Current Vacancies

Current Vacancies

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We’re always on the look-out for like-minded individuals who carry the same hardworking ethos that is at the core of everything we do at BIU.

We bring in staff that share our values, whose performance is among the top 10% in the industry. New recruits are given the best tools and working environment, enabling them to achieve their full potential.

Learning and development is integral. Staff are supported with first class external training and internal expertise for in-house training and apprenticeships – broadening awareness in different departments and building skill sets enabling progression.

Staff have monthly performance reviews and a Professional Development Portfolio. Benefits include private health care, annual appraisals, cycle to work scheme, discounted gym membership and subsidised massages.

As well as energy and utility consultants, we’ve got an extensive non-production team with expertise ranging from HR and IT through to administration, sales and marketing.

Take a look through our current vacancies below and get in touch if you think you could add something to the team:

Susan Zolotarczuk, HR Officer

Risk Manager

We are looking for a talented and motivated Energy Risk Manager/Trader to join BIU’s Energy Procurement Team and become a key player in BIU’s trading success.

  • BIU – Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire, North West England
  • Complete package earnings between £35,000 and £60,000, dependent on experience
  • Excellent benefits package

If you have at least two years’ experience of trading within the Energy industry and want to work for the North West’s leading Energy Consultancy then this role is for you.

We are looking for someone with exposure to managing flexible energy purchasing supply contracts, with extensive energy market knowledge and good technical knowledge on all aspects of energy trading. You will be able to monitor real time energy markets, and make trading recommendations based on both fundamental and technical analysis to our customers, whilst providing an outstanding customer service to BIU’s extensive energy procurement portfolio.

Being analytical and highly numerate goes without saying for this role; you will have strong quantitative skills, be able to develop your own thoughtful opinions and have an exceptional ability to communicate with BIU’s customers. Along with your confidence and gravitas to build and maintain relationships with BIU’s biggest clients, we’d expect you to be able to influence those around you, be analytical, innovative and have exceptional attention to detail.

Responsibilities and Duties of a Risk Manager

  • Management of energy procurement contracts, agreeing purchasing strategies with the customer, exposure monitoring and the conducting of trades on behalf of BIU’s customers
  • Create and deliver accurate, timely energy market intelligence and client position reports to internal & external stakeholders, which discuss the energy markets in detail and explain confidently what drivers are influencing wholesale energy prices
  • Have a focus on both short term and longer-term trading for best possible client management.
  • Ensuring all KPIs are exceeded
  • Liaison with internal BIU departments, ensuring an outstanding customer experience is provided at all times
  • Manage client relationships strategically to assist in developing and or delivering additional BIU consultancy services
  • Supporting Field Sales where required, including attending Procurement sales visits
  • Building and maintaining relationships with the clients including holding face to face client meetings
  • Conducting flex tenders
  • Deal with any escalated customer or supplier queries for your customers, and foster excellent supplier relations
  • Carry out ad hoc projects and analysis where necessary

Qualifications and Skills for an Energy Procurement Analyst

  • Extensive energy market knowledge gained by working within a similar role at an energy consultancy, or exposure to trading commodities, especially electricity and gas.
  • An understanding of wholesale energy markets including supply/demand dynamics and price drivers
  • Able to provide advice to customers based on their bespoke energy purchasing strategy.
  • Able to price all types of contracts, including ‘pass through’ and flex
  • Sound computer skills including Reuters, Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Highly analytical, with strong numerical ability and attention to detail to be able to conduct analysis on large data sets
  • Exceptional communication skills, including the ability to write reports and also able to persuade and negotiate with customers and suppliers
  • Ability to network and build relationships both externally and internally with BIU.
  • Ability to manage meetings and present to customers and colleagues
  • PPA (Power Purchase Agreement), European Procurement or Public-sector Procurement would be advantageous.

Working at BIU

In return for being a talented Energy Trader, BIU will provide you with a great team environment and a workday that is challenging and rewarding. We like to work with talented individuals who share our energy and passion in making BIU a successful and enjoyable place to be. So if you are the best at what you do, want to work with great people and most of all challenge yourself, come and join us.

BIU values its people and for your commitment and enthusiasm, we’ll make sure it’s a fair deal.  Benefits include monthly 121s with your manager, flexible working hours, private healthcare, subsidised gym membership, a voucher on your birthday with a day off, not to mention the best Friday breakfast in the North West along with pizza and wine to round the week off. If that’s not enough, we’ll send you and your partner on an all-expenses paid holiday to Europe on your 5th anniversary, and a trip to the USA on your 10th anniversary.

  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Please send your CV and cover letter to Victoria@biu.com

Finance Assistant

  • Salary Band: £16,803-£19,048
  • Permanent – fulltime
  • Note: 30-37 hours per week would be considered

BIU is the UK’s leading utilities and energy consultancy, providing energy services to some of the world’s largest organisations.

