Facilities and Infrastructure Energy & Sustainability Analyst

In the Crick's Facilities & Infrastructure Technical Support Team.

Part of Crick Operations.

Key information

Job reference
£40,280 - £45,650
Application close date
18 December 2022, 23:59 GMT
Hours per week
36 (full time)
Posted 21 November 2022

Facilities and Infrastructure Energy & Sustainability Analyst

Reports to:

  • Facilities and Infrastructure Technical Systems Engineer

Contact term:

  • This is a full-time permanent position on Crick terms and conditions of employment.

About Us

The Francis Crick Institute (the Crick) is a research institute dedicated to discovering the fundamental biology underlying human health, with the aim of improving the treatment, diagnosis and prevention of human disease.

The Crick was formed on 1 April 2015 and is a registered charity. It is a partnership between the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK (CRUK), the Wellcome Trust, University College London (UCL), Imperial College London and King’s College London.

The Crick is located in a purpose-built research centre in central London (next to St Pancras International), housing some 1,250 researchers and 250 support staff.


The role objective is to gather, interpret, and use complex data to report on and develop improvement processes to continuously optimise broad ranging building operational, energy usage and sustainability efficiencies. Data will be available from existing systems including the facility Building Management, Energy Management and data analytics systems. This role will be key in driving the Crick Sustainability and NZC strategies, and ultimately the goal of attaining net zero carbon emissions. Management of data collection to support the Crick Environmental licenses and submissions.

The position will sit as part of an existing multi-disciplined in-house engineering team, reporting directly to the Crick Technical Systems Engineer and will demand an innovative, results driven approach to energy reduction, optimisation and building efficiency, whilst ensuring the Crick core science activities and regulatory environmental requirements are maintained.


These include but not limited to;

  • System owner of the Crick Energy Management system. Operate and develop to provide continuous accurate modelling of the Crick energy usage, highlighting areas of inefficiencies.
  • Collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data to support and monitor the development of the Crick’s sustainability strategy and NZC targets
  • Collection, recording and verification of Crick emissions data, for formal auditing and regulatory submission to ensure compliance with the environmental licenses the Crick adhere to.
  • Management of the Crick data analytics system ensuring operational issues are identified and resolved.
  • Show innovation by continually developing complex algorithms within the data analytics package to further optimise the Crick core plant and utility operations.
  • Working with in-house technical engineers to provide evidential data to support energy reduction/innovation in line with the Crick strategy for NZC.
  • Provide Management information to F&I Department Heads and Service Leads, able to extract and manipulate information from F&I systems. Able to build reports and dashboards as required using IT tools (e.g. Excel, Power BI)
  • Consolidating energy and sustainability data from service stakeholders in preparation for internal and external performance reporting
  • Monitor, control and report on progress against Crick’s sustainability strategy action plan.
  • Maintain energy and sustainability information on Crick Intranet
  • Support in the delivery of energy and sustainability behaviour change campaigns and events.


The post holder should embody and demonstrate our core Crick values: Bold, Imaginative, Open, Dynamic and Collegial, in addition to the following:


  • Degree level qualification
  • Sound knowledge of sustainability topics
  • Understanding or experience of developing and presenting reports and dashboards
  • Able to demonstrate analytical thinking and structured problem solving
  • Experience of data manipulation and database management
  • Resilient, able to handle multiple priorities at once
  • Excellent IT skills including all MS office tools
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, able to develop good customer/supplier/end user working relationships
  • A self-starter and strong team-player, flexible and able to work effectively without close supervision


  • Experience in building or working with management reporting dashboards, use of Power BI or other reporting software
  • Demonstrates an understanding of building electrical and mechanical infrastructure, and associated Energy and Building Management Systems.
  • Previous experience of using data analytics packages (e.g. Sky Foundry)

Please note: all offers of employment are subject to successful security screening and eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.