Energy Analyst


At Sustainable Energy First we are driven to inspire and empower our people to make an environmental and economic difference for themselves, our clients, and the planet.

As a leading energy and utility management consultancy, Sustainable Energy First delivers its core services which include procurement, revenue recovery, compliance support and net zero consultancy alongside its pledge to place economic and environmental sustainability at the heart of its purpose.

Previously named BiU, this is an exciting opportunity to join an established and successful company.

We are looking for a talented and motivated Energy Analyst to join our growing company and be a key driver of Sustainable Energy First’s success. This is an exciting opportunity to join an established and successful company and become part of the team to drive Sustainable Energy First’s development into the next phase of growth.

This role involves working on Sustainable Energy First customers portfolios, providing detailed insight and analysis on Sustainable Energy First clients energy estate, usage and spend. Developing and maintaining a strong client relationship is imperative, you will be focusing on building and using your local knowledge of the clients estate, along with your analytical skills to work alongside your client and other Sustainable Energy First personnel in delivering a best in utilities service, that supports your clients in both their Net Zero and sustainability journey.

The role

  • Understand the deliverables of the Sustainable Energy First contractual obligation to the client
  • Work with the client to fully understand their energy portfolio; sites, supplies, expected energy consumptions, VAT/CCL discounts, and exemptions
  • Analysis of data completeness on both invoice and HHD, and working with internal teams in order to fill any gaps in data
  • Carry out validations inline with ISO process maps and work instructions
  • Carry out all client reporting inline with ISO process maps and work instructions. Analyse and investigate any exceptions before delivering reports, to ensure data is accurate and complete.
  • Ensuring that all reporting is accompanied with detailed insight; pinpointing valid exceptions, large consumption variances, actions for the client to complete, top large value invalids and so on
  • Attend client review meetings and calls organised by the strategic account manager. Covering topics including but not limited to;
    • Portfolio changes, outstanding COTs, site status queries
    • Meter read requests
    • Query report; including next actions with the client, top ten values, top ten oldest queries
    • UEU report; number of invoices & value validated, savings, misc. batches, pending registrations and notices
    • Cost and consumption reports; gaps in data, exceptions on consumptions, discussing any potential reasons behind consumption variances such as additional equipment being installed, or longer/shorter opening hours.
    • Industry information: highlight any up-and-coming industry changes and how it might impact the client

Our ideal candidate

Excellent analytical and numerical experience within an analyst role, energy preferable however analysis experience within other services including research and finance with recognised transferable skills.

Highly professional communication and presentation skills, with the ability to communicate effectively and articulate analysis findings and solutions knowledgeably and credibly.

Inquisitive mindset, with a strong desire to understand the energy industry and the impact this has on Sustainable Energy First clients.

A team player who always acts with integrity and respect, working with other internal teams to ensure key activity is completed to allow an effective and valuable analysis to be carried out.

Conscientious approach to maintaining strong working relationships with clients, suppliers, and all Sustainable Energy First internal teams.

Looking after our team

In return for your talent, Sustainable Energy First will provide you with a great team environment and a work day that is challenging and rewarding. Our managers hold monthly 121 meetings with their teams to help them to succeed and support them in learning and developing. We offer flexible working, health care cash plan, company pension, subsidised gym membership, private healthcare, cycle to work scheme, salary sacrifice electric vehicles and breakfast on Fridays if you're in the offices.

We are a certified Investors in People Silver business, as well as one of the UK’s Best Top 100 Companies to Work For, 2020 and 2021.

Inclusive employer

We’re an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief.

Employment Type


Job Location

349 Clifton Drive North, Lytham St Annes, FY8 2NA
Remote work possible

Working Hours


Base Salary

£25,000-£35,000 Per year

To apply

To apply for the position, send your CV and cover letter to susan.zolotarczuk@sefirst.com

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