Senior Utilities Consultant
6d ago

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Utilities Consultant to join our dynamic and growing Smart Energy team to join our dynamic and growing Smart Energy team in Birmingham (based in our modern multidisciplinary office on Edmund Street, B3 2HB).

Note : We can be flexible on the location for this position as we have Smart Energy experts based across our Bristol, Birmingham and London Offices.

Hydrock is an independently owned multidisciplinary consultancy, of circa 500 staff, operating out of 16 offices. It is one of The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For and a champion of well-being (note our recent Health and Wellbeing Leader of the Year award at the NCE100).

We believe part of our success is looking after our people and our values help create a unique, dynamic, working environment.

Our values include having fun, giving something back and our families coming first- check out all 10 here (and don’t miss the Challenge Day video on the same page!).

Our Smart Energy and Sustainability team is recognised as an industry leader in the field of sustainable development. We seek opportunities to enable clients to unlock cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy and maximise the potential economic and environmental value of their projects, whilst delivering on wider environmental and sustainability principles.

Our projects range from Net Zero assessments, low and zero carbon technology optimisation through to large scale master planning consultancy.

The Role :

Expanding upon our existing team of utilities, sustainability and smart energy engineers, we require a utilities consultant to become an integral part of the delivery team.

  • The primary role will be to support development proposals by providing an effective external services strategy. This will involve investigating if and how the various utility networks will be affected by new connections;
  • providing guidance on risk items, cost, design etc; and working alongside the wider design team to provide a holistic energy strategy.

    As part of the team, you will provide technical consultancy at the following work stages :

  • Concept design
  • Master planning
  • Planning
  • Post planning and construction stages
  • Requirements :

  • At least 4 years’ of consultancy experience
  • Knowledge and delivery of NRSWA C1 -C4 / RIBA 0-4
  • Tenacious, organised and keen to apply initiative to drive projects forward
  • A technical understanding of the following :

  • Gas, electric, potable water and telecoms networks, including associated infrastructure (substations, governors, pumping stations etc)
  • The opportunities and constraints around utility infrastructure
  • Network capacity
  • Energy demands and supply requirements for a variety of build types
  • Mains diversions
  • Disconnections
  • Easements / wayleaves / servitudes
  • Network design
  • Additional :

  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Accomplished report writing
  • Enjoy working in a fun, lively office with a great team spirit
  • Desirables :

  • Background in energy, renewables or related disciplines.
  • Knowledge of planning, environmental impact assessments or wider sustainability legislation.
  • An ability to apply analytical skills across a range of scale (buildings, campus, cities).
  • Experience and working knowledge of the energy market, capacity and grid balancing, demand side response, connection agreements, market business models etc.
  • Understanding of wastewater
  • Understanding of EV charging
  • Understanding of heat decarbonisation
  • Experience in fee proposals / bid writing
  • BIM / CAD / Revit experience
  • We have a true enthusiasm for what we do. If you do too, we’d love to hear from you.

    What can you expect?

    Inspired and motivated colleagues. A good team, office and employer. A genuine opportunity to create and to be recognised and rewarded.

    The remuneration package will include a competitive salary and employer pension contribution, 25 days annual leave (with the option to buy / sell up to five days), well-being bonus and a wide variety of flexible benefits.

    There are also little things like a paid day off for good causes and free fresh fruit in every office.

    A career with Hydrock offers you the chance to achieve your potential in a strongly people-focused and values-led business that provides great opportunities for professional and personal development.

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