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Mott MacDonald • Glasgow, UK

Principal Energy Consultant - Net Zero Advisory

2 days/week at home

A little flex time – We’re happy to talk flexible working and how we can support your responsibilities beyond the workplace. We offer a range of options depending on your role, so please discuss this with your recruiter.

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Job Description

Mott MacDonald

We’re a global engineering, management, and development consultancy.
Our purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes in everything we do, relentlessly focusing on excellence and digital innovation, transforming our clients’ businesses, our communities and employee opportunities.

A fundamental part of this is respecting each person’s differences and striving to meet their needs.

Our values: Progress, Respect, Integrity, Drive, Excellence.

About the business unit

The Buildings and Cities Unit (BNC) has a major presence in Mott MacDonald's regional offices throughout the UK and mainland Europe, providing a wide range of diverse and transferable cross-sector skills across five key Sectors; Advisory, Built Environment, Energy, Transportation and Water. We also provide local services to customers and technical leadership to the rest of the Group in these sectors.

Overview of role

Climate change is among the biggest threats facing humanity. Mott MacDonald is taking a position of leadership – using our knowledge, ingenuity and influence to help the world successfully transition to a low carbon future. Do you have the drive and passion to help us deliver solutions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions by default? If so, we have an exciting role in that could be just what you’re looking for.

Our Net Zero Carbon Advisory Team is growing rapidly, and we are seeking highly motivated individuals to join our team of energy performance and carbon management professionals. As the successful Senior Consultant – Net Zero Advisory, you will be part of the team truly living and applying our commitment to be net zero by the end of 2040 (and we are exploring options for bringing forward that date).

In addition, in 2020 we were independently certified as carbon neutral globally obtaining PAS2060, and ISO14064 accreditation for carbon reporting, both firsts in our industry.

As the successful candidate, you will join an established and innovative team of advisors and consultants, delivering an exciting portfolio of work in the public and private sectors.

As you contribute to the collective growth of our team’s capability, we will offer you exceptional opportunities for technical and management skillset development and long term career progression.

Your role will be rewarding and varied, and responsibilities will typically include

  • Supporting the development of technical solutions and energy strategies to help the Buildings and Infrastructure sector meet governmental and local ‘net zero carbon’ targets, focusing on both heat and power
  • Carry out energy audits of a range of sites in the public and private sector, identifying opportunities for improvement and quantifying capital costs and savings, including opportunities for low to net zero heat and power solutions (i.e. heat networks, localised renewable technologies and hydrogen futures)
  • Developing energy reports for clients, clearly and concisely summarising findings of energy audits and site surveys.
  • Understanding and communicating ‘net zero carbon’ policies to clients, in support of them setting their own ‘net zero carbon’ aspirations and developing action plans to meet defined outcomes.
  • Carrying out energy modelling analysis and energy audits for a range of new and existing building projects. The role will have a focus on operational energy emissions reduction, but will require an understanding of ‘whole life’ carbon impacts of projects
  • Interfacing net zero carbon advisory with wider buildings and infrastructure outcome needs, such as environmental parameters to achieve ‘healthy buildings’ and whole life cost effectiveness in operation
  • Carrying out due diligence of third party low carbon and net zero carbon project reports, drawings, specifications, energy analysis and cost models
  • Ensuring the production of deliverables to agreed timelines and within budget
  • Supporting business development related activities, identifying opportunities/prospects to allow us to prepare/position the team to produce winning proposals
  • Supporting the development of client relationships to provide good prospects and repeat business
  • Contributing to winning new work; client-facing at a senior level

Candidate specification

Ultimately, we deliver solutions, and use our restless curiosity and leading edge skills to challenge and innovate. So, we’re looking for you to demonstrate the skills, qualifications and experience listed below.

  • Building energy performance analysis
  • District heating and heat networks (ideally complete with CIBSE Heat Network Consultant accreditation)
  • Energy auditing and reporting
  • Energy management experience
  • Energy Performance Contracting
  • Energy modelling i.e. IES, TAS, Sefaira
  • Smartgrids and microgrids
  • Energy storage
  • Whole life cost and carbon modelling
  • Public sector energy and carbon management
  • Industrial energy performance optimisation
  • Experience in working on different building and infrastructure contract types
  • Experience of wider sustainability accreditation schemes such as BREEAM, LEED and WELL
  • Qualified in a related technical subject (Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree)
  • Master’s degree in a related subject
  • Chartered or approaching chartered status with a relevant professional body
  • Membership of a related professional body
  • Awareness of the Technical Advisory market and services
  • A range of report writing, and visual and verbal presentation techniques
  • Ability to work in diverse multidisciplinary teams
  • Willingness and patience to provide high levels of personal support to clients
  • Sound knowledge and use of MS Office suite of software

Please bear in mind that you do not need to meet 100% of these to be considered for the position.


Equality, diversity, and inclusion

We put equality, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of our business, seeking to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. We encourage individual expression in our workplace and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels they can contribute.


We want you to perform your best at every stage in the recruitment process. If you are disabled or need any support to enable you to apply or attend an interview, please contact us at reasonable.adjustments@mottmac.com and we will talk to you about how we can support you.

Agile working

Happy to talk Flexible Working and how we can support your responsibilities beyond the workplace.

We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • Pension matched up to 7%
  • Life insurance
  • An annual professional institution subscription
  • Continuous development opportunities – because we want you to thrive
  • Agile/flexible working – because life isn’t 9-5
  • Enhanced parental leave; shared parental leave policies – for parents and care givers
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Flexible benefits that suit you, including ability to buy/sell annual leave entitlement, cycle to work & interest free season ticket loans
  • Wellbeing support including access to an independent Employer Assistance Scheme, wellbeing champions and access to learning and support resources
  • Access to our Advanced Employee Networks which support our LGBTQ+, gender, race and ethnicity, disability and parents/carers communities
  • The opportunity to make a difference; learn more about our social outcomes

Apply now, or for more information about our application process, click here.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Adoption leave – 26 weeks full pay
Open to part time work for some roles
Buddy scheme
Flexible working week
Enhanced sick pay
Dental coverage
Compassionate leave
Health assessment
Eye Care Support – Eyecare vouchers
Private GP service – Private Medical care for all UK staff
Season ticket loan
Theme park discounts
Religious celebration leave
Buy or sell annual leave
Accrued annual leave
Caregiver Leave
Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks
Enhanced paternity leave – 2 weeks
Shared parental leave – We match up to 24 weeks full pay
Pregnancy loss leave
Tax-free childcare
In office yoga classes
Cycle to work scheme
Faith rooms
Salary sacrifice
Life assurance
Annual pay rises
Pension match/increase
Life insurance
Annual bonus
Income protection
Employee discounts
Professional subscriptions – We pay for your primary professional annual subscription
Lunch and learns
Employee assistance programme
L&D budget
Teambuilding days
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Work-life balance
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Role modelling
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Working at Mott MacDonald

Company employees

18,000 worldwide

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

UK Wide; London, Croydon, Birmingham, Derby, Altrincham, Manchester, Whitehaven, Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Durham, Bristol, Southampton, Reading, Cambridge, Peterborough, Brighton, Norwich, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness, Cardiff, Newport, Exeter, Leicester, Leeds, Skipton, York

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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