Energy Management Officer

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Hertfordshire County Council

Energy Management Officer
Starting Salary: £23,866 pa progressing to £26,470 pa
Full Time Hours, Permanent Contract

About you:

  • Excellent IT skills to include Excel & Word with the ability to use and interrogate the internal Energy Management Database to produce reports
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines
  • A good team player
  • Excellent communications skills, with the ability to demonstrate this in a variety of media and a range of audiences
  • Ability to work on own initiative and be proactive
  • A commitment to HCC’s values and behaviours
  • A working knowledge of the Energy Industry is preferable
  • An understanding of contract procurement and management process, ability to deal directly with all parties involved
  • Able to develop strong business relationships within the Authority and with external suppliers and contractors
  • Project management skills which cover complex and time bound activities
  • An aptitude to deliver best value for HCC showing negotiation and problem solving skills
  • Sound understanding of importance and value of partnership working

About us:

Hertfordshire County Council is a leading Local Authority with a proactive and forward thinking Energy Management Team. This is your chance to be part of a busy team that is flexible and has a wide ranging remit covering all aspects of Energy Management and Carbon Reduction.

Responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for interrogating the Energy Management (EM) database to produce weekly energy comparative reports that are sent out to every operational non-school site to identify and resolve anomalies in usage
  • Process monthly automated gas/electricity/water invoices via the EM database and ad hoc manual batches, identify anomalies, raise queries with suppliers and pursue through to resolution
  • Oversee, and where appropriate project manage, varied and often long term, multi-location, contractual gas and electricity related site works from initial query through to completion, which are often time critical and involve both internal and external stakeholders. To include new installations, variations to contract and upgrades to existing meters
  • Work as part of multi-departmental teams to collect and analyse data for Senior Management and Statutory Carbon reports
  • Check the integrity of the (approx. 700) Automatic Meter Readers (AMR) within the portfolio to ensure the accuracy of the data and to identify any issues. Work with the suppliers to rectify issues in a timely manner and manage the movement of supplies in and out of the portfolio
  • Reconciliation of Energy Cost centres every month, including raising invoices and journals as well as identifying and dealing with any issues arising. Managing any debt management that arises from the invoices raised
  • Deal with multi-level, often ad-hoc, queries from Council Members, Suppliers and HCC management within the Authority and from varying internal and external customers

If you think you have what is required and you are ready for a challenging yet very rewarding role then please apply now to find out more.

Closing date: 12 January 2019
Interview date: w.c. 27 January 2019

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