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Energy and Sustainability Manager

Bright Horizons Family Solutions
United Kingdom
Closing date
3 Mar 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Energy and Sustainability Manager
Type: Full Time / Permanent
Location: Northampton Area
Salary: £DOE

The Role
The post holder will be responsible to the Head of Facilities for managing and monitoring Bright Horizons UK Energy/Utility consumption and for proactively leading the management of energy saving schemes and will be the lead specialist for Energy Management and lead specialist for related Sustainability matters.

What We Can Do for You
  • Our benefits include but are not limited to.
  • Flexible working and holiday entitlements
  • Discounted childcare
  • Quarterly Employee Appreciation Weeks
  • Annual gala award evening
  • Fantastic range of discounts on high street retailers, grocery stores, cinema tickets, holidays and more
  • Wide range of wellbeing resources, supporting our teams for the ups and downs of daily life

Why Bright Horizons?
We've been voted Great Place to Work for the last 17 consecutive years, as well as being awarded the newly created Great Place for Wellbeing and Great Place for Women 2023.
Our support functions enable our nurseries to deliver the best possible care and education to over 10,000 children across the UK. Through this support, our nurseries can deliver excellence - with 98% of our 300+ portfolio being rated Good or Outstanding by Ofsted.
We're on a mission to change the future for children, families, and the people we work with, and are committed to progressive working values like flexibility, work-life balance, and wellbeing.

What You Will Be Doing:
  • To ensure the effective management of energy resources to meet BHFS objectives and targets.
  • To identify, develop and implement new energy related opportunities. Carry out all energy related tasks to ensure service provision and compliance.
  • To motivate and train people in energy management.
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of corporate energy strategy, legal, statutory, and technical issues which affect BHFS premises.
  • Assist Nursery Mangers to measure, monitor and report on energy consumption and carbon emissions.
  • Develop and advise on energy strategy/solutions, developing these into working projects, which meet BH objectives and best practice.
  • Identify opportunities to reduce carbon emissions within BHFS settings and properties and deliver on these opportunities through managing installations & behavioural changes.
  • To be able to normalise and verify savings post implementation.
  • Assist BHFS to meet their increasingly challenging compliance requirements.
  • Support wider energy management objectives, for example through working with Procurement and BHFS Energy Broker.
  • Provide full feasibility studies of costed initiatives / projects to reduce energy usage.
  • And much more ....

What We Are Looking For:
  • Fully computer literate with working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. including utilisation of energy monitoring software to prepare reports and target high usage.
  • Most importantly, you will have experience delivering energy solutions within Buildings and should have excellent general knowledge of Energy and Carbon legislation/compliance.
  • Keeping up to date with changes in Energy and Carbon regulations and best practice.
  • Supporting behavioural change programmes relating to reducing energy usage and carbon emissions.

Essential Qualifications:
  • Candidates may come from a variety of background such as Energy Consultancy, or Energy Management but should have a Degree/HNC in either an Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, Building Services), or Energy Specific Subject Matter (Energy Engineering, Renewable Energy).

Desirable Experience:
  • Professional qualification and relevant membership of CIBSE/Energy Institution and/or evidence of working towards full membership.
  • Maintaining professional qualification and undertaking the required amount of continue professional development.
  • Experience of working in the education/childcare sector.
  • Experience of working in occupied settings
  • Minimum of 3 years with preference of 5 plus years working in an Energy & Sustainability Management role.

This role is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

We look forward to receiving your application!

If you experience any problems, please email [email protected] and we will be happy to help.

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