Junior Energy Consultant

Junior Energy Consultant 

Contract Term: Permanent

Base office: Cardiff, with travel across Wales and the UK.

Closing date: 21st April 2019

Salary: Commensurate with experience 

About the role:

We are seeking a graduate candidate who has some experience to grow in one or more of the following fields:

• Energy management
• Energy efficiency 
• Renewable energy
• Decentralised energy
• Energy engineering

The Junior Energy Consultant will work collaboratively within the Carbon Trust Wales team on wide-ranging consultancy activities; including technical calculations, client management, and project management aspects. This will involve supporting the team with project delivery work and working independently where appropriate. 

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About us 

The Carbon Trust's mission is to accelerate the move to a sustainable, low carbon economy. We are independent experts on carbon reduction and resource efficiency, who reinvest surpluses from group commercial activities into our mission. 

The Carbon Trust provides innovative advice to governments and businesses around the world to support the global transition to a low carbon economy. We work closely with decision makers and implementers in key institutions in the UK and across multiple emerging and developing countries on low-carbon finance, programmes, policy and technology.   

Main duties and responsibilities:

The Junior Energy Consultant will support Project Managers to:

• Develop, manage and maintain excellent client relationships
• Establish client drivers and needs in relation to the low carbon agenda to inform and influence strategic decarbonisation activities
• Conduct technical and economic feasibility assessments of energy efficiency / renewable / decentralised energy projects to establish cost and carbon saving potential (i.e. large-scale standalone renewable energy, building mounted renewable energy, lighting, building fabric, building services etc.)
• Develop the business case for strategic energy projects and establish delivery route
• Support procurement of decarbonisation projects including establishing procurement channels, developing specifications / invitation to tender (ITT) documentation etc.
• Support the management and reporting for large government programmes
• Contribute to business development and institution-building efforts where required (e.g. knowledge development, marketing and sales)
• Site and desk based data gathering such as energy consultation data collection, onsite survey data collection, and online research of technical material
• Project tasks such as data modelling, energy consumption analysis, carbon footprinting and report writing
• Undertake preliminary feasibility calculations of energy savings for energy efficiency and renewable energy opportunities – including establishing carbon impact, and financial benefits
• Drafting of recommendation reports to communicate results and establish next steps for implementation of decarbonisation projects

Key skills we are looking for:

• Organised and efficient with good project management and project delivery skills;
• Demonstrated experience across some of the following areas: energy management, energy efficiency, renewable energy, district heating, housing retrofit, energy performance contracts, engineering project management;
• Excellent client management skills, applying a high standard of interpersonal skills to build client relationships and influence stakeholders; 
• Excellent communication skills (written and oral), with the ability to present technical information in a clear and concise format, suitable for non-specialists;
• Excellent problem solving skills;
• Highly numerate with good Excel skills;
• Ability to lead client meetings and workshop sessions;
• Ability to work effectively in a complex team environment and to take initiative and deliver projects independently when required.

Qualifications and experience (required/desired):

• Degree calibre – qualified in a relevant energy, engineering and/or science discipline (essential); 
• Ability to manipulate models and undertake calculations using MS Excel (essential);
• Ability to write technical reports in plain English using MS Word and PowerPoint (essential);
• Work experience in the field of energy (consultancy / within an organisation) (highly desirable);
• Understanding of the barriers and drivers affecting the public and private sector bodies in tacking climate change (desirable);
• Insight into carbon and energy policy in Wales, the UK and internationally (desirable);
• Full driving license (desirable);
• Welsh speaking (desirable).

Understanding of and support for the Carbon Trust’s mission is considered an essential pre-requisite for this role.

Salary & Benefits: 

We offer a competitive salary and a performance based bonus. Our hours are 37.5 per week with 28 days paid holiday plus bank holidays and a generous pension scheme.

We offer travel card loans, a cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers, company away days and a 24-hour Employee Assistance Helpline.

Joining the Carbon Trust provides an opportunity to work alongside some of the leading practitioners in the low carbon arena so if you are excited by this opportunity and would like to join us please click the apply button.

We are an equal opportunities employer, value diversity in our workforce and make our decisions based on your skills and experience. We can only accept applications from those who can prove their eligibility to work in the UK. No agencies or publications.


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