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Project Manager (Sustainability and Energy)

University of Essex - Estates and Campus Services

Location: Colchester
Salary: £43,414 to £51,805 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 5th August 2022
Closes: 31st August 2022
Job Ref: REQ06337

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Project Manager (Sustainability and Energy) at the University of Essex.

About the role

Delivering the University’s carbon reduction and environmental aspirations will require significant change, through behavioural change and to the built environment.

Reporting to the Head of Carbon and Energy Reduction, you will project manage revenue and capital projects related to the University’s climate and sustainability work and its reduction in energy, carbon and water use, ensuring they are efficiently and effectively delivered. Providing the Sustainability Section with a high-quality project management function, you will deliver a diverse range of projects from c.£10k to c.£5m+, including large scale PV, HVAC, ground/air source heat, M&E, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC), lighting, control systems, BMS, metering and building fabric.

Assisting the Head of Energy and Carbon Reduction in formulating Carbon Management Plans and developing project delivery programmes you will also contribute to the creation of Project Mandates and Business Cases for committee approval and in conjunction with others, develop, review, analyse and implement competitive tender documents and contractual documentation.

You will need to

  • Act as the Principal Designer under CDM Regulations or ensure one is appointed.
  • Effectively appoint and manage consultancy services.
  • Identify and manage approved contractors.
  • Closely monitor site works ensuring standards and quality are maintained at all times.
  • Ensure compliance and Health and Safety matters are a fundamental part of all delivered projects.

You will also need

  • A qualification to Level 5 (HND/Degree) in Building Services, Mechanical and Electrical.
  • Professionally qualified and hold a corporate membership (CIBSE – MCIBSE, IET – MIET or above).
  • Training/qualification in Project Management such as PRINCE2 or APM
  • CDM and/or Principal Designer qualification (RIBA)
  • Training/qualification in AUTOCAD or equivalent Computer Aided Design software

About you

You have a proven track record of delivering projects up to and over £1m in value, experience of project managing M&E, energy and carbon reduction projects and managing a project team, capital programme of works and project budgets. You will have considerable knowledge of M&E building systems, HVAC systems, BMS, electrical distribution, lighting, controls, metering and the built environment and knowledge and experience working under CDM regulations. You will have the ability to successfully deliver multiple strategic, complex projects, safely, on time, on budget and on programme.

We offer

Hybrid working: We have flexible ways of working to help structure your life in a positive and productive way.

Pension: Linked to salary.

Holiday: 28 days + Bank Holidays + up to 4 closure Days

Employee benefits: Savings on bikes and accessories

Please use the 'Apply' button to read further information about this role including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here.

Our website http://www.essex.ac.uk contains more information about the University of Essex. If you have a disability and would like information in a different format, please email resourcing@essex.ac.uk.

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