digital systems are key to all these ambitions, and we want you to join us on the exciting journey of delivering them.


Bring your skills and expertise to Tower Hamlets to strategically lead our programme and make a real difference to people's lives in the most exciting part of London.


About the role


Recognising the important role that energy infrastructure plays in supporting growth and delivering our environmental and social objectives, the council is developing our in-house expertise and resources.


There is much we can do directly as a council: building on our existing work; delivering using our own assets wherever we can; developing robust and effective strategies and implementing schemes to be delivered by ourselves and developers.


Alongside this we need to work closely with providers, developers, government, regulators, our local communities and more to deliver modern, fit for purpose energy, water and digital systems. The council are ready to take a leading, facilitating and supporting role in ensuring great outcomes for our residents.


Leading a small, focused team, you will provide the strategic direction, leadership, management and delivery of energy, water and digital systems planning and implementation services by maximising utilities opportunities and benefits for local people.


About you


This role demands vision, passion, and inspirational leadership to deliver high performance in a collaborative environment. You will need to have a detailed technical understanding to support the team. However, more vitally, you will need the ability to secure political, professional and stakeholder buy in and permeate delivery across the board. Additionally, to fulfil this role effectively, you will need to demonstrate:


-      That you hold a degree (undergraduate or post-graduate) and professional qualification in engineering or other related discipline and demonstrable relevant experience.


-      A detailed understanding of energy, water and digital systems planning and delivery in a political, urban environment including such issues as development economics, engineering, planning, inward investment and place-making.


-      Demonstrable experience and ability in bringing people together and achieving consensus to deliver high quality outcomes in a planning, development and engineering field.


-      A range of skills covering public consultation, funding applications, business casing, project procurement and influencing and negotiation.


-      A strong desire to deliver a modern, resilient and effective energy system that benefits the people of Tower Hamlets.


Additional Employee Information

 

This post is being advertised as a three-year fixed term contract.


Closing date: 14th July 2024


Shortlisting date: Week commencing 15th 2024


Interview date: Week commencing 22nd July 2024


If you have any questions about the roles, please contact Matthew on: matthew.pullen@towerhamlets.gov.uk


Tower Hamlets vision for our borough is that: people are aspirational, independent and have equal access to opportunities; we are a borough that our residents are proud of and love to live in; and we are a dynamic, outcomes-based council using digital innovation and partnership working to respond to the changing needs of our borough. We want people who aspire to our TOWER values: Together; Open; Willing; Excellent; Respect.

Tower Hamlets has a zero-tolerance approach to, and works to eradicate, all forms of discrimination on the basis of race, sex, disability, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status, status as a civil partner, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy and maternity and looks to employ a diverse workforce representative of those groups. We recognise that people can also be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class.

We welcome applicants interested in flexible working arrangements and also applicants who live in the borough. 

  • Employer: London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • Reference: J-2244
  • Published: Mon 17/06/2024, 22:29 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 14/07/2024, 1:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 Hours
  • Salary: £69,255 - £73,815
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Town Hall, 160 Whitechapel Road, LONDON