Graduate / Junior Sustainability Consultant

Graduate / Junior Sustainability Consultant

(Data Reporting & Insights)

Reports to: Head of Report for Zero (Real Estate)
Location: London or Overmoor (Corsham near Bath)
Salary: £24,000 – £30,000 (depending on experience)

The Opportunity

We are looking for committed and dynamic candidates who are passionate about sustainability, to help Verco in our mission to provide the solutions for a zero carbon world.

Working for Verco means joining a true partnership.  We are an independent, employee-owned business; a B Corp with a unique set of values which you will help bring to life.  We look for high achievers who have the confidence, skill and outlook to enable them to perform well and play an active part in the collaborative culture of the company. 

We are proud to work with some of the biggest names in the business, across a wide range of sectors; from governments designing energy efficiency policy, to work with industry leaders on their pressing energy and resource management challenges.  We provide a wide range of reporting, compliance and energy management services using our proprietary software, in conjunction with an experienced consultancy team and latest analytics.

The Role

You’ll be working with industry leaders in the real estate market, playing an important role in delivering on their vision. With a focus on the implementation of sustainability reporting, performance management and benchmarking and through engaging with a wide range of key stakeholders on a day-to-day basis, you will play a key role in managing sustainability risks and realising opportunities across their portfolios.

You will bring technical resource excellence to support the delivery of complex projects and business development activities, managing reporting and delivering compliance-based services projects for some of the UK’s leading sustainability teams.

Main Responsibilities:

Project Management: You’ll be delivering required project inputs according to time, quality and budget requirements. As you develop, you will take responsibility for project work streams and small-scale consulting projects, supporting global data management and environmental reporting projects to deliver our clients’ sustainability objectives and being a pro-active agent of change in support of their ESG market leader agendas.
Technical input: You’ll provide technical input and high-quality data analysis and insights to projects to support the ongoing sustainability/energy management challenges faced by our clients. 
Business development and proposal writing: You will assist proposal creation through the collation of required information and to provide support to managers and directors to achieve individual and sales targets
Client management: You’ll develop and maintain strong relationships with existing clients through the quality of your professional interactions. 

Person Specification

Essential:

• a passion for sustainability & a desire to support others in reducing their environmental impact.  
• educated to degree (or equivalent) level in engineering, mathematics, geography, environmental science, or economics with a minimum 2:1  
• an understanding of sustainability issues and energy management including emissions sources across the economy & energy use in buildings and industry. 
• previous experience of supporting/advising clients on technical issues associated with energy efficiency
• a sophisticated analytical approach with highly competent IT skills, particularly in the use of Excel 
• confident working with large data sets.  
• demonstrable ability to work independently and creatively on challenging problems 
• strong verbal, written and presentation skills

Desirable:

• a Masters or other relevant post-graduate qualification (eg. clean energy/sustainability) 
• experience of complex data management or environmental reporting for property portfolios.
• Knowledge of key UK, EU and international energy & climate change policies & frameworks 
• Working knowledge of MS Power Bi IES Modelling

A full job description including a person specification is available on our website. 

What we offer

Verco provides a supportive environment and is committed to helping everyone across the business develop.  This role represents the entry point within Verco’s consultancy career structure and the opportunity to develop and demonstrate the capabilities required to perform a full consultancy role within the business.  You will be supported in your career development, through developing skills such as project management, your technical skills and to supporting you towards a Chartership.  

Our benefits include an annual performance-based bonus, 5% pension contribution, medical insurance (currently with BUPA), life assurance (4 x annual salary), travel insurance (wprl & personal, including winter sports), Payment of an annual membership of an association, interest free travel loans, cycle to work scheme, give as you earn scheme, annual eye tests/check-ups etc.

As we are an employee-owned business, share purchase options will be available periodically to the team. 

We care about your wellbeing, and we aim to be as flexible as we can be and this includes home working (although we do ask the team to be in the office twice a week).  We organise social events and volunteering activities especially regarding STEM.

You can find out more at: www.vercoglobal.com

How to apply

Please submit your CV and a covering letter to careers@vercoglobal.com confirming ‘Junior Sustainability Consultant – R4Z’ as the subject of the email).

The closing date for applications is midnight on Friday 27th May 2022.

Verco is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and demonstrating that we value the diversity of our workforce. Applicants must, however, be eligible to work in the UK.

Closing Date:
27/05/2022

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