Junior Energy Manager - Level 3

Apprentice Standard ST0161/AP02  

What qualifications you'll gain: Following successful completion of the apprenticeship you will be eligible for the following membership of energy management related bodies: Technician Member status of the Energy Institute (TMEI)  

How long: 2 years + end point assessment (length TBC)  

Where: London. Office-based in any TfL location, usually with one main location for the team day-to-day. Potential site visits to any of our 5,000+ individual sites. 

Salary: £21,824 in year 1 

What you'll need 

  • A minimum of 2 GCSEs or equivalent at grade 4 or above including Maths and English 
  • You must be 18 years old before the start date
  • You are not eligible for this scheme if you currently hold or are working towards a qualification at the same or higher level in a related subject or have already studied content from the qualification for this scheme 
  • You'll need to provide original certificates and/or predicted grades as proof for your eligibility checks

Did you know?

Across TfL we spend over £250m a year on energy and water utilities. Energy managers will form a key role in our future given our aspiration to operate a net zero carbon business by 2030.

Job overview 

Our Estates Management team focus on our buildings across Head Offices and Operational Property. The Facilities Operations Infrastructure & Sustainability (I&S) team work to minimise our head office energy consumption, and manage utilities contracts across the wider portfolio, ensuring that bills are checked for accuracy and paid appropriately, budgets are set and reported against, metering systems are installed and working, and tenants are charged for their relevant consumption.  

What you'll be doing 

Your development programme will be made up of up to 4 placement rotations. Our aim is to equip you with the range of skills and experience you need for your successful career. We also understand that everyone's career is different, so every apprentice's journey is unique. Here's an idea of what yours could look like: 

Year 1 

Placement 1 - Head Office utilities support 

  • Manage and control all I&S data gathering (meter readings, billing data and any associated data sets) for electricity, gas and water and other sustainability data. Identify potential cost savings 
  • Enter and extract report data from SAP (financial), SystemsLink (utilities management software) and related systems. Provide the business with accurate performance reports on a periodic and annual basis in relation to accruals, utility consumption, efficiency and recycling 
  • Assist the Utilities Manager, the Environmental Manager, and the TfL central Environment team on increasing TfL employee engagement on sustainability issues. This could include improving energy performance feedback and communications via our intranet Platform and Yammer 

Placement 2 - Operational Property utilities support 

  • Prepare, manage and control the production of timely and accurate invoices to ensure the payment of recharged utilities costs are appropriately made by our tenants. Ensure all business costs are recovered 
  • Support the ongoing management and enhancement of SystemsLink (utilities management software) and associated systems (e.g. PowerBI). Pro-actively develop and implement new reports, coordinate software upgrades, and organise training for other staff, ensuring it supports business requirements 
  • Manage the metering data delivery and equipment call off contract. Ensure new or replacement meters are installed across the whole portfolio to enable performance analysis and tenant recharging 

Year 2 

Placement 1 - Head office or Operational Property utilities support 

  • Be responsible for the day-to-day operation and maintenance of the I&S utilities processes, including management of all utilities data and invoices through the efficient use of SystemsLink and related systems 
  • Draft and produce business cases (following on-site energy audits) and financial and cost/benefit analyses for the I&S team across relevant head office and operational buildings 
  • Represent the I&S team at various internal meetings, seminars, briefings, functions and contract review meetings associated with utilities and wider Facilities Management contracts (if relevant/interested) 

Placement 2 - Wider business operational areas opportunities 

  • Potential options to embed and support operational areas of the business to improve your management of utilities contracts and energy efficiency 
  • Potential options to apply for placements from engineering, project management and general management schemes if the placement can provide the learning still required 

Where this career can take you 

Upon successful completion of this scheme, you could roll-off into an energy manager role within TfL. The wider operational business is looking to introduce these roles to help drive TfL to being a net zero business. This could lead to further career development opportunities such as chartered energy manager or any general management role within or outside TfL in the wider property community. Other potential roll-offs could include the level 6 Building Services Engineer apprenticeship scheme for those inclined to further their technical education and looking for a career as a chartered engineer. 

Meet the sponsor

"This is an amazing opportunity to take part in the future net zero of London and make a real difference for TfL's energy efficiency and financial sustainability. Come join our award-winning team."

Quinten Babcock, scheme sponsor