Vacancy Type: Permanent

Location: Headquarters/Hybrid

Pay Band: Please refer to full job description on SPS career site

Salary: £50.221 – £53,607

Closing Date: 2024-07-15

Hours of Work: Please refer to full job description on SPS career site

Job Purpose:
Effectively manage all SPS utility supply arrangements while monitoring utility consumption across multi-site, multi-building estate. Take the lead role in the identification and implementation of initiatives that effectively manage and reduce SPS energy and utilities use. Provide guidance and advice to internal and external stakeholder ensuring compliance with statutory and policy requirements. Provide support to the SPS Sustainability & Carbon Strategy Manager in delivering the aims of SPS Net-Zero Carbon Emissions Strategies, Plans and Initiatives. To develop and co-ordinate the efficient operation of Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) across the SPS estate.  


Manage utility supply arrangements, including liaising with utility supply companies. Input into central invoice validation and processing. 

Forecast, monitor and benchmark utility consumption across the SPS, and prepare accurate data and reports for management information and decision making. 

Provide technical and practical advice and guidance to internal and external stakeholders to ensure energy optimisation.  

Identify new projects, review and report on energy initiatives and issues that contribute to the sustainable use of energy throughout the SPS estate. 

Carry out critical analysis on design drawings, technical specifications, reporting and making recommendations in relation to energy efficiency measures including input into the design and operation of new prison buildings and major refurbishments. 

Contribute to the development and implementation of strategies and policies focusing on the reduction of the SPS “carbon footprint” and to ensure SPS compliance with all relevant legislation, e.g. The Climate Change Scotland Act 2009. 

Person Specification

SPS recruitment and selection practice is based on the fundamentals of our Behavioural Competency Framework. This identifies behaviours and standards required both of applicants seeking to join us, and our staff in their respective roles. Assessment of specific behaviours, of which there are twelve, will be determined by the role you are applying for. Whilst it is unlikely you will be assessed on all of them , you will be assessed on these identified as key to role.

Qualifications Requirements

Degree in energy management or equivalent environmental or engineering qualification in a building services related discipline.  

Experience Requirements

Knowledge Skills Requirements

Proven experience of utilities contracts and energy management within a building services environment, including specialist large-scale mechanical and electrical systems and how these impact on energy consumption. 
Experience of Building Energy Management System (BEMS) including technical understanding of energy monitoring, sub- metering, system controls and graphics development. 
Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of major utility supply arrangements serving a multi-site organisation. 

Selection Methods Please refer to full job description on SPS career site.

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