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Band 7 Energy Engineer

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum, including HCAS
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Energy Engineer Band 7About Us:

The Estates and Facilities Department of the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is dedicated to ensuring the efficient operation and sustainability of our facilities. With oversight of three hospital sites within the trust, we play a vital role in providing high-quality care to our community. Our Energy Section within the department focuses on enhancing energy efficiency and sustainability initiatives across all three hospitals. We are committed to driving innovation and implementing best practices to reduce our environmental footprint while maintaining the highest standards of patient care. As part of our team, you will have the opportunity to contribute to this important mission while working in a dynamic and collaborative environment

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will possess excellent technical knowledge of building services engineering, with either a mechanical or electrical bias. They will be responsible for identifying and implementing energy-saving opportunities within our facilities. This role requires collaboration with our in-house Facilities Management (FM) team and their supply chain, as well as working closely with our skilled team of engineers.

About us

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's biggest and most innovative trusts. Across three main hospitals, our dedicated army of staff care for over 1.6million patients, treat more than 200,000 in A& E, deliver over 8,000 babies and carry out more than 17million tests.

Our size, scale and influence offer you unrivalled career opportunities and a forward-thinking approach to working that works around your lifestyle. From flexible hours and generous benefits, to next level training, we make it easier to take your career to the top.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key Responsibilities:
  • Utilize expertise in building management systems (BMS) to identify energy cost-saving opportunities and conduct site surveys.
  • Collaborate with the in-house FM team and BMS service providers to make adjustments to strategies and settings, ensuring optimal energy efficiency.
  • Project manage energy-saving control projects, including cost estimation and verification of cost-saving impacts.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with TREND BMS Systems and other relevant technologies.
  • Scope and deliver energy projects, including calculating savings, preparing scopes of work, and producing business cases for investment.
  • Conduct audits on contractors, ensuring compliance with project specifications.
  • Prepare witnessing and commissioning schedules to ensure designed energy performance criteria are met at handover.
  • Provide training and support to in-house maintenance engineers.
  • Work closely with the Estates and Capital Projects team to integrate energy-saving initiatives into broader facility management strategies

Desired Skills and Qualifications:
  • Proven experience in optimizing BMS systems and delivering complex energy efficiency projects.
  • Familiarity with measurement and engineering principles for calculating energy savings.
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to prepare engineering specifications and business cases.
  • Experience in training and handing over projects to maintenance teams.
  • Additional certification as an authorized person in low voltage systems, pressure systems, or ventilation systems is advantageous.
  • Commitment to continuous learning and professional development.

Person Specification

World Class Values


  • Demonstrate Trust SC Values



  • HNC/D in Building Services Engineering or equivalent


  • Corporate Member of recognised professional organisation, Energy Institute (EI), Chartered Engineer (CEng), Surveyor (RICS) or Architect (RIBA)
  • Degree in Environmental science and management or Engineering,



  • Experience within management of building or environmental technology and services management
  • Experience in the management of a high quality, responsive and cost effective estates service with specific customer focus.
  • Energy management and policy development



  • Project management skills
  • ability to work to agreed deadlines and budgets
  • Financial analysis and management skills
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with staff at all levels in the organisation
  • Negotiating skills geared to both long and short term objectives

Personal Qualities


  • Proven ability to interact & work cohesively with colleagues
  • Be able to organise workload and manage outcomes to meet planned objectives



  • Ability to train and teach others and act as workplace mentor and general development of others

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Free Hospital

Pond St



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