Junior Associate or Associate (full time, permanent) - Renewable Energy

Do you have a passion for renewable energy?

Two positions: Junior Associate or Associate (full time, permanent)

Location: Cricklade, Wiltshire

About us

At BVG Associates we help renewable energy generation to become a major, responsible and cost-effective part of a sustainable global energy mix. We believe that it has a crucial role to play in the global transition to a low-carbon economy and that it should always make business as well as environmental sense. We pride ourselves on our independence and ability to give clients help that has rigour, value and honesty.

There are three strands to our work:

• Business - helping companies achieve commercial success in renewable energy markets
• Economics - cost of energy modelling and economic impact (including jobs and GVA) assessment; and
• Technology - helping to develop new technology and get the best from existing operating assets.

The breadth and integration of these areas is what makes BVG Associates special. We have deep knowledge of the industries we serve: wind, wave, tidal and energy systems.

Founded in 2006, we have grown steadily in size and reputation, delivering industry-leading work for private and public sector clients around the world. We have strong relationships with investors, project developers, product suppliers, technology owners, market enablers and governments. We work for clients of all sizes, from start-ups to global energy companies.

We are passionate about renewable energy, what we do and how we do it; we exist to make a real difference within the industries that we serve. Every day, we use our ability to simplify complex situations, communicate effectively, resolve challenges creatively and guide clients forward.

We seek to found our relationships on trustworthiness, respect, collaboration and commitment. We listen, ask challenging questions, work hard to uncover facts, seek to build consensus and facilitate growth of relationships. Our clients choose us when they want to do new things, think in new ways and solve tough problems.


You will be based at our main office in north Wiltshire, within easy reach of Swindon, Cheltenham, Oxford and Bristol. Our Scottish office is in central Glasgow and we are in the process of establishing an office in the USA. Our team works collaboratively across locations using video-conferencing and regularly travels to meet clients and attend industry events in the UK and overseas.

The role 

We are now looking for two Junior Associates or Associates, who will enable us to meet the increasing demand for our services, providing close support to other members of the team through:

• Delivering projects to clients, including research, analysis and report drafting
• Supporting business development and providing input to proposals
• Engaging with industry to obtain latest information and insight into current trends and thinking
• Desk-based research into the technology, market and supply chain of the industries we serve
• Developing in-house tools and keeping our information databases up to date, and
• Over time, developing project management skills, managing client relationships and developing your areas of expertise in a structured and supported way.

The requirements

For both positions, you will need:

• A degree, ideally in mechanical, civil or electrical engineering, physics, natural science, mathematics or economics (2.1 or above)
• A vibrant interest in the industries we serve
• Strong numeracy and analytical skills
• Excellent writing skills
• Good proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
• An aptitude for order, accuracy, efficiency and quality so that you can deliver to our high standards
• The ability to prioritise a busy and varied schedule and juggle different demands on your time
• To be able to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders
• Flexibility, focus and a hunger to learn
• Confidence in your ability and talent as a high performer
• Initiative and self sufficiency to work in a small team, and
• The ability to pick things up quickly, as every project and every day can be different.

For applications at Associate level, you will also need:

• At least two years relevant industry experience, gaining project management external communication skills, and
• Commercial awareness to help us win new business.

You will also need to provide evidence of the right to live and work in the UK. 


In return, we offer: 

• A competitive remuneration package, benchmarked to the industry
• Company profit-share and bonus scheme that rewards individual and team success
• Potential for flexible working
• Work in an intellectually stimulating and challenging environment
• The ability to really make a difference through the your job, and 
• A strong ethos of personal learning and development. 

How to apply

If you are interested, please email a copy of your CV and a covering letter highlighting your relevant skills, knowledge and experience to Tracey Searley at - recruitment@bvgassociates.com.

The selection process will involve an initial telephone interview and if successful in moving to the next stage, we’ll then invite you to attend an assessment day on Tuesday, 12 December, which will include opportunities for you to find out more about us. 

The closing deadline for applications is Thursday 30 November 2017.

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