Energy Consultant (Technical)

Energy Consultant (Technical)

Contract term: Permanent
Location: Cardiff, with travel across Wales and the UK; possibly some international travel (infrequent)
Closing date: 22nd April 2021
Salary: Commensurate with experience 

About the role:

We are looking for an Energy Consultant to join the team in our Cardiff office. The successful candidate would have technical expertise in one of more of the following fields: Non-Domestic energy efficiency; low carbon heat; renewable energy (building integrated or land based); low carbon vehicles/transport.

This role will provide technical advice on energy and carbon reduction projects across the Welsh public and private sectors at key stages of project development and provide account management for clients, as well as supporting wider Carbon Trust project work and bid developments activity. 

This role would suit professionals with experience in client facing energy consultancy roles, a background in science / engineering or practical project management experience to support the delivery of projects.

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:

• Deliver high quality technical consultancy services on energy efficiency, low carbon heat, renewable energy, and/or low carbon vehicles, in particular to public sector clients in Wales
• Develop, manage and maintain excellent client relationships; establish client drivers and needs in relation to the low carbon and local energy agenda to inform and influence strategic energy activities
• Manage decarbonisation projects across key stages of project development, including:
o Identifying new opportunities, including through data analysis and undertaking energy surveys and technical assessments of buildings, estates and asset reviews
o Undertaking feasibility studies of decarbonisation opportunities (such as insulation, heat pumps, building services upgrades, solar PV, wind, and electric vehicle infrastructure
o Providing targeted technical advice and support during procurement and installation (including for energy performance contract projects)
o Undertaking measurement and verification post implementation to verify savings
• Identify new and innovative decarbonisation opportunities, to build a multi-year pipeline of projects for clients
• Support clients to develop business cases and tender specifications
• Undertake carbon footprinting activity in accordance with the GHG Protocol, utilising Carbon Trust tools and templates
• Deliver / support net zero strategy and action planning projects, including undertaking net zero pathway analysis, target setting, and opportunity identification, as well as supporting public sector clients in developing strategic aims and commitments and defining longer term governance arrangements
• Support Carbon Trust business development activities and revenue generation

Key skills we are looking for:

• Organised and efficient with excellent project management and project delivery skills
• 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 MS 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: 

Essential

• Degree level educated (or equivalent) – qualified in a relevant energy, engineering and/or science discipline
• Significant work experience as an energy consultant / project engineer
• Significant experience of providing technical consultancy services on energy efficiency in the built environment, renewable energy, and/or low carbon transport topics
• Ability to build and manipulate energy models using MS Excel, and develop technical reports / business cases in MS Word / PowerPoint
• Ability to communicate technical information fluently (both written and spoken) in English

Desirable:

• Membership of a relevant professional institution e.g., CIBSE, Energy Institute
• Experience of, or significant insight into, barriers and drivers affecting public and private sector bodies in tackling climate change
• Insight into carbon and energy policy in Wales, the UK and internationally
• Ability to identify and support business development opportunities
• Full driving licence
• Welsh speaking

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.

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 to visit our application page 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:
22/04/2021

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