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Natural History Museum

Archived: Energy Manager

Up to £45,000 per annum

About Us

We are a world-class visitor attraction and leading science research centre. We use the Museum’s unique collections and our unrivalled expertise to tackle the biggest challenges facing the world today. We care for more than 80 million objects spanning billions of years and welcome more than five million visitors annually and 16 million visits to our website.

Today the Museum is more relevant and influential than ever. By attracting people from a range of backgrounds to work for us, we can continue to look at the world with fresh eyes and find new ways of doing things.

The Museum has secured investment from the UK Government to build a new science and digitisation centre at Thames Valley Science Park, a science and technology hub on the University of Reading campus. The purpose-built centre will house much of the Museum’s collection and will include laboratories, digitisation suites, collaborative research spaces, conservation labs and workspaces.

We employ 900 staff in a variety of roles, all united by our vision of a future where people and planet thrive. We need everyone to have the passion and drive to help us with our mission to create advocates for our planet and inspire millions to care about the natural world.

Diversity and inclusion matter to us

Our vision is of a future where both people and the planet thrive. Diversity is one of our core values and we strive to build a workplace where everyone feels a sense of belonging. All new staff who join us learn about the importance of diversity and inclusion to the Museum and how to contribute to creating an inclusive environment.

We know we have more to do, but we are committed to ensuring that everyone who works at the Museum feels they can thrive and feel valued and respected.

About the role

You will be responsible for reducing energy consumption across NHM’s sites and will play a critical role in helping the Museum achieve net zero emissions by 2035 through the development and implementation of energy reduction and decarbonisation strategies across the estate.

Procuring and managing the NHM’s energy provision, covering each of its sites, and its South Kensington partner museums’, you will have responsibility for the circa £3m per annum utilities budget and manage the NHM’s Energy Services Contract’s.

In addition, you will manage statutory compliance obligations including but not limited to UK ETS, and DECs and, will be responsible for keeping up to date with the latest legislation and continued energy compliance.

About you

You will have a degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline i.e. Energy/Environmental Management, Building Services Engineering and/or equivalent qualification by experience, for example engineering (e.g. building services, mechanical engineering, energy engineering) and membership of a recognised professional body such as IEMA, CIBSE, the Energy Institute, IMechE.

You will have experience of working in a senior energy role in a multi-disciplinary environment, managing a large and complex energy infrastructure ideally within a public sector organisation.

You will bring knowledge and experience of managing the legal framework for energy compliance, including reporting performance under UK Emissions Trading Scheme and producing Display Energy Certificates and liaising and responding to audits and a hands-on experience of managing utilities including working with a broker to procure the contracts and overseeing supplier performance.

Thriving at the Museum: the way we work

We are proud to work at the Museum and have identified the qualities we all need to embody to reach our shared ambition. This sits alongside the Museum’s values and forms the framework for the way we work.

Find out more here

What we offer

27.5 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays (full time equivalent)

Generous defined contribution Natural History Museum Pension Scheme (employer contribution 4 – 10%)

Season ticket, bicycle and rental loan

Life insurance

Free admission to our exhibitions and many other paid exhibitions at museums, galleries and institutions across London and the UK.

Staff discount at our Museum shops and cafes

We offer a wide variety of training initiatives and opportunities to build skills. Investing in staff development is important to us, and we are ambitious about helping staff to grow and fulfil their potential.

Affordable membership to the Civil Service Sports Council which offers a range of benefits including an extensive list of special offers and reduced entry fees at a selection of cinema chains, theme parks, theatres, retailers and supermarkets. It also provides entry to up to 300 English Heritage sites and other national treasures. For more details, visit

Membership to our Sports and Social Association (for a small fee), which includes access to our in-house gym and clubs such as football, softball, table tennis and tennis and classes in Middle Eastern dance, yoga and Tai Chi

How to apply

If that sounds like you, please apply online on the Natural History Museum’s careers portal, at

Closing date: 9am, Monday 26 September 2022

Interviews expected: w/c 3 October 2022

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