Profession energy manager

Energy managers coordinate the energy use in an organisation, and aim to implement policies for increased sustainability, and minimisation of cost and environmental impact. They monitor the energy demands and use, and develop improvement strategies, as well as researching the most beneficial source of energy for the organisation's needs.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Energy efficiency

    Field of information concerning the reduction of the use of energy. It encompasses calculating the consumption of energy, providing certificates and support measures, saving energy by reducing the demand, encouraging efficient use of fossil fuels, and promoting the use of renewable energy.

  • Electrical power safety regulations

    The compliance with safety measures which need to be taken during the installation, operation, and maintenance of constructions and equipment which function in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electrical power, such as the appropriate safety gear, equipment handling procedures, and preventive actions.

  • Electricity consumption

    The different factors which are involved in the calculation and estimation of electricity consumption in a residence or facility, and methods in which electricity consumption can be lowered or made more efficient.

  • Manufacturing processes

    The steps required through which a material is transformed into a product, its development and full-scale manufacturing.

  • Corporate social responsibility

    The handling or managing of business processes in a responsible and ethical manner considering the economic responsibility towards shareholders as equally important as the responsibility towards environmental and social stakeholders.

  • Energy performance of buildings

    Factors that contribute to lower energy consumption of buildings. Building and renovation techniques used to achieve this. Legislation and procedures regarding energy performance of buildings.

Skills

  • Follow quality standards

    Apply a set of measures and standards concerning the quality of processes or products, ensuring that quality is maintained and improved during work activities.

  • Define manufacturing quality criteria

    Define and describe the criteria by which data quality is measured for manufacturing purposes, such as international standards and manufacturing regulations.

  • Develop business case

    Gather relevant information in order to come up with a well-written and well-structured document that provides the trajectory of a given project.

  • Conduct energy audit

    Analyse and evaluate the energy consumption in a systematic manner in order to improve the energy performance.

  • Promote environmental awareness

    Calculate the carbon footprint of business processes and other practices in order to promote sustainability and to raise awareness for the environmental impact.

  • Follow company standards

    Lead and manage according to the organisation's code of conduct.

  • Create manufacturing guidelines

    Draft procedures and guidelines to ensure that government and industry regulations are met by manufacturers in both international and domestic markets.

  • Compose energy performance contracts

    Prepare and review contracts that describe the energy performance while making sure they comply with legal requirements.

  • Demonstrate commitment to environmental sustainability

    Display commitment and responsibility; make business decisions in order to reduce the organisations negative impact on environment and climate.

  • Promote sustainable management

    Contribute to planning and policy development for sustainable management, including input in environmental impact assessments.

  • Identify energy needs

    Identify the type and amount of energy supply necessary in a building or facility, in order to provide the most beneficial, sustainable, and cost-effective energy services for a consumer.

  • Meet deadlines

    Ensure operative processes are finished at a previously agreed-upon time.

  • Develop energy policy

    Develop and maintain an organisation's strategy regarding its energy performance.

  • Develop staff

    Lead employees to meet the organisations expectations for productivity, quality and goal accomplishment. Provide effective performance feedback through employee recognition and reward in conjunction with the Human Resources Manager as required

  • Supervise daily information operations

    Direct daily operations of different units. Coordinate program/project activities to assure the respect of costs and time.

  • Advise on utility consumption

    Advise individuals or organisations on methods in which they can reduce their consumption of utilities, such as heat, water, gas, and electricity, in order for them to save money and incorporate sustainable practices.

  • Promote sustainable energy

    Promote the use of renewable electricity and heat generation sources to organisations and individuals, in order to work towards a sustainable future and encourage sales of renewable energy equipment, such as solar power equipment.

  • Manage budgets

    Conduct cost estimates and budget planning. Monitor the budget, as well as costs and expenses. Forecast the budget development continuously. Report on the budget.

  • Promote innovative infrastructure design

    Throughout the coordination of an engineering project, promote the development of infrastructure that is innovative and sustainable, in line with the latest developments in the field.

  • Develop manufacturing policies

    Develop policies and procedures applied in a manufactury such as employment policies or safety procedures.

  • Manage logistics

    Create logistic framework for transporting goods to customers and for receiving returns, execute and follow up the logistics processes and guidelines.

  • Establish daily priorities

    Establish daily priorities for staff personnel; effectively deal with multi-task workload.

  • Strive for company growth

    Develop strategies and plans aiming at achieving a sustained company growth, be the company self-owned or somebody else's. Strive with actions to increase revenues and positive cash flows.

  • Adhere to organisational guidelines

    Adhere to organisational or department specific standards and guidelines. Understand the motives of the organisation and the common agreements and act accordingly.

  • Liaise with managers

    Liaise with managers of other departments ensuring effective service and communication, i.e. sales, planning, purchasing, trading, distribution and technical.

  • Manage supplies

    Monitor and control the flow of supplies that includes the purchase, storage and movement of the required quality of raw materials, and also work-in-progress inventory. Manage supply chain activities and synchronise supply with demand of production and customer.

  • Carry out energy management of facilities

    Contribute to develop effective strategies for energy management and making sure that these are sustainable for buildings. Review buildings and facilities to identify where improvements can be made in energy efficiency.

  • Analyse energy consumption

    Evaluate and analyse the total amount of energy used by a company or an institution by assessing the needs linked to the operative processes and by identifying the causes of superfluous consumption.

  • Manage staff

    Manage employees and subordinates, working in a team or individually, to maximise their performance and contribution. Schedule their work and activities, give instructions, motivate and direct the workers to meet the company objectives. Monitor and measure how an employee undertakes their responsibilities and how well these activities are executed. Identify areas for improvement and make suggestions to achieve this. Lead a group of people to help them achieve goals and maintain an effective working relationship among staff.

  • Advise on heating systems energy efficiency

    Provide information and advice to clients on how to preserve an energy efficient heating system in their home or office and possible alternatives.

Optional knowledge and skills

monitor utility equipment energy market renewable energy technologies gas market zero-energy building design gas consumption calculate utility payments ensure equipment maintenance plan health and safety procedures negotiate terms with suppliers industrial heating systems write research proposals analyse energy market trends identify faults in utility meters inspect industrial equipment collaborate on international energy projects negotiate improvement with suppliers ensure equipment availability develop energy saving concepts advise on potential safety hazards concerning heating systems write scientific papers contract law

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