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Director of Net Zero

Up to £90000 per annum Package circa 20% Bonus

Job Description

Director of Net Zero - to £90,000 c. 20% Bonus Package

Human Capital Solutions are looking for an experienced leader in Net Zero who is passionate about driving sustainability and keen to make a significant impact in the energy sector.

Managing a current team of 8 experienced consultants, this senior leadership role involves overseeing the effective management and delivery of a comprehensive range of services related to Net Zero and Carbon Compliance.

As the Director of Net Zero you will lead their Net Zero solution, as well as energy and carbon analysis and reporting, Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR), and the successful execution of various consultancy projects.

Furthermore, with the Net Zero market continually evolving, you will have the opportunity to take charge of product development in this domain, contributing to their ongoing success and expansion within the sector.

They believe in supporting their team members to become the best they can be, providing a positive environment for personal and professional growth. As the Director of Net Zero, you will have the opportunity to lead a team, collaborate with various departments, and shape the future of sustainability in the energy sector.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supervise and manage the departmental budget dedicated to achieving Net Zero goals, ensuring proper allocation of skills and resources to support strategic objectives while upholding financial performance standards
  • Take ownership of and enhance the Net Zero service offering, ensuring the consistent delivery of accurate information and insights to customers
  • Establish and cultivate a revenue-generating Net Zero pipeline within their customer base.
  • Spearhead greenhouse gas accounting, carbon reduction, and net zero strategies for blue-chip customers
  • Guide and advise organisations on their Net Zero targets, set strategies, and drive growth.
  • Develop and lead their social value strategy
  • Identify new initiatives supporting their social value commitments, collaborating with stakeholders across the business, and maintaining the annual social value report
  • Implement a comprehensive service excellence strategy that aligns with the organisation's values and objectives, promoting a customer-first approach and fostering a culture of delighting customers across all departments


  • 10 years of experience as a leader in the net-zero consultancy sector leading carbon/Net Zero projects
  • Expertise in GHG reporting (GHG Protocol, ISO 14064-1)
  • Capabilities in energy audits and emissions reductions
  • Familiarity with emissions factor databases and third-party foot printing software tools
  • Comprehensive knowledge of carbon transition
  • An understanding of low-carbon transition facilitation and regulatory frameworks
  • Knowledge of UK and international legislation, policies, and guidelines in carbon accounting and Net Zero


  • Salary up to £90,000
  • Bonus Scheme c.20% paid quarterly
  • Additional bonus for new business bought to the group
  • 23 days Holiday (rising to 25 after 5 years of service)
  • 8% pension contribution
  • EOT fund

If you are ready to take on a leadership role that offers job security, the opportunity to make a real impact on energy reduction, and the chance to contribute to addressing climate change, please get in touch.

  • list Intermediate Mechanical Engineer

    Intermediate Mechanical (HVAC) Design Engineer - To £40K profit share package fully remote role

    Are you a Junior (Grad 1, Grad 2) Mechanical (Building Services) or an Intermediate Mechanical (Building Services) Design Engineer looking for a fully remote role?

    The role has arisen due to growth within this small, but stable and extremely profitable Building Services Consultancy who utilise AI, Machine Learning and BIM to design and deliver exceptional projects on behalf of their clients. Led by a Chartered and Degree qualified Director who has worked for both consultancies and contractors, they provide a unique service offering and bridge the gap that most other consultancies are not able to provide.

    As an Intermediate Mechanical Building Services Consultancy within a small business; you'll be involved in every aspect of a project. This will include working from feasibility, through detailed design, overseeing the installation or construction phases and post occupancy evaluations.

    You'll learn not just how to design a building, but how every different component goes together and develop into a very well-rounded Building Services Engineer. You'll develop new skills in bidding, resource planning and allocation, project management, client management, business development, and building performance engineering.

    You'll be fully supported by a hands-on director, whilst you enjoy full freedom and autonomy to lead your own projects; both technically and also from a financial point of view. So long as your projects are making good profit, you'll be rewarded with an additional bonus of around £500 (in addition to your guaranteed basic salary of up to £40K) per month.

    Projects will include major decarbonisation and heat recovery projects with blue chip firms, CAT B office fit outs, surgeries, large industrial buildings and upgrades of listed and cultural buildings.

    You will be fully supported in the role, but not micromanaged and enjoy the opportunity of liaising directly with architects, contractors and end users, something that just isn't available when working in large, corporate engineering consultancies.

    In addition to a basic salary of up to £40K they also offer;

    • Up to 30 days annual leave (plus bank holidays).
    • Annual bonus of up to 10%.
    • 1 x company funded, holiday abroad.
    • Payment of 1 x Professional Membership
    • A fully remote role so you can work from home five days a week.

