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Junior Consultant - Strategy, Corporates

Energy, Sustainability, Environmental Science, Economics, Maths.

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 Aim for Zero service develops net zero pathways and plans with ambitious targets so that businesses have a clear, progressive, but achievable strategy for transforming their carbon impact.

As Junior Consultant you provide technical resource excellence to projects and business development activities in manufacturing/industry and retail. You support the delivery of complex projects for high energy use businesses, working on projects in different teams across the business as well as with some of the UK’s leading sustainability teams, and large manufacturing and energy intensive clients. 

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, Mathematics, Geography, Environmental Science, or Economics with with a minimum 2:1 classification.
  • Desirable:  Master's or other relevant post-graduate qualification (clean energy/sustainability)     

Employment Experience

  • Essential: Some experience of supporting/advising clients on technical issues associated with energy efficiency.
  • Desirable: Familiarity with technology, financial, legislative and market instruments to achieve environmental objectives & targets
  •  Experience supporting clients in the analysis and management of strategic risk
  • Project Management experience

Knowledge & Understanding

  • Essential: Sophisticated analytical approach
  • Ability to work independently and creatively on challenging problems 
  • Awareness of key UK, EU & international policies 
  • Knowledge of wider sustainability issues & carbon management
  • Desirable: Technical knowledge of energy use in building/s, industrial processes and/or sustainable energy generation technologies 
  • Macroeconomic knowledge/expertise

Skills / Competencies

Essential:

  • Very high level of competence in the use of IT, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Strong communicator in both verbal and written formats
  • Proactive and inquisitive approach
  • Strong research skills

Desirable:

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

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 either our Bath or London office. Hybrid working as standard, with two days minimum in the office as our norm. 

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
    August 31st, 2024
  • Starting
    September 2024
  • Salary
    £29,000 - £33,000, depending on experience + benefits
  • Degree required
    2:1 and above
  • Location
    Bath and London
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Preferred Disciplines...
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Energy/Renewables
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Environmental Science
  • Project Management
  • Sustainability
Also Accepting...
  • Most Engineering disciplines
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