Circular Economy jobs and careers
Circular Economy is a discipline within sustainability that is an economic system and aids changes to climate change, waste, pollution and biodiversity loss.
Why consider a career within the Circular Economy?
This is a career that sees you working for or with clients that specialise in manufacturing design for a circular economy and for products to be reusable, which exposes you to an array of amazing industries. Your work can have you working on the design of new product innovation, whilst using recycled materials, which could range from electrical devises, recycled plastic to rather unusual materials such as potatoes or even coffee.
What a job or career within the Circular Economy may entail…
You often have the opportunity to work across the full product life cycle, from requirements stages through to design, production and manufacture. On a senior level, you will have a mix of innovation, leadership and hands-on design responsibilities.
Typical role titles include:
Mechanical Design Engineer
Electronic Design Engineer
Product Design Engineer
Career progression example
Head of Department
This often comes down to speciality, location, and whether you pursued a masters.
Salaries for entry-level roles in this field range from £18k - £32k.
On a mid-level, Engineers normally earn between £30k and £38k.
Seniors normally earn between £35k and £45k.
Salaries for Principal Engineers normally range between £40k to £65k.
Is it right for me? The skills it takes...
The following technologies and skills often appear on job descriptions;
3D design (using software tools such as Solidworks, PTC Creo, Catia and AutoCAD), CAE, Thermodynamics, Materials selection, Stress, Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing, and Data Analysis (Matlab, ANSYS, Labview).
What qualifications does it take?
Often clients will look for you to hold a Bsc in Engineering, Product Design, Business, Environmental, Economics and Science. Otherwise, they will look for candidates who have undertaken an apprenticeship related to the field. An academic or industry-related technical background is normally necessary to secure a role in the field.
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— Growing Sustainability B Corp!Location:Fully remoteSalary:Up to £90,000About Do Nation Do Nation helps people to form healthy, environmentally friendly habits. They do this through their online platform where anyone can create a campaign to raise pledges, or make a pledge - to do simple things like cycling to work or wasting less food. A certified B Corp since 2017, winners of numerous awards and a lovely client base that includes: Innocent, Pret, Ellas Kitchen and Pukka Herbs as well as SSE and PWC (to name a few). You’ll be joining Do Nation at a time of high growth having already doubled the team over the last 12 months and grown by about 6 times since our foundation. This role offers a platform for growth and progression, we are keen to talk with people who have a desire to progress to CTO further down the line. What you’ll be doing as our Lead Engineer As Lead Engineer you’ll be leading our engineering and product teams (currently 8 people), taking responsibility for Do Nation's pledge platform. You'll hire and manage developers, designers and product and project professionals whilst driving our product vision and strategy and help us develop and strengthen our approach to engineering org-wide. You’ll hire, coach and develop a diverse and inclusive team of Do Nationers, drive the strategy and vision for our product, and together with Hermione (our CEO) and our Lead Designer and Product Manager, develop and deliver our product roadmap. You'll work collaboratively with your team and the wider Do Nation team to shape how our tech team operates - you'll help develop our technical practices, embed Sprint and Agile methodologies firmly within the team, lead on our technical documentation process, and more! Importantly you’ll ensure that Do Nation remains an industry leader, delivering a truly scalable, robust platform that enterprises, SMEs, and individuals alike trust and love to use. What experience you’ll need to apply You'll work at a senior level scaling engineering and product teams, ideally with responsibility for B2B SaaS products/production-grade web applications. You have built or are committed to building diverse and inclusive teams, fostering a collaborative environment that is empowering, supportive and challenging. You’ll help your people do their best work. Initially, you will have the curiosity and deep background in product and technology that means you're not afraid to get your hands dirty, coding and working with the team to improve working methodologies and coding efficiencies. You’ll have a track record of managing remote teams that successfully ship high quality products with refined user experiences. Hands-on knowledge of Django & React. You'll have a passion for climate action and will be excited by and aligned with our mission of making sustainable living mainstream. What you’ll get in return for your talents This role offers a competitive salary of between £70,000-£90,000 (DOE) + benefits which include; 31 days holiday (+1 day for each year worked with us). Slow travel holiday bonus Flexible work policy. Annual training budget. 2 volunteer days/year. Regular personal coaching through MoreHappi. Pension contribution (3%/5%). Potential for equity through employee option scheme. Full remote working, long term. What next We have chosen to work with our friends at ADLIB who are managing the recruitment process for Do Nation. As a fellow B Corp, they are well versed in attracting the best candidates that have the right skills and experience, combined with the desire to work for a business driven by purpose and a want to make a positive impact on society and the planet. Apply with your CV or get in touch with Becca to find out more. Please note that any candidates that approach Do Nation directly will be forwarded to ADLIB for consideration. Inclusion and equality Here at Do Nation, equal opportunity runs through every aspect of the business. We are creating an environment where a diverse mix of talented people want to work, do their best and share in our journey for the long term. We’re building a team that represents a variety of perspectives and backgrounds, as we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better and more innovative our work will be. We strive to be a workplace where everyone feels empowered and can be their authentic selves.