We have a current vacancy for an efficient, accurate and analytical Finance Assistant to support the Financial Controller in maintaining a well controlled finance function within BIU.

You should have a good understanding of accounting practices and procedures, be analytical and numerical, with good attention to detail, think with initiative and confidently approach problems, act with integrity, be customer focused and be able to work independently and meet deadlines

Key Responsibilities:

  • Operation of the purchase ledger function including; matching invoices to purchase orders / obtaining approvals, accurate processing into the accounting system, processing of payment runs, regular reconciliation of supplier account balances / dealing with queries
  • Reconciliation of monthly credit card statements and posting of entries into the accounting system
  • Processing of monthly customer invoicing
  • Posting of all bank transactions through the company’s systems and preparing the monthly bank reconciliations
  • Processing of staff expenses in line with company policy
  • Contribute to the completion of company month end procedures and reporting
  • Carrying out company credit control procedures and ensuring that out of terms debt is kept to an acceptable level
  • Assist with staff travel and accommodation requirements in line with company policy
  • Support the Finance team with other finance tasks as and when required

Essential Requirements:

  1. At least 2 years’ experience of working in a finance function
  2. Achieved or studying towards a recognised accounting qualification (AAT) would be an advantage
  3. Good IT skills, comfortable with using MS Office (particularly Excel) and accounting systems (experience with Sage 50 advantageous though not essential)
  4. Excellent attention to detail and experience of working to deadlines
  5. Credit control experience advantageous though not essential

In return for being a talented Finance Assistant, BIU will provide you with a great team environment and a workday that is challenging and rewarding. We want to work with talented individuals who share our energy and passion in making BIU a successful and enjoyable place to be. If you are the best at what you do, want to work with great people and most of all challenge yourself, come and join us. In return for your greatness, you’ll receive monthly 121s with your manager, private healthcare, wellbeing massages, subsidised gym membership, flexible working hours and the best Friday breakfast in the North West, with pizza and wine to finish the week off. We’ll make sure it’s a fair deal.

Sales & Marketing Administrator

  • Salary Band: £16,803
  • Permanent

We are looking for a talented and motivated Sales & Marketing Administrator to join our growing company to provide dedicated, administrative support to BIU’s Sales & Marketing Team.

This role would suit a graduate with a relevant business or marketing degree, someone with the desire to acquire new skills, learn about the ever growing energy industry and has the get up and go to make a difference to a dynamic team.

The role of a Sales & Marketing Administrator

  • Collect data and provide accurate, monthly reports showing the performance of the Tele Sales Team
  • Maintain weekly, monthly and quarterly analytical data for marketing
  • Provide direct, administrative support to the Commercial Support Manager
  • Diary Management for Sales Team and accommodation booking & meeting confirmations
  • Co-ordinate and assist with BIU’s responses to Tenders
  • Assist with contract handovers between sales and other BIU departments
  • Conduct Internal Surveys, record and distribute results
  • Conduct external Customer Satisfaction Surveys, reporting back on output
  • Qualifying renewal data
  • Assist with the Processing of contracts
  • Assist in the administration and preparing of monthly reports detailing all marketing activities
  • Using analytics and reporting data to research lead generation
  • Proofreading of documents
  • Maintenance of segmented client and prospect lists
  • Assisting in the upkeep of document and brand version control and consistency
  • General administrative duties as required

Working at BIU

In return for you being a talented Sales & Marketing Administrator, BIU will provide you with a great team environment and a workday that is challenging and rewarding. We always want to work with talented individuals who share our energy and passion in making BIU a successful and enjoyable place to be. If you are the best at what you do, want to work with great people and most of all challenge yourself, come and join us. In return for your greatness, we’ll look after the whole you. From monthly 121s with your manager, private healthcare, wellbeing massages, subsidised gym membership, flexible working hours and the best Friday breakfast in the North West, we’ll make sure it’s a fair deal.

Telesales Manager

Location: Lytham St Annes, Lancashire

Salary: Circa £30,000 OTE £54,000

BIU is the UK’s leading utilities and energy consultancy, providing energy services to some of the world’s largest organisations.

We have a current vacancy for an energetic and motivational Telesales Manager to lead, manage and coach the growing Telesales Team. We are looking for someone with proven experience of having made an impact in a Sales environment, who is commercial and forward thinking enough to really make their mark on this team, leading and guiding them to success through the future growth.

