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Building Services Design Engineering Apprenticeship

Job details

  • Company Name:Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust
  • Salary:NHS Band 4
  • Location:Wigan
  • Weekly hours:37.5
  • Apprenticeship course duration:5 years
  • Closing date:31 July 2024
  • Vacancy reference:VAC-00132
  • Sector(s):Construction

Job summary

We are seeking an Energy Management Apprentice who will study Building Services Design Engineering at the University of Central Lancashire. We will provide a unique opportunity to gain expertise in energy management and sustainable building practices, contributing to the efficiency and sustainability of NHS facilities.

Full job description

The role includes the following responsibilities: 

  • Assisting in the management, monitoring, and reporting on energy and water consumption throughout the Trust.
  • Identifying anomalies in consumption and spend and reporting these to the Environmental and Sustainability Manager.
  • Collating data for national returns and local strategies.
  • Help to establish baseline energy and water figures and targets for future reductions.
  • Help in identification of cost savings through improved energy procurement and energy efficiencies.
  • Assist in refresh of the energy and water related strategy and policy.
  • Contribute to the development of Decarbonisation Strategies for Trust sites, working with Estates and Capital colleagues, through the guidance of the Environmental and Sustainability Manager.
  • Assist in monitoring and reporting on operational issues with the energy and water infrastructure.
  • Help to advise staff on good and bad practice in relation to energy and water use.
  • Raising awareness of new initiatives that will reduce the Trusts environmental impact.
  • Helping to develop and deliver awareness campaigns in relation to energy and water.

Planning and Organisational Duties:

  • Organize and minute meetings.
  • Manage your diary effectively to ensure prompt attendance at key meetings, locally, regionally, and nationally.
  • Develop a reporting calendar to ensure that data is collected in advance of submission deadlines.
  • Develop an initiatives calendar in order to promote awareness campaigns at key times of the year.
  • Compile and maintain accurate records and data related to the job role that can be used to demonstrate the Trust’s position when required.
  • Develop an understanding of how directorate makes decisions and how you will contribute to the decision making process once qualified.
  • Develop an understanding of why planning is important when considering new projects or initiatives.
  • Develop an understanding of NHS and National net zero targets and the importance of energy infrastructure in meeting these targets.
  • Develop an understanding of how energy infrastructure informs and enables the Trusts estate masterplans.

Communications and Key Working Relationships:

  • Develop a stakeholder network of clinical, non-clinical and third parties such as consultants and surveyors, that can be utilised when qualified.
  • Develop and maintain a profile within the Trust.
  • Help develop and promote energy and water efficiency within the Trust by engaging with Trust staff. This work will include developing plans with the Trust’s in-house communications team as well as implementation of local and national initiatives.
  • To develop an initiatives plan that details the most appropriate methods for delivering key messages to different staff bases.
  • Provide supporting information and assistance to the Environmental and Sustainability Manager on planned projects relating to energy and water infrastructure, such as Heat Decarbonisation.
  • Work with internal departments across a full range of operational areas to help develop ideas for new energy and water schemes.
  • Work with operational estates teams to develop your knowledge on the operation and maintenance of the energy consuming infrastructure. For example, this would include CHP units, boilers, chillers, HVAC, and lighting.
  • Work with the Capital team to advance your knowledge around developing and managing contracts, managing contractors on site and project managing complex schemes within a healthcare environment, once qualified.
  • Work with the Finance team to develop your knowledge around budget management, accruals, forecasting, and accounts payable & receivable processes.
  • To share best practice and to investigate the possibilities of partnerships and/or collaborations on potential energy related initiatives.

Responsibility for Finance:

  • Monitor and report on anomalies in energy and water consumption and cost.
  • Support the submission of energy and water accruals.
  • Support the submission of energy and water budget forecasts.
  • Assist with invoice dispute resolutions.
  • Work with the Procurement team and the Environmental and Sustainability Manager to retender energy contracts, helping to ensure secure provision and value for money is achieved.
  • Support the development of applications for grant funding or other finance schemes to support the delivery of energy reduction/sustainability initiatives.
  • Support development of energy and water proposals including business cases to Directorate for funding considerations.


Degree Apprenticeship

Building Surveying, BSc (Hons) - Degree Apprenticeship

BSc (Hons)
Develop the skills you need for a successful career on our Building Surveying, BSc (Hons) Degree Apprenticeship course. We take a hands-on, problem-solving approach, which engages you with the whole building surveying process. You’ll spend time in the local environment and on construction sites, gaining real-world experience.


Working Pattern:

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible. 

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