Contract Term: Permanent/Full time
Location: Cardiff with travel across Wales and the UK; possibly some international travel (infrequent)
Closing date: 21st November 2018
About the role:
We are looking for a passionate and motivated individual with strong analytical and problem solving skills to join our Cardiff office. The successful candidate will work on programmes and projects for our clients in Wales and beyond, to deliver high quality, high impact advice. A key element of this role will be to support our team in Wales in developing large energy efficiency and renewable energy projects across the public sector estate, in support of the Welsh Government's ambitions on decarbonisation.
The Carbon Trust's mission is to accelerate the move to a sustainable, low carbon economy. Joining the Carbon Trust provides an opportunity to work alongside some of the leading practitioners in the low carbon arena and to have a material effect on the long-term sustainability of the global economy.
The Carbon Trust's mission is to accelerate the move to a sustainable, low carbon economy. We are independent experts on carbon reduction and resource efficiency, who reinvest surpluses from group commercial activities into our mission.
The Carbon Trust provides innovative advice to governments and businesses around the world to support the global transition to a low carbon economy. We work closely with decision makers and implementers in key institutions in the UK and across multiple emerging and developing countries on low-carbon finance, programmes, policy and technology.
Main duties and responsibilities:
• Supporting the Carbon Trust team in Wales in developing large energy efficiency and renewable energy projects across the Welsh public sector estate, including supporting estate wide energy efficiency assessments and renewable energy feasibility studies. The role will also involve supporting the Carbon Trust's work on energy efficiency and fuel poverty alleviation in the domestic sector, and the Carbon Trust's interest free loan scheme for Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Wales
• Conducting primary and secondary data collection (e.g. through interviews, surveys and desk-based research)
• Developing and applying frameworks for analysis and problem-solving
• Executing tasks on projects, such as energy consumption analysis, data modelling and report writing
• Communicating findings orally and in writing (e.g. writing reports or producing PowerPoint slides)
• Supporting and delivering on site client support, telephone advice and workshop sessions to customers on technical and change management topics
• Supporting the management and reporting for large government programmes
• Contributing to business development and institution-building efforts where required (e.g. knowledge development, marketing and sales)
Key skills we are looking for:
• Excellent quantitative, analytical and problem-solving skills as well as commercial common sense
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain productive relationships and influence decision-making
• Ability to work effectively with colleagues in a team environment
• Ability to think and work independently, taking the initiative and 'ownership' of tasks, having strong organisational, project management and time management skills
• Highly numerate with strong proficiency in MS Office suite of tools
Qualifications and experience:
• Degree calibre - qualified in a relevant energy, engineering and/or science discipline.
• Experience in energy efficiency and renewable energy, ideally with a consultancy or in a consultant-type role
• Strong existing knowledge of key climate change-related topics, including energy efficiency and renewable energy
• Proven ability to use MS Excel for complex problem solving and analysis
• Experience in using MS PowerPoint and Word for communication and report writing
• Experience in database and statistical packages is an advantage
• Fluent in English (Welsh speaking will be a benefit)
• Full driving license (desirable)
Salary & Benefits:
We offer a competitive salary and a performance based bonus. Our hours are 37.5 per week with 28 days paid holiday plus bank holidays and a generous pension scheme.
Our head office is in London, close to Blackfriars and Waterloo stations, we offer travel card loans, a cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers, company away days and a 24-hour Employee Assistance Helpline.
Joining the Carbon Trust provides an opportunity to work alongside some of the leading practitioners in the low carbon arena so if you are excited by this opportunity and would like to join us please click the apply button.
We are an equal opportunities employer, value diversity in our workforce and make our decisions based on your skills and experience. We can only accept applications from those who can prove their eligibility to work in the UK. No agencies or publications.
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