Uni of Huddersfield - Energy Manager

ENERGY MANAGER Candidate Information Pack



The University of Huddersfield is seeking to appoint to the key role of Energy Manager within its Estates and Facilities Directorate. The Estates and Facilities Services are instrumental in ensuring facilities offered by the University of Huddersfield to students, staff and visitors are first class, that Huddersfield maintains its strong financial position within the top ten of mainstream universities and has an academic estate that is rated within the top 10% in the UK. The Energy Manager will lead the strategy for managing utilities and carbon emissions to ensure the Estates and Facilities team meet their strict energy, water, and carbon targets. The post-holder will accurately monitor, validate, and reduce utilities cost across the University estate, and will be a key stakeholder in the delivery of the University’s Carbon Management Plan (CMP) with a goal of Net Zero by 2030 (scope 1 and 2). This will include liaising with colleagues throughout the University to impact these plans, driving culture change and identifying inefficient practices, and providing solutions, and providing expert technical advice and guidance on utility and carbon management to the Service and other key stakeholders to inform strategic and operational decisions, The Energy Manager will work closely with the Estates Property Services team and the Facilities Management team to provide technical input and support, to refurbishment and new build projects to meet and where appropriate exceed required sustainability standards and challenge, review and sign off plans to ensure carbon and utility reduction measures are embedded in the design process and are delivered throughout and beyond the life of a building. This is a great opportunity to join a highly acclaimed and successful team, as they are embarking on an ambitious programme of developing the team, structure, systems, and processes. The Estates and Facilities team were awarded the AUDE University Estates and Facilities Team of the Year in 2019, for excelling in areas from social engagement to strategy, leadership skills and space management. The Estates team were also shortlisted in the 2020 Times Higher Education awards for Outstanding Estates Strategy and Outstanding Contribution to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. The role offers a fantastic career progression opportunity for an ambitious and enthusiastic individual to play a key part in the continuing and future success of the University and its wider role in the Town and region.


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Introduction The University of Huddersfield Living and Working In Huddersfield Estates & Facilities The Role – Job Description and Person Specification Terms and Conditions Working at the University Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Application process

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EXCELLENCE The University of Huddersfield is a growing centre of research and excellence and we always push the boundaries of knowledge. The University of Huddersfield has been awarded gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2023. This is a national scheme run by the Office for Students to encourage HE providers to deliver excellence in the areas that stu - dents care most about. There is an overall rating as well as two underpinning ratings, one for student experience and one for student outcomes. Huddersfield is Gold in all 3 ratings, which means that our student experience and outcomes are judged to be outstanding. This isn’t the first time the University was awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), having previously held this accolade in 2017. Our academic staff are continually rated as providing high-quality teaching in an exciting and stimulating environment. In fact, Huddersfield is joint first in England for professionally qualified teaching staff (HESA 2021). We are joint second for National Teaching Fellowships which mark Britain’s best lecturers in Higher Education, winning a total of 18 since 2008 (2021 data). We’ve world-leading applied research groups in biomedical sciences, engineering and physical sciences, social sciences and arts and humanities. The University of Huddersfield became the Times Higher Education University of the Year in November 2013. Judges high - lighted the University’s outstanding record for student satisfaction and employability with the University placed in the top ten in the country in both categories. We asked our staff and students why they thought the University of Huddersfield won the University of the Year award. Why do nearly 20,000 students choose to study at Huddersfield?

