Sustainability Engineer

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
To find out more and to apply please visit our website

Closing date for completed applications: 07 March 2021

At the University we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background. We particularly welcome applications from Women and Black and Asian Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within the University at a senior level.

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