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We're interested to hear from capable, passionate and motivated people with appropriate qualifications and experience who are interested in supporting us in our mission to improve the use of energy in buildings.

We're a lively, caring and professional team of people with a 'can-do' approach. Through our work, we've gained a reputation for integrity, professionalism and honesty. We're based in Milton Keynes and operate from a bespoke, low-energy building, which includes many renewable energy technologies.

The National Energy Foundation (NEF) is recruiting roles to accelerate the roll out of Energiesprong retrofit and infill in the UK. These are business/supply chain development, project management and technical roles.


Current vacancies:
 

Energiesprong Deal Facilitator

Title: Energiesprong Deal Facilitator
Reports to: The National Energy Foundation, Energiesprong Project Manager
Location: Based at NEF’s offices in Milton Keynes but working from home possible with prior agreement
Role requires some remote-working at partner premises across the UK
Contract Term: 3-4 days per week. Contract to 31st December 2018
Remuneration: Competitive 
Closing Date: 29.10.2018, 5pm

Purpose: To facilitate demand and supply partners coming together to co-design a collective purchasing scheme and to get landlords and suppliers signed up to a collective commitment. 

You can find more about the role here. Please submit your CV and supporting letter explaining what you can bring to the role to recruitment@nef.org.uk

Project Manager Housing

Title: Project Manager Housing
Reports to: The National Energy Foundation, Energiesprong Project Manager
Location: Based at NEF’s offices in Milton Keynes but some working from home possible with prior agreement. Role requires some remote-working in Nottingham, East Midlands  
Contract Term: 1-2 days per week. Contract to 31st December 2018
Remuneration: Competitive 
Closing Date: 29.10.2018, 5pm

Purpose: To support social housing providers to deliver a collective commitment for 5000 retrofits in the UK.  

  • Working with housing providers on stock assessment and selection for Energiesprong demonstration properties, including initial scaling volumes
  • Developing the business case for housing providers’ specific requirements (based on the existing Energiesprong UK business case) and support the housing providers in reaching an investment decision
  • Supporting the housing providers in organising the procurement of retrofits based on performance based criteria instead of pre-defined solutions

You can find more about the role here. Please submit your CV and supporting letter explaining what you can bring to the role to recruitment@nef.org.uk


Recently Advertised Roles:
 

Supply Chain Procurement Manager

Title: Supply Chain Procurement Manager
Reports to: The National Energy Foundation (NEF)
Location: Based at NEF’s offices in Milton Keynes but some working from home possible with prior agreement. Role requires some remote-working in Nottingham, East Midlands
Contract Term: Up to 3-month Fixed Term Contract or secondment to NEF
Remuneration: Competitive Package 
Closing Date: 05.10.2018  

Purpose: To develop the supply chain for Energiesprong solutions, to support suppliers to understand Energiesprong, create solutions, and reduce costs. The core elements of this role will include:

  • Establishing a network of specialist contractors and suppliers including consultants (architects, engineers, energy modelling specialists, M & E suppliers or installers, system integrators, component manufacturers)
  • Supporting solution providers and suppliers to develop their business models, plan for cost reduction, helping suppliers to think creatively and to understand risk
  • Running supply chain engagement events and presenting at relevant events
  • Working with solution providers to develop their supply chain, including understanding and testing opportunities for cost reduction through sharing solutions or products (e.g. is procurement for monitoring equipment across all Solution Providers going to save money and if so can we agree a specification?)
  • Establishing key works packages and supply agreements  

You can find more about the role here. Please submit your CV and supporting letter explaining what you can bring to the role to recruitment@nef.org.uk

Renewable Energy Systems Technical Officer

Reports to: The National Energy Foundation (NEF)
Location: Based at NEF’s offices in Milton Keynes but some working from home possible with prior agreement. Role requires some remote-working in Nottingham, East Midlands
Contract Term: Up to 3-month Fixed Term Contract or secondment to NEF
Remuneration: Competitive Package
Closing Date: 05.10.2018

Purpose: To critically appraise the options available for the energy services system, including controls and monitoring to identify requirements for the appointment of suitable specialist contractors. The core elements of this role will include:

  • Appraise the current proposals and options 
  • Develop templates, cope of works and technical specification document 
  • Identify specialist contractors and how to evaluate proposals/tenders 

You can find more about the role here. Please submit your CV and supporting letter explaining what you can bring to the role to recruitment@nef.org.uk

Roll Out Project Manager

Reports to: National Energy Foundation (NEF)
Location: Based at NEF’s offices in Milton Keynes but some working from home possible with prior agreement. Role requires some remote-working in Nottingham, East Midlands
Contract Term: Up to 3-month Fixed Term Contract or secondment to NEF (potential for permanent role)
Remuneration: Competitive Package
Closing Date: 05.10.2018

Purpose: To supply solution providers in mobilising and leading the operational delivery of rolling-out Energiesprong solutions. The core elements of this role will include:

  • Mobilising and delivering projects
  • Establishing an effective team for delivery of the project
  • Ensuring project objectives and required outcomes are understood by the team members as appropriate 
  • Managing risks and ensuring project objectives and outcomes are achieved 
  • Providing regular reports on status of key deliverables to key stakeholders as appropriate

You can find more about the role here. Please submit your CV and supporting letter explaining what you can bring to the role to recruitment@nef.org.uk

