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Energy Project Co-ordinator (Fixed Term)

The Department of Plant Sciences is seeking a pro-active Energy Project Co-ordinator. The post-holder will assist academic and technical colleagues in devising long-term energy-saving strategies for the Department, and working towards achieving them. They will coordinate the conversion of plant growth rooms used by Plant Sciences to LED usage, and coordinate and monitor experiments performed by researchers using the LEDs. They will raise awareness through planned activities and will Chair a Departmental staff/student group tasked with co-ordinating behaviour change initiatives. They will be a member of the University-wide Environment and Energy network, collaborating on initiatives including the Green Impact scheme.

The successful candidate will ideally have a Biological Sciences or other relevant degree, combined with knowledge of electrical and building services. They will possess excellent communication skills and experience in project management, and be able to work proactively and manage their workload to a set of objectives, sometimes under pressure. Logging, manipulation and presentation of data would be desirable skills to possess.

The post is full-time, but we are also interested to receive applications from candidates wishing to work on a part-time basis.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 18 months in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

For enquiries about the post, please contact Catherine Butler, Department Administrator (

Please quote reference PD04069 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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