Manager/ Consultant – Energy Systems

Manager/Consultant – Energy Systems

Contract Term: Permanent
Location: London or Edinburgh, with likelihood of some travel to other parts of the UK and internationally
Closing date: 7th March 2021
Salary: Commensurate with experience 

About the role:

We are looking for a passionate and motivated individual from the low carbon energy sector with strong business development and consulting skills to join our Edinburgh or London office. The successful candidate will support our growth through developing proposals and delivering energy system projects that will deliver high quality and high impact advice to our UK and international clients.

Due to increasing activity and growth, we are recruiting for a Manager to support energy system-related business development, project delivery, modelling, analysis and thought leadership. We expect the key focuses to include energy flexibility market development, renewable energy grid integration, heat decarbonisation approaches, the emerging hydrogen sector and the associated business models across these areas both in the UK and internationally.

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:

• Drive business development including proactive sales and responding to competitive tenders, writing bids and proposals on energy system related topics
• Develop and strengthen relationships with key stakeholders and clients in the low carbon energy sector  
• Manage client projects of varying complexity, from inception through to completion, including:
o Leading the problem-solving effort 
o Managing analysis, research and quality assurance
o Managing project teams, including the leading and QA of sub-contractors 
o Liaising with client contacts on day to day project matters
o Managing project budgets and finances
• Line-manage junior colleagues

Key skills we are looking for:

• Proven ability in developing successful bids in the low carbon energy sector across a range of private and/or public sector clients
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build client and partner relationships and influence stakeholders
• Proven ability to manage small teams and in delivering high quality consulting projects in the low carbon energy sector
• Excellent strategic problem-solving skills and solution development
• Excellent project management and project delivery skills
• Excellent communication skills (written and oral), with the ability to lead and run workshop sessions, present to small and large audiences and write high quality reports
• Ability to work effectively in a complex team environment and to take initiative and deliver projects independently when required
• Proficiency with MS Excel, MS Word and MS PowerPoint
• Organised and efficient
• Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines

Qualifications and experience:

• Degree educated (at least 2:1 or equivalent) 
• Experience of leading strategic consulting projects in the low carbon energy sector (required)
• Experience of business development, including proactive and responding to formal tender processes in the low carbon energy sector (required)
• Experience of building and managing client relationships (required)
• Experience of developing and winning new business (required)
• Experience/Knowledge of systems models/systems approaches/or key topics relevant to energy system decarbonization, e.g. heat, transport, storage, flexibility (desirable)
• Experience of designing or delivering innovation projects and programmes (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.

Our head office is in London, close to Blackfriars and Waterloo stations, we offer travel card loans, a cycle to work scheme, 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 and submit your CV and a cover letter.

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.

Please be aware that due to the current situation surrounding Covid-19, interviewing and onboarding processes will take place via video conferencing.

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Closing Date:
07/03/2021

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