Hyperion Executive Search have been exclusively retained to recruit a Design and Build Director for a leading end-to-end solutions provider of community and district heating schemes.
The business make a success of heat networks owned by local authorities, housing associations and private developers. They help to optimise energy efficiency, manage renewable energy, and focus on well performing schemes, whilst minimising costs to the resident.
Their extensive experience of operating residential and commercial heat networks gives them an unrivalled opportunity to ensure their designs are appropriately engineered to meet realistic peak demand and long-term operational efficiency goals. They optimise their heat networks right from the start. With their access to “big data” heat network analysis, they ensures that they have the most up to date specific diversification information to ensure designs are at optimum size; avoiding capital costs and ongoing distribution costs, ultimately reducing tariffs for customers. Their experience in heat networks makes sure that their heat networks are never oversized, understanding the pitfalls of this only too well.
There are currently over 17,000 heat networks in the UK, connecting nearly 492,000 buildings, homes and retail outlets. Whilst heat networks are used in just over 2% of the UK’s heat demand, the requirement of Government backed schemes to increase their use and cut the country’s carbon emissions has seen their popularity rise substantially. By 2030 it is expected heat networks will be used to fulfil 14% of the country’s heat demand and, by 2050, 43%.
Business Context and Main Purpose of the Role
Whilst the business has focused and built a fantastic reputation around supplying metering and HIUs, billing and metering services and service and maintenance, the design and build area creates huge opportunities.
This role will have direct accountability for all design and build projects. The successful candidate will oversee the delivery of construction information to facilitate the achievement of the required project cost, efficiency and quality. The role will lead on the strategic direction and development of the Design and Build business unit including new initiatives, projects and procedures.
Main Accountabilities/Key Result Areas
Management of Client Relationships
Management of Supplier Relationships
Environment, Health and Safety
Financial Awareness and Management
The Person. Experience and competencies
The successful candidate will have:
The Design and Build Director will have the opportunity to grow this exciting new area for the business and benefit from creating significant value into this well-established, successful company.