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Sustainability Consultancy is a discipline that may combine all aspects of sustainability, depending on the main aims of the consultancy. Ultimately, you will be providing professional knowledge to clients on how they and their projects can be more sustainable. 

Why consider a career within Sustainability Consultancy? 

A career in Sustainability Consulting is rewarding and you are likely to be involved in multiple projects across multiple clients. You will need to have strong project management skills and due diligence, as you may be working on multiple projects and your work is likely to involve a range of technologies. Each day should be different, which means this is a role of constant progression and it may evolve constantly with the worlds around you.  

What a job or career within Sustainability Consultancy may entail… 

Working for a consultancy, you will be working closely with clients, to ensure they improve the sustainability aspects of their projects. Typically, you will be involved with and are considering the local eco-systems, communities, compliance, environmental legislations, energy waste, energy improvements and energy performance. 

Typical role titles include: 

Sustainability Consultant (Technical, Power Systems, Engineering, Low Carbon, Energy Management)
EIA Project Manager
Commercial Manager
Ecologist

Career progression example:

Director of Department
Head of Department
Principal Consultant
Senior Consultant

Salary Benchmarks

This often comes down to speciality, location, experience, and whether you pursued a masters. 

On an Entry-level, you may earn between £25k - £32k. 

The salaries of Mid-level Engineers normally sit between £30k and £45k.  

Seniors normally earn between £45k and £60k.  

Principal Engineers normally earn around £60k and £75k. 

On a Head of Department level, salaries are £80k +. 

Is it right for me? The skills it takes... 

The following technologies and skills often appear on job descriptions: 

  • SECR and ESOS. 
  • Energy performance recommendations (onshore, offshore & marine). 
  • Carbon footprinting. 
  • Presentations to internal, external stakeholders and clients. 
  • Carbon emissions. 
  • Business Development. 
  • Preparing bid documentation. 

What qualifications does it take? 

Clients often look for candidates to hold a Bsc in Product Design, Mathematics, Physics, Renewable Energy Engineering or Computer Science. Otherwise, they may look for candidates who have undertaken an apprenticeship related to the field. A technical background, either academic or industry-related is normally necessary to secure a role in this field. 

 

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  • 15th Sep

    Hot Jobs Lead Engineer

    — Growing Sustainability B Corp!

    Location:
    Fully remote
    Type:
    Salary:
    Up to £90,000
    About 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.  
  • 7th Sep

    Power Systems Engineer

    — Renewable Energy.

    Location:
    Remote working
    Type:
    Salary:
    £35000 - £45000
    Grid, 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.  
  • 12th Aug

    Senior UX Consultant

    — Top UX Consultancy Team

    Location:
    Bristol OR London (with WFH)
    Type:
    Salary:
    Upto £45k
    Join 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.          
  • 2nd Aug

    Full-Stack JavaScript Engineers

    — Popular GreenTech business

    Location:
    Bristol
    Type:
    Salary:
    £40K - £65K
    Work with React, React Native, TypeScript, NodeJS, GCP. Very experienced engineering team, work with the best! GreenTech business, sustainable software engineering. A very successful start-up with a mission of greening the planet is expanding their engineering team. They've been featured in Apple’s ‘app of the week’ with over 150,000 registrations having only launched 2.5 years ago. It’s a very exciting time to join, there’s lots of cool tech in the company and a very talented bunch of engineers to be connected to!  What experience you'll need Essential Modern front-end JavaScript library, ideally React.  Well-versed with Node or TypeScript. Desire to work in an agile, highly collaborative start-up environment. Desire to learn new tech and share your knowledge with the team. You will have tested your own code before. Desirable Knowledge of cloud-native development, preferably Google.  Experience with SQL databases. Use or knowledge of Microservices architecture. Any iOS or Android experience.       Any background using CI/CD. What you’ll be doing The technical challenges range from building and growing an online marketplace, as well as making improvements to digital visitor experience. The products are very much user-facing so an eye for usability is key. There is a mobile app and a bespoke web app – every developer is able to deliver entire vertical features from databases, deployments, services and the front-end. React and React Native are used on the front-end, backed by a GraphQL API implemented with NodeJS with Postgres running on Kubernetes. The development team has a tendency towards functional style of programming (with pair programming) and focus on testing, continuous integration and continuous delivery. You will be part of a team of full-stack engineers, with a high degree of autonomy across the full stack. What you’ll get in return for your talents You will receive a salary paying market rate (£30-65K based on exp) to start with, but you have all the other benefits alongside that – 25 days holiday, pension etc. but the softer benefits are great tech, free fruit, team socials/days out, central location, remote work, flat structure, self-directed autonomous working, machine learning, standing desks, pair programming, attend meet-ups (now online...) and hackathons etc. but you also get to work with a small, experienced team that has each other’s backs Bristol where you will learn from some of the best developers around. You get to choose your own equipment, and have budget for books, or whatever you need to do your job better. You will be part of a new company working with the latest tech on building a community with a positive impact on the planet. Also you have flexible working hours and the business are very remote friendly (core are 10-4). What’s next? If you’d like to apply or find out more just give Joe a call, or send in your CV to be considered! 
  • 22nd Jul

    Head of Engineering 

    — Onshore & offshore renewable energy projects.

