Graduate Energy Consultant
At Arup, we are passionate about designing and delivering ground-breaking work in infrastructure, building design and specialist technical services. Independent in ownership and spirit, we are re a global firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical experts using our skills to help shape a better world.
Our multidisciplinary teams focus on designing energy infrastructure, starting at a pre-planning stage moving through procurement to delivery and operation. We seek to integrate technical, commercial, planning and policy expertise to help clients make informed decisions about their energy consumption, carbon management and technology investments.
Our enthusiasm combined with our extensive knowhow/knowledge equip us to take energy strategies from concept to realisation. We stay attuned to the specific goals and constraints of each client to achieve tangible value. Particular activities include:
- Research and advice at city / regional / district scale to inform resilience, energy and sustainability assessments and strategies for cities, institutions and private sector
- Energy master planning including techno-economic analysis, feasibility assessment and design of low carbon distributed energy systems
- Technical advice for investors and developers on low carbon energy investments including assessment of technical and commercial risks, business case development, commercialisation and procurement
- Modelling and detailed design of distributed energy systems such as district heating, power generation (including renewables), storage (both electrical and thermal) and micro-grids
- Power systems (HV and LV distribution level) modelling and design ranging from buildings to city master plan level
- Delivery of clients engineering services from project concept through design, construction and operation
- Strategic research into the future of energy systems, presently including micro-grids, smart grids and hydrogen applications
The diverse nature of the work we do means that you will be working for a variety of clients, on projects across a wide range of markets, including:
- World Energy Council Scenarios: Innovating Urban Energy
- Greater Manchester networks
Some further publications we’ve produced include:
- London heat map
Our work is grounded in rigorous analysis and informed by engineering, economic, policy and governance perspectives.
About the role
We have opportunities for Graduate Energy Consultants to join our teams of bright professionals in several of our UK offices. Arup has an unrivalled community of experts, where you will be supported and mentored in your career path and encouraged to work towards a professional qualification.
Your day to day tasks may include:
- Feasibility studies on technology options including; District heating/cooling, Combined Heat and Power, solar photovoltaic, wind, geothermal, hydrogen, energy storage and biomass
- Assessing carbon reduction benefits of a variety of technology options
- Simulations and data analysis
- Commercial analysis and financial modelling
- Project delivery design advice supporting senior colleagues
- Report writing
- Contributing to presentations
- Site visits and surveys
- Organising internal and external events
- Policy and legislation investigation surrounding power generation, especially with regards to renewable technologies
- Supporting the development of proposals for new commissions
- Participating in the on-going group research activities
What we look for
We are looking for graduates with enthusiasm, curiosity, personal drive, technical knowhow and an ability to communicate clearly and persuasively. If you can combine these skills with an understanding of (or willingness to learn about) the Energy Consulting sector and a desire to deliver excellent services for clients, we would like to hear from you.
We are looking for the following qualifications, attributes and skills:
- A Masters degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Power Systems, Environmental, Building Services, Civil or Chemical Engineering, with prediction of 2:1 or higher (or equivalent)
- A commitment to a low carbon future
Skills and experience:
- Excellent interpersonal, numerical, written, analytical and research skills
- Knowledge and interest in national and local energy generation, transmission and distribution systems infrastructure and their operations and legislation
- Have work experience, gained either through summer or industrial placements, or other relevant experience (e.g. voluntary work, research or university project work)
- Communicating technical information and issues to non-technical audiences
Experience of, or interest in, some of the following would be an advantage:
- Energy and mass balance analysis with particular regard to heat generation plant sizing, concept design of heat/power distribution systems, carbon emissions analysis and commercial assessment of plant and project operations
- Use of energy and power modelling and simulation analysis software packages (e.g. MS Excel plus advanced modelling functionality, energyPRO, ArcGIS, DIgSILENT, ETAP, IES , NetSim, SPSS, Python, R, Matlab)
- An interest in continual learning and applying research
- An interest in the technology and policy side of sustainability and the environment
What we offer
There are infinite possibilities when you join Arup. You’ll receive all the opportunities that come with a challenging, fulfilling career, including:
- A competitive salary and welcome bonus
- Profit share scheme
- A comprehensive benefits package, including a flexible benefits fund and a generous pension
- An interesting and varied workload where you’ll make a tangible difference to the world
- The opportunity to work on international projects
- A challenging workload that will stretch your mind and make the most of your skills
- A collaborative, intelligent and friendly team in an excellent working environment The support you need to develop your career through professional accreditation and training
The deadline for applications is 14th November 2017, and assessments will take place shortly after. We have positions available in our Bristol and London offices. Our Graduate Welcome Week will take place in September 2018. Although we can be flexible on start dates we would hope that the successful candidate will join their peers for this event.
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