Junior Consultant (Sustainability & Strategy)

Junior Consultant (Sustainability & Strategy)

Reports to: Head of Aim for Zero (Real Estate)
Location: London or Overmoor (Corsham near Bath)
(Due to Covid-19 we are currently home working)
Salary: £24,000 – £30,000 (depending on experience)

The Opportunity

We are looking for committed and dynamic candidates who are passionate about sustainability, to help Verco in our mission to achieve zero!  Our mission is to provide the solutions for a zero carbon world.

Working for Verco means joining a true partnership.  We are an independent, employee-owned business; a B Corp with a unique set of values which you will help bring to life.  We look for high achievers who have the confidence, skill and outlook to enable them to perform well and play an active part in the collaborative culture of the company. 

By engaging with industry leaders and a wide range of key stakeholders on a day-to-day basis, you will play a key role in managing sustainability risks, realising opportunities within companies, and helping our clients to deliver on their vision. 

The Role

The Junior Consultant role will provide excellent technical resource to projects and business development activities, supporting the delivery of complex projects.  The Junior Consultant will work on projects for different teams across the business working with some of the UK’s leading Real Estate sustainability teams, as well as large manufacturing and energy intensive clients. 

Primary Responsibilities:

Project Management: To deliver required project inputs according to time, quality and budget requirements. In time, you will take responsibility for project work streams and small-scale consulting projects.
Technical input: Provide technical input and high-quality insightful data analysis to projects to support the ongoing sustainability/energy management challenges faced by our clients. 
Business development and proposal writing: Assist proposal creation through the collation of required information and to provide support to managers and directors to achieve individual and sales targets.
Client management: Maintain strong relationships with existing clients through professional interactions. 
Operational: Provide timely responses to operational needs including time-sheeting, invoicing, reviews, project management information, health & safety, etc.  
Performance targets: To take shared responsibility for meeting or exceeding targeted levels of personal performance and productivity and for advertising capacity levels and availability

International travel may be required for this role.


You will have a passion for sustainability, and a desire to support others in reducing their environmental impact.  You will need to be educated to degree (or equivalent) level in engineering, mathematics, geography, environmental science, or economics with a minimum 2:1 classification; a Masters or other relevant post-graduate qualification (clean energy/sustainability) is desirable but not essential. 

Previous experience of supporting/advising clients on technical issues associated with energy efficiency is required, and a experience of supporting clients in the analysis and management of strategic risk would be useful but not essential.  

You will have a sophisticated analytical approach, with excellent IT skills, particularly in the use of Excel and be confident working with large data sets.  AN understanding of key UK, EU and international policy and a technical knowledge of energy use in buildings/industrial processes would be desirable, but not essential. 

You will need the ability to work independently and creatively on challenging problems and be enthusiastic about the work you do. 

A full job description including a person specification is available on our website. 

What we offer

Verco provides a supportive environment and is committed to helping everyone across the business develop.  This role represents the entry point within Verco’s consultancy career structure and the opportunity to develop and demonstrate the capabilities required to perform a full consultancy role within the business.  You will be supported in your career development, through developing skills such as project management, your technical skills and to supporting you towards a Chartership.  

Our benefits include an annual performance-based bonus, 5% pension contribution, medical insurance (currently with BUPA), life assurance (4 x annual salary), travel insurance (including winter sports), Payment of an annual membership of an association, interest free travel loans, cycle to work scheme, give as you earn scheme, plus more.

As we are an employee-owned business, share purchase options will be available periodically to the team. 

We care about your wellbeing, and we aim to be as flexible as we can be and this includes home working (although we do ask the team to be in the office twice a week).  We organise social events and volunteering activities regarding STEM.

How to apply

Please submit your CV and a covering letter to careers@vercoglobal.com (confirming ‘Junior Consultant – A4Z) as the subject of the email).

The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 31st January 2022. Interviews will take place, week beginning 7th February, with a view to commencing employment in early March.

Verco is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and demonstrating that we value the diversity of our workforce. Applicants must, however, be eligible to work in the UK.

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