— Renewable Energy.Location:Remote workingSalary:£35000 - £45000Grid, Onshore & Offshore Energy. Leading consultancy. Passionate about Net-Zero. This is your opportunity to join a leading consultancy that is passionate about supporting NetZero. The consultancy has experienced significant growth over the past 12 months and has continued to grow into 2021. You will be given full autonomy to continue the growth in your own entrepreneurial and innovative manner. What you’ll be doing As a Power Systems Consultant, you will be involved with delivering on several key areas of development from Grid, Onshore & Offshore energy generation projects. You will be taking power system designs from concept through to delivery. This will involve designing, writing, and reviewing work released for clients. What experience you’ll need to apply Electrical engineering concept design and delivery within the electricity industry. Building models in power systems software and using these to undertake design and systems analysis. Understanding of the grid code and other relevant standards. Strong report writing skills. Knowledge of dynamic modelling would be advantageous. Harmonic requirements and harmonic modelling would be advantageous What you’ll get in return for your experience Personal training and development. The package includes 25 days holiday + public holidays, 5% pension, private medical, life assurance 3x your salary & a professional membership. This is a consultancy that is committed to providing employees & potential employees an equal opportunity. What's next? If this sounds like the role for you, get in touch with Daniel Salway with your updated CV and we’ll handle the rest.
— Neighbourly - B Corp giving platformLocation:Bristol or Fully RemoteSalary:£50K-£65KSenior Software Engineer (C# .Net) - Neighbourly About Neighbourly Neighbourly is a multi-award-winning community investment platform that helps companies make a positive measurable impact in their communities, by putting “local impact” at the heart of responsible business. We are uniquely positioned to grow sustainable community investment working as a two sided marketplace that connects corporate partners with thousands of vetted local good causes, facilitating the donation of surplus products (e.g. food), employee volunteering programmes and provision of financial support (e.g. grants), all in one place. Our technology helps drive operational efficiency, promote employee engagement and foster wellbeing by providing data and insights that help businesses achieve their CSR and ESG (environmental, social, governance) objectives. Because the platform is public it enables a business to surface community stories and create a discoverable legacy of giving, helping to enhance brand reputation and build positive community relations. Neighbourly is at an exciting time in its journey having just completed a successful Series A funding round and is entering a period of accelerated growth. The next few years will see the business consolidate its market leading position in the UK and provide a springboard for international expansion. The rise of the corporate ESG agenda, combined with the climate crisis and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, means the Neighbourly proposition is more relevant and needed than ever. What you’ll be doing as our Senior Software Engineer Reporting into the Head of Tech and working closely with the other developers, you will have strong Agile/Scrum experience and help realise the Neighbourly vision through development of the product strategy to build an intuitive, secure and engaging site, ensuring flexibility, software scalability, and ease of use in a localised manner. You’ll help Neighbourly.com grow its feature set by using your development skills to refactor existing C# code or write new functionality stretching from efficient Linq using Entity Framework Core up to REST endpoints using ASP.NET. You’ll also help/own the process of migrating to .Net Core. What experience you’ll need to apply Extensive knowledge and skill in C# and .NET. You are exceptionally productive and adept at shipping high quality, well-tested code in a fast paced environment. Good experience of full-stack experience with any major server-side stack, relational database, and modern front-end (JS, HTML, CSS). Strong practitioner of Agile methodologies such as Scrum, XP, or Kanban. You’ve practiced Agile and you understand it’s benefits and drawbacks. A track record of leading and mentoring others. You are eager to teach others and invested in the growth of your team and the company. Excellent problem solving skills. You excel at analyzing and solving problems using technology. Self-motivating, self-directing, and a great communicator (written and oral). You thrive in an environment that grants you a lot of autonomy to explore creative solutions What next? We have chosen to work with our friends at ADLIB who are managing the recruitment process for Neighbourly. As a fellow B Corp, they are well versed in attracting the best candidates that have the right skills and experience, combined with the desire to work for a business driven by purpose and a want to make a positive impact on society and the planet. Please note that any candidates that approach Neighbourly directly will be forwarded to ADLIB for consideration. Inclusion and equality Here at Neighbourly, equal opportunity runs through every aspect of the business. We are creating an environment where a diverse mix of talented people want to work, do their best and share in our journey for the long term. We’re building a team that represents a variety of perspectives and backgrounds, as we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better and more innovative our work will be. We strive to be a workplace where everyone feels empowered and can be their authentic selves.
