Net Zero roles at Scottish Government - Scottish Government Jobs

Net Zero roles at Scottish Government

Deliver sustainable energy solutions for Scotland

Do you want a job where you can help tackle the climate emergency, and work towards achieving Scotland’s Net Zero targets?

We’re hiring a variety of roles and positions across multiple teams. This ranges from roles in project planning and finance, to roles requiring specialist technical or scientific expertise.

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These roles will contribute to a range of projects in the Net Zero sector across Scotland, including but not limited to supporting the delivery of projects relating to on and offshore wind, and the development of our energy infrastructure.

Interested? Check out the rest of this page to hear more about our staff benefits, our teams and to view our vacancies.


What we offer

We offer a wide range of benefits including:

  • A competitive civil service salary
  • A generous pension scheme
  • Ongoing professional development
  • Flexible working including hybrid options
  • An inclusive workplace committed to equality
  • Access to staff health and wellbeing support
  • The opportunity to make a difference
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Divisions we’re recruiting to

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Directorate for Energy and Climate Change: Energy Consents Unit

This exciting and fast paced division is responsible for processing applications for energy infrastructure. These applications are often highly technical in nature, and relate to large scale developments across Scotland. You could join a team helping to further sustainable energy solutions in Scotland, while developing your skills and advancing your career.

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Marine Science Scotland: Renewables and Energy

Based in our Marine Directorate, the Renewables and Energy branch of Marine Science Scotland are responsible for assessing the environmental impact of offshore wind locations. This is a wide ranging area of work including project planning, policy making, and specialist scientific and technical work aimed at managing our marine environment and ensuring projects are carried out in a sustainable manner.


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Scientific, technical and specialist roles

We’re recruiting for a variety of roles requiring specialist skills and knowledge relating to the Marine sector.

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Planning, project and policy roles

We’re seeking candidates with skills in areas such as project management, and analysis. We’re also seeking candidates with knowledge of environmental legislation or town/country planning.


Committed to diversity

We are committed to recruiting a workforce which is reflective of our diverse population, where individual contributions are encouraged and valued.

We are committed to ensuring that all applicants have the opportunity to perform at their best and we offer recruitment and workplace adjustments to anyone who needs them.

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