Miles Hearn spent 8 years with EDF and joins as energy director reporting to the strategic board.
Wates is the only construction firm within a public-private partnership assembled by The Energy Technology Institute to examine how homes can be refurbished on mass to improve their energy efficiency.
It is working as part of a consortium that has secured funding from the Technology Strategy Board to work on the government’s Retrofit for the Future programme, which aims to find the most effective way to refurbish homes.
Wates has been engaged to test and compare some of the latest energy saving technologies and methodologies.
Hearn will lead this work and build up Wates’ presence in the wider energy markets.
Steve Trusler, strategy director at Wates Living Space said: “Wates is ideally placed to deliver end-to-end renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions to the markets we serve.
“While we have been successfully delivering solutions in this sector for some time, the appointment of Miles will enable us to extend and expand our capabilities and to drive the business forward.”
Hearn also led major infrastructure projects including the electrification of Terminal 5 and Section 1 of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link as Operations Director for EDF Energy’s Private Networks business.
He has also held other high profile positions including roles within the flagship PFI project for the Lewisham Extension to the DLR and the design and construction of the Jubilee Line Extension Project