As an Operational Energy Strategy Lead at HS2 Ltd you will play a valuable role in delivering HS2’s vision to be a catalyst for growth across Britain, by developing and embedding processes and systems to minimise energy consumption and associated CO2 emissions during operation of the scheme.
You will be responsible for undertaking robust planning, analyses and procurement, and implementing processes and systems to ensure that the energy required to commission and operate HS2 is sourced in a timely manner and managed in a way that is cost-effective and efficient, whilst also minimising carbon emissions and maximising security of supply.
Working collaboratively with colleagues in HS2 Ltd and the wider rail and energy industries you will identify, evaluate and - where appropriate - implement technologies, commercial agreements, processes and initiatives that will help HS2 Ltd achieve its commitments for energy efficiency and minimisation of CO2 emissions.
This is a varied and exciting role that will enable you to exercise and further develop a range of skills across energy strategy development, procurement, project management, analyses, stakeholder management, requirements gathering and innovation.
About the role:
- Lead and successfully manage the implementation of HS2 Ltd’s Energy Strategy for operations, including but not limited to the timely procurement of energy for HS2 commissioning and operations in a way that delivers the objectives of the strategy, i.e., Security of Supply, carbon reduction, Cost Optimisation, Cost certainty, etc;
- Identify and size the resource needs (i.e., people) required to implement the strategy, robustly manage HS2’s energy use during commissioning and operations, and perform other energy-related tasks, such as cost reconciliation and cost allocation, e.g., where energy costs are shared with other organisations;
- Specify and implement technologies, requirements and systems for accurate energy data collection and analyses (i.e., Energy Data Management Systems), energy costs reconciliation and allocation, and for reporting of HS2’s energy use during operations;
- Ensure that the costs of future resources and other operational costs related to the energy function, are appropriately captured in the HS2 Ltd’s Opex costs estimates;
- Coordinate and work collaboratively with colleagues across HS2 Ltd to develop and communicate strategies, processes and policies for efficient energy management, in advance of commencement of HS2 operations. Amongst other things, this will involve the development of approaches for cultivating energy efficient behaviours amongst staff, passengers and suppliers when the scheme is operational;
- Develop and embed processes for monitoring and improving energy performance, including energy audits and surveys, performance tests and investigations, that will enable continuous improvements in HS2’s energy performance during operations;
- Identify and embed appropriate standards and certification (e.g., ISO 50001) that will enable HS2 to manage and report its operational energy performance in a way that will be credible with its wide spectrum of stakeholders;
- Keep up to date with industry and energy best practice, and engage other railway infrastructure operators, Train Operating companies, Industry bodies, Academic Institutions, energy suppliers, and other relevant organisations, with a view to collaborative working and adopting best practice;
- Ensure that all relevant internal and external stakeholders, including the Infrastructure Panel and Department for Transport (DfT), are kept informed of HS2 Ltd’s strategies and plans for energy management during operations, and progress in implementing these strategies and plans.