    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Type:
    Salary:
    £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.  
  • 21st Jul

    Renewable Energy Technical Consultant

    — Wind, Solar and Battery Storage.

    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Type:
    Salary:
    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.    
  • 20th Jul

    Energy Management & Low Carbon Transition Consultant

    — Energy Efficiency Improvements.

    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Type:
    Salary:
    £40,000 - £55,000
    Supporting Net-Zero. Low carbon energy generation. Growth & personal development. 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 an Energy Management & Low Carbon Transition Consultant you will be required to provide expertise and advice on energy-efficient improvements in relation to renewable energy and low carbon energy generation.  Ideally, you will have a proven track record in energy management or relevant engineering disciplines such as mechanical, electrical and process as there will be site-based assessments to identify energy-efficient improvements on a wide range of technologies such as CHP, HVAC, waste to energy, lighting, instrumentation, and control systems.    What experience you’ll need to apply Technical knowledge to advise on energy efficiency improvement related to renewable and low carbon energy generation. Energy auditing and carbon footprinting. Energy legislation such as SECR & ESOS. Proposal writing & report writing & business case modelling. Knowledge of HSE procedures and standards would be an advantage.    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.  
  • 9th Jul

    Building Services Consultant

    — Low Carbon Projects.

    Location:
    Type:
    Salary:
    £40000 - £50000
      • British technology innovation and research centre. • Renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy storage. • Developing energy and carbon management plans.    If sustainability and climate change are a passion to you then this is your opportunity to join a growing company that is committed to reducing carbon emission and making a real impact on climate change. The company provides a wide range of strategic, technical, and training services to a vast range of clients.  The projects you will be working on will all be related to renewable energy, energy storage, energy efficiency, and decarbonisation.    What you’ll be doing As a Business Service Consultant, you will be delivering thorough energy surveys and audits to a wide range of SMEs. A big proportion of this role will be identifying opportunities for financial and carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) saving via energy efficiency measures.  You will need to be knowledgeable and a trusted advisor so that you can give clear guidance to SMEs on renewable energy best practices.     What experience you’ll need to apply A degree in science or engineering discipline. Writing technical reports and proposals to required standards. Conducting energy efficiency surveys. Best practice in energy efficiency and renewable energy technology. Managing projects to time, quality & cost. Domestic and non-domestic heating systems and energy efficiency. Organised and methodical, with very strong attention to detail.   What you’ll get in return for your experience  A salary up to £50k, but we could be flexible for the right candidate. The package includes 25 days holiday + public holidays, pension up to 10% matched, private medical, life assurance 3x your salary, company mobile phone, laptop, climate perks and extremely flexible working hours.  There will be opportunities for growth as the company continues to grow and personal development.    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.  
  • 8th Jul

    Head of Power Systems

    — Renewable Energy

    Location:
    London
    Type:
    Salary:
    £60,000 - £70,000
    • A Thriving consultancy. • Entrepreneurial & innovative. • Passionate about Net-Zero.   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.   This role is an extremely important position as you will ensure that the technology services continues to grow and thrive. The Technology team operates from single wind turbine installations and onsite generation to multi-GW offshore generation, grid, and private wire projects.   What you’ll be doing As the Head of Power Systems, you will be involved with delivering on several key areas of development from Grid, Onshore & Offshore energy generation projects.  You will support leaders within the consultancy with business plans, budgeting, sector focusing, and growth opportunities.  With your high level of knowledge, you will provide technical support to colleagues, write & review work scopes for clients so that you can deliver quality outputs and continuous improvements.   What experience you’ll need to apply A degree in electrical engineering. Harmonic modelling & dynamic modelling. Understanding of the grid code G99.  Electrical engineering concept design and delivery or systems analysis. Strong report writing. Strong client management skills. Project management of complex deliverables. Mentoring junior staff.   What you’ll get in return for your experience  A salary up to £70k, but we could be flexible for the right candidate. The package includes 25 days holiday + public holidays, 5% pension, private medical, life assurance 3x your salary & a professional membership.  This role can support 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.  

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