Our people are our biggest asset so we make sure we recruit those who share our values, have the ability to develop personally and the will to continue learning professionally.
We regularly shine the spotlight on one of our team. Looking at their journey to be here now, their role and their why – what drives them.
Today we meet Jack Waring, Head of Energy Engineering. He has been with us for 4.5 years and started as a temp!
Tell us about your role
I started in a temp contract doing data analysis and have worked my way up to Head of Energy Engineering. I offer technical support to the rest of the consultancy team and have some liaison with our clients when required.
What drives you?
For me its sustainability. I used to work for a utility provider and realised I needed more meaning in my work. This gives me something more in my work – we’re trying to build a better future.
What do you enjoy about your job and what challenges you?
The same thing – the problem solving! How can we help lower the energy consumption at a site or across a whole portfolio? I’m still learning a lot but that’s what I enjoy, constantly improving my technical understanding. If I can spend a day doing in depth data analysis, I’m happy!
What are your hopes for the future?
I hope we can continue to increase our impact, and I’ll be here for as long as that continues. That’s our goal. My ambition is completely in line with Energise.
Who inspires you?
Christiana Figueres who fronts the Outrage & Optimism podcast. She is fantastic. She was at the forefront of the Paris agreement; she constantly remains positive and she really understands the challenges we’re facing. There are loads of others out there – I read a lot of personal development and business literature to help make myself better in the new world of work we’re living in.
Can you recommend some reading / listening that have influenced you?
Be More Pirate by Sam Conniff Allende introduced me to the idea of causing good trouble. Something we’ve adopted as a company – trying to be disruptive in the industry and not sticking with the status quo.
The Joy of Work by Bruce Daisley dispels the old myths of our ways of working.
The previously mentioned Outrage & Optimism podcast delivered from former UN Chief Christiana Figueres and the team who brought you the Paris Agreement. Guests include David Attenborough, Stella McCartney, John Kerry, Richard Curtis and Mark Carney.
My book recommendations tend to come from the podcast Squiggly Careers. There’s stuff from doing well at work, getting promotions, improving confidence – full of great advice.
Tell us three facts about you?
I enjoy travelling and have been to the same number of countries as my age
I have eaten a fair few creepy crawlies in my time - tarantulas, a scorpion, crickets, ants and more!
My first job was working at a medieval festival every year where I eventually became their plumber.
Connect with Jack on LinkedIn