Key Responsibilities:

We’d expect you to be a successful telesales person yourself, be able to lead by example and coach and develop the team

  • Manage, mentor, inspire and motivate the Telesales Team to meet KPIs month on month
  • Manage the performance for all the team to include regular call coaching, training, development, monthly 1-2-1’s
  • Source quality lead data and help develop the CRM platform
  • Create and execute projects using new data sources and initiatives to drive and create business growth
  • Monitor and listen to calls for coaching and quality purposes
  • Collaborate with the marketing department, coordinating targeted campaigns
  • Provide detailed reports to senior management on all aspects of telesales performance on a regular basis

Essential Requirements:

  • Experience of sales management
  • Proven experience of success within a Telesales environment
  • Genuine, high quality communication skills
  • Excellent people skills, strong relationship builder, energetic people manager
  • Natural leadership qualities, ability to lead by example

Preferred experience

Energy sector experience is an advantage but not essential – demonstrating you current performance in a similar role is the key.

In return for being a talented Account Manager, BIU will provide you with a great team environment and a workday that is challenging and rewarding. We want to work with talented individuals who share our energy and passion in making BIU a successful and enjoyable place to be. If you are the best at what you do, want to work with great people and most of all challenge yourself, come and join us. In return for your greatness, you’ll receive monthly 121s with your manager, private healthcare, wellbeing massages, subsidised gym membership, flexible working hours and the best Friday breakfast in the North West, with pizza and wine to finish the week off. We’ll make sure it’s a fair deal.

Please send your CV and covering letter to susan.zolotarczuk@biu.com

Energy Procurement Specialist

 

Complete package of up to £30,039 (depending on experience)

Job Summary

We are looking for a talented and motivated Energy Procurement Specialist to join our growing company and be a key driver of BIU’s energy trading success.

You will be required to provide outstanding customer service to BIU’s extensive portfolio, linking Traders and Customers through excellent communication, reporting and documentation whilst managing the small Energy Procurement Support team, which fits in to the wider Energy Procurement department. Due to your knowledge and understanding of the energy markets and new legislation, you will be viewed as an expert on energy within BIU and be expected to use this knowledge to influence, give insight and inform other team members and departments to add value to the wider offering of BIU’s consultancy services.
Being analytical and highly numerate goes without saying for this Energy Procurement Specialist role; you will have strong quantitative skills, be able to develop your own thoughtful opinions and have an exceptional ability to communicate your findings to an audience, verbally and written.

Responsibilities and Duties of an Energy Procurement Specialist

• General communication with BIU’s customers and suppliers, building and maintaining relationships both in person and on the phone.
• Collaborating with CRMs and Energy Traders to provide support in relation to the procurement of energy.
• Create and deliver accurate and informative client reports, in line with contractual SLAs.
• Query resolution for BIU Procurement customers who do not have a Full Bureau Service
• Managing and conducting fixed and flex tenders with suppliers, and reporting to customers on the outcome of tender exercises (fixed and flex) including making BIU recommendations.
• Presentation of fixed tender to prospective customers
• Securing customer renewal agreements for both supply contracts and consultancy agreements.
• Reviewing energy supply contractual documentation, including terms and conditions to ensure that it is in line with that which has been negotiated and is fit for purpose.
• Assist with the development and improvement of BIU’s process, outputs and service delivery within the energy procurement team.
• Management of a small team of energy procurement support staff.

Qualifications and Skills for an Energy Procurement Specialist

• Strong energy market knowledge gained by working within a similar role at an energy consultancy
• An understanding of wholesale energy markets
• Able to price all types of contracts, including ‘pass through’ and flex
• Sound computer skills including Excel, Word and PowerPoint
• Highly analytical, with strong numerical ability and attention to detail to be able to conduct analysis on large data sets
• Exceptional communication skills, including the ability to write reports and also able to persuade and negotiate with customers and suppliers
• Ability to network and build relationships both externally and internally with BIU.
• Ability to manage meetings and present to customers and colleagues
• Management of staff experience preferred

Benefits

In return for you being a talented Energy Procurement Specialist, BIU will provide you with a great team environment and a workday that is challenging and rewarding. Our managers hold monthly 1-2-1 meetings with their teams to help them to succeed and support them in learning and developing. We offer a flexi time scheme, company pension, childcare vouchers, subsidised gym membership, private healthcare, cycle to work scheme and breakfast on Mondays and Fridays.

Job Type: Full-time

Please send your CV and cover letter to Victoria@biu.com

 

Business Development - Field Based

Competitive salary plus bonus and excellent benefits

We currently have an opportunity for a high-calibre Business Development Manager to join our dynamic Sales & Marketing team. Read more

SMARTservices Responsive Energy Manager

We are looking for a talented and motivated home & field based Responsive Energy Manager to join our growing company and be a key driver of BIU’s continued success as one of the UK’s leading Energy Consultancies.

The role of BIU’s SMARTservices Responsive Energy Manager will be responsible for working in the field and visiting our customers sites to identify and more importantly implement energy efficiency opportunities.

