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Principal Net Zero Consultant
Full time, permanent
Salary: £40,800 - £46,800 p.a.
Location: Home based with ability to travel to St Neots (Cambridgeshire) and customer locations

Here at Energise it’s not just a job, it’s a commitment to a more sustainable way of living. We are flexible, hardworking and not afraid to push boundaries. Our employees are encouraged to become the best they can be.

We are looking to expand our team and are seeking to employ someone who can not only do ‘The Job’ but questions it and then seeks to improve it.

We are currently seeking a Principal Net Zero Consultant to join our growing team. To achieve success in the role you will need to work effectively, have good communication and problem-solving skills, and the ability to work with complex software while seeing the wider picture.

Are you:

  • able to build great relationships on a foundation of trust, respect and vulnerability?

  • a natural problem solver and solution finder?

  • a self-starter and able to use your own initiative?

  • passionate about sustainability, and excited about what we do and how you could contribute to that?

  • efficient in your use of time?

  • friendly and approachable?

  • committed to personal growth and professional development?

  • ready to cause good trouble?


If you answered yes to all the above, then read on…

The Role

As a Principal Net Zero Consultant you will be part of the team that delivers high quality, sustainable advice to our customers on energy and carbon reduction through engaging with our customers’ full scope of emissions. This role will support our customers on their Pathway to Net Zero, engaging with their Senior Management to inspire change at a strategic level. You will support our clients on carbon-related compliance, carbon footprinting, scenario modelling, life cycle carbon analysis and strategy development.

As part of this role, you will be expected to:

  • Know, understand and be able to apply in practice Scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG protocols

  • Contribute to the creation of customers’ Net Zero Strategy and Carbon Management Plans

  • Generate climate adaptation risk and opportunity assessments and reporting

  • Lead a portfolio of customers on their Pathway to Net Zero

  • Manage a portfolio of customers through a variety of reporting schemes, including SBTi, SECR, TCFD and CDP

  • Support in the building of scenario models and the associated strategic outcomes for our customers

  • Support our customers to achieve and maintain relevant ISO certifications (e.g. ISO50001)

  • Lead customer workshops as required

  • Research new technologies and methods to influence the continual improvement of our service provision

  • Provide support on internal training of the wider team

  • Contribute to the creation and review of technical briefings and external communication

  • Liaise with and attend customer/stakeholder meetings and contribute to and independently deliver presentations to all levels of seniority

  • Manage your projects, ensuring work is effectively delivered on time, in full, within budget in a way that wows the customer

  • Act as a catalyst for change and support our ambition to support 1 in 100 people to go Net Zero, by being curious, focused and innovative

​The Candidate


  • Excellent communication skills that allow you to build relationships that educate, engage and inspire people to take action

  • Passionate, positive, creative thinker who can think outside the box to solve complex, bespoke challenges for our customers

  • Exceptional written and presentation skills.

  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritise competing requirements

  • Enjoy being positively challenged and positively challenging others to continually improve

  • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment and independently

  • Excited about the rapid change and development in the industry and wholly agree with the scientific conclusions of the UN IPCC.


Experience & Qualifications

  • Degree or equivalent in related subject or adequate sector experience in a carbon/sustainability related role

  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and application in practice of Scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG protocols and other relevant standards



Skills you will gain

  • Multi-sectoral exposure to business strategy and management

  • A developed understanding of the risks and opportunities in relation to the adaptation to climate change in the built environment

  • The ability to build customer relationship management, influence and leadership skills

  • Continued development of carbon compliance and disclosure scheme application to complex situations

  • The opportunity for continued personal and professional development

  • Mentoring skills

Career path

The career path below is an indication of the incremental steps which can be achieved within Energise subject to a role being available and the required skills being reached

  • Deputy Head of

  • Head of

  • Director



  • ​Salary of £40,800 t0 £46,800 (dependent on experience)

  • Pension Scheme

  • 30 days holiday (inc. Public holidays), rising to 32 after 3 years' continuous service

  • Bonus scheme (employee and company-performance related)

  • Additional benefits information is available on Our Impact page

How to Apply

If you feel this role is for you and you have the relevant experience, passion and enthusiasm, please email your completed application form, CV and cover letter stating why you should be considered for this position to Carol Metherell at Please write "I'm the Principal Net Zero Consultant you're looking for" in the email subject field.

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Your deadline to apply is 15th November.  

Please do not call or email if you are a recruitment agency.

Energise is committed to a policy of diversity, equity and inclusion in its recruitment process. We actively and consciously seek to recruit without bias on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, disability, beliefs (religious or other), age or sexual orientation of that employee.