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Pinsent Masons

Junior Energy Manager Apprentice (Level 3)

Pinsent Masons are looking for a junior energy manager to support the day-to-day implementation of the Firm’s energy and environmental policy, associated initiatives and ISO standards, monitoring compliance, collating all relevant data and providing reports

Location:
EC2, London
Job type:
Apprenticeship
Salary:
£23,950
per year
Hours:
35 hours per week
Contract:
Posted:
May 16, 2024
Deadline:
June 14, 2024
Reference:
GSH0127

Job description:

Vacancy Information

  • Salary:  £23,950 per annum
  • Location: 30 Crown Place, Earl Street, London, EC2A 4ES
  • Working week: Monday-Friday, 9.30am – 5.30pm with 1 hour for lunch.

This is an office-based role, allowing apprentices to benefit from the experience offered by senior colleagues, with dedicated off-the-job study time provided. Some travel may be required.

  • Total hours per week: 35 hours per week
  • Apprenticeship duration: 24 months
  • Possible start date: September 2024
  • Apprenticeship level: Advanced Level Apprenticeship (level 3)
  • Apprenticeship standard: Junior Energy Manager Apprenticeship

Please see below a summary of the sorts of tasks you could be expected to carry out as a Junior Energy Manager Apprentice at Pinsent Masons. Full training will be provided throughout your apprenticeship and no prior knowledge is required.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Purpose of the role: To support the day-to-day implementation of the Firm’s energy and environmental policy, associated initiatives and ISO standards, monitoring compliance, collating all relevant data and providing reports.

Working with the Sustainability and Facilities Compliance Team, Senior Facilities Team, Facilities Coordinator, local Facilities Teams (Facilities Managers, Workplace Managers and Office Managers) and consultants.

Energy and Carbon Management

  • Assist with the gathering of energy performance data and implementation of energy awareness and motivation programmes and their associated communication strategies for reduced energy use.
  • Help to identify and explain variables that vary the energy consumption of our premises (e.g. building operation and occupancy, summer/winter, day/night).
  • Relate the operation of plant, processes and equipment to energy consumption, to help identify energy efficiency opportunities.
  • Conduct basic financial calculations relating to energy costs and savings.
  • Identify and explain suitable and measurable energy performance indicators (e.g. consumption per employee, occupied space, revenue).
  • Complete agreed reports and ensure records are maintained for audit and reporting purposes.
  • Work with retained brokers, Inspired Energy, to help procure utilities as required (electricity, gas and water).
  • Undertake basic checks on bills and other recorded data to verify accuracy.
  • Assist with calculation of our global carbon footprint and the third-party verification process.
  • Communicate effectively using evidence-based reporting, communication and presentation skills, helping to create visual outputs that can be shared internally and externally as relevant.
  • Participate with team in the ongoing management of external consultants supporting energy-related  initiatives (e.g. Turner and Townsend, WSP, OakTree Power, Carbon Intelligence), including arrangement of suitable contracts as required.

Management Systems – ISO 14001 & ISO 50001

  • Support the Sustainability and Facilities Compliance team in the implementation of our Environmental Management System in compliance with ISO 14001 (Environmental Management) and ISO 50001 (Energy Management).
  • Maintain the Integrated Management System Manual, Register of Legislation and Energy and Environmental Aspects Register.
  • Help to establish energy and environmental objectives and targets appropriate to the business, to ensure compliance with the 'continuous improvement' requirements of ISO standards.
  • Participate in periodic internal and external audits to ensure compliance with the standards, applicable legislation and internal policies.
  • Record instances of non-conformance and follow up to ensure close out of corrective actions.

Management Information and Reporting

  • Input to periodic reports to management (Pinsent Masons Board, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Committee, Property and Facilities Director, Head of Sustainability and Facilities Compliance) on compliance, performance against objectives and targets, results of audits.
  • Assist with mandatory reporting requirements such as the Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme, Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting, LLP (Climate-related Financial Disclosure) Regulations and other publications, including our Carbon Reduction Plan and Transition Plan.
  • Ensure the Carbon Manager tool is being updated on a regular basis and arrange amendments as required e.g. to reflect changes in office portfolio or other reporting requirements.
  • Help to develop relevant visual outputs and reports in Power BI.
  • Develop the energy and environmental sections of the intranet.
  • Maintain energy and environmental related information in the Business Development pre-written content and associated Facilities reference guide.
  • Help to provide input to bids, client requests and other questionnaires, including submissions to CDP and EcoVadis.  

General

  • Assist with the assessment of supplier energy and environmental credentials through the procurement and contracting process, including scoring of questionnaires, review of supplier websites and assessment of other publicly available information such as CDP, SBTi and Companies House.
  • Identify, organise and use resources effectively to complete tasks as instructed, with consideration for efficiency, cost, quality, safety, security and environmental impact.
  • Work effectively and safely when undertaking tasks to approved standards and safe working practices as part of a team, working alone or with appropriate supervision.
  • Carry out and record Continuing Professional Development and professional training, necessary for maintaining and enhancing competence.

Additional Information

Qualifications and Relevant Experience

  • Minimum 5 GCSEs (or equivalent qualification), including Maths and English, at grade C or 4 or above
  • 3 A-Levels at grade C or above, or an equivalent qualification amounting to 96 UCAS points.
  • Desired: An A-level (or equivalent qualification) in a science-based subject would be desirable but not essential.
  • Although we do have minimum academic requirements, we are willing to accept applications from candidates who have mitigating circumstances or feel like they can demonstrate the required qualities and behaviours.

Personal Qualities / Behaviours

  • Target and goal oriented.
  • Forward thinking and proactive.
  • Self-disciplined and self-motivated whilst recognising personal limitations and seeking advice from fact holders and specialists when required.
  • Focused on undertaking and completing work in a way which contributes to sustainability – social, environmental, economic.
  • Professional in work and in personal standards.
  • Aware of the needs and concerns of others, especially where related to diversity and equality.
  • Exercise responsibilities in an ethical manner.
  • Able to adjust and respond effectively to unexpected change and deal with contingency risks.

Our Benefits

  • Join a global, innovative and forward-thinking firm.
  • 25 days’ annual leave entitlement and the opportunity to purchase or roll over 5 days.
  • Carers’ leave (up to five paid days’ leave towards caring responsibilities)
  • Contributory pension of up to 5%.
  • Private healthcare policy.
  • Death in service cover (4 x base salary).
  • Eligibility to apply for an interest free season ticket loan, an interest free gym membership loan and/or an interest free rental deposit loan.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Access to training and development to refresh or enhance your current skillset.

About Pinsent Masons

Pinsent Masons is a global 100 law firm, with over 3,800 employees operating from 28 locations across Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. We have a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in a deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which our clients operate.

Our expertise is recognised globally. In recent years we have achieved more tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500 UK guide than any other firm, and been counted among the most innovative law firms in Europe and Asia Pacific by the Financial Times.

The firm has significant international credentials in the global energy, infrastructure, financial services, real estate and technology, science and industry sectors.

We are a Disability Confident and top Stonewall employer, a Valuable 500 member, a founding member of the Mindful Business Charter, signatory of the Race at Work Charter and a proud partner of Neurodiversity in Law. We encourage and value different ideas and styles of thinking. It’s with different perspectives that we’ll find solutions to our clients’ most complex challenges. It’s how we’ll deliver outstanding results today, and tomorrow.

We’re proud to have been placed 18th amongst RateMyApprenticeship Best 100 Employers 2023-2024.

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