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Electric Vehicles Infrastructure Officer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the role

The Council is committed to achieving Net Zero for its own emissions by 2030 and for West Northamptonshire emissions by 2045. To deliver this ambition, the Assets & Environment (A&E) department, through its three units Works, Facilities, and Property Strategy & Estate has embarked on a sustainability journey with ambitious projects that will transform and shape the future of the Council and West Northants. Key current projects A&E are engaged in include:

  • Large scale photovoltaic roll out
  • EV infrastructure strategy
  • Large scale EV infrastructure roll out
  • Estate Climate Strategy
  • Assets energy efficiency and heat decarbonisation
  • Sustainable heat network for Northampton Town Centre

Our Works Unit have an exciting two year fixed term opportunity for an electric vehicles infrastructure officer. You will be working within the Energy Team and you will be supporting the Senior Programme Manager with implementing the EV Infrastructure strategy.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the team and support the Council's objectives of shaping the future of mobility in West Northamptonshire, that will be an example of best practice, and one that will deliver the best outcomes for the residents of the West Northamptonshire.

What will you be doing?

We are looking for a dynamic individual to support the Senior Programme Manager with the successful delivery of electric vehicle infrastructure across West Northamptonshire, from initial feasibility scoping through developing the business case to implementation.

Day to day, your role will involve:

- Identifying suitable locations for EV charging infrastructure based upon factors such as local availability of off-street parking, population density, accessibility for EV owners and the availability of local amenities.

- Conducting feasibility assessments for potential charging hubs considering factors like site suitability, cost, and electrical grid capacity.

- Ensuring that the necessary systems and records are in place, up to date and sound to support project management, audit, and other requirements.

Full details will be available on the Job Description and Person Specification.

About you

You will bring with you knowledge around infrastructure delivery models. You will have ability to think logically and effectively liaise and communicate rational decisions based on evidence to a wide audience, including internal and external stakeholders.

 You will need to have:

  • Degree or equivalent NVQ qualification (or relevant proven experience).
  • Experience of working in delivery of infrastructure projects.
  • Organisational and time management skills and ability to plan and deliver objectives within an agreed timeframe.

Our benefits

We offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, these include:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 28 days annual leave per year, 29 days for senior managers (pro rata, depending on how many hours per week you work), plus bank holidays. An additional 5 days, linked to continuous service, and ability to purchase up to 6 weeks additional leave per year.
  • Cycle to Work scheme. 
  • Local Government Pension Scheme plus immediate life cover (3 times your annual salary from day one) and ill-health protection.
  • Employee discounts with local and national retailers, days out, finance, health and beauty, travel and eating out plus lots more.
  • Car Lease scheme
  • Payment of professional subscription / membership - If your job description requires that you are registered with or are a member of a professional body, WNC will pay for your professional subscription or membership fees.
  • Employee Assistance Programme - We have an employee support programme run by Health Assured, an independent, external organisation. Health Assured is available for you and your immediate family members, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and includes telephone counselling, legal advice, bereavement support and medical information.
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities.
  • A variety of flexible working options to support your work/life balance, including full or part time, term time, 9-day fortnight, etc. (subject to business needs).
  • Our West Ways of Working – We want our workforce to thrive, and we equip our employees with the right technology to support hybrid and collaborative working, on or off site, depending on the role.
  • Making a difference - If you want to use your skills and experience with an organisation that are genuinely invested in making a difference, are committed to improving people's lives, and whose success has a direct impact on the wellbeing of your family, friends and people in your local area, then West Northamptonshire Council is the place for you.

About us

 

At West Northants Council, it’s about our people. People who thrive with ambition, bubble with new ideas, demand better ways of working, caring about every detail, and who never shy away from a challenge. Our culture is a gateway for new experiences. A place to forge new opportunities. To empower you in your career and unite you with like-minded people.

Our vision is ‘to make West Northants a great place to live, work, visit and thrive’. We truly stand by this and work hard every day to make this a reality. Our corporate values, THRIVE, stand for: Trust, High Performance, Respect, Innovate and Empower, they underpin everything we do and how we deliver services. 

Hear more from our Chief Executive, Anna Earnshaw, about what it's like to work at West Northants Council https://youtu.be/lV0EfeUF4aU  

We are committed to ensuring diversity, equality, equity, and inclusion is woven into the fabric of WNC and everything we do, to enable all colleagues to develop and maximize their full potential.  We are a disability confident employer, a member of the Armed Forces Covenant, and a Care Leaver Covenant partner

The following film was created by us to communicate our intentions - watch WNC colleagues explain what DEI means to us.

 

If you need additional support or reasonable adjustments during the application process, including needing the job description in another format or language, please email careers@westnorthants.gov.uk for support.

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