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Principal Renewable Energy Manager

About You
Are you an energy professional who is passionate about reducing carbon emissions through renewable energy solutions? 
Do you enjoy working creatively and collaboratively with stakeholders, private businesses and communities? 
Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to really make a difference, by using your skills and experience in energy management to help us achieve Net Zero across our estate by 2030?  
If so, read on......

  •  You have a genuine passion for sustainability and net zero solutions, and a willingness to work collaboratively across the organisation to contribute to our net zero ambition.
  • You have significant experience of working in a renewable energy industry and a proven track record of delivering energy related initiatives, preferably in relation to decarbonisation of power.
  • You are likely to be a natural communicator, with an ability to engage with a wide range of sectors from communities to private businesses to identify and deliver decarbonisation opportunities across our estate.
  • You will have detailed technical knowledge of energy and energy related projects, regulatory knowledge and expertise within the energy industry, knowledge of funding and financial models

About The Role
This is an exciting opportunity to develop and lead on the delivery of our renewable energy plan across our estate, directly contributing to our ambition to reduce carbon emissions as part of our journey to Net Zero 2030, which is a key priority in our Sustainability Plan.

Working as part of our Sustainability Department you will collaborate across the organisation to  identify, agree and implement opportunities to provide innovative, sustainable solutions to our existing and planned mine water treatment infrastructure, which will reduce carbon emissions, enhance value for money and help us adapt to the impacts of climate change.
You will manage the day to day operation and maintenance of the Coal Authority’s energy assets, maximising income and ensuring systems remain safe and compliant with required legislation, including the ethical sourcing of solar panels and oversight of renewable energy at our Mansfield Head office. 
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:  This role can be based anywhere in the UK with occasional travel to the Mansfield office and site visits required

Application closing date: 16 June 2024
Sifting date: 17 June 2024
Interviews: w/c 24 June 2024
(If you are unavailable on these interview dates, please make us aware and we will look at alternative dates)
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: £53,934 - £59,927
  • 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: 0307
  • Posted: 2024-05-31 15:14:04 -

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