CAREER & TRAINING by
THE ENERGY MANAGERS ASSOCIATION
Do YOU have the skills needed?
e approached a couple of our delegates to share with us (and you) the drivers behind their decision to attend the EMA courses in the past few months and how the attendance may have benefited their professional development. While for some the benefits may be obvious, it is interesting to find out that the training also brings about long term opportunities not only on a professional level but also the organisational one. Mohammad Rafique – Energy & Environment Officer, Estates & Facilities Management, Surrey Police
THE EMA MAGAZINE • ISSUE MAY—JUNE 2017
“Energy management is part of my daily job responsibility. I oversee around 82 energy accounts for the Surrey Police estates. So it is really important for my role to have a clear knowledge of energy procurement techniques to secure the best energy prices available in the market. As an Energy Manager, I also define energy policy objectives, targets and action plans for the Surrey Police.
EMA offered me a good opportunity to attend the Energy Management Strategy and Energy Procurement courses. Both courses widened my knowledge of energy management, and I now have a clear understanding of different types of energy contracts, all kinds of energy charges and an overall view of the energy market and how it works. This helps me to make the right and informed decisions on energy procurement and how to avoid unnecessary charges by controlling energy usage. More importantly, we have taken a structured approach to define Surrey Police energy strategy for the next 5 years. We have clearly set our energy baseline, SMART target and action plans to deliver our energy objectives”.