Community Energy Plus – Vacancy

Sustainable Energy Technical Officer (Cornwall New Energy)

Community Energy Plus is a multi-award winning charity that has been delivering sustainable energy projects and advice since 1998. Our mission is to tackle climate change, promote sustainable energy and reduce fuel poverty. Our team has extensive experience of providing specialist outreach support to over 320 community energy projects; we have secured over £2.1m for community projects towards a total value of over £4.4m. Our inclusive community engagement approach has been recognised by an Ashden Award and numerous national and European best practice case studies.

Community Energy Plus has recently joined the Cornwall New Energy partnership, an ERDF funded project providing support to businesses, social enterprises and community groups that want to generate renewable energy and improve their energy and environmental performance. To support the development of this project we are looking for a candidate based in Cornwall to deliver the following role:

Sustainable Energy Technical Officer (Cornwall New Energy) – 18 month fixed term contract, with potential for extension. Part time working, 24.5 hours per week (average).

We require a graduate level officer with a background in renewable energy or engineering to work as part of our team to provide technical support to the businesses being supported.

The Technical Officer will work primarily on developing renewable energy solutions, but will also gain experience from working with the charity’s wider activities, understanding how renewable energy fits within our energy efficiency, fuel poverty and building retrofit agendas. The role will require knowledge of both the generation of electricity from renewable sources and the adoption of renewable heat technologies. Knowledge of electrical storage solutions and the operation of heat networks is also sought.

Our preferred candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Technical knowledge and experience of renewable energy and related project development
  • Experience of supporting businesses to identify problems and opportunities, and helping them to develop and implement solutions
  • Practical business and project management skills
  • Good presentational skills and the ability to deliver innovative, imaginative communications activities

You will need a valid driving licence and be able to use your own vehicle for business purposes. The role will require travel throughout Cornwall and potentially to the Isles of Scilly.

A full job description will be provided to applicants in advance of an interview.

Salary offered is competitive. Flexible working hours.

To apply, please send your CV, quoting the reference CEP/CNE/TechOff to [email protected]

The deadline for applications is 5.00pm, Monday 19th February 2018.

We are unable to respond to every applications. Applicants who will be offered an interview will be contacted by email on or before Friday 23rd February 2018.


Cornwall New Energy is funded by the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations.


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