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Graduate Smart Energy and Sustainability Consultant - Glasgow




Smart Energy & Sustainability

Employment type

Full time

Contract type




Key Info 

  • Location: Glasgow 
  • Anticipated start: September 2024
  • We are not able to provide a Skilled Worker visa for this position. You will need to be eligible to work in the UK without our sponsorship to be considered for this role. Please do not apply if you have limited leave to enter or remain in the UK e.g. a visitor visa, a student/graduate visa or an employer-sponsored visa from a previous employer.  



Role Overview 


Here’s a fantastic opportunity to join our highly influential Smart Energy and Sustainability Division. 

From local authorities to universities, and from masterplan developers to asset managers, we’re proud to be shaping the approach that organisations are taking to decarbonisation and a net-zero future. 


We are looking for graduates with a passion to drive a sustainable future focusing on carbon verification and validation


Our work includes: 


  • Net-zero carbon studies at project and master planning levels 
  • Planning application support documents including energy strategy and environmental assessments 
  • Climate change studies 
  • ESG strategy 
  • Life-Cycle Carbon and Cost Analyses (LCCA) 
  • Renewable energy development 
  • Electrical generation, storage and distribution   

What you will learn with us 


  • Carbon verification, validation and auditing. 
  • Contributing to the delivery of key projects, with support from senior team members. 
  • Reviewing project details and developing appropriate sustainability targets. 
  • Reviewing documentation provided by project teams, assess this against the project’s targets and provide feedback or follow-up. 
  • Communicating sustainability requirements to internal and external team members. 
  • Preparation of reports providing advice and guidance to clients and project teams, or in support of planning applications with support from senior team members. 
  • Managing own workload to meet project deadlines. 
  • Reviewing the performance of designated projects on a monthly basis and update the team’s project tracker with progress information. 
  • Engaging with skills networks to exchange best practice and processes. 
  • Arrange meetings, take minutes and distribute actions. 
  • Attending and contributing to project team meetings. 
  • Completing relevant training to become qualified to deliver carbon consultancy advisory services/. 
  • Developing commercial awareness by assisting with preparation of proposals/tenders for new work. 


What you will need to succeed? 


  • Hold a relevant degree, BEng (Hons) or BSc (Hons) or equivalent/higher. 
  • Humility, self-motivation and enthusiasm. 
  • Excellent communication, presentation and writing skills. 
  • An understanding of the construction industry and built environment.  
  • Ability to commute to office on regular basis 


We are also keen to know if you can offer any of these attributes 

  • Additional languages that you are fluent or able to apply professionally, as well as English. 
  • Full UK Driving Licence 


Also, any academic knowledge of: 


  • Environmental design, environmental science or sustainability-related disciplines. 
  • Building industry, sustainability and/or material science. 
  • Electrical design, micro-grids and/or DNO engagement 
  • Planning, environmental impact assessments or wider sustainability legislation. 
  • Technical ability in environmental-related disciplines. 

What's great about Hydrock now Stantec

We are a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy of over 900 staff in 21 offices across the UK. Our driving motivation is to be a ‘Force for Good’, as it is our aim to improve the quality of people’s lives from our employees to our clients, through to the communities we work in and our planet as a whole through the work we do.  

From the buildings that surround you, the roads and bridges you cross, all related to the infrastructure that we create, we aim to offer the most sustainable possibilities to shape the places, communities and society that we live in through meeting our client’s needs. Through the path we are on to delivering a green future, the result is something that everyone can be proud of. 

Named as Building’s Engineering Consultant of the Year in 2023, we’re known for delivering outstanding sustainable projects for our communities, planet, and society.

Some of these projects have recently received industry accolades, including Cleveland Pools winning the Conservation and Regeneration category at the Construction Excellence South West Awards 2023; Bay Technology Centre named Commercial Project of the Year at the British Construction Industry Awards 2022; YGG Tan-y-Lan picked out in the Integration and Collaborative Working category at Construction Excellence Wales Awards 2022; The Deaf Academy singled out for its Universal Design at the Civic Trust Awards 2022; and Bristol’s iconic waterfront Wapping Wharf Living sweeping up at the Bristol Property Awards.

Take a look at our 2023 end of year film and get a feel for what we’re all about. 


What we can offer you: 

  • Inspiring and supportive colleagues 
  • Reward for progression and hard work 
  • An opportunity to develop your soft skills, as well your technical skills
  • Competitive starting salary 
  • Excellent health benefits 25 days of holiday (buy/sell up to five days), accrue 1 day extra every 2 years, with bonus holidays too!
  • An earlier finish on Friday (4pm!) 
  • An opportunity to give back: “Day off for good cause” (on a workday) 
  • A huge range of flexible benefits, including climate perks and an EV car leasing scheme 


A place to feel included

We champion diversity, equity and inclusion. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we commit to supporting our employees and ensure we create a safe environment that nurtures you to perform at your best. Offering our people flexibility is an important factor in achieving this aim.  

We consider all application individually with the required qualifications and knowledge without regard to any of the protected characteristics. We would like to provide everyone with a fair selection, assessment and employment experience so we ask with are made aware of any physical or neurodiverse condition within your application for which appropriate reasonable adjustments can be made by us. 


Looking for the next steps? 

Once you have completed your application through our careers site, we aim to review and respond to you as soon as your application’s been reviewed.

If shortlisted, a member of our Talent Acquisition Team will call you for an initial pre-screen by phone (typically 30 minutes) to help us assess your motivations and interest in the position and Hydrock now Stantec. 

If you progress following this telephone pre-screen, you will be invited to attend a formal interview by video conference (Microsoft Teams) or in our offices. 

For the latest updates and news, connect with us on our LinkedIn page