Graduate Energy Analyst Cardiff 2023

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DEADLINE 6th March 2024

The Graduate Energy Analyst works in SMS’s New Energy Systems (NES) department and will monitor energy consumption, asset efficiency, cost, and carbon emissions for the SMS client portfolio, providing insights that allow each client to make strategic decisions relating to the management of energy.

The role

The role of the energy analytics team is to provide clear and easy to understand management information that will identify energy saving opportunities, budget risks and the achievements of energy conservation activity. The team design and deliver remote services to improve the control of energy consumption using software systems, bespoke analysis, regular reporting, and the engagement and coaching of operational stakeholders.

The team is responsible for managing HVAC assets on client portfolios and providing feedback on the performance of these assets. The team also supports commercial organisations with the management of compliance with energy & environmental legislation.

The role involves day-to-day data handling, use of analytical techniques (benchmarking, regression analysis, profile analysis, measurement & verification), report design and management of software information systems. The candidate will also be expected to develop technical knowledge relating to the behavior of energy consuming systems and consulting knowledge for influencing organisational change.

Shift Pattern: Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 5pm with a one hour lunch break.

Key responsibilities

  • Undertake forensic data analysis of buildings and energy systems utilising industry recognised techniques such as profile analysis & disaggregation, CUSUM, regression analysis, and baseload normalisation to identify energy waste.
  • Energy Data Analysis– identifying opportunities to improve the energy performance and understanding the profile of energy consumption of buildings and energy using plant, using standard Excel calculation tools and SMS’s cloud-based analytic platform.
  • Deliver training for customers and colleagues in the use of these tools.
  • Collaborate with energy consultants in order to contextualise energy consumption with a range of HVAC designs and tailor operational processes so they are fit for purpose.
  • Lead remote energy review calls utilising consumption data and knowledge of HVAC systems at site to identify and achieve building controls savings for customers.
  • Specify, design, and produce high-quality, client focused energy monitoring and targeting reports identifying the number and scale of potential energy savings available.
  • Online Research – investigating technologies, energy management techniques, legislation and policy.
  • Establish and maintain relevant project databases.
  • Resolve data inconsistencies through triangulation of relevant data sources.

We would love you to have

  • Degree or equivalent in an engineering, physical sciences or analytical discipline.
  • Specific energy management, energy engineering or building services training is desirable.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel at an advanced level Knowledge and understanding of SQL, macros, Power BI, or other forms of automation for the development of efficient processes.
  • Data analysis skills.
  • Experience of self-directed research into unfamiliar topics.
  • Knowledge and understanding of mechanical and electrical energy systems in buildings and infrastructure portfolios.
  • Knowledge and understanding of driving factors that influence how energy is used in buildings and infrastructure portfolios.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the legislative requirements around energy consumption data for GHG and SECR reporting.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft packages: Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Power BI.

What's in it for you

  • 25 personal holiday days per year (with additional 8 public holidays) increasing to 30 personal days after 5 years of service (includes options to buy and sell)
  • Hybrid working options.
  • Enhanced Maternity and Adoption leave.
  • 24/7 free and confidential employee assistance service.
  • Medicash health plan offers a wide variety of benefits from cashback on everyday healthcare treatments like optical, dental and physio treatments. Discounted gym memberships and free 24/7 online GP.
  • Access to our Share Incentive Plan which allows you to become a shareholder in a tax-efficient way and benefit from the success of the company
  • Life Insurance (4 x annual salary)
  • Pension matching scheme (up to 5% of salary)
  • Developing our people is important to us - we support and encourage development by offering internal and external accredited courses, secondments and study support.
DEADLINE 6th March 2024