— Top UX Consultancy TeamLocation:Bristol OR London (with WFH)Salary:Upto £45kJoin a respected UX consultancy with deep roots in the UX community. Help deliver great products in the private sector as well shaping crucial public services. 25 days holiday BH, your birthday off, BUPA cover, perkbox, industry events, company bonus and more. We’re looking for a UX Consultant to work with a top UX consultancy team. Well respected and with a global presence, this is the opportunity to join an established agency as a Senior UX Consultant. You’ll be part of a wonderful culture that’s well known for investing in its as well as contributing to the wider UX community. What you’ll be doing Joining a UX department of around 40 you’ll work alongside an experienced team of fellow consultants, user researchers, service and UX design experts. As a senior you’ll be an experienced UX practitioner that’s comfortable directing your own activities as well as leading others. You’ll spend plenty of time with clients understanding their businesses, goals and users, helping to shape research programmes and inform digital strategy. Clients will be varied but include those in the public and private sector. Consultants aren’t limited to working in one sector or on a particular account, so you’ll be solving a diverse set of problems and enjoy working with teams of all kinds. What experience you’ll need Previous experience in a UX role that’s involved plenty of research. Great communication skills. Collaborative by nature. You know your strengths and when to lean on others for theirs. Experience of GDS highly desirable. Ideally have worked in an agency or consultancy environment in the past (though not essential). Strong thinking and problem-solving skills over any specific tools. What you’ll get in return Benefits include 25 days holiday (rising with service), your birthday off, BUPA wellbeing, Perkbox, time off for charity work and a bonus. You’ll be part of a culture that’s highly regarded in the industry (and awarded for being top class). You’ll be surrounded by experts but not ego’s and if it’s your cup of tea have plenty of opportunities to present and talk at industry events the agency runs. Flexible working is on offer with some work from either Bristol or London but homeworking to suit. What’s next Apply with an up-to-date CV. Any case studies or project details to support the application too.
— Onshore & offshore renewable energy projects.Location:United KingdomSalary:£70,000 - £75,000• Entrepreneurial & innovative. • Support the world’s transition to net-zero. • Substation, cable, marine systems and civil design. A fantastic opportunity to join a growing consultancy that is committed to supporting the world transition to net zero. The team delivers advisory across a wide range of projects from Onshore renewable & storage, offshore wind & marine renewables, and Oil & Gas transition. What you’ll be doing You will be joining the technology team that operates across a wide range of projects from wind turbine applications, onsite generation, grid, and private wire projects. Strong communication skills will be required as you will need to liaise with other teams in the technology services such as Power Systems, Developments Projects, and regulations. Attention to detail is key as you will be writing and reviewing work that will be released to clients and ensure that all work meets the requirements, with this in mind you will have an understanding of client requirements and prepare detailed proposals. Training, motoring, and developing your staff members as there are all levels of experience from associate through to principal professionals. Supporting other Heads of department in Technology Services by contributing to the business plans and budget setting, identifying focus sectors, and new service areas, to support growth opportunities. What experience you’ll need to apply A degree in a relevant engineering discipline. Managing a multi-disciplinary engineering team. Onshore and offshore renewable energy projects. Mentoring staff to support development and progression. IEC, CIGRE, and the Grid Code. Delivering complex projects. What you’ll get in return for your experience Salary up to £75,000, 25 days holiday + public holidays, pension 5% matched, private medical, life assurance 3x your salary, and home working. What's next? If this sounds like the role for you, get in touch with Daniel Salway with your updated CV and we’ll handle the rest.
