Energy and Environmental Manager

Job Ref: 25642

Industry Sector: Public Sector

Location: Dublin

Type: Permanent

Salary: 65000 - 75000

Contact: Mark Cooper


Job Description

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Key responsibilities:

Strategy

  • Support the creation of our clients Greening Strategy in line with the Corporate Strategy
  • Create and regularly review and update all relevant policies and procedures to comply with legislation and to meet the needs of the business.
  • Liaise with other organisations within the energy industry, attending relevant conferences, seminars, courses, exhibitions and meetings as required, to identify future opportunities.
  • Initiate and maintain an Environmental Management Standard.

Stakeholders

  • Engage effectively with tenants and tenant groups to provide a customer focused service, particularly providing support and advice on methods of alleviating fuel poverty.
  • Co-ordinate a programme of regular visits or audits of premises to identify areas for improvement, making the necessary recommendations to Housing and Property Services Teams.
  • Advise and support New Business in delivering sustainable new homes.
  • Liaise directly, when required, with all relevant consultants and contactors to ensure new build, refurbishment projects and repairs are carried out in a manner which reduces energy usage and environmental impact.
  • Review planned maintenance programmes and advise on improvements to proposals / specifications and make recommendations around additional energy efficiency measures.
  • Liaise with the Policy and Communications team and where required, directly with external stakeholders in relation to environmental management issues.
  • Continue the development of the relationship with SEAI and others to assist in meeting our clients overall goals.

Activities

  • Manage the programme for Building Energy Ratings and ensure legislative compliance.
  • Effectively procure and manage all energy contracts relating to electricity, natural gas and heating oil to ensure transparency, legislative compliance and value for money, including the validation of energy costs.
  • Advise on future replacement programmes and investments in renewable technologies such as Solar PV systems, heat pumps and ventilation systems to maximise financial and environmental returns.
  • Contribute to project teams, management enquiries, working parties, and committees as required.

Initiatives

  • Encourage a culture of energy and environmental awareness among staff. Provide necessary training and support around energy awareness, environmental protection and implementation of policies and procedures.
  • Consider appropriate measures to reduce water consumption and encourage more sustainable transport.
  • Examine opportunities to reduce waste and improve recycling across our offices, housing schemes and our operational activities, liaising with Councils where possible.
  • Propose and manage energy and environmental initiatives and targets as part of Greening Strategy and Business Plans
  • Identify ways in which can deliver a sector leading environmental performance.

Budgets and Funding

  • Seek new external funding for projects where possible.
  • Support the business in maximising the opportunities created by the Energy Master Plan through the SEAI.
  • Contribute to the preparation of annual budgets relating to energy and environmental initiatives, programmes and energy costs.

Records and reporting

  • Develop and maintain an energy consumption database and identify opportunities to deliver cost effective savings.
  • Co-ordinate, manage and report on Energy and Environmental Management, Sustainability and Sustainable Development. 
  • Provide regular updates on energy and environmental management to the Executive Team and Board.<
  • Develop a suite of KPI’s to measure the output and improvements achieves year on year

Communication and Innovation

  • Proactively liaise with stakeholders, including housing partners, environmental organisations, regulatory bodies, innovators, members of the public and other parties as required
  • Promote innovation by researching new products and approaches to reducing energy use and environmental impact 
  • Promote the energy initiatives through articles, literature and award submissions and consider opportunities to improve our clients profile, reputation or performance in areas of property management and energy conservation.

Experience

  • 2 years’ experience in an energy and environmental management role 
  • 5 years’ experience in an energy and environmental role 
  • Significant experience of acting as an energy advisor in domestic properties 
  • Experience of energy procurement and consumption management 
  • Successful funding applications and project management

Skills:

Leadership, communication and influencing, data and analytics

call Mark me for more information - mark.cooper@cordantpeople.ie - 016704488 



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