Head of Energy and Climate Science
"Over the 5 year term of this parliament, we have an ambition to double government’s level of effort on energy innovation"
An exciting opportunity has become available for a Head of Energy and Climate Science to join the Directorate of Science and Innovation for Climate Energy. This is a pivotal role, bridging the energy policy agenda with the department's wider objectives on business growth and Industrial Strategy.
Our goals are long-term, highly inter-dependent and complex, and affect everyone throughout the UK: delivering secure, affordable clean energy, transforming our energy system, and generating economic opportunity and growth. This brings significant scientific and engineering challenges, in areas which can frequently be controversial, with technological innovation at the heart of the challenges we face.
The Directorate’s programme, with a budget of over £500m over 5 years, is a key pillar in our suite of energy policies. Our project portfolio is full of cutting-edge projects, entailing both scientific and technical challenges, and bespoke commercial structures and partnerships, involving engaging with investors, utilities, industrialists and academics, as well as a number of delivery partners such as the Met Office, Innovate UK, and the National Nuclear Laboratory.
This role provides a fantastic platform for a successful senior manager to shape the agenda in one of the most high profile areas of interface between science and public policy.
If you are an inspirational leader, able to champion the science profession and act as a leading authority on climate and energy science we would welcome an application from you.