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Graduate Sustainability Consultant

Do you have a passion for sustainability? Are you looking to develop and broaden your sustainability experience? Would you like the chance to work on an interesting variety of projects in a dynamic company working in energy, industry, and agriculture? Are you able to take on new challenges and not give up when the going gets tough? Are you committed, organised and able to pay attention to detail?

If so, Tomson Consulting want to hear from you!


  • Full time position, £18,000 - £25,000 p.a.

    pro-rata dependent on experience, plus benefits. 
  • We will also consider applications from people looking for part time work. 
  • There is strong potential for career development for the right person with the right attitude.

Job Specification

Tomson Consulting works with industry, landowners and local authorities throughout the UK to develop and deliver low carbon energy projects, for all aspects of building, process and land-based activities.

They help clients measure and manage carbon dioxide emissions, and work with biodiversity specialists to ensure solutions provide the best opportunities for regeneration of habitat and wildlife.

Tomson work closely with their sister company District Eating Ltd, who’s aim is to develop sustainable low carbon horticulture using waste heat and CO2.

On occasion the two businesses work together to develop holistic circular economy solutions that span sectors, industries, and demographics.

Consultants working with Tomson Consulting will occasionally get the chance to work on District Eating projects.

The company are looking for a graduate with a flexible, practical, and ‘can-do’ attitude and excellent organisational, people and communication skills.

Because Tomson Consulting is small and growing, you will need to be flexible and able to cope with managing multiple projects simultaneously, learning and developing new concepts that span sectors.

Be prepared for a steep learning curve and you will grow your experience! You will need to be able to speak and write confidently, and to communicate well, and speak up when you need help.  The company are looking for someone who can work well in a team, supporting fellow graduates and senior engineers and consultants in the team with project development and reporting, as well as marketing activities such as writing of case studies, and educational blogs. 

You will get to develop, apply and extend your knowledge in low carbon energy, agriculture, circular economies, and how to ensure financial viability of decarbonisation projects for the long term.

Key skills:


  • A positive attitude, 
  • Excellent communication skills,
  • Strong organisational skills,
  • Emotional maturity,
  • Willingness to learn and persevere,
  • A relevant degree grounded in sustainability,
  • An understanding and interest in low carbon energy technology,
  • An understanding and interest in UK industry and agriculture, 
  • Numerical literacy and confidence, and ability to use Microsoft Excel to a good level of proficiency,
  • Ability to use Microsoft 365 applications including Microsoft Word Excel Power Point Outlook and Sharepoint,
  • Understanding of business planning, cost benefit analysis principles,
  • An open mind and an ability to solve problems,
  • Ability to develop and maintain client and colleague relationships, 
  • Ability to work independently.

Desirable skills:


  • Experience with CAD or equivalent,
  • Familiarity with GIS software,
  • Knowledge of the agricultural sector,
  • Graduate level membership of a relevant trade association (e.g.

    IEMA, CIBSE, Energy Institute).

Working arrangements:

Tomson Consulting support flexible working.

This position is home based, so you can live remotely, but you would need to be able to travel to Sheffield where the business is based, and to site visits when required. 

How to Apply

If you are interested in this opportunity and would like to learn more please apply by clicking on the link provided with a copy of your CV & Covering letter. On receipt of your application you will be sent an email with further instructions. 

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  • Start: ASAP
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Rate: £18k - 25k per year + DOE, plus Benefits
  • Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Graduate
  • Recruiter: Hiring People
  • Contact: Hiring People
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  • Reference: TOM04
  • Posted: 2021-10-01 12:00:35 -

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