Energy and Utilities Assistant

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Our Energy and Sustainability Team sitting within Finance & Business Services hold overall responsibility for Corporate Carbon KPI, which has a target to reduce emission by 67% from a 2018 baseline, and has a key role in delivering initiatives to support the Corporate Net Zero target of 2030. 

We have an exciting role for an Energy and Utilities Assistant to be a part of the team! You can be flexibly based in one of our UK office’s and we have a flexible hybrid working approach, meaning the role will be a combination of office/home working.

You will be required to support the management of all utilities for our estate and the network, ensuring bills are validated and processed on our systems. You will manage the utilities across the estate and the network, setting up sites, supply points, accounts, meter readings/automated reading data and tariffs.

You will work with area facilities management and the central energy procurement team to migrate all National Highways sites to the central energy procurement framework to achieve procurement VFM (value for money) and enable the monitoring and targeting of energy and water use across our estate.

What you’ll be leading on

  • Assist in the delivery of a strategy to address energy use, resource conservation, education, and building design.
  • Work across different teams within National highways to collate the data necessary to ensure that utility supplies are proactively managed, ensuring that they align with our wider utility procurement strategy. 
  • Ensure that all utility bills are validated, processed and paid within payment terms, supporting the Payments Team to achieve their PPI targets.  
  • Lead on development of invoice tracking to ensure supplies across all utilities are maintained, working with area and local FM teams to track when orders will be required. 
  • Assist with the development of utility reporting for our estate & network and support the wider Energy & Sustainability Team with to achieve our overall KPI and Net Zero objectives. 
  • Produce reports, presentations and other documents, collating and analysing relevant information and statistics from identified sources, to support others in the delivery of their business objectives. 

To be successful you’ll need

  • Experience of working with large volumes of data and able to create reports. 
  • Knowledge of energy data and systems. 
  • Highly computer literate in PC based systems including Microsoft Office Suite and specifically spreadsheets. 
  • Experience of managing data within the energy sector. 
  • Strong analytical mindset with strong numeracy and analytical skills.

A bit about us

There’s never been a better time to join our Finance & Business Services (FBS) team. 

Our directorate is responsible for managing the company's finances, overall governance, assurance and risk management, managing the company's large and dispersed estate, processing damages claims and the operation of the Dart Charge facility. A lot of what we do is like oil in the organisational machinery. We make the business work more smoothly and we help everyone to do their jobs better. Our vision is to work through partnership and collaboration to secure great resource outcomes for the company and amplify what we achieve with it.

Want to know more?

For a copy of the Job Description please contact quoting reference #5315


Why you should join us

At National Highways we believe in a connected country. We are passionate about creating a culture where colleagues feel connected, included and enjoy greater wellbeing to achieve this. We’re proud that as an organisation we are continually striving to do better and actively encourage and support our colleagues to do the same with their careers. 

So, if you put safety first, take ownership of your work, show passion for what you do, work effectively in a team, and demonstrate integrity in how you do it – then you’ll be a great fit for our organisation.

A connected and sustainable working approach has been adopted across National Highways. For some roles, this means being able to work in a hybrid way spending up to 60% of time working from a remote location such as home.

Please wait until the interview stage before asking us about flexibility, and we will explore what is possible.

Our benefits package

  • Our total reward package includes basic salary, the potential for a performance related bonus
  • Contributory pension scheme with employer contribution of up to 10%
  • Annual Leave starting at 26 days (plus Bank Holidays) rising by 1 day each year up to 31 days (plus Bank Holidays)
  • Flexible hours and an approach driven by connected and sustainable working which includes hybrid working
  • Life assurance of 4 times annual salary
  • Health and wellbeing support, including an Employee Assistance Programme, available 24/7 365 days and network of mental health first aiders. Plus access to a wellbeing app to enhance your self-care 24/7, Occupational health service and flu vaccines
  • A cycle to work scheme for the purchase of a bicycle and equipment for healthy, low carbon travel
  • Significant investment in your career development, through learning and development, talent management, coaching, mentoring and on job experience

And we are

  • Family friendly with enhanced maternity leave and pay, paternity leave (15 days), shared parental leave, adoption leave. Plus access to financial support for holiday play schemes and paid special leave (up to 5 days pa), eg for caring responsibilities
  • Money friendly with access to a discounts platform including over 3000 discounts for supermarkets, eating out, leisure, holidays. Alongside a financial wellbeing programme
  • Community friendly – offering paid leave to volunteer, 3 days basic/year

If you are successful, it is key to know all offers of employment are subject to satisfactory completion of our pre-employment checks which include:       

  • Right to work check
  • 3 year employment history references
  • DBS criminal record check
  • Social media and adverse journalism check
  • Driving licence check (if applicable)
  • Fit to work questionnaire (for all), followed by a medical check (if applicable)
  • Qualifications and/or professional membership check (if applicable)

And finally 

We reserve the right to close before the advertisement expires.

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