Consultant: Green & local flexible energy (graduate position)
Everoze is an employee-owned technical and commercial energy consultancy, specialising in renewables, storage and wider energy flexibility. We work across geographies and technologies, for the private sector and for government. We’re excited to be hiring for a new role in our Bristol office. If you’re a bright technical/numerical mind in your final year or have 1-2 years of experience after graduation, here’s your chance!
Deadline for applications: 23rd February 2020
Interviews: Early March
Start date: Flexible, targeting April-July time – potentially later if completing a Masters
What you’ll be doing
- You will be joining our growing energy storage and flex team, with a focus on local flexible energy use in domestic/commercial environments – where energy assets are individually small, but large in aggregate. Think batteries, smart charging of electric vehicles, demand-side response, solar and more.
- You’ll be supporting pioneering innovation projects – creating the evidence base and recommendations which shape how flexibility markets and business models develop. You’ll be supporting investors to get their head around the risks and helping system operators figure out how they level the playing field for smaller assets. You’ll be running models like this and doing techno-economic work to inform think-pieces like this.
- You’ll be focused on the UK and Irish markets – with the opportunity to work further afield (particularly Spain, France and Italy) depending on language ability.
- This is truly interdisciplinary work, working at the interface of technical and commercial. It’s a fast-moving field that requires intellectual elasticity to excel; you’ll need to be comfortable with a rapidly changing growth environment, with ongoing business model experimentation and creativity.
Everoze works across multiple technologies and there is potential to specialise in your areas of interest or to broaden expertise into different technologies: we encourage you to learn from and work with us to develop your career.
What we’re looking for
- Excellent academic credentials – likely in engineering, economics, or similar. You’ll either have a technical degree with an appetite for the commercial, or an economics degree with an appetite for the technical.
- Exceptional analytical ability: You excel at Excel, and ideally love a good coding project too.
- Passion to transform our energy system: The energy sector is in transition; you want to be one of the movers-and-shakers who speed this along.
- Entrepreneurial zing: Most job ads require you to be “commercially aware”, but this isn’t quite enough for you. You’re not just “aware”, you’re totally engaged: you want to find new solutions to real-life energy problems – and you’ve got that spark which makes things happen.
- Hunger to develop and learn: So, you’ve bagged (or on track to) a superb degree – but for you, learning doesn’t stop there. You want to put that great analytical training into practice, and to develop a broader set of skills, technical and commercial, which will fast-track your career in the energy sector. At the same time, you’re not too proud to muck-in with other tasks as needed.
- Crisp communicator: You don’t just crunch the numbers – you’re great at interpreting what those numbers mean. You’re able to write clear, concise and accurate reports in English – and are keen to develop your presenting skills too. More generally, you’re able to work with colleagues remotely across offices (and countries).
- Improvisatory instinct: Some people like the reassurance of clear rules and systems. But you’re comfortable working with evolving scopes, in the context of competing priorities. In fact, you’re not just comfortable with this – you thrive on it. You love the intellectual thrill and team-bonding that comes from dynamic problem-solving.
- Bonus – French/Spanish/Italian languages: Whilst language skills aren’t essential, they’ll be looked upon favourably, with plenty of opportunities to put them to use!
What we offer
- Real impact at the cutting edge of energy: We work with some of the biggest brands in the sector, we’re called into government to share our views and we’re regularly asked to share our thought leadership at the sector’s top conferences. You’ll be at the heart of this: conducting the analysis which informs our clients’ major investment and policy decisions.
- A fast-growth environment: We set up shop with 6 partners in 2015. Now we’re 55 strong and counting, based across the UK, France, Spain, Germany and Italy.
- The flattest of flat organisations: Let’s be upfront: if you thrive on hierarchy and structure, Everoze is not the company for you. But if you are looking for a work environment where the strength of your ideas are valued as much as your years of experience, then welcome home. You’ll be given the freedom and autonomy to shape your own career; it’s not for everyone, and with freedom comes responsibility – but we sure enjoy the buzz of owning our own careers.
- The team works: Goodbye departmental silos! We get our offshore wind experts working on energy storage, our UK team working on French projects, our onshore wind specialists branching into solar. It keeps things fresh for us and more importantly, spurs the creative cross-fertilisation of ideas which helps us deliver unique insights.
- Top-notch mentorship: Many of us at Everoze have been in the clean energy business for well over a decade, and some of us have previously led large teams and business units. We’d love to share some of this experience, through assigning you an internal mentor to help guide your professional development. And we hope that you can return the favour by offering some feedback for us too, because whether you’ve got 3 months experience, or 30 years, we’ve all got more to learn.
If this floats your boat, we’d love to hear from you. Please email the following three items to email@example.com, with ‘Green & local flexible energy’ as the email title:
(1) Short-and-snappy CV
(2) Covering letter, including clearly stating (i) your right to live and work in the UK, and (ii) potential start date.
(3) Your advice to our imaginary client at Noliday Inn UK – see below.
Hello. I’m the Energy Manager of Noliday Inn UK, a leading hotel chain.
I’ve recently been exploring retrofitting our suite of hotels with electric vehicle charging points, stationary batteries and solar PV – perhaps even replacing our heating systems with large heat pumps too in time.
I’ve heard rumours that competitors in the hotel business have made sizeable bill savings through similar installations, and some are even generating revenue from them. Personally, I’m convinced by the environmental credentials alone – but I’m not sure my boss will approve the hefty budget for the refit: I’ll have to examine the business case and probe the risks.
So, I’m employing you as my Independent Advisor to assess the retrofit opportunity. Please keep your assessment to 500 words or less.