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Assistant Manager – Renewable Heat Incentive, Bioenergy (Band B)

Summary Information for vacancy - reference OFG/590


Office of Gas and Electricity Markets


£24300 - £28150 Per Annum


SW1P 3GE, City of Westminster, Greater London, London

Closing Date

20 June 2011

Interviews start

Not specified





Pay frequency


Appointment Terms


Working Arrangement

Full time

Travel required


No of vacancies


Field of work

Operational Delivery

Brief Description

You will assist the Bioenergy Manager on all issues related to bioenergy (heat generated from solid biomass, biogas/methane and bio-liquids) under the RHI. The role focuses specifically on: reviewing applications for accreditation and fuel measurement and sampling plans against eligibility criteria; verifying the accuracy of periodic supplied information; responding to complex queries from participants and managing the resolution of IT problems relating to bioenergy plants. You will also manage up to two team members.

Vacancy description

• Assess the fuel measurement and sampling procedures provided by large bioenergy installations
• Ensure bioenergy applications for accreditation are assessed against eligibility criteria within set timeframes
• Review supporting data to ensure that fuel measurement and sampling procedures for large bioenergy plants are being followed
• Review the bioenergy elements of the accreditation system and update as appropriate
• Answer complex queries from current and potential participants (e.g. on eligibility, fuel measurement and sampling, supporting data)
• Train IT liaison and contact centre staff on bioenergy matters
• Raise IT system issues with the IT team and manage builds, fixes and tests to the IT system
• Check register calculations to ensure the correct tariff and payment has been calculated in the IT system
• Manage up to two members of staff
• Provide support on related issues across the team on an ad-hoc basis

Language Skills

English language skills


• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Strong numerical and analytical skills paying particular attention to detail


• Educated to degree level, equivalent professional qualification(s) or relevant professional experience in a science, engineering or related area


• Demonstrable experience of working well in a team
• Ability to effectively manage up to two team administrator(s)
• Ability to understand biomass fuels and their combustion
• Knowledge of biomass as a form of renewable energy desirable
• Experience of working on bespoke IT software projects desirable

Further information

CRB check required - No

Regulated by OCSC - Yes

Reserved for existing civil servants - No

Reserved for UK nationals - No

How to apply

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Closing date: 12 noon, 20 June 2011.

Please quote reference OFG/590 in all correspondence.

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