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Pullar House 35 Kinnoull Street Perth, PH1 5GD
£20,609 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week

Job Description

Graduate Apprentice - Energy Data Analyst (Fixed Term for 4 Years) - PKC10317
Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the post of Graduate Apprentice within Perth & Kinross Council.

This opportunity will simultaneously begin your career with a local authority within their Energy & Engineering Team, earn a salary, and gain a fully funded BSc degree in Data Science.

The post will allow individuals to gain knowledge and experience through work-based learning combined with academic qualifications. The successful candidates will be enrolled on a Suitable HN or Degree Course dependant on qualifications and experience on entry.

The role is varied and the individuals could be working on analysing data daily across several data sets including electricity, gas, water, biomass and renewables to identify plant anomalies and potential energy savings. The individuals shall support  by producing benchmarking data and help ensure that pre-set targets are being achieved across the estate. The individual shall produce, review and analyse energy data on new build projects and/or refurbishment projects to ensure buildings are achieving set energy targets in design stage and provide data as a requirement for government funding. 

A key part of the role will be the requirement to contribute to future energy savings  and climate change targets through accurate assessment of energy data. To aid in the process the graduate will become skilled in the use of energy management software - Systemslink, Building modelling software -IES, Biomass data portal - ISTA, Renewable data portal - Orsis, Building Management System (BMS) remote monitoring portal - Siemens Desigo, and all Microsoft programmes. Software and data analysis shall be a key driver in reducing energy demand and also meeting PKC carbon  reduction targets. The individual shall support in a rapidly expanding section of energy management with continuous evolving and improving software.

The above noted software packages and data portals are used heavily in the industry by local authorities, SMEs and further education providers. The use of these computer packages will form a key part of the integrated training programme within both the working and academic environment.

The Individual

We are looking for an individual who has a keen interest in energy, engineering, statistics, mathematics and are looking for a career in the energy industry. The successful candidate must also be willing to undertake a comprehensive programme of part-time study balancing this with work place learning.

It is anticipated that you will be self-motivated and confident with excellent communication skills to establish good working relationships.

If you would like any more information regarding this vacancy, please contact Grant Key - Team Leader Energy and Engineering at

When applying for this post, please provide current contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees, one should be your present or most recent employer. However, if you are an existing employee of Perth & Kinross Council, you are only required to provide reference details for your current employer.

At PKC our values and behaviours influence our work and support us in the delivery of the Perth and Kinross Offer. In your application, and should you be invited to interview, you will be asked to describe situations that support the criteria required in the role and which also demonstrate our values and behaviours. Find out more about PKC and you could soon be joining our team!

Please APPLY ONLINE. Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross. If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.

As part of our safer recruitment measures, any offer of employment will be subject to the successful completion of mandatory checks including eligibility to work in the UK, Disclosure Scotland or PVG, qualifications, references, and fitness to undertake the post.

Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender.

What we can do for you

If you are successful in a role with Perth & Kinross Council, you will have access to a range of benefits to help your physical, mental and financial wellbeing.   

A healthy work life balance is important to us and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance. You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.

Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.

For more information about working for Perth & Kinross Council and living in one of the most scenic areas of Scotland, look at our Jobs, careers and employment page.

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