Project Officer / Energy Adviser

Provide project management for the Low Carbon Workspaces programme, monitor delivery partners and provide advice on energy efficiency.


37 hours per week | £33,000 per annum + benefits 

This role is a fixed term contract until November 30th 2019.

Overall function of the role:

To provide project management for the Low Carbon Workspaces programme, project monitoring of delivery partners and providing advice and guidance on energy efficiency to grant applicants. 

  • Identify and encourage businesses to apply for the grant.  Develop a working relationship with the customer to enable them to make savings from the implementation of energy efficiency measures.
  • Provide telephone and 1:1 support to SMEs to help identify appropriate solutions to improve organisations’ management of energy via the development and implementation of energy efficiency plans, and use of energy consumption tracking and energy metering and monitoring tools.
  • Provide telephone support - to help resolve any queries and to account manage individuals through the process of applying for the grant.
  • Ensure all key outputs, outcomes and milestones are delivered in accordance with the project plan, including securing project income in line with agreed budgets.
  • Provide a first point of contact for all enquiries relating to the project delivery in the Black Country.
  • Build and develop professional working relationships with key partners and contacts within the Black Country, and to monitor any local sub-contractors.
  • Monitor and review all work carried out for the local project both internally and externally to ensure the programme is being delivered to a high standard.
  • Maintain and submit monthly reports on project progress, and ensure that all DCLG data returns are completed on schedule for submission.
  • Ensure compliance with all DCLG, ERDF and Ngage Solutions processes.
  • Maintain accurate financial records for budget management purposes and ensure that match funding is recorded appropriately.
  • Undertake such other tasks as may be required from time to time.

Person Specification


  • Demonstrable experience and knowledge of the low carbon agenda and a proven track record in working with businesses and/or individuals to reduce their carbon footprint.
  • Proven excellent project management skills and experience
  • Knowledge of business planning and business systems
  • A demonstrable understanding and ability to read and create financial reports
  • A keen and demonstrable interest in economic development and environmental and sustainable issues
  • A good telephone manner and experience of providing a rigorous and responsive customer-facing service
  • Experience of using Microsoft Office and confidence in using web-based IT systems
  • Able and willing to attend meetings and events often outside working hours and outside of the Black Country
  • Educated to ‘A’ Level or above with suitable relevant experience
  • A full driving licence and access to a car insured for business use
  • A team player


  • Knowledge of ERDF funding guidelines
  • Understanding of the structure and relationships within the public and third sector organisations
  • Princes 2 qualification
  • Sustainable energy technology sales experience
  • Degree in energy, environmental, and/or carbon management.

The successful applicant will operating from the Black Country Growth Hub in Wolverhampton (3 days a week) and Ngage’s offices in Buckinghamshire (2 days a week). Provision has been made in the Low Carbon Workspaces programme budget to cover one overnight stay (per week) in Aylesbury, and travel costs to and from Ngage’s offices.

To apply please download and complete the application form and email with a covering letter and CV or write to HR Department, Buckinghamshire Business First, The Saunderton Estate, Wycombe Road, Saunderton, HP14 4BF. 

  • Closing date for applications: 9am on 4th December 2017
  • Interviews are scheduled for: afternoon of 11th December 2017


Deadline for applications: 4 December, 2017

Job applications for this role can be submitted by email to