Energy & Carbon Analyst

Reading - Clearwater Court

About the role:

Thames Water’s strategic goal is to become an energy-neutral utility company – reducing our reliance on external energy supply, increasing our energy security and providing cost certainty for customers which in turn, helps reduce our carbon emissions. We are committed to being Net Carbon zero for our operational Carbon footprint by 2030.

We are already the largest producer of renewable electricity in the UK water industry and have made a commitment to our customers to increase, year-on-year, the energy we produce to stretch our output by a minimum increase of 9% to 517 GWh by 2025. We currently consume a total of 1.6 TWh of energy per year and power is our 2nd largest operational cost at over £120m p.a.

As an Energy & Carbon Analyst, you’ll responsible for the operational and regulatory reporting of all energy and carbon, including development plans that meet the requirements of both internal and regulatory stakeholders, ensuring the plans are suitably governed and audited for accuracy and assurance.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Ensure accurate and detailed routine operational performance reporting (consumption, generation, cost).
  • Ensure accurate and detailed external regulatory reporting (GHG Emissions, EU ETS, ESOS, CHP QA).
  • Provide data analyses for annual industry data collection exercises such as APR, SECR and to Water UK and Ofgem, working together with internal stakeholders.
  • Provide data analyses for external stakeholders regulated requirements (RO, EUETS, CHPQA, CPS/CCL, ESOS).
  • Manage data collection for the Company’s Operational Greenhouse Gas Emissions reporting, annually and bi-annually.
  • Provide support for the Senior Energy Carbon Analyst at the subsequent external audits.
  • Provide analysis on GHG emissions to help inform the development of the business’ Net Zero Carbon ambition, and support work with internal and external stakeholders to understand and reduce our emissions.
  • Support to the Senior Energy and Carbon Analyst on the development of the Carbon Accounting Workbook for Thames Water.
  • Support the development of capital carbon accounting.
  • Work with key internal stakeholders across Thames Water to manage reporting requirements.
  • Liaise with regulatory stakeholders such as the Environment Agency and Ofgem.
  • Provide support to the Energy & Carbon Management Lead for Thames Water’s certified Energy Management System.

To be successful, you will have the following skills and experience:

  • Degree qualified (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline.
  • Previous experience in an analyst role.
  • Excellent IT skill, strong numeric and data analytical skills.
  • Previous experience of working in the energy and/or utility industry is advantageous.
  • Good communication and strong organisational skills.
  • Confident communicating with external stakeholders (Environment Agency, Ofgem) on technical subjects.
  • Knowledge in the following subject matters are preferable:
    • Greenhouse Gas Emissions
    • Water and Wastewater Process
    • Renewables (Solar, Wind, Hydro)
    • EUETS
    • CHPQA
    • Renewables Obligation
  • Experience in using Power BI and Optima Energy Management software (or similar).

What’s in it for you:

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the development of energy reporting - creating new business insight to drive down costs.

Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with the length of service and a wider benefits scheme. This includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans, voucher scheme giving you money off in major retail outlets, loyalty awards for continuous service plus much more, including our referral scheme, where you can receive £750 for helping someone get a permanent position within the company.  

We’re also proud to be here for our local community, offering everyone two days paid volunteer to leave a year, as well as proudly supporting a lot of local events and charities.   

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About us:

Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to millions of customers by supplying 2.7 billion litres of world-class water to around 10 million homes.  

As our world changes, the need to take care of our most precious resource is greater than ever, both locally and globally. That’s why, at Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day. Water is essential to daily life, and that means our business is always open. We’re passionate about providing world-class tap water, now and for the future.

We’re also turning waste into power, self-generating 20% of the energy we use and, in turn, doing our bit for the planet. We’re reducing plastic waste by celebrating our tap water and rolling out an ambitious water fountain project. We’re using our voice to lobby for change and partnering with WaterAid to provide clean water to the world’s poorest communities.

Together, we’re building a better future for our customers, our region and our planet.

Thames Water is a unique, rewarding and diverse place to work. If you join our team, you’ll enjoy fast-tracked career opportunities, flexible working arrangements and unparalleled benefits. We’re also proud to be an equal opportunity employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion and Disability Confident Leader, welcoming individuals from all walks of life and leading the way with an award-winning mental health and wellbeing strategy.

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