THE UNIVERSITY OF HUDDERSFIELD Successful, global and modern – welcome to the University of Huddersfield

EMPLOYMENT We have an impressive record for graduate employment, with 96.4% of our under - graduate and 98.6% of postgraduate students in work or further study fifteen months after graduating (HESA Graduate Outcomes 2018/19, UK domiciled, other activities excluded). The University places a great deal of importance on industry experience and therefore 100% of our undergraduate students have the op - portunity to undertake professional work experience during their studies. ENJOYABLE Since 2008, £156 million has been spent on campus development making sure our students have access to some of the best facilities in the country. Our campus also has a vibrant social scene and we have a very active Students’ Union with more than 110 clubs and societies. ENTERPRISING The University is growing its reputation as a leader in the field of enterprise. In 2012 the University was awarded the prestigious Times Higher Education Entrepreneurial University of the Year and followed this up in 2013 when it was awarded a Queen’s Awards for Enterprise: International Trade. Professor Liz Towns-Andrews, 3M Profes - sor of Innovation, also received an individ - ual Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promo - tion. Then in 2019 our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Bob Cryan, won the Examiner Business Person of the Year award. We have helped a number of graduates to set up their own successful businesses and have a fantastic Enterprise Team who are here to help students get their business ideas off the ground. The Enterprise Hub, housed in the 3M Buckley Innovation Cen - tre, is a great hub for students who wish to set up their own business and provides a great opportunity to network with other students and local businesses.

Whatever you aim to do in life, it pays to get a good education. And with high standards of teaching and learning and excellent facilities that’s exactly what our students can expect from the University of Huddersfield. Based right in the town centre and at the heart of the local community, we help thousands of people, from school leavers to those returning to education after a gap, achieve their goals each year.




LIVING AND WORKING IN HUDDERSFIELD Location, location, location.

Beautiful countryside, independent shops, big nightlife, sporting legends… they’re all on your doorstep when you’re living in Huddersfield. And did we mention the people? This has to be one of the friendliest places on earth. Also, Lonely Planet has voted our county of Yorkshire one of the world’s top destinations*. Is Huddersfield a nice place to live? There are a variety of things to think about when choosing a location for to live, especially what it’s like to live there. Huddersfield is proud to be a part of the country’s friendliest county. And we’re proud to get great feedback from visitors to campus, such as “everyone was extremely welcoming and friendly”.

Sports & Outdoor Activities Enjoy the active life? Huddersfield and the surrounding areas offer no end of opportunities to stay in shape. Hiking, cycling and climbing are all popular outdoor pastimes in and around the Pennine Hills. Huddersfield also has a proud rugby and football heritage. Rugby League was born in Huddersfield in 1895 and the Huddersfield Giants Super League team plays regularly at the John Smith’s stadium. The stadium is also home to Hudders - field Town AFC, who were promot - ed to the Premier League in 2017. It also hosts non-sporting events and concerts, recent performers include Little Mix and Take That.

Where is Huddersfield? Huddersfield is in a great central location in the UK. It’s around three and a half hours north of London by car. Leeds and Manchester are both just a quick train ride away. And good connections to the M62 and M1 mean it’s easy to reach the rest of the UK by car or bus. So travelling to see your family or friends for a weekend should be a doddle.

Culture Huddersfield has a strong cultural heritage, from the Grade I listed buildings to long running cultural events including Huddersfield Lit - erature Festival and the acclaimed Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. Get your fix of culture at the Law - rence Batley Theatre right across the road from the University. You’ll find a diverse line up of entertain - ment, comedy, dance, live music, theatre and cabaret.




The Estates and Facilities Services are instrumental in en - suring facilities offered by the University of Huddersfield to students, staff and visitors are first class, that Huddersfield maintains its strong financial position within the top ten of mainstream universities and has an academic estate that is rated within the top 10% in the UK. Our Mission Statement: “To provide Top Class Facilities” This very clear and succinct mission statement enables Es - tates and Facilities to remain totally focused on delivering top class facilities within quality buildings that are constructed, maintained and operated to the highest possible standards. The services delivered on campus will remain customer fo - cused and responsive to the changing needs of the business and the client’s requirements. The University has a dense urban campus with a wide mix of buildings from listed buildings to newly built, which provides breadth, variety and scale in both terms of maintenance and projects works. Our current HESA Estates Management Record building condition assessment rating for 2019/20 sits at 96.5%. The Estates and Facilities directorate currently has a property services maintenance budget of circa £3m annually for staff and maintenance and a new 10 year long term maintenance budget with circa £3m annually allocated from 2022/23. This will run alongside the current approved capital plan which has an overall budget of circa £82m running from 2022 to 2027. The University remains within the top ten in the UK nationally when rating its financial security.

