Energy Efficiency Manager

Parkwood Leisure

£40,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy, sustainability

Closing date: Wednesday, 25th May 2022   5 days left

Energy Manager

Location: Flexible

Are you looking for a rewarding challenge where you can really make a difference, not only by improving our carbon footprint but making our operations more sustainable by increasing energy efficiencies?

Currently operating 90 leisure, golf and culture facilities throughout the UK and employing 4,000+ staff, Parkwood Leisure is one of the leading leisure management companies in the UK with managed revenue in excess of £90m per annum. Our centres are there to provide services to the public which means that we need to maintain a safe, comfortable and enjoyable environment during all hours of operation. Often being such large and complex buildings this means that our centres can consume a significant amount of energy and water.

Your New and Exciting Role!

As our next Energy Efficiency Manager, you will have the opportunity to work on energy efficiency projects and deliver change across the Parkwood Leisure portfolio.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and implementing energy cost saving strategies and the investment programme.
  • Maintaining a thorough understanding of the energy requirements (legal, financial, statutory and technical issues) which are applicable to our business.
  • Providing support, and opportunities to the operational teams to implement to reduce on-site energy usage and expenditure.
  • Utilising data, reporting and auditing are key areas of the role to identify areas of waste and reduce energy consumption across the estate.
  • Identify / specify new equipment and major capital replacement, maintaining asset registers to identify replacement requirements.
  • Identify, analyse, prioritise and specify energy investment projects, prepare business cases and ensure project delivery.
  • Ensure optimum performance of all existing assets, including CHPs and on site generation, to reduce reliance upon the grid and deliver maximum carbon savings.
  • Monitoring the installation and performance of equipment and report on the same to verify predicted savings are and continue to be made.
  • Developing the use of data analytics for consumption benchmarking, trend analysis, cost forecasting and financial reporting for the existing and onboarding portfolio.
  • Producing regular reports to analyse performance against the Utility Budget across the Leisure Centres
  • Ensure supply contract coverage for all metering points across the estate.
  • Manage the energy accrual process, change of tenancies, as well as management of bill validation, invoicing disputes, metering disputes, and CHPQA CCL exemptions.
  • Team engagement is key! Train teams from all of our sites in energy cost saving and sharing best practice.
  • Manage and engage internal and external teams to enable delivery of personal and business objectives, ensuring all 3rd party contractors and internal team members are fully committed to achievement of energy goals.
  • Change attitudes and behaviours by informing more sustainable and efficient business decisions.
  • Keep abreast of technological developments, ensuring that you bring a solution-based approach to what you do.
  • Ensure compliance with ESOS, SECR, PSDS and CHPQA mandatory requirements.
  • Ensure energy contracts are robustly negotiated with suppliers and contractors, and manage contractual KPI compliance.

The Person

  • Will have prior knowledge of the energy sector and energy saving technologies.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work autonomously with initiative, critical and creative thinking
  • Will be passionate about sustainability and providing solutions for businesses.
  • Is able to analyse large data sets, take initiative, identify priorities, and make recommendations.
  • Will be a strong problem-solver, resilient and positive.
  • Is able to work effectively both independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Demonstrate the highest standards of ethical behaviour and absolute discretion with sensitive information.
  • Knowledge of energy markets’ economic and political drivers is desirable, but not essential.
  • Membership to a professional industry body is desirable, but not essential.

Qualifications and skills:

  • Qualified in an environmental, economics or energy engineering related discipline.
  • You’ll understand legislation and compliance requirements for corporate energy management
  • You will be proficient in using Google Documents and Microsoft packages including Excel.
  • Must be eligible to work in the UK.
  • Good time management with excellent organisational and planning skills – it is important that the individual can prioritise their work and be flexible to change their activities to reflect the key business need at that moment in time.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to provide a simple explanation of energy matters to non-technical colleagues, whilst being able to discuss complex issues with industry experts.
  • Demonstrate success managing, supervising and mentoring employees or other relevant supervisory experience
  • Will have the necessary skills to bring about change and to make a difference.
  • Ability to follow through with decision making and will be able to communicate effectively with employees at all levels throughout the business.
  • Full UK Driver’s Licence as the role will require travel throughout the UK
  • Project management experience is desirable, but not essential.

What can Parkwood Leisure offer you?

  • Generous annual leave
  • Employee discount portal - discounts on travel bookings, high street vouchers, gift cards, cinema tickets, days out, leisure activities and your day to day spending
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Pension Scheme
  • Company sick pay
  • Career progression
  • Training and development

How to apply

If you would like to apply for this role please send a copy of your covering letter and an up to date CV to [email protected]

A full job description is available upon request.

About Parkwood Leisure

Parkwood Leisure was established over 20 years ago and is now one of the UK's leading operators of publicly owned leisure facilities. Working with Legacy and Lex Leisure, we’re a company that’s proud to deliver a first-class service to each of the facilities we manage and is committed to working with local communities to make a difference and provide a healthier and happier lifestyle to the communities we serve.

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The Parkwood Leisure Holdings Ltd Group are proud to be Equal Opportunity Employers that are committed to inclusion and diversity.

If you are interested in applying for this role, we suggest that you do so at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as interviews will be held throughout the process. Please note that if you have not received correspondence within 21 days then please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.