Supply Chain Support

Title: Supply Chain Support
Reports to: The National Energy Foundation
Location: Based at NEF’s offices in Milton Keynes but some working from home possible with prior agreement. Role requires some remote-working at partner premises across the UK. Role may require occasional international travel (mainly NL, FR, BE).
Remuneration: Competitive; 0.4 – 0.6 FTE (2-3 days per week); Up to 6 months’ contract
Closing Date: 05.10.2018

To develop the supply chain for Energiesprong solutions, including solution providers, and tier two supply chain, and to support suppliers to understand Energiesprong, create solutions, and reduce costs. The core elements of this role will include:

  • Working with front runner Energiesprong suppliers to help them understand the energy plan, offsite manufacture, performance specification, performance guarantees, monitoring options, and to ensure effective delivery of all of these in pilot and scale up projects
  • Establishing a network of tier two suppliers / consultants who could fill gaps in larger organisations or form collaborations to become solution providers (architects, engineers, energy modelling specialists, M & E suppliers or installers, system integrators, component manufacturers)
  • Engaging new potential solution providers – understanding the gaps in their organisations, and their triggers and barriers for engagement (scale, long term commitment, pace) resulting in a supplier engagement plan, linked to the Energiesprong project pipeline
  • Match making new providers with external consultants or tier two suppliers when projects required
  • Supporting solution providers and suppliers to develop their business models, plan for cost reduction, helping suppliers to think creatively and to understand risk
  • Running supply chain engagement events and presenting at relevant events
  • Working with solution providers to develop their next tier supply chain, including understanding and testing opportunities for cost reduction through sharing solutions or products (e.g. is procurement for monitoring equipment across all Solution Providers going to save money and if so can we agree a specification?)

You can find more about the role here. Please submit your CV and supporting letter explaining what you can bring to the role to recruitment@nef.org.uk

Infill Market Maker

Title: Business Development/Infill Market Maker
Reports to: The National Energy Foundation
Location: Based at NEF’s offices in Milton Keynes but some working from home possible with prior agreement
Role requires some remote-working at partner premises across the UK. Role may require occasional international travel (mainly NL, FR, BE)
Remuneration: Competitive; 0.4 – 0.6 FTE (2-3 days per week); Up to 6 months’ contract
Closing Date: 05.10.2018

To deliver the requirements for Energiesprong UK under two EU funded projects, Transition Zero (Horizon 2020) and E=0 (Interreg NWE). In addition, the role will provide analysis and support across a range of areas including funding and finance, supply chain development, and housing provider projects. The core element of this role will include:

  • Market development with housing providers, including infill sites
  • Developing the Energiesprong UK business model for infill sites alongside housing partners
  • Supply chain development for performance guaranteed offsite construction
  • Brokering deals between developers, housing providers and funders
  • Market testing with Solution providers
  • Liaising with procurement organisations and leading on procurement exercises
  • Liaison with Homes England
  • Supporting landlords to take projects from concept stage to on site delivery, including grant applications, planning submissions, financial approvals and procurement.

You can find more about the role here. Please submit your CV and supporting letter explaining what you can bring to the role to recruitment@nef.org.uk

Volunteers

Our team is complemented by volunteers and interns. Find out what they think of their placements with us.

 

 


We also have a number of volunteer placements (please see below). Many people have volunteered with us over the years, and have had a very positive and rewarding time. Volunteering opens up lots of opportunities for acquiring new knowledge, generating ideas and extending professional networks whilst, at the same time, it provides valuable experience in a professional environment. As well as having the specific volunteer vacancies below, we would like to hear from anyone interested in any of the following areas of work:-

  • Visualisation of energy data - tools for making energy and building stock data information more interesting, relevant and accessible.
  • Non-domestic building modelling - the building of tools (based on benchmark models for non-domestic buildings) to facilitate better site energy surveying.
  • Changing the way people engage with buildings - QR codes, NFC chips within buildings that link to information about the building and its services (data, user guidance, videos, maintenance requirements).
  • Web development work - supporting us in the improvement and day-to-day running of our websites such as YouGen and SuperHomes.
  • Online tools and calculators - we host our Simple Carbon Calculator and a home energy assessment tool, which we're always looking to improve and update.

Volunteer Project Officer (Energy Envoys)
The role involves supporting the promotion and roll-out of our Energy Envoys volunteering opportunity, which is offered to The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award participants to complete the Bronze, Silver or Gold volunteering section of their Award. The Volunteer Project Officer will build relationships with schools and centres, raising awareness of the scheme using social media and blogs, and develop opportunities for professionals in the energy efficiency and built environment sectors to mentor Energy Envoys during their volunteering.
Please apply via email to alexandra.steeland@nef.org.uk with your CV, completed volunteer application form and a covering letter outlining your interest in this role and what you could bring to it.

Volunteer Content Writer (YouGen)
The post involves researching and writing content on saving energy and generating energy from renewable sources for the award-winning YouGen website. It also involves administering the site's expert blogger system and contributing to the promotion of the site to both consumers and installers.
Please apply via email to volunteers@nef.org.uk with your CV, completed volunteer application form and a covering letter outlining your interest in this role and what you could bring to it.

Video/Photography Volunteer
The role includes conducting media shoots, editing media and the production of new photographs and videos to bring to life our new citizen engagement website. The post also involves some administration and the better organisation of the photographs we already have and an analysis of who holds the copyright.
Please apply via email to volunteers@nef.org.uk with your CV, completed volunteer application form and a covering letter outlining your interest in this role and what you could bring to it.