AN AWARD-WINNING SERVICE WITH AN AWARD- WINNING PORTFOLIO OF BUILDINGS The Estates and Facilities team were awarded the AUDE University Estates and Facilities Team of the Year in 2019, for excelling in areas from social engagement to strategy, leadership skills and space management. The Estates team were also shortlisted in the 2020 Times Higher Education awards for Outstanding Estates Strat - egy and Outstanding Contribution to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. We are constantly investing in new innovative buildings, incorporating dramatic design, dynamic shape and key environmental features, creating world-class facilities for students and staff. Some of the recent successes of our building portfolio include: • The Barbara Hepworth Building; was most recently shortlisted for the Civic Trust Awards 2021 and previous shortlisting’s for the RIBA and RICS have been carried forward to 2021. Other awards for this striking building include Constructing Excellence’s Building Project of the Year 2019 and Pro - ject of the Year at the prestigious Education Estates Awards in 2020. Awards in 2020, Sovereign Design House was Highly Commended in the Refurbishment of the Year category. The Sovereign Design House, being a former bath house for foundry workers, was re-opened as a café, exhibition and gallery space earlier in 2020. • Also at the Education Estates

The Joseph Priestley Building also won an Education Estates award in 2019 for its recent refurbishment. • The Oastler Building was awarded Best Education Building by the West Yorkshire Local Authority Building Control Awards (LABC). CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS The University has ambitious plans for its estate, demonstrating this with the development of the National Health Innovation Campus, which hopes to bring students and visitors into Huddersfield town centre and help develop the next cohort of health professionals. This exciting new £75m capital project, is currently on site (Daphne Steele Building) with Planning Permission for another 65,000m2 of space, with Phase 2, a Health Partnership Building planned for delivery in September 2025. It will be a transformative project for the people of the region, which will improve health outcomes and lead innovation in healthcare for the North of England. This will be the first new building to be constructed on this newly acquired site. The investment in this new cam - pus is based on the University of Hud - dersfield’s outstanding track-record in professional courses and pioneering research, and its wide network of partnerships with leading health and care organisations, led through a new Health and Wellbeing Academy. Further information about Estates and Facilities can be found at: http://www. hud.ac.uk/estates/.




Job Title:

Energy Manager



Reporting to:

Sustainability Manager

Job Purpose: The Energy Manager is responsible for accurately monitoring, validating, and reducing utilities cost across the University estate. The role will be a key stakeholder in the delivery of the Universitys’ Carbon Management Plan (CMP) with a goal of Net Zero by 2030 (scope 1 and 2). This will include proposals and feasibility reports, liaison with colleagues throughout the University, driving culture change and identifying inefficient practices. This post will lead and manage the Energy Officer. The current utility spend is in excess of £5M and expected to increase. The post will be the lead for forecasting, confirming and authorising the payments. Main Duties and Responsibilities: • To lead the strategy for managing utilities and carbon emissions to ensure Estates and Facilities meet budget, energy water and carbon targets. • To manage, develop and maintain the energy management system. • To produce or arrange all statutory energy and water compliance documents. • To assist the Sustainability Manager in delivery of the carbon management plan. • To lead the implementation of a programme for investment in low and zero carbon technologies and research new technologies and opportunities for investment. • To ensure all projects have supporting business cases, including cost benefit and life cycle analysis, clearly defined goals and appropriate resources. • To manage utility and CMP budgets including all costs, incomes and savings and seek additional funds as necessary and work with Finance and Procurement teams to ensure we achieve best value for energy and water supply contracts.

