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Senior Energy Engineer

ID
14314
Location
Dublin, Ireland
Role Type
Contract
Contact
Dee Curley
Email
dee@hero.ie
Phone
+353867902191
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Senior Energy Project Engineer

The role will involve managing the client’s interests on it’s Capital Minor works and Maintenance programmes, including increased scope of shallow retrofit energy works. A critical objective for the involves optimising the existing Estate value and delivering best value for money. The successful applicant will assist in managing and monitoring both the construction programme and cost plan with a view to minimising the impact on same of any variations to the project.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Plan and supervise the execution of major & minor capital works throughout the area of responsibility this is in addition to managing specific Minor & Major projects within the program (and most specifically as they relate to Energy and Carbon reduction works and upgrades):

  • Assist in the preparation of comprehensive brief for the proposed major and minor capital projects in consultation with services and estates personnel and advisors
  • Prepare budgets for the carrying out of the proposed Minor & Major Capital work programmes and ensuring that projects are within agreed budgets.
  • Be responsible for Minor Works lists, selection of contractors for bid purposes and recommendation of tenders for acceptance for all projects.
  • Ensure compliance with EU procurement and HSE financial regulations.
  • Supervise staff and contractors in the implementation of the agreed programme.
  • Provide Technical Support role to service personnel and other estates personnel as required.
  • Support Estates Office staff and Design Teams in implementing an Energy Efficient Design Approach on all projects.

Working  with and supporting the activities of the HSE Property Manager to ensure compliance with HSE Property Transaction Protocols and other relevant property related task when assigned such as:

  • Work with the Property Manager to develop and implement a property management strategy and local property plans, which incorporate energy and carbon reduction targets, in collaboration with other key personnel and advisors.
  • Work with the property manager to ensure that all property transactions conform to statutory requirements including energy and carbon reduction targets.
  • Assess the physical infrastructure of the HSE’s property portfolio including purpose, state of upkeep, capacity, suitability, space utilization and security.

Drawing  up, or in appropriate circumstances, to arrange for the development of plans and contract arrangements for the implementation of approved maintenance programmes:

  • Assisting in defining requirements for all equipment and building, especially in seeking ease of maintenance, operation and energy efficiency
  • Recommending awards of maintenance contracts to outside contractors where for economical or practical considerations such is considered desirable
  • Developing proposals with selected contractors
  • Supervising staff and contractors in the implementation of the agreed programme

Preparation  in consultation with appropriate officers and advisers, programmes for the maintenance of buildings, services, and equipment (under their control):

  • Defining in accordance with overall guidelines, maintenance requirements of all buildings, services, equipment, major & minor capital works, fire precautions and risk management schemes and proposing priorities in the allocation of resources.
  • Preparing budgets for the carrying out of the proposed programmes
  • Defining the staff or contract resources necessary to discharge agreed programmes and preparing action plans for carrying out same

Ensuring  that HSE buildings, services, and equipment under their control are adequately maintained in accordance with approved maintenance programmes.

  • Assist in defining requirements for all equipment and building especially in seeking ease of maintenance and operation.
  • Comply with regulatory requirements including permission, licences, certificates and approvals.

Ensuring that adequate fire prevention and safety measures and standards are devised and applied in association with Fire & Safety Officer:

  • Evaluate environmental infrastructural risk issues & develop procedures to manage risks.
  • Evaluate the intended performance and operation of healthcare buildings, their actual performance, and to seek continuous improvement through investigation, communication, training, maintenance and review procedures.
  • Have a working knowledge of the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Standards as they apply to the role for example, Standards for Healthcare, National Standards for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections, Hygiene Standards etc and comply with associated HSE protocols for implementing and maintaining these standards as appropriate to the role.

Advising on facilities and environmental matters in conjunction with services personnel and other estates personnel, and advisors as required by:

  • Assisting as necessary in assessing Health & Safety of facilities and environmental risks.
  • Co-operating with HSE Fire and Safety Officers, Services Managers, Health & Safety, Risk Management, Occupational Health and Infection Control Staff in addressing facilities improvements with regard to legislative compliance.
  • Support, promote and actively participate in sustainable energy, water and waste initiatives to create a more sustainable, low carbon and efficient health service.

Support the local Energy Officer / Energy Lead in:

  • Developing Registers of Opportunities and provide project development support for a pipeline of retrofit projects.
  • Progressing Funding Applications - capital works (major and minor) programmes. (and, where appropriate, via an EPC).
  • Manage the specification, design, procurement and completion of energy minor capital works.
  • Work closely with and supporting existing Green Teams and Energy Teams.
  • Working as part of the Regional Energy Bureau and contributing to Energy and carbon emission reduction across the wider health sector (including Section 38/39 organisations).
  • Establish and embed energy management best practices into the culture and day-to-day activities of HSE staff and relevant stakeholders within the regions.
  • Providing professional technical advice and guidance and most specifically in the area of Energy performance and Energy Efficient Design (EED) approaches and programmes and guidance in the area of decarbonisation of the Health Estate and support of the wider sustainability and decarbonisation agenda.

Have a working knowledge of the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Standards as they apply to the role for example, Standards for Healthcare, National Standards for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections, Hygiene Standards etc., and comply with associated HSE protocols for implementing and maintaining these standards as appropriate to the role.

Support, promote and actively participate in sustainable energy, water and waste initiatives to create a more sustainable, low carbon and efficient health service.

The above Job Specification is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all duties involved and consequently, the post holder may be required to perform other duties as appropriate to the post which may be assigned to him/her from time to time and to contribute to the development of the post while in office. 

 

Qualifications and/ or experience

Hold a Level 8 (or higher) Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI) major academic award in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Sustainable Energy Engineering accredited by the relevant Professional Institute being Engineers Ireland.

OR

(ii) Hold a qualification at least equivalent to the one above.

OR

(iii) Have Membership of the relevant professional association: Engineers Ireland.

AND

(iv) Have had at least five years’ satisfactory experience after attaining the qualification at (i) (ii) (iii) above, in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering, including adequate experience in the design, project management and construction of buildings or in the installation or maintenance of the mechanical, electrical and heating services of such buildings.

AND

(v) Possess the requisite knowledge and ability (including a high standard of suitability and of management ability) to enter on the discharge.

 

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