Opportunities for interim, contract and temporary positions

Assistant Energy Manager (Fixed Term)

We have an exciting opportunity to join our University's Sustainability Team as it coordinates a programme of work to deliver the University's commitment to become zero carbon by 2048.

The post holder will work on initiatives to improve the environmental performance of the University's procured utilities, increase staff engagement on energy management and improve monitoring and reporting of the University's energy use. The post holder will develop, coordinate and provide day-to-day project management support for key initiatives that aim to reduce the University's energy and water consumption (including the proposed Electricity Devolution Programme) and improve the University's utilities data and reporting (including an ongoing programme of metering improvements).

Deputising for the Energy Manager, the post holder will also contribute to essential areas of work such as legal compliance, utility consumption and financial forecasting and management of the utilities budget (circa £21M per year).

This is an opportunity to make a significant contribution to improving the energy and carbon performance of the University's large and diverse estate, the complexity of which presents unique challenges and opportunities when addressing energy management.

The Sustainability Team is a dynamic and committed team that works with stakeholders from across the University and beyond, to help the University achieve its vision to make a positive impact through outstanding environmental sustainability performance.

Candidates should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be experienced in stakeholder engagement. They must be highly numerate, with excellent attention to detail, and have advanced project management experience. A good understanding of energy issues, policy and legislation relevant to the higher education sector is essential.


Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Apply quoting the reference AO22558 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.


The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.