Energy Accelerator Programme Manager

Leeds, West Yorkshire
Grade L SP1-4 £38,062 - £44,071 per annum
13 Feb 2017
27 Feb 2017
Full Time
Contract Type

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) promote the Leeds City Region’s interests on a national and international scale, enabling business and enterprise to thrive, and unlocking potential through partnership. Our vision is to develop the City Region as an economic powerhouse, creating jobs and prosperity, and improving the environment, for all who live and do business in the City Region through “Good Growth”. It's the perfect time to invest in low carbon and renewable energy projects, and in Leeds City Region we're developing innovative new energy infrastructure to make our City Region a leader in resource-efficient economic growth. 

The Energy Accelerator is an innovative new project development support service aimed at supporting the private and public sector to develop new energy infrastructure by investing in feasibility and project design to take low carbon projects from concept to market-ready propositions.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to lead a specialist commercial, technical and financial team to implement this important new service over the next 3 years and potentially beyond, who is prepared to work flexibly in a high-profile and demanding environment.  In-depth knowledge of energy and energy efficiency policy and strategy and the related investment environment, and a detailed understanding and demonstrable experience of what it takes to develop commercial low carbon projects to financial close are essential. Excellent planning, interpersonal, analytical, communication and budget management skills are required, as well as experience of managing commercial risk and negotiating commercial terms for major multi-million pound projects.

Appointment to the post will be subject to confirmation of funding, which is expected in February 2017.

For more information about the work of WYCA, please visit 

West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) has a flexible and encouraging approach to helping you achieve your best work/life balance and career goals with a range of benefits including a local government career average pension scheme, a free countywide travel MCard (zone 1-5) and flexitime working scheme.

We encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, race, gender, religion or beliefs, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation.

To submit your application form online please visit by Monday 27th February 2017  

If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion. Candidates will be notified of invitation to interview by e-mail.

No Agencies please.  
Candidate information will be retained by WYCA for 12 months unless you make a request for this to be deleted. 
Please note: it is WYCA’s policy to recruit at SP1 for all appointment