Head of Energy

Federations & Major Events
Birmingham , United Kingdom
Full Time
Competitive
8 / 06

The Venue Development and Overlay (VDO) Division of the Organising Committee (OC) is looking for a qualified individual to lead on the overall strategic direction and management of the Energy/Temporary Power and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) programme. 

Full description

In July 2022, Birmingham will host the XXII Commonwealth Games, the largest multi-sport event to be held in England in 10 years. Approximately 6,500 athletes and team officials from 71 nations and territories across the Commonwealth will come together in a 12-day celebration of sport and culture. Events will take place across Birmingham and the West Midlands, entertaining more than one million ticketed spectators and reaching a global broadcast audience of more than one billion.

The Venue Development and Overlay (VDO) Division of the Organising Committee (OC) is looking for a qualified individual to lead on the overall strategic direction and management of the Energy/Temporary Power and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) programme. The purpose of this role is to provide comprehensive overall leadership, planning, project management, design, production oversight, delivery, maintenance and remediation of the Temporary Power and HVAC/space cooling as required both during planning and delivery at the Commonwealth Games venues.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide overall strategic direction, leadership and management of the Energy/Temporary Power and HVAC programme through all phases of the project.
  • Management of Energy Team and its suppliers/contractors for overall planning, roadmap programme development and achievement of department milestones to meet all games time requirements for all venues and ensure integration with wider Venue Development Department deliverables.
  • Manage small internal Energy Team and have oversight for embedded supplier resource for engineering design, planning, project management and site management.
  • Lead the development, finalisation and sign-off of the programme-wide event continuation and temporary power/HVAC strategic plan.
  • Manage the temporary power/HVAC planning, procurement and delivery processes for all Commonwealth Games venues.
  • Act as Lead interface between VDO department, OC Functional Areas, and outsourced suppliers, in the management of the temporary power contract(s) and supplier deliverables/performance to ensure successful programme delivery.
  • Overall management of Energy Integrated Design Process, overseeing the collection and evaluation of all stakeholder requirements in respect of Energy / HVAC. Work closely with central functional area representatives, broadcast and technology representatives, and venue teams for planning, scope development and delivery.

Skills and Experience Required:

Essential

  • Electrical Engineer with significant Senior Management experience
  • Experience in delivering temporary power distribution projects in large-scale multi-site event delivery environments
  • Knowledge and experience of the facilities required for major international events. (Experience of this is a sporting event context would be desirable but not essential)
  • Extensive experience in temporary power distribution and HVAC mechanical systems delivery
  • Significant management and team leadership experience – both of internal staff and external suppliers plus demonstrated experience in Contract Management and Supplier Performance
  • Accomplished project manager, able to effectively time manage, work under pressure and engage with a variety of audiences

Desirable

  • Significant previous experience working within international sport events
  • Previous experience with temporary power planning design / delivery / removal in a sport/overlay environment

This position is subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The role will be based at One Brindley Place, Birmingham, West Midlands with travel to venues as required

Role Closing Date – 29th April 2020

Salary Range for this role - £75,000 – £85,000 per annum

Birmingham 2022 is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities.

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. For more information or to apply as part of your application, please visit www.birmingham2022.com/get-involved/jobs/.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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