Energy Innovation Partnership Manager
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Closed for applications on 15/07/2019 23:59
£40,760 - £45,591 per annum
Regeneration/ Economic Development
Initially fixed term contract to March 2021, with the possibility of extension subject to funding.
The North East LEP leads on the development and delivery of the North East Strategic Economic Plan (SEP), aiming to foster economic growth and the creation of more and better jobs. We are seeking a high calibre Energy Innovation Partnership Manager to take forward an exciting new regional partnership, working with the Innovation SuperNetwork and part-funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
The North East is home to a unique and wide-ranging set of energy innovation and demonstration capabilities, with regional organisations responsible for a range of assets of regional, national and international importance. These include the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, Blyth; the National Centre of Energy Systems Integration, Newcastle University; the Durham Energy Institute, Durham University; and the InTEGReL site led by Northern Gas Networks in partnership with Northern Powergrid, Northumbrian Water and Newcastle University. These sit within a wider innovation eco-system across our key sectors. The region is also home to ‘real-world’ delivery opportunities for new energy technologies and solutions, from rural communities and coastline, three cities and an extended urban geography.
The North East therefore offers the ability to innovate, demonstrate and deliver across a comprehensive range of energy challenges, including societal, policy, technology and integrated systems challenges at all scales, both onshore and offshore. This presents an opportunity to drive regional growth, play a strong and unique role delivering on national energy policy, and showcase solutions to global energy challenges.
This new role will coordinate and drive an exciting new regional partnership, which brings together leading cross-sector partners to co-ordinate our energy innovation, demonstration and delivery ecosystem. This includes world-leading academic institutions, national centres, business networks, innovation organisations, private sector businesses (particularly small and medium-sized businesses) and public sector organisations.
This partnership will mobilise our integrated energy ecosystem for the benefit of local businesses, accelerating delivery of new solutions within the region, and facilitating a pathway through our comprehensive range of leading energy innovation, demonstration & commercialisation opportunities for both research and development and commercial partners. It will aim to develop and showcase solutions to national and global energy challenges, via delivery of energy research and innovation within the North East context.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate a broad understanding and up to date knowledge of the energy and decarbonisation agendas. This will include the future directions and business drivers within the industry, key challenges and emerging areas of policy, research, business models and technology. You will have a track record of working with organisations in both the public and private sector and will have strong relationship management skills, the capacity to engage with businesses, network and influence at senior levels. You will be confident establishing relationships with large corporate organisations and SMEs and have the ability and experience to spot opportunities for collaborative working and business case development.
The post may be suitable for a secondment.
Deadline for applications: Monday 15 July 2019
Shortlisting: Wednesday 17 July 2019
Interview: Thursday 25 July 2019
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