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Senior Energy and Carbon Consultant

£45000 - £50000 per annum

Job description


This is an excellent opportunity for a Senior Energy and Carbon Consultant to join our clients Edinburgh office to help support the growth in demand for their UK-wide energy performance and net zero carbon services. You will work in a positive environment, with full support, training and mentoring provided to achieve CIBSE Level 5 NDEA accreditation and Chartership (or Chartership through other relevant professional association) and have excellent career progression opportunities. This provides the chance to work for a very professional comapany who look after their staff very well and offer excellent benefits packages. They are BCorp certified and have a staff retention rate of 3x the national average.

Our client has over 190 employees across 11 UK offices. Their engineering and sustainability hub consists of 21 engineers and consultants across their network of UK offices and provides a platform for professional and technical growth. You will have the opportunity to work on high profile commercial properties and developments for major clients across the UK and Europe. The team is expanding, and this is an opportunity for a candidate to make an impact on key service lines within an established business, which is drive the decarbonisation of the built environment.


  • Work directly with key clients to understand their energy performance and net zero carbon needs, which will include the provision of advice, regular client contacts and adding value by signposting new research/industry collaborative opportunities/events or raising awareness of best practice.
  • Alongside your colleagues provide a leadership role within project teams to embed energy and sustainability best practice and promote innovation; this will include engaging with and inspiring teams to embrace sustainability in your own unique way in a range of environments including site visits, workshops, meetings, and problem-solving sessions.
  • Undertake and manage energy performance certification projects (EPC, MEES, DEC, ESOS etc.), including building surveys and the assessment of evidence submitted, create and update building simulation models using IES VE software.
  • Undertake dynamic simulation modelling required to address environmental assessments' credit requirements, such as TM54, TM52, passive design, LZC studies, etc.
  • Carry out appraisals of existing buildings and new developments as part of technical due diligence for investors, focusing on key energy and carbon considerations such as MEES compliance, net zero carbon and operational energy performance
  • Working closely with your colleagues, assess and model the performance of developments and provide operational energy data for whole life carbon appraisals and when necessary, produce accompanying reports.

Qualifications / Experience

  • Minimum 5 years' experience within an engineering and energy and carbon consultancy environment.
  • Degree in mechanical/electrical engineering, environmental engineering, sustainable design and construction, or similar. Ideally, an MSc in an energy and low carbon related course.
  • Be commercially minded, with 3 to 5 years' experience of working with real estate investors, developers and occupiers.
  • Hands-on experience of delivering complex projects within the built environment, building services or engineering, and development of low and zero carbon energy strategies. Good understanding of building services, their operation and applicability.
  • Ability to assess technical data and architectural drawings. Competency in AutoCAD, Microsoft Office packages is essential. Knowledge of Revit, Google SketchUp, Python, MATLAB, VBA, Rhino or similar would be beneficial.
  • Ideally, be an accredited CIBSE LCEA Level 5 assessor and have 3 to 5 years of associated experience; an expert in the use of IES VE.


  • 27 Days Holiday (upto)
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Hybrid Working
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Private Healthcare
  • Professional Membership Fees Paid
  • Life Assurance

Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer. Job suitability is assessed on merit in accordance with the individual's skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.

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