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Jaz Rabadia blazes distinguished career path as Energy Manager at J Sainsbury PLC
by John Stevenson

Jaz Rabadia has parlayed her City University London qualifications into a distinguished professional career.

Energy Management IpadAfter completing her MSc in Energy and Environmental Technology and Economics in 2010, Jaz became the Energy Manager (Group Services) at J Sainsbury PLC. She is the youngest chartered energy manager in the UK and is responsible for monitoring and analysing all of the company's energy and gas usage for over a thousand sites: "I look after budgets, I forecast future energy usage and prices and I am involved in energy projects to make sure that Sainsbury's bills stay down and that our impact on the environment is absolutely minimal."

Jaz is also full of praise for the time she spent at City:

"I chose to do the MSc in Energy and Environmental Technology and Economics at City because I had already done a BEng in Mechanical Engineering there, which was a fabulous experience. I loved the City University environment, the teaching staff and the facilities that we had at our disposal."

Jaz, a STEM Ambassador, is also the winner of the Young Achiever Award at this year's Asian Women of Achievement Awards. She has been a Visiting Lecturer at City and believes her City studies have prepared her for her current role:

"I'm really glad that I went to City before starting my job. I am really prepared for the job that I do. Things such as writing compelling business cases, financial appraisals, data analyses and reports, managing stakeholders, working in teams and becoming a future leader of the business - all of these skills I absolutely learnt at City and I am putting them into practice now."

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