Consultant / Senior Consultant (Energy)

BRE is seeking a dedicated and experienced consultant / senior consultant, with an energy focus, to join our successful Strategic Advisory team.

The Strategic Advisory team is part of the Building Performance Group at BRE. Offering technical-commercial advisory services, the team delivers a diverse and multidisciplinary portfolio of projects and activities. These include aspects of smart energy, energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable development, resilient communities, health & well being, low impact and responsible construction, circular economy, biophilia, sustainable design, lean construction and delivering innovation in the built environment. 

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As a consultant you will deliver (and assist in developing/securing) consultancy projects in a range of interesting and evolving energy topics for a mixture of clients. Key areas and activities include:

  • Smart energy technology advisory (including flexible energy solutions, storage, innovative energy services, etc.).
  • Resilient energy strategy development including technical option appraisals.
  • National Solar Centre including PV feasibility assessments, economic appraisal, project development support and due diligence.
  • Energy efficiency, renewable energy systems and low carbon heat advisory.
  • Building performance monitoring & evaluation.
  • Providing services associated with the Approved Certifiers of Design certification schemes potentially including delivery of training and completion of audits/reviews of scheme member energy compliance calculations.
  • Thermal modelling assessments and certification. 

We want to hear from you if you have knowledge and experience in delivering successful consultancy, or a similar technical delivery experience, in a selection of the above areas.

To be successful in this role, we are looking for someone who embodies our values and can demonstrate:

  • A degree in a relevant energy, building services, building design, sustainability, engineering or related discipline.
  • Good technical-commercial understanding of emerging trends and opportunities presented by smart energy technologies (and ideally experience of advising organisations on new technologies to meet their sustainability and energy goals).
  • An understanding of the built environment energy performance policy landscape including the policy drivers, stakeholders, legislation, regulations.
  • Experience in energy modelling (e.g. SAP, SBEM) and knowledge of low energy design principles.
  • Experience of delivering successful energy related consultancy projects.
  • Adaptable and enthusiastic approach with the ability to work co-operatively as part of a team as well as individually to complete tasks on time to budget and to consistently high standards.
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts in clear terms in written reports and publications and through client presentations.
  • Willingness to travel to attend meetings, visit sites, etc.
  • Good proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint (and ideally engineering / technical software and/or GIS experience).


BRE is an equal opportunities employer.

While this advert may state a specific location or hours, we encourage flexibility and are happy to have a conversation on how this role could be fulfilled in a different way