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Research and Design Manager - Mine Heat

About You
Do you want to play a key role supporting the repurposing of Britain’s abandoned mine workings to provide secure, low carbon mine water heating schemes ?
If so, this is your chance to be part of a fast moving an innovative team who are facilitating mine water heating projects across Great Britain, making a better future for people and the environment in mining areas.
This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a team of high performing people from a variety of backgrounds including academia, applied hydrogeological research, hydrogeological consultancy and coal mining remediation.

Ideally you will be located on or close to a coalfield.
If so, read on......

About The Role
We are looking for someone who can support the Principal R&D Manager to facilitate targeted research to address questions relating to sustainable development and deployment of mine water energy schemes.

You will collaborate with academics, researchers, government and the private sector to build research focused partnerships.

You will also support internal R&D projects which could include drilling of monitoring boreholes or analysis of hydrogeological data.
You will also support our advisory services manager as required to support the delivery of mine water heat feasibility studies and provision of support for active mine energy projects, this may involve fieldwork.
This role will appeal to you if you are a highly organised and technically competent person who is passionate about delivering high quality research that can help to underpin our decision making, licensing and sustainable deployment of low carbon heating solutions in mining areas.
We don’t expect candidates to meet every single desired qualification.

If your experience looks a little different from what we've identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we'd love to learn more about you!
To find out more about the role, take a look at the job description.
Role location: Remote but connected with meetings at our Mansfield office when required 

Application closing date: 17th June 2024
Sifting date: 18th June 2024 
Interviews: 24th and 27th June 2024 
Successful candidates must pass basic security checks and will be subject to UK Immigration requirements.

About The Coal Authority
Our benefits:

  • A cutting-edge pension scheme with an impressive employer contribution rate of approximately 28.97%.
  • Experience our values-based recognition scheme that celebrates your contributions.
  • Flexibility in working patterns, whether it's full-time, part-time, or compressed hours.
  • Embrace flexible working arrangements tailored to your needs.
  • Enjoy a generous holiday allowance of 27.5 days annually, plus the flexibility to add 6 extra days to that, alongside 8 public holidays.
  • Benefit from a comprehensive parental leave policy with 26 weeks of full pay (subject to eligibility).
  • Get support to further your professional qualifications and payment for one annual professional subscription.
  • Access a free, confidential Employee Assistance Programme to support your well-being.
  • Unlock exclusive employee discounts
  • Ensure your well-being with an annual health check and receive £15 monthly towards well-being activities.
  • Enjoy the convenience of on-site free parking, along with complimentary tea, coffee, and soft drinks at our Mansfield office.
Working with us:
We offer different ways to work flexibly, and the following types of flexibility are usually possible: job share, flexible hours, working from home for part of the week and compressed hours.

Please feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you at your interview.
With a genuine commitment to flexible working, we believe that work life balance is incredibly important.
Who we are:
Here at the Coal Authority, we really are a great team to work with.

We’re united in our passion and commitment to make a better future for people and the environment in mining areas.
We carry out a wide variety of essential services from responding to coal mining hazards, to keeping everyone and everything safe from mine water pollution.
We are excited about what our future holds.

Our work is helping to develop a new sustainable source of renewable energy for the UK.

By harnessing the energy from mine water heat, we hope to play a key role towards helping the UK to meet net-zero emissions by 2050.
We truly are a supportive organisation where we all live and breathe our values.

We are inclusive, trusted and progressive in everything that we do.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:
Here at TCA we don’t just accept difference – we celebrate it, support it, and thrive on it for the benefit of our colleagues, our customers and our communities.

We are proud to be an inclusive employer.

We are committed to developing a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community.

We encourage applications from people from different backgrounds, identities, cultures and beliefs.

Diversity is vital to our success and innovation and is fundamental to our values of being trusted, inclusive and progressive.
As part of our commitment to increasing the diversity of our workforce, we provide a guaranteed interview to applicants who meet the minimum selection criteria who are disabled or from a minority ethnic community.
If you require any reasonable adjustments or alternative format application forms you can get in touch with us by contacting the team by email at or by phone on 01623 637000.

  • Start: 31/05/2024
  • Rate: £41,083 - £45,648
  • Location: Mansfield,England
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Public_Sector
  • Recruiter: The Coal Authority
  • Contact: Admin The Coal Authority
  • Tel: 01623 637149
  • Email: to view click here
  • Reference: 0302
  • Posted: 2024-05-31 15:04:04 -

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