Darren, an Energy Efficiency Specialist
As Energy Services Manager for Total in London, Darren is tasked with developing new service solutions to help customers improve energy efficiency at their facilities and reduce their carbon footprint.
Sustainable Development, a True Vocation
After completing his undergraduate degree in development studies, which included a dissertation on coral reef conservation in the Philippines, Darren wasn’t an obvious candidate to join an oil company, but that’s exactly what happened when he was hired by Total as a client account manager in the gas and power division.
Choosing His Own Path
After eight years and various roles, Darren decided to pursue a change in career. “I realised there was an opportunity to combine my academic background in sustainable development with the commercial and business experience gained at Total”, he explains. He went on to gain an MSc in Sustainability (Environmental Consultancy & Project Management), then worked on the BITC Corporate Responsibility Index, an influential ranking published in The Financial Times that measures companies on their strategy, management and performance in respect of social and environmental issues.
Returning to Total
In 2010, Darren returned to the same division in Total but to a new role to develop products and services to help customers improve energy efficiency at their facilities and reduce their carbon footprint. Darren is also responsible for managing compliance with various UK Government environmental programmes and associated legislation. “The size of this task was considerable but it provided an opportunity to develop services to help our customers manage and reduce their environmental impact”
He went into it with his eyes open. Helping steer a company like Total Gas & Power to add consulting activities and embrace sustainable development and environmental issues has taken time. However, as Darren is an accomplished triathlete, he knows a thing or two about long-haul efforts and is ready to rise to the challenge.
“I realised there was an opportunity to combine my academic background in sustainable development with experience gained at Total”, Darren - Energy Efficiency Specialist
Energy Services Manager at Total Gas & Power Limited
2013 to this date:
Continuous Improvement Manager for Mercosul
Leader of the "Projeto Unidade" in Casa Branca, SP
Coordinator of the Hutchinson Production System
Project manager at Total Gas & Power Limited
BSc in Development Studies