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Graduate/Junior Sustainability Consultant - Strategy

Environmental Science/Geology/Maths/Sustainability.

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Who are we?

Verco is an award-winning employee-owned energy consultancy. Our vision is to provide solutions for a zero-carbon world; helping our clients reduce their environmental impact and save money through data driven analysis, grounded advice and real-world solutions.  

We are proud to work with some of the biggest names in the business, across a wide range of sectors; from governments designing energy efficiency policy, to work with industry leaders on their pressing energy and resource management challenges. We provide a wide range of reporting, compliance and energy management services using our proprietary software Carbon DesktopTM, in conjunction with an experienced consultancy team and latest analytics.

Overall Role Purpose: 

We have Junior Consultant opportunities in both our Corporates (manufacturing/industry and retail) and Real Estate (large land and property owners) teams.

As Junior Consultant you’ll be providing excellent technical resource to business development activities, supporting the delivery of complex projects for different teams and working with some of the UK’s leading sustainability teams as well as large energy intensive clients.

Primary Responsibilities:

1. Project Management

  • To deliver required inputs according to time, quality and budget requirements. In time, you will take responsibility for project work streams and small-scale consulting projects.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. Client management

  • Maintain strong relationships with existing clients through professional interactions. 

5. Operational

  • Provide timely responses to operational needs including time-sheeting, invoicing, reviews, project management information, health & safety, etc.

6. Performance targets

  • To take shared responsibility for meeting or exceeding targeted levels of personal performance and productivity and for advertising capacity levels and availability.

7. Environmental

  • Contribute to Verco’s sustainability plans and outcomes as required.

Education, Qualifications & Training

Essential

  • Degree (or equivalent) in engineering, mathematics, geography, environmental science, or economics with a minimum 2:1 classification.

Desirable 

  • Masters or other relevant post-graduate qualification (clean energy/sustainability).

Knowledge & Understanding

Essential

  • Awareness of key UK, EU and international policies.
  • Knowledge of wider sustainability issues and carbon management.

Desirable 

  • Technical knowledge of energy use in building/s, industrial processes and/or sustainable energy generation technologies.

Skills/Competencies

Essential

  • Very high level of competence in the use of IT, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

Desirable 

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Power BI Any financial modelling tool.
  • Language skills in particular German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.

Benefits and Personal Development

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.

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How to Apply

Please send your CV and cover letter to careers@vercoglobal.com confirming ‘Graduate/Junior Sustainability Consultant - Strategy’ as the subject of the email.

Please note, if we receive a sufficient number of applications, we may close this opportunity earlier.

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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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: September 30th, 2022
  • Starting: September 2022
  • Starting Salary: £26,000 - £30,000 + annual performance-based bonus, 5% pension contribution + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Overmoor (Corsham near Bath) and London
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Analytics
  • Energy/Renewables
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Environmental Science
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Geotechnical
  • Maths
  • Sustainability

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