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Graduate Energy Engineer/Junior Consultant - Buildings/Real Estate


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About us:

Verco is an award-winning employee-owned energy consultancy. We’re a powerful blend of technical consultants, engineers and software developers who share a common vision: to provide solutions for a zero carbon world. We help our clients reduce their environmental impact and save money through data driven analysis, grounded advice and real-world solutions.

With over 30 years’ experience at the cutting edge of the low carbon economy, we contribute to world-leading thinking around energy management and policy and our clients are among the largest real estate investors, manufacturers, retailers as well as central government. 

Join a collaborative culture

Help make net zero a reality.

We’re 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. 

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 working with real estate investors, industry, manufacturing and retail 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. 

About this role

This role sits within our Real Estate sector which works with market leaders in commercial real estate to develop innovative global zero carbon strategies. Our clients are building owners, real estate investors and developers and our services are shaped to help them transition to a net zero economy through buildings optimisation. 

Our Deliver for Zero service acts on clients’ net zero strategic aspirations, breaking them down into implementable carbon/energy action plans and projects.

You work directly with clients to turn their aims into a reality through site audits, monitoring and proposing short-term data solutions to optimise efficiency.

As Junior Consultant in the Deliver for Zero team, your focus is on the delivery of our building energy management consultancy services to Verco’s Real Estate clients. You provide excellent technical capability and input to complex projects, working alongside different teams across the business. You visit our clients’ building portfolios, providing optimisation advice and completing onsite energy audits, group programme support and the development of net zero carbon strategies for clients’ assets. 

How you contribute

  • Project Management: You deliver necessary project inputs to time, quality and budget requirements.  As you grow in the role and with training, you begin to take responsibility for project work streams and small-scale consulting projects. 
  • Technical input: You provide technical input and high-quality insightful data analysis to projects in support of the ongoing sustainability/energy management challenges faced by our clients.  You work with clients using Verco’s in-house energy management software and other third party systems to provide remote analytical support, reviewing energy consumption trends, identifying unexpected usage and suggesting potential causes/solutions 
  • Business development and proposal writing: You assist in proposal creation through the collation of required information and provide support to the team.
  • Client management: You maintain strong relationships with existing clients through the quality of professional interactions. 
  • Operational: You provide timely responses to operational needs including invoicing, reviews, project management information, time-sheeting, health & safety, etc.  
  • Environmental: You contribute to Verco’s sustainability plans and outcomes and our internal CSR team objectives as required.

What you bring 

Here are the key things you need to be able to demonstrate, plus some others that are great to have but not essential.

Education, Qualifications & Training

  • Demonstrable: Degree (or equivalent) in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering preferred) or Physics 
  • Desirable: Masters or relevant post-graduate qualification (energy in buildings or sustainability in buildings related)

Employment Experience  

  • Demonstrable: IES Experience
  • Desirable: Project management, project implementation
    • Building services/energy management

Knowledge & Understanding

Demonstrable: Understanding of:

  • Energy use in buildings 
  • Energy balances
  • HVAC systems (basic understanding)

Desirable: Knowledge of:

  • Energy & water reduction audits
  • Renewable energy technology design & implementation
  • Metering, Monitoring & Targeting
  • Energy consumption of HVAC systems
  • Heat Recovery Systems 
  • Building management systems
  • Systems design
  • Lighting

Skills / Competencies


  • High level competence in the use of IT, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Strong communicator (verbal & written)
  • Proactive and inquisitive approach    


  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Power BI
  • Language skills in particular German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese

Other requirements & attributes


  • Willingness to travel nationally/internationally
  • Able to present a professional appearance


  • Clean UK driving licence

Personal Development & Benefits

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. Your career development will start by mastering your foundational technical and project management skills whilst supporting you towards gaining an appropriate Chartership.  

The focus on your continuing professional development is key for us. It ensures we offer client service excellence based on professional knowledge, skill and expertise that’s not only current, it’s forefront.  So we’re committed to helping everyone across the business develop, with annual learning days set aside as standard in line with your own needs, along with an enabling environment for building your knowledge and skill base as you develop in the role. 

You can benefit from our annual performance-based bonus, a 5% pension contribution, BUPA medical insurance, life assurance, travel insurance (both personal and work - and winter sports!), your annual professional association membership fees, interest free travel loans, our Cycle to work and Give as you earn schemes, along with the option to buy additional holidays to your standard entitlement. And as we are an employee-owned business, share purchase options are available periodically to the team. 

We put a large emphasis on your wellbeing and provide regular check-ins and awareness sessions to support you in achieving the balance that’s right for you. We aim to be as flexible as possible We’re a sociable bunch with shared interests so you can expect an ongoing supply of events, trips, activities and STEM-related volunteering. 

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How to Apply

Submit your CV and a covering letter to confirming the role you’re applying for and start date in the subject line of your email and we’ll be in touch.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: June 30th, 2023
  • Starting: September 2023
  • Starting Salary: £28,000 - £32,000 depending on experience + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Corsham (Wiltshire) and London - Both Hybrid
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Energy/Renewables
  • Mechanical
  • Physics

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