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Principal Consultant - Decentralised Energy

  • Job reference: EN-002824
  • Sector: Energy, Power
  • Location: London
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Why not...

Are you looking for an opportunity to join a growing team to support our Decentralised Energy business stream? 

Would you like to become a lead within this niche area and manage client relationships as well projects?

If so, we’d love you to apply for this role.

The Role

We are looking for a self-starting, driven individual to join our Decentralised Energy (DE) team, based in London (Atkins Euston Tower or Epsom office locations). An ability to work pro-actively, whether delivering work or winning work, is essential.

This person must be passionate about the DE sector and the key role DE has to play moving forwards as part of our overall energy mix. An appreciation of the wider UK energy system/ market is a further prerequisite. The role will require significant Client engagement and frequent working with colleagues throughout Atkins Energy business, including our Networks and Energy Storage groups. 

The role includes developing new business and work winning in the field of DE (including district heating, cooling & power), providing a key Client facing role and undertaking productive work on live projects, including execution of Project Manager duties. Delivering work responsibilities will include feasibility assessment, design delivery and technical quality assurance of DE projects. Developing relationships is a key part of this role as you’ll be liaising with clients and managing project teams. You’ll also be supporting preparation of tenders and proposals.

Reporting in to the Head of Decentralised Energy. A key requirement will be ongoing working with the wider UK Decentralised Energy team of engineers and consultants, including project delivery, bids and wider strategic initiatives. 

The Person

You have experience of working within the UK DE market. With excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, you have a client facing approach and the ability and interest in networking within this market. 
With a positive outlook and approachable manner, you are capable and confident in leading, building and maintaining strong business relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
You have an entrepreneurial attitude and willingness to challenge normal practice and the drive and ambition to help us create a market leading business in this sector. You also have the ability to develop new project opportunities.
It is also preferable (although not essential) that you are known within the UK decentralised energy market, with a highly regarded reputation.

You will also demonstrate the following;

Chartered Mechanical, Electrical or Building Services Engineer (CEng)
Ability to lead and undertake engineering design, review and construction supervision across a range of decentralised energy projects
Demonstrable experience in the Renewables sector with a good knowledge of key technologies e.g. CHP, biomass, heat pumps etc
Ability to run and manage projects, including financial performance 
Strong Quality, Safety, Environment (QSE) focus, with demonstrable track record of implementing these standards 
About Us

Our Energy business has been operating for over four decades and the pace of change has never been greater than it is now. These are critical times in how the world generates and uses Energy. There is a critical need to reduce carbon emissions to avoid damaging climate change. However, this needs to be balanced against the requirement to provide electricity and heat at affordable cost. Further pressure is created by the increasing demand from developing nations and our responsibility as a society to provide access to electricity to as many of the world’s population as possible.

Atkins recognises these issues and accepts our responsibility as a leading engineering design company to drive solutions and deliver cleaner, safer, sustainable energy to industrial users and residential customers across the globe. Whether this be development of tidal barrage schemes in the UK, leading the way in floating offshore wind or developing solar generation plant in Africa, we are determined to lead the way in creating sustainable energy solutions.

Additional Information

Some work outside normal office hours may be necessary. Travel to and from client sites and/or temporary secondment to client’s offices may also be required. 
This is an exciting time for Atkins; we are diversifying our portfolio to become a more global organisation, whilst also continuing to grow our Energy sector in the UK. There will be opportunities for international travel and applicants with a desire for non-UK based assignments will be welcomed. 
Atkins recognises that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career in engineering, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements.

Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. These are reviewed with individuals through an annual appraisal process. We actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions. 

Rewards and Benefits 

Please refer to our Rewards and Benefits page for details on our full benefits package.

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance.  If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV,  details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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