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Decarbonisation Surveyor

  • Job title: Decarbonisation Surveyor (Repairs & Maintenance)
  • Job reference: TDC0516
  • Application closing date: 31st May 2023
  • Location: Thanet (inclusive of Margate, Ramsgate, Broadstairs, Birchington, Westgate)
  • Salary: Starting Salary £45,996 per annum, with opportunity for progression to £52,440
  • Contract type: Permanent, full-time (37 hours per week)

Our historic seaside towns of Ramsgate, Margate and Broadstairs and surrounding villages are rich in heritage and opportunity.  With 19 miles of stunning coastline, our beautiful Blue Flag beaches, the internationally renowned Turner Contemporary, and the UK’s only Royal Harbour are all just a short train ride from central London thanks to the high-speed rail link. Our proximity to the port of Dover and the Eurotunnel at Folkestone mean Europe is on our doorstep too.

All of this, combined with a flexible approach to how we work makes it an exciting time to join Thanet District Council. We have set our sights high. We want our residents to enjoy the highest quality services. We want to ensure that by listening to local people, working in active partnership and doing things in an innovative way, we can accelerate improvement to meet the challenges ahead.

We have an abundance of projects to complete and work to do. We have nearly £100m of funding - Levelling up, Margate Town Deal, Ramsgate Port and Harbour, together with the Winter Gardens and Turner Contemporary Gallery. Thanet District Council is on the up and now is an exciting opportunity to join the council and the Estates department which is expanding and growing.

Thanet District Council (TDC) are looking for an experienced Decarbonisation Surveyor to lead and advise on smarter energy solutions across the council’s commercial and operational portfolios, including managing decarbonisation programmes and projects;  advising both the Capital and Repairs and Maintenance teams. The role will also lead on the delivery of the council’s Estates Net Zero Strategy, ensuring the council’s properties within the core carbon footprint are net zero by 2030; influencing and informing all approaches and property strategies to decarbonisation.

Our staff benefits package include

  • Flexible working hours
  • Remote / hybrid working
  • Flexible annual leave and working arrangements
  • Local Government Pension Scheme membership
  • Reduced cost leisure membership, including sporting activities
  • An extensive Employee Wellbeing package.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • A Discount Club - you can save money or earn cashback in a variety of ways including in restaurants and high street shops, when booking holidays or visiting the cinema. The offers range from instant vouchers and gift cards which give you immediate savings to cashback discounts.

Core duties of the role will be

Leading on and managing projects which are centred on generating new approaches to project design regarding energy solutions, e.g. the incorporation of air source heat pumps, LED lighting, solar panels and insulation. Project values will range from £30K to £150K, accumulating to reach budgets of £1.2m to £2m. The successful candidate will be required to assess, analyse, measure and monitor energy consumption and efficiency across the commercial portfolio, as well as evaluating the usage and cost of energy consumption in each building. This will identify and inform required decarbonisation projects and programmes.

This post requires you to have a full driving licence and own transport or requires travelling to sites in a timely manner equivalent to motor travel in your own car. 

The successful applicant will ideally have Chartered status and a degree in the built environment, engineering, energy or construction fields, together with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, committed to developing effective partnerships with all council departments and other organisations.

For an informal discussion please contact Mark Peace, Interim Director of Property via Interviews are to be held week commencing 5th June 2023.

To be considered for this opportunity please apply via Thanet District Council’s  job vacancies page:

Decarbonisation Surveyor

Thanet (inclusive of Margate, Ramsgate, Broadstairs, Birchington, Westgate)
Starting Salary £45,996 per annum, with opportunity for progression to £52,440

Published on 19 May 2023

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