Head of Energy Engineering

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
London (Central), London (Greater)
£63,000 to £117,800
04 Apr 2017
02 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

As the Head of Energy Engineering, you will report to the Director of Science and Innovation for Climate and Energy, Craig Lucas. You will have direct management responsibility for teams tasked with the technical design and scoping of the department’s Energy Innovation programme, and specialist staff who provide engineering support to the department. You will also be responsible for shaping the overall policy framework for the department’s Energy Engineering and Energy Innovation activities, ensuring best use of more than £500m over the next 5 years to lever investment from the private sector and internationally, and maximising links with spending elsewhere in UK government bodies on innovation and skills, who invest a combined spend envelope of the order of £2bn. You will also be the thematic leader for several of the key work areas, specifying the outcomes and technical direction of major parts of the programme. You will also need to influence the strategic development of energy innovation funding across government. Your responsibilities will also include providing expert support to the Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA), Professor John Loughhead, on engineering and technology matters, and assisting him in developing the science and engineering profession, and associated analytical processes, across the new department. In addition to this you will:

  • Support SICE Director and the CSA in ensuring that energy policy in BEIS is fully evidence based;
  • Support the CSA in ensuring that the analytical processes for technical assumptions and evidence across the department are good practice, consistent and meet the needs of internal customers and stakeholders; 
  • Alongside the Head of Science, be responsible for developing the framework for professional skills in the department;
  • Contribute to corporate activities and work in BEIS as part of the senior management team.