Latest Jobs – Principal Consultant (Sector Strategy) – Energy

Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world.

Are you up to the challenge?

Here at Energise it’s not just a job, it’s a commitment to a more sustainable way of living. We are flexible, hardworking and not afraid to push boundaries. Our employees are encouraged to become the best they can be.

We are a Net Zero consultancy with a track record of delivering energy and carbon management for corporates, public and third sector organizations, SMEs and individuals and supporting them on every step of their sustainability journey.

We are looking to expand our team and are seeking to employ someone who can not only do ‘The Job’ but questions it and then seeks to improve it.

We are currently seeking a Principal Consultant (Sector Strategy) to join our growing team and lead the development of a series of sector-based Net Zero pathways. To achieve success in the role you will need to work effectively, have good communication and problem-solving skills, and grow and develop partnerships while seeing the wider picture.

Are you:

  • able to build great relationships on a foundation of trust, respect and vulnerability?

  • a natural problem solver and solution finder?

  • a self-starter and able to use your own initiative?

  • passionate about sustainability, and excited about what we do and how you could contribute to that?

  • efficient in your use of time?

  • friendly and approachable?

  • committed to personal growth and professional development?

  • ready to cause good trouble?

If you answered yes to all the above, then read on

The Role

As the Principal Consultant (Sector Strategy), you will lead the delivery of sector-based Net Zero pathways across key sectors alongside alongside driving the development and creation of key services. As part of this role, you will be expected to:

    • Support the creation of solutions and strategic propositions to deliver Net Zero / Sustainability
    • Identify innovation and efficiency gains within services, to continuously improve the service offering for our customers
    • Developing templates / processes to take a live service
    • Develop insight on internal and external trends to support our service strategy
  • Anticipate emerging issues through research and discussions with sectors and decide how best to deal with them
    • Effectively manage partner / collaborative stakeholders through coordination of meetings and calls
    • Conduct workshops and deliver training with key stakeholders
    • Prepare appropriate processes, standards and guidance
  • Contribute to the delivery of our internal initiatives towards the growth, sustainability, culture, knowledge sharing and aims of the business

  • Manage your projects in line with timetable project management, quality standards and project budgets, as well as your performance against KPIs

  • Act as a catalyst for change and support our ambition to support 1 in 100 people to go Net Zero, by being curious, focused and innovative.

Experience & Qualifications required

Essential Experience

  • Carbon Footprinting

  • Net Zero Strategy Development & Execution

  • Client-facing consultancy experience

  • Data management

  • High level of numeracy

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Desirable Experience

  • Science-based target setting

  • ESG Consultancy

  • Energy Compliance Experience (inc. ISO50001 & ESOS)

  • Carbon Disclosure Schemes (inc. CDP / TCFD)

  • Climate risk assessments

  • Supply Chain Engagement

  • Employee Behavior Change Programs

  • Climate Change Risk and Opportunity Assessments

  • Costing opportunities

  • Service design

Desirable Attributes

  • Excellent communication skills that allow you to build relationships that educate, engage and inspire people to take action

  • Passionate, positive, creative thinker who can think outside the box to solve complex, bespoke challenges for our customers

  • Exceptional written and presentation skills.

  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize competing requirements

  • Enjoy being positively challenged and positively challenging others to continuously improve

  • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment and independently

  • Excited about the rapid change and development in the industry and wholly agree with the scientific conclusions of the UN IPCC.

Skills you will gain

  • Multi-sectoral exposure to business strategy and management

  • A developed understanding of the risks and opportunities in relation to adaptation to climate change in the built environment

  • The ability to build customer relationship management, influence and leadership skills

  • Continued development of carbon compliance and disclosure scheme application to complex situations

  • The opportunity for continued personal and professional development

  • Mentoring skills

Career path

This is an assistant level role, and the career path is an indication of the incremental steps which can be achieved within Energise subject to a role being available and the required skills being reached

  • Head of

  • Associate Director

  • Director


  • Salary of £ 45,000 – £ 55,000 (dependent on experience)

  • Pension Scheme (matched 5% contribution)

  • Unlimited holidays (minimum of 28 per year and 5 per quarter)

  • Bonus scheme (employee and company-performance related) of up to 5% of base salary

  • Additional benefits information is available on Our Impact page

How to Apply

If you feel this role is for you and you have the relevant experience, passion and enthusiasm, please forward your CV to [email protected].

Important to know before you apply: by submitting your CV, you confirm that you have read and accepted our fair data processing policy, which you will find here. It will help you understand what information we collect from you, how, when, and why (namely for the purposes of the recruitment exercise) it may be collected and what happens to it.

Energise is committed to a policy of diversity, equity and inclusion in its recruitment process. We actively and consciously seek to recruit without bias on the grounds of race, color, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, disability, beliefs (religious or other), age or sexual orientation of that employee.

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