Energy Economics Consultant

Hoare Lea

We are an award-winning engineering consultancy with a creative team of engineers, designers, and technical specialists. We provide innovative solutions to complex engineering and design challenges for buildings. Irrespective of the scale or complexity of a project, we provide a full range of MEP, environmental and sustainability services, bringing buildings to life and ensuring that they perform in operation as well as they look.

Only considering candidates eligible to work in Bristol or London, UK ⚠️

Energy Economics Principal or Associate Consultant

Bristol or London

About Us

Hoare Lea is an award-winning engineering consultancy with a creative team of engineers, designers and technical specialists. We provide innovative solutions to complex engineering and design challenges for buildings.

Irrespective of the scale or complexity of a project, we provide a full range of MEP, environmental and sustainability services, bringing buildings to life and ensuring that they perform in operation as well as they look.

Our Energy Economics team are a specialist group working alongside the Utilities & Infrastructure team. We focus on using a data-led approach to unlock constrained developments, undertake technoeconomic modelling to help with decision making and provide innovative solutions that overcome barriers to investment.

Our approach is technology agnostic, and as we have the capability to model any heat and power generator, as well as battery storage, we take a whole systems approach to energy systems, identifying the synergies and opportunities that this presents. We work alongside our ESG teams considering carefully the balance between carbon accounting and financially savvy decisions.

Why Work for Us?

You’ll collaborate with the industry’s best, working with a wide range of built-environment specialists.

You’ll be part of progressive and exciting projects, able to experience innovative schemes across all sectors.

You’ll advance your career, your way, thanks to our structured Career Paths framework.

The Role

Within the Energy Economics team, we are looking ahead to our new energy future; designing and developing services to help our clients utilise innovative technologies, capitalise on their energy systems and work towards the unstoppable shift towards net zero carbon.

This is an area we know we need the very best people; to help us and our clients get the best from this new and developing area in the built environment.

We are seeking someone to support and develop our growing business sector, helping us to deliver their Net Zero energy ambitions in an economically viable way. Expertise in the electricity market and the ongoing evolution of smart systems, storage and distributed generation within built environment would be of particular benefit. Equally you will be working with our ESG teams to help find the find the balance between carbon and cost that works for our clients.

The role requires someone who is innovative and willing to work with a team of like-minded people. You’ll be drawing upon your existing experience, to improve and diversify our high value services to our clients.

You will engage with developers and articulate how they may capitalise on the economics of local generation, demand side response and storage.

Working alongside a strong leadership team, you will be particularly dedicated to support project delivery of the assignments of the team, ensuring a high-quality delivery for our clients through high technical expertise, supporting junior members and expanding the team expertise.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience within the energy sector, ideally with modelling energy systems
  • Strong understanding of carbon accounting methodologies, such as the GHG Protocol, ISO 14064, or equivalent standards.
  • Understand data and complex models (modelling peak demand, consumption profiles, demand patterns, etc)
  • Commercial awareness
  • Understanding of energy markets
  • Understanding of the different ownership and operation models available for energy systems
  • The ability to clearly articulate often complex subject areas
  • Attention to detail in delivery

They will also:

  • Be a competent pair of hands for our clients
  • Support team development
  • Ensure the standards of work and information provided to clients remains high.
  • Help develop the team’s capability and knowledge in energy systems and industry.
  • Help engage developers by presenting the complexity of energy systems in the built environment.
  • Make a demonstrable contribution to developing business expertise in the energy financing sector.

Additionally, you’ll be responsible for:

  • Technical application and operational standards.
  • Service quality and professional reputation.
  • Managing project finances (with support from others)
  • Inter-office technical reporting and assistance.
  • Adherence to the firms QM, H&S and Environmental standards.

