I'm an engineer, so I can engineer myself out of here.....!
Sainsbury’s – Energy Manager
I save energy and water across Debehams stores. They spend about £35million on energy each year !
Debenhams – Energy & Water Manager
I find ways to save electricity, gas and water used in Debenhams stores across the UK.
I use engineering technologies to reduce energy bills for debenhams. This includes
installing more energy efficient lighting,
fitting sensors that switch off lights when people are not moving,
fitting sensors that switch off lights in window displays when there is enough daylight
introducing technology that changes temperatures in store based on outside air temperatures
talking to staff about how the can use the equipment in an energy saving way
My Typical Day
Visiting stores – looking at energy usage (and doing a bit of discounted shopping) , number crunching and meeting suppliers
I love my job because every day is so different! I visit stores, speak to suppliers about new technologies, buy energy on the wholesale markets, speak to energy providers to neogiate the best deals, meet with other energy managers to discuss best practice, go to energy exhibitions and seminars, contacts stores when they are using too much energy, create league tables of the top energy saving stores and so much more.
What I'd do with the money
Use it to fund a website to make more people fall in love with saving energy
I love speaking to students about my career and how I turned a part-time job in a Sainsbury’s store into a full time job as Energy Managers. I think by sharing my story on a website and helping raise the awareness of careers in energy, more students will take an interest in this subject. Especially if i could show them through pictures and videos just how exciting my job is 🙂
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Creative, Challenging, and Hungry! ( For both food and knowledge)
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
Save over £1million in energy by carrying out energy projects in sainsburys supermarkets
What did you want to be after you left school?
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Lots – Usually for talking too much
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
A creative designer
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What's your favourite food?
Chips, Chips and more Chips !!!
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Play the dhol (drum) in the Queens Diamond Jubilee River Paegent alongside a scottish pipe band – the fusion of bagpipes with the punjabi dhol sounded AMAZING ( especially under the bridges)
Tell us a joke.
What did one calculator say to another calculator….? You can count on me :)