AEE Certified Professionals who work within an environment where they conduct work related to energy management are invited to apply for a student to be placed under their mentorship within their organisation for the period of 6 months commencing from 1 August 2017, a different round of students is available for the second 6 months from 1 February 2018.
This invitation is extended to all AEE Certified Professionals within industry in the Limpopo, Gautengand North West Provinces.
AEE Professionals earn 1 AEE credit per year of mentorship towards renewing their AEE Certification in CEM, CEA or CMVP.
The students are trained by the Energy Training Foundation (EnTF), and will be paid a monthly stipend through the EnTF HR systems. The students are funded by the Limpopo Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism (LEDET) through a Workplace Skills Training and Mentorship Program to facilitate the development of youth into the energy industry.
It is proposed that students be placed with employers where they are able to design, implement and manage the ISO50001:2011 Energy Management System and start identifying and implementing energy savings projects and initiatives starting with the low-cost and no-cost solutions they have been taught. The objectives of the workplace experience phase at the facilities will be:
Design and implement an energy management system (EnMS) in accordance with ISO/SANS 50001:2011 tailor made to each organization’s requirements, which will include but is not limited to:
Perform a EnMS gap analysis
Establishing an Energy Management Manual
Energy policy – draft, adapt, propose – as per the requirements of the organization
Populate the excel tool, or relevant system within the organization, in accordance with ISO
Identify the significant energy users
Identify auditing requirements
Perform required energy audits, prepare audit reports with business cases
Identify energy savings opportunities
Populate a complete action list with Roles and Responsibility, and implementation prioritization
Implement no-cost and low-cost energy savings initiatives
Develop an awareness campaign
Monthly review reports to supervisors and managers
Utility bill checking
Identify possibilities to optimize supply by considering opportunities for renewables and alternative energy suitable to the organization’s requirements
AEE Certified Professionals that are willing to mentor students through such processes will be assisted by the EnTF to successfully complete the mentorship requirements. Students will have access to an EnTF mentor relating to matters that are related to their training and assignment as well.
The aim of the project is that students be introduced to the skills and knowledge required to explore some of the following career directions:
Energy advisors to government departments for legislation, policies, by-laws etc
CEM’s/energy officers for all public buildings
Measurement & Verification specialists
Monitoring and metering specialists
ISO and Standards Expertise
Energy Services Companies
Communications and reporting and PR
Project management of energy efficiency projects in the province
Energy efficient technology suppliers
Alternative energy areas of specialities for further training:
Specialists in technologies and their implementation, or specialist services ie. Compressed air, drives, lighting, pumps, motors, green buildings, biodigesters, solar plants, etc
Students must have access to a computer, printer, and controlled internet access in order to complete their projects, take part in the bi-monthly training webinars, and perform their tasks for the organisation they are placed with.
To express interest in this opportunity kindly follow the link to complete a few questions.
Responses should reach us no later than 10 July 2017 so that we can evaluate your suitability.