We’re on the lookout for… 

An experienced Zero Carbon Technical Specialist

Join our team and lead the way towards carbon zero housing. We’re looking for passionate technical specialists who have experience with zero carbon buildings, who can lead projects and provide Zero Carbon advice to internal and external clients. 

It’s a chance to be part of a growing, friendly team trying to make a positive difference in combating the climate emergency. Recent investment means we’re growing and delivering fast, but we’re still small enough that you’ll be working with everyone from founders to customers. 

What’s in it for you?  

Diversity: We actively look to reflect the variety of our world and welcome the widest diversity of applicants – it’s only your talent and experience that matters. 

Permanent: We’re a growing SME and see this role as a permanent member of our growing team. We’ve got lots of plans up our sleeves for exciting new things!  

Working Hours: We’re looking for about 37.5 hours a week for this role – what would generally be called Full Time. How that breaks into days or a working pattern will be agreed with your line manager, we are very flexible but we must make sure that our customers are always receiving the best service.    

Working Times: Our policy allows working anywhere at anytime, ultimate flexibility. We’d like at least some of your working hours to be coordinated with other internal and external team members to ensure we’re being efficient and communicating effectively. We think work should fit your lifestyle, so you can work when you can be most efficient! 

Location: We’d like to see you in our Cardiff city centre offices often enough for you to be able to do the job effectively, integrate our ethos and work with the team. But otherwise, we’re focused on you doing the work, not where you choose to do it. We’re fully set up for virtual working! 

Salary: We’ll be competitive (of course) so we’re budgeting around £50,000 per annum depending on experience. This also depends on what we agree between us your preferred weekly total hours. 

Perks: You’re helping save the planet! 

Also, 6% pension contribution from us; healthcare with family & dental options; electric vehicle scheme; equity scheme; cycle to work scheme; training & development support of course; office fruit bowl & refreshments! 

What we’re after 

We want team players who’ll integrate well, pitch in to help others as needed, and make being at work at least something approaching fun from time to time.  

We’re a small but growing business, and you’ll need to be self-motivated, completely trustworthy and able to manage your own delivery to hit milestones.

You’ll be flying the flag for us to partners, so being personable and a good communicator will be important.  

We control devices within our customers’ homes and collect a lot of data, so having an understanding of IoT automation and data streaming would be great. 

Being a bit “eco” definitely isn’t going to hurt either! 

What we’ll be asking you to do 

You will be responsible for providing advice to our internal teams as well as external teams, to allow us to successfully deliver Zero Carbon homes at scale.

We are looking for 2 specialists who can:

  • Lead zero carbon residential new build and retrofit research projects 
  • Co-ordinate building technical and construction risk analysis 
  • Support Sero digital tool development with construction and building physics expertise 
  • Briefing and managing specialist sub-consultants 
  • Quality control all technical modelling and reports 

 What about skills & qualifications? 

We would like you to have some of the following skills and experience:

  • Residential energy modelling (SAP, PHPP, TRISCO or similar) 
  • Engineering or construction degree 
  • A specialism in zero carbon buildings (new or retrofit) 
  • Experience of managing technical sub-contractors 
  • Client presentations and report writing 
  • Budgeting and project management 
  • Self-motivated and happy to work independently 

Who are we? 

Sero was founded to make a connection between homes and energy, and to use technology to make both these easier and smarter together. We do this to save our customers money and to save them time, but we also do it to save our planet. 

To tackle the Climate Emergency, we provide clever energy services that automatically reduces the carbon footprint of the homes we run. To do this, we work with other home builders and landlords to help them understand what to do with their buildings to achieve this. 

We also try and lead by example, so through our sister company Sero Homes we build true zero carbon homes, set in ecologically vibrant spaces and places (there’s a and Biodiversity Crisis too!), so that our homes help to build a community. 

Interested? 

If you think we’re a match, please get in touch! 

We’d like a C.V., but send it with a covering note too please that tells us why you’d be our perfect fit for our team.  

Your note can be a letter, email, video snippet, go crazy, give us a little bit of your character…