Senior Energy and Carbon Analyst

Salix Finance

£30,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy, sustainability

Closing date: Monday, 11th July 2022  

Job Title: Senior Energy and Carbon Analyst

Reporting to: Energy and Carbon Programme Manager
Location: London
Contract type: Permanent
Date advertised: June 2022, External Advert
Job description reviewed: June 2022

About Salix

Salix Finance is a non-departmental public body established to accelerate public sector investment in low carbon technologies. Salix is publicly funded by BEIS, DfE, and the Welsh and Scottish Governments and works with public sector bodies throughout the UK, helping them make progress towards achieving their carbon reduction targets. We do this by offering grants and interest free loans for low carbon and energy efficiency projects. By joining Salix, you will learn about low carbon technologies and their application in the built environment, financing of capital projects, government policy and client relationship management.

Salix are proud to have been awarded the Investors in People Gold Award and came first in the Sunday Times Top 100 companies to work for in category small companies, not for profit in 2021.

On 30th September BEIS launched the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS) and Public Sector Low Carbon Skills Fund (PSLCF) both of which are being delivered by Salix. The purpose of both schemes is to provide grant funding to Public Sector Organisations to deliver capital energy efficiency and heat decarbonisation projects within public sector non-domestic buildings, including central government departments and non-departmental public bodies in England. The scheme aligns with BEIS’ new mission and priorities and will also encourage green investment, supporting the Government’s net-zero and clean growth goals.

Work Life at Salix

For staff joining Salix we run a comprehensive induction programme to support staff to be successful at work. Every member of staff is in a team and has a named line manager who helps organise individual workload and manages training and development.

Job Purpose

The Senior Energy and Carbon Analyst will work to company values and principles and in doing so will be responsible for the co-ordination of the various activities undertaken by the Energy and Carbon Technical Team, acting as a single point of contact for updates on work in progress and liaising with all Salix programmes. This includes regular reporting of current activities; ensuring work is prioritised in line with current workload and business objectives.

Key responsibilities

  • Oversee the completion of technical reviews ensuring the high quality and accuracy of applications for financing decarbonisation projects
  • Managing Energy and Carbon Analysts including delegating work, feedback and performance reviews
  • Managing an external technical consultant, monitoring the delivery of technical assessments sent to them, ensuring assessments are completed in the timelines set out
  • Managing an external technical consultant, monitoring their assessment quality, and ensuring they are completed in line with the assessment procedures. You will organize weekly meetings to monitor performance, go through questions from assessors and track their progress
  • Undertaking full technical reviews of applications, including assessment of technical feasibility, value for money and project delivery risk
  • Lead client communications to review and resolve technical queries with applicants
  • Liaise with clients either via email, calls or in person meetings
  • Producing performance reports related to external technical consultant assessment progress
  • Producing performance reports for the Energy and Carbon Programme Manager and other teams
  • Undertake and support site audits of Salix funded projects throughout the UK.

Key duties

  • Updating and continual development of Salix Application Forms and technical procedures
  • Development of technology-specific tools to support client calculations
  • Develop additional Salix support material including best practice examples and case studies
  • Build new and maintain existing relationships with clients and consultant/supplier base
  • To develop staff technical knowledge through shared learning and provide technical advice to colleagues within Salix
  • Support the Communication and PR team with technical aspects of marketing material
  • Overseeing the analysis of energy and carbon savings data from funded projects
  • Represent Salix at various promotional events
  • Organise and deliver technical and corporate presentations at client workshops and to the Salix board
  • Support the business development team with any development/research work relating to the organisation, technologies or the reporting databases, website and front-ends such as the Recycling Fund reporting system (SERS).
  • Conducting site visits to evaluate energy efficiency potential, provide advice on making a Salix application and supporting pipeline building
  • Perform all other duties required by the role


  • £30,000pa

Employee benefits

  • 28 days annual leave
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Contributory Pension scheme
  • Employee support with public transport costs
  • Supported training budget for staff
  • Travel pass (National Rail)

Salix is an equal opportunities employer and has a policy of equal pay. Salix operates a probationary period for all new staff. This ensures people joining Salix can find out that the job meets their expectations and that Salix can support each member of staff in their role. This is on a fixed term 3 month probationary contract. Successful completion of the probationary period will lead to an offer of employment contract.

There is no additional probation period should the successful applicant be an employee of Salix promoted to this post.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

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