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Job Opportunity: Energy Manager – Apply by 17/03/24

Salary: £50,321 – £54,699
Post Type: Full Time
Location: Joseph Priestley Building, Birmingham
Closing Date: 17/03/24
Interview Date: 08/04/24

Birmingham City University have an exciting opportunity for an Energy Manager to join their dynamic and growing team.

About the job:

The Energy Manager is responsible for developing and delivering the University’s approach to utility, energy, and carbon management. The role is at the heart of a net zero carbon target delivery, supporting their Environmental Plan, which is a key strategic priority for the University.

The role will suit an experienced manager who will be responsible for managing an Energy and Data Officer, a multi-million-pound utilities budget, and the development and delivery of their net zero carbon strategy.

You will report to the Environmental Manager and will work with colleagues across the University’s professional service departments and faculties, building relationships with partners and key stakeholders.

What’s in it for you?

In return for your dedication and hard work, you will benefit from ongoing opportunities for personal and professional development, as well as the following key benefits:

  • Opportunity for hybrid working.
  • Generous annual leave entitlement of 40 days (including bank holidays and closure periods).
  • An attractive direct contribution pension scheme, or the option to retain LGPS for existing and previous members.
  • Wellbeing advice and support through an Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • Staff Benefits: Non-Pay Benefits: Birmingham City University.
  • A supportive and collaborative culture and work environment, rooted in BCU’s values.
Main responsibilities:

The Energy Manager will:

  • Lead on the development and delivery of the University’s net zero carbon strategy.
  • Lead on utilities management and carbon emissions reduction activity across sites, conducting energy audits and desktop data analysis, and developing and delivering carbon reduction projects.
  • Communicate complex data through reports and to inform decision making regarding utilities, energy, and carbon, providing technical advice to a variety of stakeholders.
  • Manage the Energy and Data Officer.
  • Lead on energy and carbon legislative compliance and procurement matters.
  • Manage relationships with utility suppliers.
Key requirements:

The successful candidate will have:

  • An energy engineering/environmental management related degree or other appropriate higher-level qualification in a relevant subject or have relevant experience in a similar role in a large organisation.
  • Professional membership of the Energy Institute, CIBSE or another recognised body.
  • Experience of carbon management and delivering carbon/energy improvements in a large organisation.
  • Be highly numerate with excellent IT skills.
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills, working as part of a team and autonomously.
  • Experience of conducting procurements and writing business cases, reports, and funding bids.
  • Ability to think strategically and work under pressure to tight deadlines.

Please refer to the job description for the full overview of the Energy Manager requirements and responsibilities.

If you would like an informal discussion about the role please contact Deborah Phelpstead, Environmental Manager: Deborah.phelpstead@bcu.ac.uk.

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