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Jacobs Principal Energy Consultant in Leeds, United Kingdom

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Your Impact:

Within our Water and Environment business our Carbon and Energy team advises clients on the challenges and opportunities regarding climate change and sustainability issues including; decentralised, decarbonised generation and energy transition, as well as carbon accounting, policy and regulatory support.

Jacobs is seeking a principal energy systems consultant to join its Carbon and Energy team to help deliver continue growth in our services to support clients’ understand their responsibilities to meet the challenge of the Paris Agreement, including requirements of the energy transition and carbon neutral ambitions. Key to this is the need to be at the forefront of the dynamic change we are living in in terms of energy generation, management and distribution.

In joining the team, you will require technical, analytical and commercial skills in energy technologies and systems, and carbon management to advise on the risks and opportunities for both Jacobs and our clients. In addition, your abilities will be required to support other circular economy and sustainability activities across a range of clients and sectors.

You will be responsible for managing client relationships, delivering projects/programmes in accordance with Jacobs project management practices and developing new business in decarbonisation and energy transition. Specifically, the role requires delivering projects and workstreams, providing advice relating to climate change, energy and carbon, liaising with clients, and contributing to business development. This role offers the opportunity to manage and work with a diverse portfolio of high-profile clients, and on exciting operational and infrastructure projects in the UK and globally

Technical Requirements

Energy Systems Technology and Analysis

  • Significant experience and knowledge in the following:

  • Modern/future energy systems in terms of their technical properties and economic and environmental impacts.

  • Technologies and systems including renewable and low carbon generation and storage technologies.

  • Energy efficiency, management and integration of technologies into a range of environments (industrial, commercial, utilities etc)

  • Business case assessment applying energy resources and demands along with the main sources of data and methods for analysis and technologies.

  • Management of a team or project that undertakes the analysis of energy systems.

Energy Economics and Policy

  • Experienced in the energy market and the regulatory/policy framework, including detailed knowledge of:

  • energy demand and supply markets

  • key actors

  • financial/fiscal measures applied in the sector

  • policy instruments and market mechanisms for carbon mitigation

  • Ability to develop a clear evidence base and Cost/Benefit analysis to decision making process

  • A detailed understanding of different business models for energy systems

The successful candidate will need to undertake tasks such as:

  • Programme/Project Management

  • Being accountable for key tasks and quality data outputs

  • Engaging with a range of stakeholders at all levels (directors, internal networks, clients, regulators, partners etc.)

  • Maintaining knowledge of energy/carbon policy developments, energy markets and wider energy/sustainability issues

  • Energy generation technology options appraisals and life cycle cost analysis

  • Energy management, asset reviews and audit surveys

  • Energy demand modelling, carbon modelling and accounting

  • Research on innovative technologies and application to requirements

  • Analysing data, preparing visual outputs of results in an engaging and meaningful way for our clients

  • Maintaining knowledge of energy/carbon policy developments, energy markets and wider energy/sustainability issues

Candidates should be diligent with good attention to detail, but also able to consider innovative solutions and “out of the box” thinking to our client’s changing regulatory and economic environment.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Extensive experience in the energy field (industrial / commercial / utilities)

  • An engineering degree, likely to have a focus on energy (Chemical Engineering / Mechanical Engineering / Environmental Engineering, or equivalent process-related degree)

  • Strong digital capabilities in terms of energy systems and design

  • Data validation and analysis skills with the ability to identify, develop and implement business improvement solutions. As such a high level of competency in MS Excel is expected.

  • Strong project management skills, including ability to develop clear work programmes and communicate requirements to other team members.

  • Track record in successfully delivering energy and carbon management projects for clients

  • A good understanding across a range of sustainability issues and services.

  • Knowledge of current and anticipated environmental, carbon and energy policy and legislation and how this can apply to organisations and projects.

  • Strong communication skills, ability to engage with colleagues and clients and provide clear, evidence-based advice verbally and within written reports and presentations.

Why Jacobs?

We clear the way for inventive thinking so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.

Our Culture:

We’re invested in you and your success. Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees.

We aim to make inclusion and diversity core attributes of our identity, embedded in all our employment and business practices in all locations. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative.

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit www.vercida.co.uk to view and access our roles.

As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact the team here. (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2?_ga=2.198316137.733323134.1617802119-1639864167.1617802119)

Equal Opportunities

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

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