Senior Energy Consultant

Competitive salary, excellent benefits plus car allowance

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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 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.
  • Share Incentive Plan.
  • Life Insurance (4 x annual salary)
  • Pension matching scheme (upto 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?

As the Senior Energy Consultant you will evaluate, plan and lead carbon reduction projects. This requires the technical and financial evaluation of projects, as well as engagement internally and externally to ensure design, installation and operation meet project objectives. In this role it is critical to the success of SMS’s investment in carbon reduction assets, including generation, energy storage, heating and energy efficiency projects.

As the Senior Energy Consultant you will contribute to the success of SMS’s projects by:

  • Evaluating carbon reduction opportunities to ensure projects which are technically and financially feasible are identified and can progress.
  • Providing business case evidence to internal and external stakeholders (including clients and investors) which provides a clear evaluation of opportunities.
  • Guiding project development to meet technical and financial objectives.


You will work in New Energy Systems, collaborating directly with consultants, engineers, analysts and sales consultants within the department. The role also requires acting as the primary point of contact for stakeholders in other departments and outside the business; key stakeholders will include technical specialists, financial specialists, senior and operational client contacts, and technology installers and suppliers. You must be able to travel throughout the UK and may need to travel abroad.

The Senior Energy Consultant role provides an opportunity to make a major contribution to carbon reduction by leading cross-disciplinary teams to deliver projects for SMS.


Key responsibilities:

  • Lead cross-disciplinary project teams.
  • Plan, instruct and review energy modelling, technical concept development and commercial evaluation.
  • Establish client energy, carbon and related objectives.
  • Produce high quality, client focused reports and presentations to justify carbon reduction projects and ensure stakeholder buy-in
  • Provide strategic advice relating to energy, carbon and utilities management.
  • Manage the proposal, definition and delivery of projects by other members of the New Energy Systems team.
  • Oversee direct reports to monitor and manage consultant utilisation, understanding, service delivery and work satisfaction.


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

  • Experience of energy consultancy, energy management or engineering.
  • Clear and effective written and verbal communication with technical specialists and senior stakeholders.
  • Experience of generating cost-benefit analyses for energy projects.
  • Ability to make a timely and effective appraisal of carbon reduction projects and decide on a course of action that balances theory with pragmatism.
  • Ability to organize and prioritise work to meet deadlines and manage the expectations of project stakeholders.
  • Ability to evaluate the risks related to project delivery and overcome barriers to deliver projects on time and to agreed requirements
  • Understanding of mechanical and electrical energy systems and solutions appropriate to carbon reduction.
  • Intermediate Excel skills.




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