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Member profile: Mr Stewart King MEI Chartered Energy Manager
When did you first become interested in energy?
I first became interested in energy in my late 20’s when I was made redundant by the oil service company I had been working with for a few years in Aberdeen – developing non-oil markets for our oil sector technologies.
Tell us a little about your current job
I run my own private practice Energy Consultancy providing ESOS / SECR / EAS assessments, Zero Waste Scotland SME energy surveys and reports, non-domestic EPCs and Section 63 assessments and Action Plans, as well as a host of private commercial / industrial energy surveys and audits throughout the UK, and worldwide.
The most enjoyable aspect of my work is conducting site surveys, meeting the clients and taking them on a journey towards a lower carbon future for their businesses.
What inspired you to pursue this career, and what path did you take to get there?
The kick-start was simple – redundancy – what do I do now? I took the skillset from the oil and gas sector, the experience of working offshore and having to deal with people at all levels within an organisation and the experience of developing solutions for clients, and applied that to an area of business in which I had dabbled with energy saving retrofit products in the early 1990’s through my work within the oil service sector.
My greatest professional accomplishment was gaining Chartered Energy Manager status, which has benefitted my career and allowed me to provide ESOS and SECR services within the UK and EAS in the Rep. of Ireland for some pretty major clients given that I am a one-man operation.
What one piece of advice would you give to an aspiring Chartered Energy Manager?
Don’t forget to keep your Continuing professional development (CPD) up to date and relevant.
Away from work, what do you like to do in your spare time?
I like to play golf, grow vegetables, walk my dog and support Leeds United in a slightly fanatical / obsessional manner!
And finally… What does your Chartered Energy Manager accreditation truly mean to you
Being a Chartered Energy Manager is crucial for the work I do and gives me credibility with clients who have awareness of just what it means.
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