Energy Associate

Energy Associate

Location: Based in Cardiff, with travel across Wales and the UK; possibly some international travel (infrequent)
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent

About the role:

We are seeking an Energy Associate with expertise in one or more of the following fields:

• Public sector energy management 
• Non-domestic energy efficiency 
• Renewable energy
• Decentralised energy
• Domestic retrofit 
• Project management
• Client management

The successful candidate will work collaboratively within the Carbon Trust Wales team on wide-ranging consultancy activities to help public and private sector customers become more energy efficient and reduce their environmental impact. This will involve supporting the team with project delivery work and working independently where appropriate.

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 responsibilities of the role: 

• 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;
• Deliver decarbonisation projects from inception to implementation;
• 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, combined heat and power (CHP), lighting, building fabric, building services etc.);
• Develop area based housing retrofit schemes with Local Authorities to assist with energy efficiency improvement and fuel poverty alleviation;
• Develop the business case for strategic energy projects and establish delivery route; navigate client approval processes to progress projects to Outline Business Case stage;
• 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 energy efficiency audits, making quantified and costed recommendations for energy performance improvements for existing non-domestic buildings, primarily across public sector estates including local government, healthcare, emergency services and the education sector among others;
• High level and preliminary feasibility assessments on renewable and low carbon technology solutions such as solar photovoltaics and combined heat and power projects;
• Desk based/telephone advice, face-to-face meetings and workshop sessions to customers on technical and change management topics;
• Engagement on small-scale projects with clients including setting project scope and communicating findings orally and in writing (e.g. writing reports or producing PowerPoint slides);

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: 

• Degree calibre – qualified in a relevant energy, engineering and/or science discipline (essential). 
• Some experience of having worked either as an energy manager/in-house engineer/energy consultancy with experience of carrying out energy related audits (essential).
• Ability to build and manipulate energy models using MS Excel (essential).
• Ability to write technical reports in plain English (essential)
• Membership or Graduate Membership of a relevant professional institution(s) e.g. CIBSE, Energy Institute (desirable).
• Experience of, or significant insight into, 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).

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.

Closing date: 17th August 2018.

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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