HITACHI SEEKS STAFF FOR SMART ISLANDS PROJECT

Hitachi Europe Ltd is seeking to fill three roles on the Isles of Scilly as part of the Smart Islands Programme.

The programme is designed to tackle some of the islands’ main infrastructural issues in a sustainable manner and provide a model for how other communities can benefit from a rapid transition from being carbon intensive to having a low carbon footprint.

 

The programme has ambitious goals that include a 20% reduction in electricity bills by 2020 (40% by 2025), 40% of the islands’ energy demand met through renewable generation by 2025 and 40% of vehicles being low carbon or electric by 2025.

 

The programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and is being managed through a partnership made up of Hitachi Europe Ltd, The Council of the Isles of Scilly, Tresco Estate, The Duchy of Cornwall and the Islands Partnership.

 

The roles advertised are for a business support officer, a communications and engagement officer and an office manager. The positions are on a fixed term contract, expected to be for the duration of the project to the end of November 2019. Further details can be found on our jobs page.

 

Theo Liejser, Chief Executive of the Council of the Isles of Scilly said: “I think this marks an important milestone and shows that Smart Islands is not just talk, but is happening and generates good jobs.”

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