Element Energy

Senior Consultant

About Element Energy 

Element Energy is a dynamic and growing technology consultancy specialising in the robust and intelligent analysis of low and zero carbon energy. Our work involves innovative new concepts and is fundamental to the shift to a low carbon future and the mitigation of climate change. We help both public and private sector organisations develop their decarbonisation strategies, technologies, policies and projects through evidence-based investigations. We also work with a wide range of clients and partners internationally to demonstrate and commercialise new technologies to enable the transition. Our teams span all key areas of low carbon energy: transport, buildings, hydrogen and fuel cells, industry and CCUS, energy networks and smart energy systems. We pride ourselves on the strength of our analysis; we work closely with our clients, aiming to exceed their expectations and solve the challenges of climate change together. 

Why Element Energy? 

We are a group of intelligent, friendly and passionate people, who have strong values and are driven by our goal to decarbonise the energy system. We help shape the energy strategy in the UK, Ireland, France, Australia and beyond through our advice to the Committee on Climate Change, local authorities, governments, international organisations and many private sector companies. As a small company (<100 people), we are dynamic and collaborative, allowing your voice to be heard. Element is rapidly growing due to our strong reputation and forward-thinking approach; you will have the chance to progress rapidly in your career on a merit basis. New employees have the opportunity to work across a range of sectors, ensuring you will learn quickly, gain a broad view of the low carbon energy sector, and build experience from across the company. We also offer training on key skills, such as sound project management, delivering effective presentations and writing successful bids, as well as the chance to attend conferences and events. Our team holds a range of social activities, so every member should feel connected and at home. The principles of diversity and inclusion are core to the working culture of Element Energy, with more details provided here. 

What we are looking for 

We are seeking intelligent, motivated people who have demonstrated outstanding achievement and impact in their early professional career in a relevant field. Experience in the low carbon energy sector, the wider energy industry and/or consultancy is desirable but not essential – however, a strong interest to work on low carbon energy is a pre-requisite. We offer the opportunity to work on interesting and challenging projects; you will be given the chance to make significant contributions from day one. 

Role and responsibilities 

Senior Consultants manage small analytical teams and lead the delivery of innovative, high impact projects on low carbon energy. They carry out research and quantitative analysis of diverse technologies, assess markets and regulations, and provide clients with thought leadership, insightful conclusions and strategic advice. They are also expected to contribute to work winning and business development activities. This is an opportunity for proactive individuals to develop their own initiatives and to have a rewarding career in the low carbon energy sector. Key responsibilities include: 

  • Managing projects effectively and guiding Consultants to produce high quality work. 
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with clients and stakeholders. 
  • Contributing to work winning through the preparation of tender responses and bringing in new project opportunities through contacts and wider networking.  
  • Researching technologies, markets or concepts through literature search and conversations with external experts. 
  • Quantitative analysis of systems and technologies in Excel or other software, including building techno-economic models. 
  • Compiling strategic briefing documents, reports, and presentations for project meetings and publications. 
  • Developing ways to communicate the results of projects to technical and non-technical audiences. 

Requirements 

  • Several years of experience in the energy sector and/or consultancy or another relevant field. 
  • Demonstration of outstanding achievement and impact in your career to date  
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification in physical science, engineering, economics or another relevant discipline (Minimum 2.1) 
  • Strong interest in sustainability and low carbon energy 
  • Exceptional skills in communication, leadership and time management 
  • Excellent numeracy skills and ability to quickly think through complex problems 
  • IT literate and highly proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint 

Advantageous, but not essential 

  • Programming skills (e.g. Python, MATLAB, GIS) 
  • First class undergraduate degree 
  • Fluent in another European language (preferably French or German) 
  • Significant experience in one of the sectors we work in (transport, buildings, hydrogen and fuel cells, industry and CCUS, energy networks and smart energy systems) 

Salary: competitive, dependent on experience 

Benefits:  

  • Company health insurance (UK) 
  • Cycle to work scheme (UK) 
  • Flexible working hours and ability to work from home when needed 
  • Choice of offices 
  • Christmas and summer parties, and social activities 
  • Pension scheme (increasing contribution with length of service in the UK) 
  • Annual discretionary bonus 
  • Merit-based promotion system 

Location: Cambridge (UK), London (UK), York (UK), Lille (FR), Nice (FR) 

Start date: Rolling, year round (open door policy) 

Vacancy type: Permanent 

Visas for applicants in the UK: Visa sponsorship offered (contact us for details) 

Application process: CV & cover letter; 2 interviews. Please see here for details on how to apply.