• To drive forward the departments process mechanisms in line with UK / industry best practice. • To provide expert technical advice and guidance on utility and carbon management to the Service and other key stakeholders to inform strategic and operational decisions. • To work closely with the Estates Property Services team and external consultants to provide technical input to refurbishment and new build projects to meet and where appropriate exceed required sustainability standards and challenge, review and sign off plans to ensure carbon and utility reduction measures are embedded in the design process and are delivered throughout and beyond the life of a building project. • To work closely with the Facilities Management team to identify and support implementation of projects to improve infrastructure, operational efficiency and building optimisation. • To promote an energy and water saving culture at School and Service level by developing and maintaining strong collaborative relationships with staff, students and communicate effectively on energy performance to these stakeholders. • To develop links with external organisations to share good practice and learn about technological and behaviour change solutions to cut utility use and carbon emissions. • To support the work of the Sustainability Team in driving the sustainability agenda. • To manage a devolved revenue utility budget of £5.5m and input into capital project budgets. • To assist and deputise for the Sustainability Manager as required. • To undertake any other duties commensurate with the grade of the post that might be required.



PERSON SPECIFICATION The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following attributes:

• Knowledge and experience of implementing and internally auditing an energy management system such as ISO 50001 or ISO14001 • Understanding of complex information and data relating to environmental performance, along with the ability to communicate complex information concisely and appropriately to a range of audiences. • The ability to negotiate and secure effective and ambitious objectives to deliver change. • The ability to manage budgets effectively and prioritise own workload in meeting requirements and deadlines. • The ability to support and motivate colleagues to deliver agreed objectives. • The ability to use Microsoft office packages particularly outlook, Teams, Excel Word and Powerpoint Personal Qualities • Commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion • Commitment to excellent customer service • Demonstrable personal and professional commitment to the University’s strategy, vision and values. • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively with a range of different roles. • The ability to manage projects effectively and independently. • Good analytical skills with the ability to handle and analyse large data sets effectively and accurately to produce meaningful information and insight. • A personal and professional commitment to energy management and cutting cost.

Qualifications • Degree, or demonstrable significant experience in a similar role, preferably in a Building or Building services discipline or equivalent industry/work experience • Relevant professional Membership (e.g CIBSE, RICS etc) and evidence of continuing professional development. • Chartered Member of the Chartered Management Institute or requirement to commence this within first 12 months of employment. Experience • Significant experience in a related role in a multi building estate. • Significant experience and knowledge of the UK energy and utility sector, including procurement and billing operations • Practical experience and technical knowledge of building services, utility management software, BMS, EMS and energy legislation. • Experience of implementing energy and water saving projects. • Experience of energy and water management and wider sustainability agenda. • Experience in a similar role ideally within a higher education or other educational environment. • Experience of developing and delivering effective training and awareness campaigns Knowledge & Abilities • A comprehensive knowledge of utility and carbon reduction good practice and understanding of environmental sustainability. • Experience of preparing and assessing detailed business cases and feasibility studies.

TERMS & CONDITIONS • This post is offered on a permanent basis on commencement and is full time (37 hours per week). We offer flexible and hybrid working opportunities where possible and in agreement with your manager. • The salary for this post will be at Grade 7 (£38,560 - £43,374 per annum) and is subject to cost of living and incremental progression until the top of the grade is reached. It is expected that salary will be offered at the bottom of this grade. • Annual leave entitlement is 30 days plus statutory and discretionary holidays throughout the year. • Enrolment into the local government’s career average revalued earning pension scheme is automatic. • Should you have any queries about working at the University, or any of the terms and conditions of employment stated above, please contact HR@ hud.ac.uk





