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Date Added: Wed 14/09/2022

Senior Energy & Sustainability Account Manager

Newbury, UK
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Company: AKTON RECRUITMENT LTD

Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £60,000 - £70,000 per annum

LOCATION: NWEBURY/HYBRID

SALARY: 60-70K

Job objectives and responsibilities

Reporting into Client Delivery Director, the Head of Energy & Sustainability is the prime conduit for all sustainability pillars that the company provide to the customer. Will lead across all service lines and ensure sustainable outcomes from our FM service delivery; ensuring everyone in the partnership is kept fully informed through a range of collaborative means and the company maintain's it's status as trusted advisor.

The holder of this role:

is responsible for directing and overseeing the end to end Energy & Sustainability activity for the the company contract, setting and delivering overall strategy, achieving environmental reduction targets, and identifying and achieving upsell revenue and margin targets for the company within the contract;is the strategic, client facing, lead for the Sustainability (Energy, Environment and sustainable business) programmes; tasked with overseeing all sustainable activities, combined with exploring the transformational/value-add capabilities across the company and applying these to drive and enhance sustainable development and responsible behaviour across the service delivery;is also accountable for ensuring wider sustainable personnel are linked in with the capabilities of the company , and support, where necessary to deliver, and develop, customers StrategyWill research, develop, and apply learnings from various public and private bodies (including Govt. policy and advise, NGO's, regulators). Will actively assess the impacts for the company , and use this knowledge/expertise to define strategy for customerThis role will have a Sustainable Advisor reporting indirectly and also will work closely with many other teams in a matrix orientated structure across both the company and the client.

Main Duties

Responsibile for the leadership and day to day oversight and management of all environmental services for the customer and delivery of the Energy Performance Contract target within the FM contractOversee in the development, and implementation, of the customers capital expenditure on sustainability, driving innovation and cost reduction initiativesResponsibile for the development and setting of environmental strategy in line with the customers objectives and establishing the appropriate goverance to provide robust deliveryResponsible for integrating other business units (waste, water, catering) into the broader sustainability strategy; providing innovation, advice, and research that will benefit the company and the customer. Will draw on this expertise to develop and define revenue opportunities for the company, and will shape strategy for these business unitsResponsible for aligning the company sustainability strategy with the customer. Sharing knowledge, expertise, and learnings from the company focus (eg. EV strategy). Will educate the FM team on the company direction of travel, and challenge the businessDirect and develop the core energy and environment team, whilst matrix managing the supporting sustainability operational teams to ensure continued career development alongside delivery of contractual goalsProvide support the customer in the management and implementation of various management systems (eg. ISO:40001 and ISO:50001). Utilise the expertise of the company Sustainability in order to support in the implementation and management of these systems, and provide guidance / technical support as requiredTo be fully conversant with the customers sustainable business strategy; their sustainable business commitments; measures, targets, achievements and challenges; building an excellent understanding of the client's sustainable business needs ensuring those goals are translated into compelling solutions and detailed proposalsTo form direct, active relationships with the customers sustainable business leads; distinguish what success looks like, communicate to the the company senior account team the client's ambitions and ensure provision of quality, focussed, services and management informationSupport service delivery action plans focussed around sustainable development KPIs including climate change, waste management, supplier collaboration, people empowerment and community investment / social value strategiesOversee community and social value programmes to deliver tangible client sustainable value including client charitable activities, schools' education programmes and community engagement initiatives

Person Specification

Experienced senior manager (5+yrs) with strong track record of delivering energy / environment / sustainability programmes in a large corporate environmentEducated to degree level in an environmental, science or business related subject and with appropriate professional accreditations/qualifications (e.g. IEMA)Excellent client relationship skills, with ability to demonstrate deliverable competencies on behalf of the wider FM service delivery team as part of a sustainable partnershipAbility to operate at senior management level and engage effectively with clients and internal stakeholders at all levelsStrong leadership and project management skills, with ability to delegate and manage across matrix and virtual organisationsStrong influencing, negotiation and commercial skillsA big picture, but also practical, thinker in the delivery of transformational sustainability programmes, capable of effecting behaviour changePersonal motivation and enthusiasm to drive and implement transformational changeSpecific knowledge of leading the delivery of energy and sustainability solutions, as well as knowledge of energy & environmental legislation and regulations and its practical application

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