Energy Principal/Associate Director

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Leading in Sustainability in this independent, commercially-minded consultancy specialising in sustainable and low carbon advice. Based in London, they work on projects throughout the UK and beyond. Their objective is to deliver the right outcomes for clients by providing high quality and timely advice; drawing on our knowledge and experience of the political, economic, social, technological, legislative and environmental context. Their vision is to be the leading provider of Sustainability Consulting Services.

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The Senior Energy Principal/Associate job itself where you will be working with the Company Directors, to adopt and/or refine the existing vision for the energy team for the purposes of progressing a strategy of growth (to improve resilience) and diversification into new services (partly for resilience, but also to ensure the team maintains its technical edge). More specifically:

• Leadership of the energy team, setting an example for others to follow and aligning the energy team’s activities with the overarching ambitions of the company. • Providing mentorship and support to junior team members to help them grow; and to ensure quality and consistency. • Engaging with clients for the purposes of maintaining existing and developing new relationships. • Undertaking quality assurance of work undertaken by juniors. • Delivery of more strategic energy statements and complex projects. • Review processes and establishment of alternative procedures (where necessary) for the purpose of improving efficiency and quality (including presentation).

Scope of services include: o Energy Statements – presenting strategies in support of planning applications. o Thermal Comfort Appraisals – to assess the risk of overheating using Dynamic Simulation Modelling (DSM) and based upon guidelines including CIBSE TM52 and TM59. o SAP / SBEM / EPCs – energy modelling for the purposes of Part L, Section 6 and for the generation of Energy Performance Certificates o SECR / ESOS Consultancy – audits of an organisation’s consumed energy and reporting in line with regulatory requirements o Sunlight / Daylight Analysis – considering the impact of development on adjacent properties as well as access to daylight within the proposed building. Services that the team is currently seeking to develop further include: o Operational Energy Performance Assessments – Consideration of building performance in line with CIBSE TM54 and NABERS. o Microclimate Analysis – use of software to examine effect of the built environment on the microclimate (e.g., windspeed analysis – pedestrian comfort). o Passivhaus – the principles are starting to be adopted with projects for some clients. o Climate Change – further integration of the skills of the energy team into the wider climate change service offering.

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To be successful as Senior Energy Principal/Associate, ideally, you will be able to provide technical and thought leadership in the rapidly evolving range of energy/climate change services, particularly around net-zero strategies and implementation.

  • Degree in a relevant discipline, ideally also educated to a Masters Degree level;
  • 5-10 years direct experience in one or more of the aspects listed above;
  • A good understanding of UK planning context. Experience delivering energy strategies for successful planning applications would also be desirable;
  • A good knowledge and working experience with VE-IES software is preferable;
  • A good understanding of the function and application of renewable and low carbon technologies in the context of property;
  • An awareness of carbon footprinting standards is useful;
  • Experience with team management and mentoring would be desirable;
  • Experience in putting together and winning proposals and good client management skills are strongly desirable;
  • Proven analytical skills and data management;
  • Demonstrable written and verbal communication skills (including customer liaison);
  • IT skills, including Microsoft Office;
  • Language skills would be considered positively

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As Senior Energy Principal/Associate you will enjoy a competitive salary, £40K-£45K + Significant Benefit Package

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To Senior Energy Principal/Associate by pushing the button on this job posting (recommended), or by sending CV in confidence to


9 May 2022
England, London
£60K-£65K + Package

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