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Arup
Location: UK
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Engineering
Category: Carbon Capture and Storage CCS Jobs
Associate Energy Consultant (SOL00003I)

Primary Location
: United Kingdom-West Midlands-Solihull

Discipline
: Energy

Job Posting
: 04-Jun-18

Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Our success is founded on understanding our clients’ needs, combined with the application of leading edge technology and proven management excellence.

Established in 1946, Arup has over 11,000 employees based in more than 90 offices across 38 countries. Its unique structure, with the firm held in trust on behalf of its employees gives us complete independence. Our aim is to achieve excellence in all we do by bringing together the best professionals in the world to meet our clients’ need.

Outside of London Arup has been involved in making a positive impact on the Midlands economy for over 50 years, with an outstanding portfolio of high profile projects across the region, as well as supporting a large number of national and international projects. The first Arup office to establish a distributed energy team was Sheffield. The Campus office has an ambition to grow a similar energy consulting team due to the growing prospects available to us.

Due to our energy consulting business growth an opportunity has arisen for a talented Energy Consultant with significant experience in either electrical or mechanical engineering to establish and grow a team of engineering consultants within the Arup Campus office.

It is expected that you will work closely with other Arup Energy professionals to win and work on a wide variety of projects including energy distribution, district heating/cooling and renewable energy for a range of clients including major utility companies, developers, cities and local authorities, education establishments, airports and hospitals.

We strive for innovation and quality, employing conventional, renewable and emerging technologies as appropriate for our clients. Recent projects include a large biomass (combined heat and power) CHP project in Yorkshire, field scale photovoltaic schemes, gas CHP plant for glass houses involving the capture and reuse of CO2, city wide strategic energy feasibility and business case development in Manchester, Leeds and Merseyside. We also provide client side project management services for a major programme of CHP projects.

Role

We have a new opportunity for an experienced, intelligent and committed Lead Energy Consultant, to join us to undertake a variety of design, technical advisory and other consulting projects. The role includes:

Concept and Feasibility Study:

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Initiating and developing the concept design and delivery of on-site power generation and distribution systems, including selection and sizing of plant, developing designs and scheme layouts, costing of solutions and quantifying performance, with the support of the wider Arup engineering skills.

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Emphasis on energy generating plant and supporting systems including Industrial and Commercial Scale CHP, Solar Photovoltaic (Building and Commercial Field Scale),, Combined Cycle Gas Turbines (CCGT), Biomass (Thermal and CHP), Energy from Waste, Wind Power

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Developing business cases for energy investments from initial concept through to financial close.

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Identifying and assessing funding options for energy projects and investments

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Developing and implementing carbon and energy reduction strategies for estates or portfolio of sites.

Design and Procurement:

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Developing the design of energy schemes and systems including development of design drawings, technical specifications and invitation to tender packages

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Evaluation of tender returns (technical and commercial) from contractors to identify value for money.

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Integration of thermal and electrical energy generation and distribution infrastructure into building developments

Financial Close:

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Working with investors and developers of energy schemes and infrastructure investments to get projects to financial close.

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Commercial evaluation and appraisal of a variety of energy systems and schemes

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Financial and technical analysis of energy projects to maximize value for clients

Construction, Commissioning and Operation:

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Sampling of site works during construction, testing and commissioning.

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Monitor the quality of construction in-line with technical specifications, employers requirements and industry standards

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Sampling of site works in-line with project program.

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Evaluating the performance and operation of energy schemes

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Surveying and evaluating existing buildings and energy systems and schemes

General:

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Producing high quality reports and presentations in clear English

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Managing the production of drawings, reports and specifications

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Supervising and coordinating the work of others and coordinating work with engineers of other disciplines

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Client and external team liaison

Providing technical guidance and mentoring to junior members of the team

Requirements and skills

The following skills would be advantageous:

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Designing district scale energy systems and downstream roles such as procurement adviser and Technical Advisor/Owner’s Engineer.

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Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Energy Data and Trends

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Leading technical consulting projects including, energy infrastructure feasibility studies and portfolio or area energy strategies

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Experience of Energy Masterplanning at an estate, city, regional and national scale.

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Advising public and private sector clients on options, risks and appropriate actions to make choices and mitigate risks

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Research into innovative low carbon energy systems and other topics related to energy, cities, resilience and climate change

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Managing and mentoring junior engineers

Qualifications:

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Achieved full corporate membership and Chartered Engineer status via an appropriate professional institution such as the Energy Institute, the Chartered Institution of Building Service Engineers, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, or the Institution of Engineering and Technology

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Typically over 10 years’ relevant experience overall with around 4 years’ experience working in the distributed energy sector.

Desirable skills and knowledge:

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Extensive and proven knowledge and experience of energy centre and infrastructure design, such as district heating, power generation, CHP and renewables

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Extensive experience of energy procurement (Tender Package Development, Employers Requirements, Technical Specifications)

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Experience of energy system operations

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Experience in renewable energy field (solar photovoltaic, biomass, wind power)

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Up to date knowledge of developments and trends in the energy sector

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Experience in developing business cases for energy investments and infrastructure refurbishments

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Knowledge of current UK energy markets and regulations, such as Part L, the Feed-in tariff, RHI, Contracts for Difference etc.

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Management and consulting skills and knowledge

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Excellent communication skills (both written and oral)

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Experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams

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A mix of both industry and consulting experience is desirable

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Able to quickly develop successful client relationships

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Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines is essential

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Excellent planning, organizational and time management skills

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Highly motivated and willing to take on new challenges

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Able to delegate work, manage staff and mentor engineers

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Strong commercial awareness and an interest in economics as well as engineering

Reward and Benefits

We offer a competitive salary at all levels, and one of the best benefits package in our sector.

Core benefits include cover under the UK Healthcare Plan (private medical insurance), Life Assurance, Accident Insurance, and Income Protection (long term disability) cover. Core benefits are funded by us and made available to all permanent staff in order to support and safeguard your financial, physical and mental wellbeing. You will also have access to a grade-related Flexible Benefits Fund which you can choose to take as extra cash, or spend on a wide range of Choice Benefits to help with your work/life balance and financial security.

In addition all permanent employees are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme. Subject to scheme rules employees can receive two Profit Share payments per year, which are dependent on the firm’s financial performance.

Closing Date - 16th July 2018

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