What We Are Looking For

  • Good understanding of and demonstratable competencies with energy systems modelling, including but not limited to low carbon generations technologies, district energy systems, energy storage systems, EV charging hubs, energy markets and demand forecasting.
  • Experience with modelling software tools / platforms
  • Business case development for renewable energy and storage systems.
  • Experience in carbon accounting, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions such as the GHG Protocol, ISO 14064, CRREM reporting or Science Based Target initiatives would be helpful.
  • Technical and commercial understanding of the construction industry. Alternatively, profiles with strong experience in project management and/or ESG projects delivery will be considered.
  • Relevant energy sector technical or finance qualifications.
  • Ideally advanced proficiency in Excel/PowerQuery with good practice of workbooks organisation and data management. Proficiency in PowerBI, Helioscope, EnergyPro are also a plus.
  • Someone who accepts challenges, is a good problem solver and has a strong attention to detail to ensure highest quality standards of our project delivery.
  • Ability to manage complex and challenging critical issues for complex and challenging projects

While we don’t require applicants to have comprehensive experience in all the areas mentioned above, we value candidates who can leverage their unique experiences to contribute to our team. We also appreciate those who show the potential to expand their skills, thereby enhancing our service offerings.

Our benefits

To reward your hard work and commitment we offer both core and flexible benefits, a competitive salary and industry-leading training and development to support you throughout your career.

Core benefits

Private medical scheme

Life Assurance

Income protection

Travel Allowance – electric car scheme

25 days annual leave, increasing to 30 with length of service

Contributory pension scheme

Employee Assistance Programme

Enhanced Paternity, Maternity & Shared Parental Leave

Season Ticket Loans

Professional membership subscription


Flexible benefits

  • 9-day fortnight – the firm offers all employees the option to work a 9-day fortnight
  • Hybrid Working – activity-based approach
  • Employee stock purchase plan – a voluntary program which allows eligible employees to purchase Tetra Tech common stock at a 15% discount
  • Holiday buy & sell up to 5 days
  • Study Assistance
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • Sabbatical Leave
  • Other flexible benefits include gym and retail discounts, travel & dental insurance and GAYE (Give as you Earn)
  • Flexible working - We’re happy to discuss flexible working. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage

How to apply

To apply simply complete a CV profile and submit your application, or for further information please contact [email protected]

Diversity, equity and inclusion

We are committed to being a place where underrepresented individuals and communities are not just included, but where marginalised knowledge and experience is valued, amplified, and harnessed. So, we strongly encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds, including women, people of the Global Majority, LGBTQ+ individuals, disabled people, neurodivergent people, and those from all other underrepresented or marginalised groups. To learn more about our approach to diversity, equity and inclusion, see our DEI strategy.

Adjustments and accommodations

If there are adjustments or accommodations that we can put in place to ensure you can participate and give your best at any stage of the recruitment process (whether relating to disability, neurodivergence, or anything else) please let us know.

Flexible working

We are committed to enabling a healthy work-life balance for all employees. So, we welcome applications from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements to suit their particular needs and lifestyle, including part-time, term-time-only, and remote working.

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Leading independent engineering consultancy specializing in MEP, environmental, and sustainability services.

Working Week

We work a 9 day fortnight. That's 9 slightly longer days over 2 weeks (80 hours total), with every second Friday off.

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Our Vacation Policy

We offer 30 days of PTO, includes annual leave and additional flexible leave options

Remote Working Policy

We offer hybrid working environment with flexible location options.

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) company contribution
  • Generous parental leave
  • Equipment allowance
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Professional Development Budget
  • Opportunties for Sabbaticals
  • Mental Health Support

Our Team

We're a team of 1.2k across 17 departments:

  • engineering
  • education
  • consulting
  • finance
  • +13 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Excel
  • PowerQuery
  • PowerBI
  • Helioscope
  • EnergyPro
  • Energy sector experience
  • Energy systems modelling
  • Carbon accounting
  • Data analysis
  • Commercial awareness
  • Energy markets
  • Attention to detail
  • Project delivery
  • Team development
  • Problem solving

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