We’re hiring: Graduate Renewable Energy Consultant

May 30, 20220

About the company:

OnGen was established in 2015 to develop a streamlined process for SMEs to assess the feasibility of deploying a range of renewable energy technologies. The business was founded by Chris Trigg and Andrew Bright, together they have 40 years experience in the retail energy supply market and renewable energy technologies. Chris was a founding director and shareholder of retail energy supplier Spark Energy, Andrew is a former director of WSP. With a grant from Scottish Enterprise and early stage investment from the likes of Ian Marchant, former CEO of SSE, Mark Dickinson, CEO of Inspired Energy and the Scottish Investment Bank the “OnGen Expert™” was launched in 2016 with 4 technology options. The OnGen Expert has won numerous awards, most recently the Renewable Energy Association named it the best smart energy system.

OnGen Expert now includes 10 renewable technologies and is joined by two other digital platforms. OnEfficiency, an energy efficiency feasibility tool and OnSupply, a brokerage service that can be used to find the cheapest renewable energy contracts.


The role:

This is an exciting opportunity for a graduate to join a small team as a renewable energy consultant and have a large impact early in their career. The growth opportunities for OnGen are immense and you would have the power to help shape our future. You will have the opportunity to gain exposure to the UK energy sector, attend events across the country and speak with senior members of other innovative companies. You will respond directly to the Managing Director and therefore learn about how to start and develop a business.

The role involves ensuring our customers are using our digital tools effectively through regular dialogue, demonstrations and feedback capturing. Capturing feedback plays into the software development cycle and thus, there is the occasional software testing. You will work closely with the software developers to ensure our platform is up to date with industry and policy. You will also carry out renewable energy assessments on behalf of clients. Assessments include data cleaning and analysis, geospatial data analysis using GIS and report writing.



  • Relevant undergraduate degree
  • Good knowledge of different renewable technologies and the energy sector
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Outstanding organisational skills
  • Experience with GIS e.g. QGIS, Google Earth Engine
  • Good knowledge of Excel
  • Comfortable working in an early stage business and able to work semi-autonomously


  • Understanding of the UK energy industry
  • Coding experience (R, Java, Python)
  • Experience in producing social media content and blog posts
  • Advanced Excel knowledge e.g. numerical modelling
  • Advanced GIS knowledge e.g. process automation, bulk analysis, classifications
  • Interest in electrical engineering

Normal business hours are 9 – 5.30pm Monday to Friday. This role provides a flexible working environment between home and office (located in Edinburgh). The right to work in the UK is required.

Please email your CV and cover letter detailing why you would be a good fit for this role to our Senior Renewable Energy Consultant, Emma Carroll at emma.carroll@ongen.co.uk by Monday the 13th of June.

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