Local Energy Transition Consultant

Energy Systems Catapult

  • Full Time

To apply for this job please visit es.catapult.org.uk.

Salary: Up to 50k + Benefits

Status: Permanent /Full-time strongly preferable (however can potentially be flexible)

The Energy Systems Catapult

Energy Systems Catapult was set up to accelerate the transformation of the UK’s energy system and ensure UK businesses and consumers capture the opportunities of clean growth. The Catapult is an independent, not-for-profit centre of excellence that bridges the gap between industry, government, academia and research. We take a whole-systems view of the energy sector, helping us to identify and address innovation priorities and market barriers, in order to decarbonise the energy system at the lowest cost.

During lockdown, we have been working remotely and as we begin to focus more on the future, we intend to embrace a new refreshing way to utilise our office in Birmingham City Centre . As a consequence we are developing a flexible approach to the workplace , which ensures we keep some of the benefits of home working whilst enabling the Catapult to operate efficiently, this hybrid way of working may result in the majority of us working from home for a good chunk of the time, merging the best bits of both office and home working.


The Energy Systems Catapult is looking for a Consultant to support the development of our work in local energy systems, including working with networks, local authorities and industry through advisory services, consultancy and local area energy planning (LAEP); as well as B2B onsite solutions for complex public and private sector sites.

For the next stage of decarbonisation in the UK, locality matters. Whether we are decarbonising heat in homes, increasing and managing EV uptake, creating flexibility or decarbonising industrial clusters, technological solutions will need to respond to the needs of a place and its people. Importantly, local energy systems also allow communities and companies to take some ownership of the decarbonisation agenda.

The importance of local energy systems is growing. Cities such as Bristol and Glasgow have set ambitious decarbonisation targets for themselves ahead of national targets, and now need to find a way to deliver on those targets. More and more companies – from ports and heavy industry to retail and housing –  are striving to decarbonise their activities and need help to do so. Communities and companies are becoming increasingly engaged in decentralised energy solutions.

ESC is uniquely placed to create a market in LAEP and to work with public and private sector entities on pathfinder projects to decarbonise places and devise innovative local energy systems. We have unparalleled specialist energy expertise in systems integration, sophisticated modelling tools, and deep consumer insight capability, as well as market-leading experience on programmes such as Smart Systems & Heat, Modern Energy Partners, and the Energy Revolution Integration Service.

We are looking for an experienced consultant to play a key role in supporting the growth of our dynamic and successful team. You will work with the local energy systems team to win new work, lead engagement with clients and deliver ground-breaking projects.

Key Deliverables & Work Activities

Business Development & Strategy

  • Supporting Senior Manager in the Energy Systems Catapult’s work in scaling Local & Site Energy Transition services within the Advisory team
  • Working across internal stakeholders to secure support and gather input for Local & Site Energy Transition strategy, plans and propositions
  • Gaining insight from customers to build on current offerings such as LAEP, LEAR, SLES and MEP to develop customer solutions on a range of issues associated with Local & Site Energy Transition
  • Build strong collaborative working relationships with colleagues across the catapult
  • Support and leading in generation of new customer leads
  • Support in production of tender submissions and proposals collaborating with the wider Catapult team and third parties in development of such tenders/proposals
  • Representing the Energy Systems Catapults externally, including leading and supporting engagement and activity with key external stakeholders
  • Structured and robust Account Management for named accounts to demonstrate Account Management best practise and develop and grow relationships with third parties

Co-ordination & Delivery

  • Lead on scoping and definition of workplans and communication with both internal and external stakeholders to inform definition of requirements and understanding of desired customer outputs
  • Leading the development and delivery of project outputs to internal and external stakeholders including report writing and quality assurance
  • Project management of a range of internal and external projects including management of internal and external resources and ensuring delivery to time, quality and budget
  • Supporting Senior Manager in terms of organisation / planning/ reporting
  • Contribute to maintaining resource plans and opportunity pipeline for projects and reporting
  • Support continued development of outputs and report writing to ensure it meets customer requirements e.g. template development, methodologies
  • Provide effective support in helping different stakeholders, internal and external, scope out projects to develop clear definition and benefits and ensure outputs are clearly communicated and meet the customer requirements.
  • Work across ESC drawing on multiple capabilities to deliver project outputs that are integrated and with a clear easy to follow customer storyline
  • Manage relationships with third parties to ensure scope, deliverables, benefits, timescales, budget and quality criteria are agreed and managed applying sound judgement and commercial awareness

What credentials are we ideally looking for ? 

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A deep understanding and established track record within the energy sector, and/or energy master planning track record
  • Understanding of local energy systems, built environment and heat decarbonisation
  • Strong technical, commercial and project development, delivery and management ability
  • Experience of working with and leading government, public and private sector organisations to develop, scope and deliver energy related projects and programmes
  • Ability to produce high quality outputs, reports and thought leadership
  • Ability to translate and interpret complexity into a digestible form for non-experts
  • Degree in a relevant area


  • Excellent interpersonal and stakeholder management skills
  • Self-driven and motivated
  • Able to work collaboratively with, steer and influence colleagues and key external stakeholders
  • Challenges constructively and communicate effectively and clearly on complex issues with a focus on the problem and outcome
  • Is responsive and adaptive to the needs of the business

Would you like to Apply?

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 28th July 2021 

Please note that at this time we are unable to provide UK visa sponsorship.

Energy Systems Catapult undertakes innovative and exciting work that will help shape the future of energy, with this in mind we encourage candidates to submit their applications as early as possible, as we do reserve the right to remove this advert or close it to further applications at any point during the recruitment process.

(Strictly No Agencies).

“We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of race, sex, disability, religion and belief, sexual orientation, or status regarding gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity.”

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