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Sustainability Specialist / Energy Optimisation Engineer - Arla Westbury


Westbury, GB

Arla Foods UK

Sustainability Specialist / Energy Optimisation Engineer

Based from our Westbury Dairy plant (80%) with support across our UK supply chain of 9 manufacturing sites  (20%)

Days role: Monday – Friday (37.5 hours)


Are energy optimisations, the green transition and technical installations something for you?  Can you take responsibility for mapping and optimizing the energy supply through effectively delivery of capex?  Then you should apply for the position as our new Sustainability Specialist / Energy Optimisation Engineer at Westbury Dairy



  • Competitive salary (Base Salary)
  • 26 days + Bank Holidays
  • Annual Pay review
  • Employer pension matched up to 6% (12% total contributory)
  • X4 annual salary life assurance cover
  • Flexible Benefits- buy up to 5 days annual leave, reward gateway scheme- discounts with various retailers via my benefit platform.
  • Strong career development & training (internal and external training)


Things we’d love to tell you about our Westbury site

  • Arla Westbury is the Home of Anchor butter
  • We are the largest Butter factory in the UK
  • We are the largest Dryer factory in the UK
  • At peak times Westbury is consuming 5% of the UK’s milk- that’s the milk from every 1 cow in 20 from the whole of the UK


About the job

We have sustainability high on the agenda and have set some very ambitious goals for our future climate footprint, which is why energy optimizations that you want to drive are crucial for success on that front.


As Sustainability Specialist / Energy Optimisation Engineer at Westbury Dairy and in supporting the UK  you will  be part of a committed, ambitious team that works extensively with tomorrow's technology in the effort to be best in class. There are large investments in the pipeline, including part earmarked for the energy area, for which you will have the primary responsibility.


The responsibilities will cover, among other things:

  • Project implementation in the field of energy
  • Energy optimisation in day-to-day operations
  • Set the standard for energy requirements for existing and not least new installations
  • Ensure an updated energy mapping, data collection, set up KPIs and ensure general energy "awareness" that lives in the organization
  • Ensuring we are compliant in the field


Who are you?

Coming from a technical / engineering background with solid grounding of industry experience and/or education;

  • Experience with thermal energy, electricity, water usage, Gas, Compressed air, boiler/steam system, preferably cooling.
  • Experience with project management / project delivery – capex delivery as well as budget control
  • Impact and ability to work systematically
  • Desire and ability to learn new things and familiarize yourself with new technologies, as well as lead the way with innovative solutions and proposals
  • An ambitious approach to tasks
  • The ability to keep many plates spinning, as well as participate in several different projects, both internal and external
  • Commitment and positive attitude


Scope of Arla Foods UK

  • Arla Foods Is the 4th Largest Food and Drink company in the UK
  • 9 Manufacturing Site in UK producing our awarding winning Milk, Cheese, Cream, Butter and Spreads products.
  • C.4,000 employees across the UK
  • Produce around 3 billion litres of milk per year


Things we’d love to tell you about Arla Foods group

  • We are a farmer- owned cooperative. That means we are committed to partnering with farmers so they are guaranteed a fair price for their milk.
  • We experimented with poo powered trucks (google it- you won’t regret it), and built the world’s first ever 100% carbon neutral dairy. All as part of our ongoing commitment to combatting climate change.
  • We are the producer of Lurpak, one of the world’s most iconic butter brands.
  • We are a Danish business, operating across the UK, Europe, Asia, The Middle East, North America, South America and other regions across the globe.



Please apply via our website or reach out to Alex Tyrrell @ for a confidential chat.


We have a purpose for Good

At Arla, we strive to unlock the highest potential in each other while working together to create a sustainable future of dairy. We call it Stronger People Stronger Planet and it is deeply anchored in our organisation and founded on our commitment to respecting human rights, increasing access to healthy dairy nutrition, inspiring good food habits, and improving the environment for future generations. In order to succeed we need to hire people with a sustainable mindset. Could this be you?



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