Senior Energy Engineer

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Cotopaxi Ltd
Skelmersdale, England
May 11, 2022
May 30, 2022
Energy Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Job Title: Senior Energy Engineer - Industrial Energy

Salary: Competitive + Pension + Bonus

Office Location: Skelmersdale, UK or Glasgow

Start Date: Immediate

Cotopaxi Limited is a UK engineering consulting and energy software organisation operating on a global level. Cotopaxi are part of the Spirax Sarco Engineering group who are a leading FTSE 100 engineering company. We provide sustainability and net zero solutions to large blue chip industrial clients, with our dedicated team of professional engineers and IT specialists. Our core business services are Energy Efficiency Audits, Energy Monitoring Systems, Water & Waste Water Optimisation, Carbon Management, Sustainability Strategy, Design & Engineering for Energy Systems.

Cotopaxi's success is built on years of proven track record delivering energy savings in large industrial sites. Our ‘can-do' attitude combined with experience in the fields we operate in has ensured Cotopaxi's continued success in a competitive environment and client satisfaction.

To support our growing operations and customer base, we are looking to recruit an experienced and talented Senior Energy Engineer who can contribute to Cotopaxi's continued success and growth.

Qualifications: Essential: - Mechanical or Chemical Engineering Bachelor Degree

(2:1 grade or above). PE or Chartered Engineer

Desirable: - Post Graduate Certificate in Energy Management or Environmental Sustainability, Member of a reputable institute (e.g. IMechE)

Experience/Profile: At least 5 years post graduate work experience of utility or facility management, energy management, sustainability/net zero programme development, process optimisation or process engineering. An in depth and proven knowledge of industrial boilers, steam systems, compressed air, power generation, CHP, heat recovery, water recycling, HVAC, refrigeration and renewable technologies is required. An interest in Climate Change, Energy Management and Sustainability is essential. Facilities experience and process knowledge in one or more of the following sectors is required: general food & beverage, brewing, distilling, chemical process and FMCG.

We are seeking entrepreneurial individuals with the following skills/qualities.

· Willing and able to travel (UK and international)

· Good communication and influencing skills

· Team player with flare for project management

· Ability to think critically and quickly

· Flexible and adaptable to change

· Commercial awareness of the industries we operate in

Candidates must have the right to live and work in the UK. A reasonable amount of UK and international travel will be required, so we request that candidates hold a valid passport.

Driving License: A full, clean UK driving license essential, own car desirable

Role: Managing international multi-site sustainability and energy reduction programmes. The identification, conceptual engineering and analysis of energy efficiency projects in large industrial sites are essential tasks. Focusing specifically on the utility conversion process, industrial boilers, steam systems, compressed air, power generation, CHP, heat recovery, water recycling, HVAC, refrigeration and renewable technologies.

Key Focus Areas:

· Programme Management (Budget, Resources, Value Delivery)

· Business Development / Key Client Management

· Utility and Capacity Data Analysis / Report Writing

· Utility Metering, Software and Telemetry (Edge to Cloud)

· Engineering Solutions

· Energy Modelling

· Site Energy Surveys

· Utility Audits

· Project Management / Customer Interaction

Primary Responsibilities:
  • To manage and co-ordinate a major energy reduction programme
  • To provide technical input to projects and support the achievement of deliverables to time and to budget
  • To manage data flow from clients to ensure delivery on time and within agreed budget.
  • To provide technical support to a range of projects across the key areas of focus set out above.
  • To work with other staff and collaborating companies/sub-consultants to ensure progress of projects and timely delivery of agreed outputs
  • To support the preparation of proposals for new projects.
  • To provide progress reports and updates to operations management and on project delivery to project managers.

  • Role Context:
    • Operate from home and the UK offices
    • Work with our existing team of Engineers in the UK, USA, India, Australia & China
    • Work on projects from the office and client premises (located throughout the UK, Europe, USA, Africa and Asia)
    • Requirement to travel both domestically and internationally

    Performance Expectations:

    The objectives for the post will be to achieve the following work profile:

    • Project Fee Work 60% of time
    • Business Development 30% of time
    • Administration 5% of time
    • Training & Development 5% of time
    • Value of Projects Managed £ 400,000


    The post offers the opportunity to develop skills and experience in order to move onto a wider field of project activity and in time to move on to higher staff grades. A personal mentor and a structured development programme will be provided.

    To Apply:

    If you meet the criteria outlined and are interested in this role please submit your CV and covering letter using 1 page to explain why you are suitable for this role and why the role is ideal for you. E-mail to

    Applications will be considered and assessed against our criteria. Successful applicants will be shortlisted and invited for an interview at Cotopaxi's head office in Skelmersdale or via video link. Afterwards a quick decision will be made on whom to offer the role to. Once the offer has been received and accepted the successful candidate will commence employment shortly afterwards.

    Cotopaxi is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and demonstrating that we value the diversity of our workforce.