Our ideal SMARTservices Responsive Energy Manager will be an NICEIC (National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting) approved contractor and ideally have a city and guilds and/or BTEC qualification in energy/environmental management or equivalent. Previous experience in a similar role and/or a HVAC or BEMS background would be an advantage.

Ideally located between Preston and Birmingham, you will be expected to have a good knowledge on improving energy efficiency at a site level E.g. pubs, offices, retails stores and possibly manufacturing sites). Being creative, innovative and technically credible goes without saying; you will have excellent communication skills and be able to influence others and communicate your ideas articulately to an audience (usually general or store managers at the sites you will visit), verbally and written. We’d expect you to keep up to date with latest energy efficiency technology applicable to the BIU customer base, have an understanding of the ECA list and add value to the BIU preferred technology supplier partnership program.

The role of BIU’s SMARTservices Responsive Energy Manager:
• Home based visiting and working at our customer’s sites (usually visiting 4 sites per day within a given territory with 1 day spent updating our systems and analysing data).
• Identifying and Implementing energy efficiency projects (emphasis on implementing) improvements to existing sites and identifying damaged/under-performing technology on sites.
• Building our customer asset libraries – listing equipment, identifying energy meters (electricity and gas + others), going into electrical panels to understand wiring and wiring diagrams.
• Specifying new and replacement equipment that will improve energy consumption and supervising installations where appropriate.
• Analysing the BIU customer data systems to identify areas of wasted energy, energy alarms and profiling (BIU 247 and Energy Alarms).
• Working closely with the SMARTservices project managers and accounts/analysts to provide justification for the BIU share of savings on projects implemented.
• TaaS – training site managers (our customers) during site audits/visits to ensure best practice energy efficiency.
• Working to a 2 week rolling schedule of site audits (managed by our SMARTservices, site works team)
• Earn as you save on the customer sites you manage.

 

A BIU Responsive Energy Manager van and energy management equipment will be supplied.

In return for you being a talented SMARTservices Responsive Energy Manager, BIU will provide you with a great team environment and a workday that is challenging and rewarding. We always want to work with talented individuals who share our energy and passion in making BIU a successful and enjoyable place to be. If you are the best at what you do, want to work with great people and most of all challenge yourself whilst being rewarded for delivering customer savings then come and join us. In return for your greatness, we’ll look after you. From monthly 121s with your manager, private healthcare, wellbeing massages, subsidised gym membership, flexible working hours and the best Friday breakfast in the North West (when you come to the office), we’ll make sure it’s a fair deal.

The base salary for this role is £25k with an OTE of £30k based on achieving customer specific energy reduction targets. The role also has the ability to earn bonus for projects implemented that go over and above forecasted savings for our clients.

This role reports into a SMARTservices Project Manager day to day but ultimate line management is to the SMARTservices Lead.

Data Analyst

We are looking for a talented and motivated Data Analyst to join our growing company and be a key driver of BIU’s continued success as the UK’s leading Energy Consultancy.

The Data Analyst will be responsible for the processing and analysis of Energy data sets gained from our Responsive Energy Managers, into meaningful insights and recommendations for the continuous improvement of our customer’s energy management strategies.

Our ideal Data Analyst will love exploring and understanding data have at their disposal a variety of techniques to analyse data and enjoy proposing solutions to create effective energy efficiency proposals for BIU customers.
Ideally you will have a Bachelor’s degree in data science, mathematics or statistics and possess a high level of written and verbal communication. A passion for exploring and understanding data is essential, along with the ability to interpret your findings and present back to the business into compelling and coherent findings for the SMARTservices team to act upon.

The role of BIU’s Data Analyst role:
• Supporting the SMARTservices Project Manager, merge, manage and interrogate HH (half hourly) energy data from BIU’s customer sites with the data received from the field based Responsive Energy Manager.
• Using statistical techniques normalise the data to create an understanding of the trends in under-lying energy consumption
• Working with conversion factors, produce insights and recommendations to inform improvement changes to BIU’s customers ongoing energy management plans.
• Monitor the impact of the initiatives that are introduced in order to produce ‘Share of Savings’ reports to be delivered to the Customer.
• The creation and maintenance of site asset registers with information received from the Responsive Energy Manager.
• Create and maintain dashboards for clients to best display performance improvement in the consumption of energy linked to the adoption of reduction strategies

In return for you being a talented Data Analyst, BIU will provide you with a great team environment and a workday that is challenging and rewarding. We always want to work with talented individuals who share our energy and passion in making BIU a successful and enjoyable place to be. If you are the best at what you do, want to work with great people and most of all challenge yourself, then come and join us. In return for your greatness, we’ll look after you. From monthly 121s with your manager, private healthcare, wellbeing massages, subsidised gym membership, flexible working hours and the best Friday breakfast in the North West, we’ll make sure it’s a fair deal.

 

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