Paul Barker

Head of Delivery and Operations, Bristol

Paul Barker
Head of Delivery and Operations, Bristol

An expert on all things Bristol, Paul Barker is a seasoned professional with extensive experience in the energy industry. He is currently leading the delivery and operational teams responsible for heat networks in Bristol – a crucial role that involves managing contractors, constructing energy centres and ensuring seamless connections from the network to buildings. 
 
As an expert in operational excellence, Paul will oversee the team that operates the city’s heat networks so that they meet the highest standards of performance, safety and reliability. He is committed to ensuring projects are delivered on time and all expectations are met. 
 
Paul brings a wealth of experience to his role, having spent nearly 20 years at Bristol City Council helping to deliver district heating and renewable projects. In his most recent position as Energy Infrastructure Manager, Paul oversaw installation of the city’s first biomass boilers, its first solar PV schemes for schools and a 3 MW water-sourced heat pump in Castle Park energy centre – the largest in England at the time. 
 
As a key interface between stakeholders in Bristol – including building developers and owners, utility companies, highways teams, contractors and the community – Paul plays a pivotal role in ensuring that the networks operate seamlessly and benefit everyone involved. 
 
Paul is committed to using his expertise to help drive progress towards a more sustainable net-zero future. 

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Strategy Director

Director of Business Excellence

Head of Investment

Director of Heat Networks - Bristol

Director of Heat Networks - London

Director for Scotland

Head of Engineering, Bristol

Head of Asset Operations and Performance

Head of Customer Experience and Communications

Head of Business Development for Bristol

Head of Business Development North

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