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Graduate Engineer/Junior Consultant - Engineering, Corporates

Energy, Sustainability, Environmental, Manufacturing, Business.

About us:

Verco is an award-winning 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. Our services fall into three core areas: 

  • Aim for Zero – Expert independent advice. 
  • Deliver for Zero – Technical and implementation support. 
  • Report for Zero – Data driven insights and disclosures. 

About this role

Our Corporates team works with companies across all industries including manufacturers and distributors with energy intensive processes and retailers with extensive supply chains.

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 a Junior Consultant based in our Deliver for Zero team, you support the delivery of energy and water management consultancy services to Verco’s large, worldwide manufacturing and energy intensive clients.

These include onsite energy auditing, group programme support and implementing Verco’s proprietary energy management software Carbon DesktopTM and associated systems such as automatic metering. You work with different teams across the business, providing technical excellence and delivery support across a range of complex projects and business development activities.

How you contribute

  • Project Management: You deliver required project inputs according to time, quality and budget requirements. In time you take responsibility for project work streams and small-scale consulting projects.
  • Technical input: You provide technical input to projects
    • You contribute to the delivery of energy and water consumption reduction audits at a wide range of sites, with a specific focus on manufacturing sites within the food and beverage sector.
    • You work with sites to develop metering and data collection solutions that are supported by Verco’s proprietary Carbon DesktopTM Software
    • You provide high quality insightful data analysis which supports the ongoing energy management challenges faced by our clients
  • Business development and proposal writing: You assist proposal creation through the collation of required information and to provide support to managers.
  • Client management: You maintain strong relationships with existing clients through 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 targets and internal CSR team objectives when 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

  • Essential: Degree (or equivalent) in Engineering
  • Desirable: Master's or relevant post-graduate qualification

Employment Experience

  • Essential: Exposure to energy management or energy efficiency in an industrial or commercial setting
  • Desirable: Project Management, Energy Management, Supporting/advising clients on technical issues re: energy efficiency.

Knowledge & Understanding

  • Essential: Energy use in industry and/or industrial processes, buildings, sustainable energy generation technologies
  • Desirable: Key UK, EU and international policies, Knowledge of wider sustainability issues & carbon management, Macroeconomic knowledge/expertise

Skills / Competencies

Essential:

  • Very high level of competence in the use of IT, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Strong communicator (verbal & written)
  • Proactive and inquisitive approach
  • Ability to work independently & creatively on challenging problems
  • Sophisticated analytical approach

Desirable:

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Power BI
  • MS Project, GIS
  • IES modelling
  • Any macro-economic modelling tool
  • Any financial modelling tool

Other requirements & attributes

Essential:

  • Willingness to travel nationally/internationally
  • Able to present a professional appearance
  • A passion for sustainability

Desirable:

  • Clean UK driving licence

Location

Based in one of our offices at Bath, Chorley (Lancashire) or London, depending on a mix of your personal preference, our business requirements and space availability. Hybrid working is standard, with two days minimum in the office as our norm. Home and remote based arrangements in certain circumstances are also an option for this role.

Benefits & Personal Development 

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. 

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 careers@vercoglobal.com confirming the role you’re applying for in the subject line of your email and we’ll be in touch.

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  • Deadline
    June 2nd, 2024
  • Starting
    September 2024
  • Salary
    £29,000 - £33,000, depending on experience + benefits
  • Degree required
    All grades
  • Location
    Bath, Chorley (Lancashire) and London
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Preferred Disciplines...
  • Business
  • Energy/Renewables
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Environmental Science
  • Manufacturing
  • Project Management
  • Sustainability
Also Accepting...
  • Most Engineering disciplines
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