Asset Surveyor

University of Salford - KTP

Permanent or length of contract: 18 months

We are looking for a dynamic and ambitious individual to establish a new approach to the management and usage of operational, such as sub-stations, and non-operational assets, such as offices and depots, owned by Electricity North West, the distributed network operator (DNO) in the North West. The aim of the project being to develop an energy efficiency innovation service for these assets, specific to organisations who manage the electricity grid in the UK.

The post holder will have a technical understanding of building construction and related energy efficiency issues, as well as experience of preparing technical reports. This project ultimately hopes to provide company employees with the capability to understand the contribution of energy initiatives to the performance of the Company, as the demands of the energy market continue to change.

The successful candidate will undertake an 18 month collaborative project between Electricity North West and the University of Salford (School of Built Environment). Based in Preston (PR1), you will be supported by the staff from the company and the academic team from the University of Salford whilst undertaking scientific research work. The post holder from their involvement in this programme will also gain a deeper understanding of commercial project management, finance, business relations and marketing strategies. However, some professional or commercial experience is preferred when applying for this role.

The successful candidate will receive extensive practical and formal training, gain highly desirable specialist business skills, broaden knowledge and expertise within an industrially relevant project, and gain valuable experience from their commercial and academic mentors. They will also benefit from a Personal Development Budget of £1,500 and will have the opportunity to register free of charge for a postgraduate research qualification.

Please note that this vacancy will close at 23:59 on the closing date.

For more information and to apply for this vacancy please visit:

Closing date: 13/11/2017 

Interview date: TBC

At the University of Salford we are committed to an inclusive approach to promoting equality and diversity.

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