Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) Policy Officer
Location: Glasgow or Edinburgh
Salary: £30652 - £35110
Hours: Around 37.00 per week
Closing date: 22 April 2021 at midnight
Reference: IRC86256 E
Employment Type: Permanent Employee
From the Scottish Government Website:
We are currently seeking applications for two Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) Policy Officers within the Directorate for Energy and Climate Change based in Glasgow or Edinburgh. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.
Applications are invited for two B2 Policy and Engagement Officer post within in the Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) team, sitting within the CCUS, Hydrogen & Onshore Oil and Gas Unit in the Energy and Climate Change Directorate. The working-pattern for these posts is full time. The CCUS team works closely with the Hydrogen policy team within the Unit, and with a range of other teams across the Directorate.
It is an exciting time to be working in the Energy and Climate Change Directorate. Scotland has some of the most challenging targets for carbon reduction in the world and we have prioritised becoming a world leader in sustainable energy production and a leading location for low carbon investment. The energy sector is one of the most important sectors in the Scottish economy and faces challenges of transitioning to a net zero economy by 2045.
CCUS technologies are considered to be essential if we are to meet our net zero target. Carbon capture technology can help unlock industrial decarbonisation, the production of low carbon hydrogen for heat and fuel, and negative emissions technologies including bioenergy
Our recent update to the Climate Change Plan sets out the important role CCUS will play in the next decade and includes proposals for significant funding for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) through the Emerging Energy Technologies Fund and £5 million to support a Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) Fund.
Working with the wider team, the post holders will lead on a number of high profile workstreams to take forward policy and Programme for Government commitments. These will necessitate close working with stakeholders to develop and shape these important projects within the team's programme of work.