As an employee of the University of Hud - dersfield you have access to lots of employee benefits. But the benefits are not the only great thing about working for the University of Huddersfield. Here is a list of the top five things about working for the University of Huddersfield: We have some amazing views no matter what building you work in, there is usually somewhere in that building where you can find a good view and if not, head up to the top of the Central Services Building. The campus is based on the canal make the most of it, especially in the sum - mer and head out for a lunchtime stroll or just take your sandwiches outside and sit by the canal. We look after the environment whether you’re an eco fanatic or not, you can’t deny that it feels good to do your bit. The University of Huddersfield currently sits 14th in the People and Planet green league after a rapid rise up the table in 2008. We support the University of Huddersfield was awarded Fairtrade status in 2009 and a wide range of Fairtrade products are available from outlets across our campuses, including all restau - rants, cafes and shops, plus selected vending machines. We keep you healthy we give you plenty of opportunities to keep fit and healthy whilst you are working at the University including regular walking groups and access to the sports centre – to find out more, visit the Sports Centre pages. Top employers The University of Huddersfield is one of the largest employers in the town with 623 full-time academic staff, over 563 part-time academic staff and about 964 administra - tive, technical and support staff. In addition to this we have around 20000 students studying on a variety of degree programmes so working here, you will feel part of a big

community rather than just a place to come to work. Career Development The University is 100% committed to staff development and we actively encourage all our members of staff to develop their skills whilst they are employed by the University. This may involve brushing up on basic skills or even taking a postgraduate qualification. Our in-house Staff Development Team pro - vides an extensive range of training courses for all career stages and can work with you to pull together an individual training plan. further information can be found on our People and Organisational Development web page. Working environment The University of Huddersfield is committed to investing in property across the campus. Recent investments include the £16 million Business School and our state-of-the-art Creative Arts building with further develop - ments planned. The University recognises the importance of investing in facilities to produce world leading professionals and this applies to both our students and staff. We hope that by providing a pleasant and modern working environment, our staff will feel at home while they are in the workplace. Working for the University of Huddersfield comes with many benefits. The University offers support to all members of staff and actively encourages development opportu - nities wherever possible. As well as offering support to staff, the University also offers tangible benefits including the generous local government pension scheme and 30 days annual leave plus University closure days and bank holidays. The comprehensive list of additional benefits can be viewed here voluntary benefits. A range of information about living and working in Huddersfield is also available to you within the University’s web pages: http://www.hud.ac.uk/hr/jobs/livingand - workinginhuddersfield/ http://www.hud.ac.uk/hr/jobs/relocation/

The University embraces and celebrates the diversity of our staff, students and applicants and works to ensure University policies, practices, procedures and projects are inclusive. Central to our strategy, is inspiring and enabling all our students to succeed and we have committed to eliminating attainment gaps in degree outcomes, student continuation and graduate employment outcomes. We have already embraced a number of initiatives to further support our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion journey. This includes: • Holding the Athena SWAN Bronze Award for gender equality since 2015 and the HR Excellence in Research Award since 2011; • Committing to the Stonewall Global Diversity Champions programme; • Becoming accredited as a Disability Confident Employer; and • Signing up to the Race Equality Charter The University supports staff and students through the provision of EDI networks and support from external organisations and charters to build and maintain an inclusive community. The University has a number of staff networks which include the following: • LGBTQI+ Staff Network • BAME Staff Network Our staff networks provide an opportunity for staff who share a protected characteristic to network, obtain peer support and share information. Further information on the staff networks detailed above can be found on our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion web pages. • Staff Disability Network • Women’s Staff Network



APPLICATION PROCESS The University of Huddersfield is being supported on this recruitment campaign by the search consultancy MRG. To arrange a confidential briefing conversation please contact our advisors David Craven david.craven@mrgglobal.com 07932 717 438 Applications should consist of a comprehensive CV (of not more than 4 pages) and a covering letter (of not more than 2 pages). Applications should be sent to david.craven@mrgglobal.com The closing date for applications is Sunday 10th December.

Interviews in January 2024.


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