Energy Consultant


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Why choose us?

Choosing to work for SMS means choosing to make a difference. We are changing how businesses and consumers use energy for the better, helping achieve a greener, sustainable, and more affordable energy system for everyone. Through our range of innovative energy solutions, we are delivering the future of smart energy – working closely with private and public sector partners we are playing a critical role in transforming and decarbonising the UK economy by 2050.  


What's in it for you?

•    25 personal holiday days per year (with additional 8 public holidays) increasing to 30 personal days after 5 years of service (includes options to buy and sell)
•    Hybrid working options.
•    Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption leave.
•    24/7 free and confidential employee assistance service.
•    Medicash health plan offers a wide variety of benefits from cashback on everyday healthcare treatments like optical, dental and physio treatments. Discounted gym memberships and free 24/7 online GP.
•    Access to our Share Incentive Plan which allows you to become a shareholder in a tax-efficient way and benefit from the success of the company
•    Life Insurance (4 x annual salary).
•    Pension matching scheme (up to 5% of salary).
•    Developing our people is important to us - we support and encourage development by offering internal and external accredited courses, secondments and study support.



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What's the role?

Our Energy Consultants develop energy consumption, cost and carbon abatement solutions for the SMS client portfolio, allowing each client to make strategic decisions relating to the management of energy and investment in technology.

The Energy Consultant will develop opportunities through forensic analysis of energy data, on-site technical auditing and awareness of the energy services and technology marketplace. Where projects are identified, each will be presented to the client as business cases following an analysis of the costs, benefits, and implementation practicalities. Where energy projects are accepted by the client the consultant will be work within cross-disciplinary teams to deliver carbon reduction projects and services for SMS.

The Energy Consultant will work within the New Energy Systems team, collaborating with consultants, engineers, analysts, and sales consultants within the department. The role includes responsibility to clients for the delivery of programmes and collaboration with internal stakeholders for the development and delivery of propositions.

As our client portfolios typically have a wide geographic footprint, the Energy Consultant must be able to travel throughout the UK and may need to travel internationally.


The Salary for this role will be £35,000-45,000 per annum, but will of course be dependant on experience.

The working pattern for this role is Monday-Friday, hybrid working is offered at SMS plc.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Undertake data analysis for buildings and energy systems.
  • Undertake in-depth energy audit of buildings and energy systems. 
  • Research and keep up to date with energy saving technology & systems improvements.
  • Produce high-quality, client-focused energy audit reports including recommendations prioritized by return on investment. 
  • Liaise with clients to establish requirements and present business cases. 
  • Provide strategic advice relating to energy, carbon and utilities management. 
  • Deliver energy reduction projects and post-implementation savings verification. 
  • Plan and develop projects in an independent manner with guidance from senior consulting colleagues.


To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

  • An in-depth understanding of mechanical and electrical energy systems and solutions appropriate to consumption mitigation.
  • Experience of consulting on energy management in the context of a programme of energy audits, monitoring & targeting solutions, or the design of energy conservation measures 
  • Experience in the identification and delivery of energy reduction projects.
  • Possessing data analysis skills and experience of using these skills to understand and target appropriate energy saving opportunities.
  • Experience of generating cost benefit analyses for energy projects and the verification of energy savings following project implementation.
  • A broad understanding of the legislative environment surrounding energy efficiency, carbon emissions and the net zero transition.
  • Experience of design, installation, or project management of mechanical or electrical engineering projects.
  • Experience of energy or building services modelling packages (e.g. IES, TAS, EnergyPro).
  • Experience of macros, programming, or other forms of automation for the development of efficient processes.
  • Clear and effective written and verbal communication with technical specialists and senior stakeholders.
  • Experience of independently managing projects and ensuring work is delivered as expected to a high standard within the allocated timeframe and budget.



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