Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Jonathan Pugsley from Sustainable Energy Authority to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Jonathan Pugsley

Energy Manager

Sustainable Energy Authority

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  Jonathan Pugsley

Communication and team skills are probably the most important aspect overlooked.

In energy management, it is not I that saves the energy, but often it is folks on the ground using the equipment.

It is the energy managers job to educate by communication, the importance of doing the right things, savings then come as a result.

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DT106
Planning and Environmental Management

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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4 Years
Duration of course
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270

2015 Points r2

270

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-10

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Town planning is the practice of developing available land, resources, facilities and services in the most sensible way; considering physical, economic, and social efficiency, and health and well-being of urban and rural communities.


 
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The following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course. Click on the course codes view a list of courses that provide that award.


Essential Module Requirements:

Must possess distinctions in 5 modules in the FETAC level 5 qualification which must include 4 of the following: 
A20012 or 5N1604
A20017 or 5N1862
A20189 or 5N0764
A20191 or 5N1558
A20209 or 5N0784
B20012 or 5N0783
B20028 or 5N1977
B20029 or 5N2066
B20145 or 5N1952
C20006 or 5N2746
C20008 or 5N1570
C20011 or 5N2747
C20033 or 5N2751
C20037 or 5N1637
C20049 or 5N2528
C20055 or 5N2530
C20139 or 5N1833
C20174
C20190 or 5N2527
D20031
D20130 or 5N1453
D20156 or 5N5386
D20157 or 5N4647
D20158 or 5N4646
E20113 or 5N1296
E20114 or 5N1274
E20115 or 5N0762


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Many Spatial Planning graduates specialise in urban design, retail, property development, transport or other specialist areas. Graduates of the programme may find employment in government agencies, local authorities, with industry or in private practice.

Environmental Management graduates may find employment in industry, environmental management consultancies, state agencies or local authorities on environmental management audits, waste management, environmental impact assessments and conservation management.



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