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.


Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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Free Career Events at Dublin City Central Library

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Free Career Events at Dublin City Central Library

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 

Free Career Events at Dublin City Central Library

A series of FREE career events are taking place at the Business Information Centre, Central Library, Ilac Shopping Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1 over August and September as follows:

Doing Interviews Intelligently Monday 28th August 1.30 -2.30pm

Practical Entrepreneurship - Thursday 31st August 5.00 -6.30pm


Become Proactive Job Seeker Thursday 28th September

Start Up Start Here - Start and Grow Your Own Business Programme - Autumn 2017

6 free public interactive lectures brought to you by Dublin City Libraries in partnership with LEO and the Entrepreneurs Academy. Themes will include knowing the characteristics of a successful entrepreneur, writing effective business plans, market research skills, creating a dynamic online presence, accessing entrepreneurial finance, grants and funding as well as exploring national and international free reputable supports and services.

Thursday evenings from 6.30pm - 8.00pm September 21st and 28th, October 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th Business Information Centre, Central Library, Ilac Shopping Centre, Dublin 1

Reserve your seat by telephoning 873 3996 OR emailing OR online

The CareersPortal Team