— Wind, Solar and Battery Storage.Location:United KingdomSalary:Competitive (DOE)Supporting Net-Zero. Growth & personal development. A strong focus on the wind energy sector. This is your opportunity to join a world-leading consultancy that is passionate about the world’s transition to Net-Zero. The main sectors this consultancy support is Onshore Renewables, Battery Storage, Offshore wind, Marine Renewables and Oil & Gas Transition. What you’ll be doing As a Renewable Energy Technical Consultant, You will be managing and leading on multiple renewable energy projects and these projects will require a high level of due diligence as you will be covering both operational and pre-construction assets. Before, during and after you will be providing clients with technical advice and guidance on the projects with a commercially minded approach. What experience you’ll need to apply Wind turbine systems from small to MW sized turbines. SCADA monitoring systems for different wind technologies. Development and construction process for wind projects. Report writing & proposal writing. UK planning systems. Wind modelling software such as WindFarmer or windPRO would be beneficial. Knowledge of other forms of low and zero-carbon technologies would be beneficial. What you’ll get in return for your experience There will be room for growth and continued personal development. You will be given a competitive salary (DOE) and package which includes 25 days holiday, pension, professional membership, life assurance and private medical cover. This role can also support flexible remote working depending on your location and situation. What's next? If this sounds like the role for you, get in touch with Daniel Salway with your updated CV and we’ll handle the rest.
— SustainabilityLocation:Bristol or remoteSalary:£Base, Comm, Bonus + SharesJoin a well-respected and successful 100% employee owned, B Corp Certified recruitment business with an extensive client base, established industry partnerships and a progressive and enjoyable environment. Enjoy a truly engaging and collaborative team environment with the entire business supporting you every step of the way. You bring the attitude and ambition and we’ll provide you with every possible tool you could wish for, a highly successful marketing programme and a personal development plan to ensure you achieve great things In 2019 ADLIB became one of a handful of B Corp recruitment businesses based in the UK. We’re committed to sustainability - economically, on a human level and for the environment. This is a lovely role, that calls for an experienced Senior or Principal recruiter who will enjoy building on our existing client base whilst hunting down new opportunities and take things to a whole new level. We’re seeking a Senior or Principal Recruiter with a deep understanding of sustainability issues who’d love to immerse themselves into the sector and build out a team of specialists. What you’ll be doing We’re looking for an experienced Recruiter who is in recruitment for the long game. Ambitious, committed and authentic you’ll want to take advantage of our brand, knowledge, platform and industry contacts to support our growth. Naturally, you’ll be blown away that we’re a B Corp business and will be playing a key part in continually supporting the advancement of our certification. You’ll make things happen, see everything as an opportunity, get a kick from winning new clients, building on existing relationships, whilst working within a structured and effective manner that builds a long-term business. You’ll quickly understand the sustainability landscape and how this sits against the business plan, initially you’ll have a broad starting point throughout sustainability that will see you move between requirements both client side and consultancy. Day to day you may be sourcing for energy specialists and analysts, partnership managers for world leading carbon credit organisations through to circular economy consultants (and much, much more in between). As you grow, the team will – operating across specialisms in line with market demand. You’ll be supported by a team approach to winning together, in the quest to collectively strengthen our proposition and success rates. In short, you'll have a team of 30 plus consultants behind you, ready to share their industry and client knowledge. You’ll also enjoy working with a highly experienced marketing team who’ll work closely to ensure our proposition and client acquisition model is maximised at all times. What experience you’ll need A successful track record in recruitment goes without saying. We want to hear from either Senior or Principal level Recruiters who share our behaviours and bring a proven desire/understanding of sustainability issues and the associated talent market You’ll be well equipped to dig deep, source and build relationships with candidates and clients alike The ability to immerse yourself in their worlds, network and build trust will be essential to your success, alongside maintaining ADLIB’s reputation within a busy market place. Whilst you’ll be a delivery expert, tapping into up and coming candidate markets to find solutions you’ll also enjoy developing business, winning new clients and taking our proposition to market. You’ll have impeccable communication skills, attention to detail, enjoy winning business and creating opportunities for the short and long term. As for your career, it’s entirely down to you and where you want to take it to. What you’ll get in return for your talents Expect an adult environment, a base salary in line with your experience and previous success, share options, tax free bonus structure, 27.5 days holiday (plus bank holidays), health scheme, seriously nice offices (with a fully flexible working policy), employee council, soon to be welcomed back company lunches and drinks / pizza fridays (drinkers, non-drinkers, vegans, veggies, you'll be in good company) and most importantly, you'll be joining a collaborative team that'll have your back from day one and support you every step of the way. What's next? Get in touch with Nick for a confidential discussion.