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Energy managers ensure organisations meet their energy, carbon and water reduction responsibilities.
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There are several routes to becoming an energy manager. You could complete a university or college course, an apprenticeship, or apply to an employer directly.
You should explore these routes to becoming an energy manager to find out which is the right one for you. Although some of these options have certain qualification requirements, many employers are more interested in people who are enthusiastic, willing to learn and can follow instructions.
You will need a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card to work on a construction site.
To become an energy manager, you could complete an undergraduate or postgraduate university course in a relevant subject, such as:
You could complete a college course in environmental science, energy engineering, or business studies to help you start your journey to becoming an energy manager.
Alternatively, you could start by studying for a T Level in Design, Surveying and Planning.
You’ll need 4 - 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), including English and maths, or equivalent.
You could train to become an energy manager by completing an apprenticeship related to:
You'll need 4 - 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) and A levels, or equivalent, for a higher or degree apprenticeship.
Apprenticeships are open to anyone over the age of 16. As an apprentice, you’ll be fully employed and expected to work a minimum of 30 hours a week. Your time will be split between on-the-job experience and college or training provider.
If you have experience working in a related industry such as architecture, surveying or engineering, you might be able to apply directly to an employer for a position as an energy manager.
Work experience is essential to gaining employment within the industry. You could gain this at school, or by working weekends and holidays with a company or relative who works as an energy manager. Potential employers will be pleased to see work experience listed on your CV.
Additional skills which may benefit anyone considering a job as an energy manager include:
As an energy manager, you will enable organisations to reduce their energy consumption by helping them to implement more sustainable energy, carbon and water systems.
The job role of an energy manager involves the following duties:
The expected salary for an energy manager varies as you become more experienced.
Hours and salary depend on location, employer and any overtime you may do.
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Check out the latest energy manager vacancies:
As these are external websites, the number of vacancies related to your preferred role may vary. New opportunities will be posted as they become available.
With further training, you could become a chartered energy manager. Alternatively, you could progress into environmental engineering, environmental protection, or facilities management.
You could become self-employed and work as an energy consultant.