Senior Consultant / Senior Energy Engineer

(Real estate - Buildings & Real Estate)


North west, London or South west



Reports to

Head of Deliver for Zero (Real Estate)

The Role

This role sits within our Real Estate sector which works with market leaders in commercial real estate to develop innovative global zero carbon strategies. Our clients are building owners, real estate investors and developers and our services are shaped to help them transition to a net zero economy. Our Deliver for zero service acts on clients’ net zero strategic aspirations, breaking them down into implementable carbon/energy action plans and projects.  You work directly with clients to turn their aims into a reality through site audits, monitoring and proposing short-term data solutions to optimise efficiency.

You lead the technical delivery of complex energy management and building optimisation projects to Verco’s Real Estate clients. By engaging with a wide range of key stakeholders on a day-to-day basis, you play a key role in managing sustainability risks and realising opportunities.  


    As part of the Deliver for Zero team, you manage projects that cover the following services:  

    ·       Readiness assessment of organisations to deliver sustainable savings.

    ·       Working with real estate clients to identify and prioritise the most cost-effective opportunities, including technological, behavioural and process optimisation initiatives.

    ·       Building compelling business cases for achieving staged and pragmatic energy and cost reduction.

    ·       Delivering services/opportunities, with a guaranteed outcome and savings verified. 

    Although you are part of the Deliver for Zero (Real Estate) team, you will have opportunities to work on other projects within our wider Real Estate and Corporates teams, giving you the runway to develop as well as share your knowledge.

    Alongside this, you are a mentor and possible line manager to other members of the team.

    Project Management:   You manage a variety of building optimisation and energy reduction projects at a wide range of real estate sites, concurrently ensuring the successful delivery to the client on time, to quality and within an agreed budget.

    Technical input:  You provide technical input to projects, including data analytics, modelling and strategic insights for the delivery of the service areas outlined above.

    Business development and proposal writing:  You’re actively engaged in developing business, either by increasing the value of existing accounts or by supporting more senior members of the team in targeted business development activities such as writing proposals and/or delivering technical webinars.

    Client management: You maintain strong relationships with existing clients and build lasting relationships with new clients with the expectation of maintaining and, where possible, increasing revenues from key accounts.

    Operational:  You provide timely responses to operational needs including (but not limited to) time-sheeting, invoicing, reviews, project management information, health & safety etc. As a senior consultant there will also be an expectation to share knowledge to support the development of junior team members.

    Environmental: You contribute to Verco’s sustainability targets and internal CSR team objectives when required.

What you bring

Education, Qualifications & Training


Degree (or equivalent) in engineering


Masters or relevant post-graduate qualification

Chartered Engineer status

Member of relevant professional institution e.g. IChemE 

Employment Experience


- managing complex or multi-client projects

- energy management and auditing including onsite deep dive assessments

- development of net zero pathways

- key account management and new business development

- managing bids and delivering proposals

- leading & facilitating workshops/seminars


Commercial experience in securing and negotiating business contracts, and supporting others to do the same 

Knowledge & Understanding


A sound technical knowledge of energy use in buildings including

- Boilers, HVAC, lighting, motors and drives, building management systems

- Energy management systems (ISO50001)

- Metering, Monitoring & Targeting

- Electrical infrastructure & systems

- Process Optimisation

- Heat Recovery Systems

- Renewable energy

- Policy frameworks our clients operate i.e. CCA, ESOS, EUETS, IPC permits


Knowledge of:

 - energy use in industrial systems (boilers, steam systems, refrigeration, compressed air)

- Production systems in manufacturing

- Technology design & implementation

- Measurement &verification

- DSR and flexibility

- Renewable energy technology design and implementation

- CHP feasibility & design 

Skills / Competencies


High level of competence in the use of IT, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

Strong communicator; verbal and written

Proactive and inquisitive approach


Working knowledge of Microsoft Power BI 

IES modelling

Language skills in particular German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese 

Other requirements & attributes


Willingness to travel nationally and internationally to implement projects

Able to present a professional appearance to clients and partners

Desirable:           Clean UK driving licence

To apply

The focus on your continuing professional development is key for us. It ensures we offer client service excellence based on professional knowledge, skill and expertise that’s not only current, it’s forefront. So we’re committed to helping everyone across the business develop, with annual learning days set aside as standard in line with your own needs, along with an enabling environment for building your knowledge and skill base as you develop in the role.

You can benefit from our annual performance-based bonus, a 5% pension contribution, BUPA medical insurance, life assurance, travel insurance (both personal and work - and winter sports!), your annual professional association membership fees, interest free travel loans, our Cycle to work and Give as you earn schemes, along with the option to buy additional holidays to your standard entitlement. And as we are an employee-owned business, share purchase options are available periodically to the team.

We put a large emphasis on your wellbeing and provide regular check-ins and awareness sessions to support you in achieving the balance that’s right for you. We aim to be as flexible as possible.

We’re a sociable bunch with shared interests so you can expect an ongoing supply of events, trips, activities and STEM-related volunteering.

Read more about us at:

Submit your CV and a covering letter to confirming the role you’re applying for in the subject line of your email and we’ll be in touch.

Our mission isn’t just about what we do, it’s also how we do it. So diversity matters to us at Verco. We value and respect unique contribution and hire the best people, whatever their background, offering a working environment that enables you to thrive and achieve your potential. We are committed to providing equal opportunity and welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief.

You must be eligible to work in the UK. We do not currently have visa sponsorship status, but this is something we are putting in place so that Skilled Worker visa sponsorship can be available and we welcome applications from suitable candidates who might be eligible to come and work with us via this route.