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Senior Sustainability Mechanical Engineer

Utilities and Sustainability

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £46,000 to £57,000
Fixed Term
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 25 February 2024
Reference:  006824

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Sustainability Mechanical Engineer to join the University of Surrey’s Sustainability Service. 
 Working with the Head of Sustainability, and as part of a two-person team, you’ll be responsible for the planning & delivery of changes to building services systems to implement carbon and cost reductions, as well as surveying buildings to recommended costed and prioritised energy efficiency projects. 

Role & Responsibilities:
Working alongside the Senior Sustainability Controls Engineer, you’ll be tasked with auditing our buildings to identify energy efficiency measures, as well as identifying energy saving and good house keeping measures to be implemented at low cost or no cost to the University.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Review and evaluate building services operation and performance, including heating, ventilation, and the conditioning of air to evaluate what changes can be made to improve the efficient and optimal operation of these services with the aim of reducing carbon emissions and saving operational costs.
  • Following consultation with the University’s BEMs manager and key faculty and department stakeholders, implement the recommissioning of building services to enable efficient operation leading to improved user experience, carbon, and cost savings, based on performance trends managed by the post holder.
  • Analyse energy and other environmental data to ascertain where carbon and cost savings can be made across the estate. Compile data from testing to provide evidence to prove the improvements made have contributed to carbon reductions and potential cost savings to utility bills.
  • Work with the Senior Sustainability Controls Engineer in the surveying of buildings to identify energy efficiency measure and projects including controls changes, metering, heating and ventilation systems and work with wider estates staff to identify fabric and lighting improvements, costing, and prioritizing these measures, building by building.
  • Develop costed business cases for energy efficiency improvements, working with capital projects and procurement in the preparation of contract/specification/tender documentation.


What’s in it for you?

We think Surrey is an amazing place to work, and we are carefully crafting a dynamic, flexible, and fun place to work and thrive.

Our campus is a beautiful, leafy environment with carefully designed gardens, vibrant green playing fields, and a picturesque lake. With the buzz of student life and superb working facilities, the University is a global community of ideas and people, dedicated to life-changing education and research in an inspiring, innovative and diverse environment.

Alongside our gorgeous campus setting, collegiate on-site atmosphere and plentiful development opportunities, we also offer:

  • 35 Days Holiday (20 Days Annual Leave + 7 University Closure Days + Bank Holidays)
  • Additional Day of Leave per year of service for 5 years
  • Highly-competitive Pension
  • Relevant Training & Development
  • On-site discounted Nursery/Childcare
  • Electric Vehicle Leasing scheme
  • Discounted Surrey Sports Park Membership


For more information or to be considered for the role, please apply via the University Website.

The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore, we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

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