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Sustainability Engineer

Estates & Commercial Services

Location:  Stoke campus
Salary:   £41,526 to £49,553 per annum
Tenure:  Full time Permanent, working 37 hours per week / 1.0fte
Release Date:  Friday 12 February 2021
Closing Date:   Sunday 07 March 2021
Reference:  ECS20-28RA

Who is Staffordshire University? 

Staffordshire University is an award-winning institution with over 100 years’ experience in delivering excellent higher education. Our main Stoke-on-Trent campus is located in the heart of the UK, with Centres of Excellence located in the towns of Stafford and Shrewsbury.

After a highly successful year in 2019, which included entering THE World University rankings for the first time, securing TEF Gold, and climbing in all the league tables, our University has constantly expanded its physical presence through new and industry-leading building developments and facilities. Looking towards our 2030 strategy, we are now transforming specific business processes to improve the student experience and integrate a wider feeling of inclusion and safety for our on-campus community.

About the role 

The role will provide advice, guidance, and evidence to support decision-making across the wider University to help achieve the University’s strategic goals around environmental sustainability and to be the University’s main technical advisor in achieving Carbon Net Zero campuses by 2030. As a key member of the Estates Projects Team, the role will provide technical and environmental input into a wide variety of projects and initiatives, working with both in-house teams and external consultants.

The role demands a good understanding of engineering and sustainability issues in relation to the latest technologies in design, renewable energy, selection of materials and embedded carbon. The role will also provide technical advice on sustainability issues to the wider team on other related Estates matters including soft FM issues, building maintenance, energy usage, recycling, and BEM systems. The postholder will also work with colleagues from the Procurement Team to support Schools and Services to become more aware and self-reliant in terms of making good decisions around environmental sustainability by, where appropriate, providing the evidence base, training, and support for key decisions. 

The successful candidate will have a passion for sustainability and the environment and will be qualified to degree level or equivalent in an appropriate and relevant discipline (engineering or construction), preferably with an additional qualification in sustainable engineering or sustainable construction.

The successful applicant will have extensive experience and knowledge of all aspects of sustainable engineering other sustainability issues will be an effective team worker with excellent communication skills.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where all can be ourselves and succeed on merit.

If this role appeals to you, please apply on‐line at our website as the system is user friendly and simple to complete.

We would ask all applicants to ensure that they have provided comprehensive information under each criteria in the Supporting Statements section of the application form and, if necessary, add any relevant additional information in the Additional Information Section.

If you require further information or wish to have an informal conversation, please contact Peter Hay, on 01782 293838 or email

In return for your dedication, we have a competitive benefits package available

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay
  • Starting from 29 days Annual Leave (depending on job grade) plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Access to continued professional and personal development
  • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus
  • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

Staffordshire University is committed to promoting and enabling a positive culture where staff, students and visitors are confident to be their authentic selves. We focus on inclusion as a way to ensure equality of opportunity for all our people and to demonstrate our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Human Rights.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits a diverse organisation can bring for the University. 

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, who are currently under-represented in the University workforce.

To apply, you will be required to complete an online application form and submit a copy of your CV quoting the relevant reference number for the role you are applying for.

Please note: All correspondence at each stage of the process for employment within Staffordshire University will be sent to you via the email address you applied from, please ensure you check your emails regularly. Please check your junk / spam email folders for any further communication from us.



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