    Essential Requirements

    • 2 years' experience as a mechanical (HVAC / Building Services) design engineer.
    • Previous experience working for a Building Services consultancy or multi-disciplinary.
    • Must be able to attend site meetings and client meetings around London and the Southeast.
    • Must be a resident of the UK.
  • list Mechanical Design Engineer

    Mechanical (HVAC) Design Engineer - To £55K profit share package fully remote role.

    This fully remote role will appeal to a Mechanical Engineer who wants the security of a monthly salary, 25 days paid leave yet still have a dedicated mentor and having full autonomy over your projects.

    Established in the UK four years ago, this Building Services Consultancy are now looking to expand thier operations across London and the Southeast.

    As a Mechanical Design Engineer, you'll enjoy working on a range of projects such as major decarbonisation and heat recovery projects with blue chip firms, CAT B office fit outs, surgeries, and upgrades of listed and cultural buildings.

    Working directly with the founding Director, a friendly and supportive Chartered Engineer (CEng, MCIBSE, MSc), you'll be responsible for leading the HVAC design elements on projects. You'll be occasionally required to attend meetings also oversee the installation of the mechanical building services systems.

    You will be fully supported in the role, but not micromanaged. You will be given the opportunity to lead your own projects from feasibility, design, all the way through to construction. As you develop your own network and contacts (realistically over 6 - 12 months) you'll be allowed to pursue the types of projects you enjoy and choose whether you prefer collaborating with architects, contractors, or end users.

    This Mechanical (HVAC) Design Engineer opportunity offers the freedom and autonomy of a freelance role, yet the opportunity of having a huge say into the future direction and success of the business.

    You'll be rewarded with a basic salary up to £55K, an annual bonus of up to 10%, 25 days annual leave and a fully funded, holiday typically three or four days in Europe.

    Essential Requirements

    • 4 years' experience as a mechanical (HVAC / Building Services) design engineer.
    • Previous experience working for a consultancy (ie Building Services, or multi-disciplinary)
    • Ideally a member of CIBSE (Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers) or IMechE (Institute of Mechanical Engineers).
    • Able to attend site meetings and client meetings around London and the Southeast.
    • Must be a resident of the UK.

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  • Principal Building Physics Engineer

    Principal Building Physics Engineer - To £75K - Enjoy a nine-day fortnight whilst you help save the planet.

    Enjoy a nine-day fortnight whilst you contribute to reducing carbon emissions and shaping the future of sustainable construction, in the UK.

    As a Principal Building Physics Engineer, you will contribute to the decarbonisation of the built environment in the UK, utilising Passivhaus principles on large-scale commercial projects.

    You'll play an integral part in the transformation of the built environment, positively impacting climate change, and leaving a legacy for future generations.

    You'll apply innovative design strategies, energy-efficient technologies, and leading construction practices to create environmentally friendly buildings that are commercially viable.

    Having grown from 3 to 25 employees in just under two years, it's clear that this consultancy has become an established player in the industry. You'll benefit from working for a company that values their staff and ultimately are able to position themselves as a strong and more competitive player in the market.

    As a creative and inquisitive individual who is interested in the circular economy, you'll be a firm believer in the benefit of Passivhaus and be used to educating architects on these benefits.

    As a key member of the Sustainability Team, you will collaborate with like-minded professionals, including architects, engineers, and sustainability experts, who share a common goal of creating sustainable, low-carbon buildings.

    You will work on diverse projects and oversee the Building Physics (i.e. DTM and DfP etc) production on schools, universities, commercial offices, museums, laboratories, and large-scale residential developments.

    With a hybrid working policy of two days a week from their London office and a nine-day fortnight, you'll also be able to start enjoying a better work life balance again.

    If you are passionate about sustainability, energy efficiency, and shaping a greener future this role will enable you to be at the forefront of decarbonising the built environment in the UK.


    • 9-day fortnight
    • Clear progression to Director, and access to equity in the future.
    • 25 days leave plus 8 bank holidays.
    • Matched pension up to 5%
    • Life Assurance
    • Private Healthcare
    • Flexible start and finish times


    • Previous experience using evidence backed, modelling software (such as PHPP / IESVe etc) to design low or zero carbon buildings.
    • Degree qualified in a relevant Architectural, Environmental, Physics or Building Services field.
    • Familiar with Net Zero Carbon strategies and roadmaps.
    • Good overall knowledge of materials, energy performance, thermal comfort, overheating, daylighting, indoor air quality and Part L 2021.
    • Awareness of BREEAM / WELL / Nabers / LEED
    • Understanding of building materials, and One Click LCA.