Careers

Bristol City Leap is on a mission to support the decarbonisation of Bristol and we’re on the look out for excellent people to help us deliver the transformational projects set out in our business plan.

Current vacancies for our Bristol projects, either within Ameresco or Vattenfall Heat UK, can be found below, along with details on how to apply. If you are looking for support to decarbonise your organisation, or would like to join our supply chain, please visit our Join Us page.

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Contracts Manager

(Full time)

The Contracts Manager is a critical role in the business – leading on the selection, appointment and contract management of key supply chain partners working on behalf of the Vattenfall Bristol heat networks team.

As a Contracts Manager, you will have experience as a construction quantity surveyor and extensive experience of managing construction contracts. The role will require good interpersonal skills bringing together contractors and internal resources.

For the main part, the Contracts Manager will regularly measure progress and ensure accurate financial reporting. The role will lean on your quantity surveying experience gained from a construction background. You will be able to estimate costs and work with the Project Managers and Planners to ensure actual costs, quantities and timelines are accurate.

Contractually you will be well versed with NEC, FIDIC and JCT contract types. You will lead procurement processes and contract negotiations as well as managing the contract throughout its lifecycle. This includes ensuring any contractual disputes are well documented and, where necessary, are escalated with the Management and Legal Teams.

  • Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

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Contracts Manager

(Full time)

The Contracts Manager is a critical role in the business – leading on the selection, appointment and contract management of key supply chain partners working on behalf of the Vattenfall Bristol heat networks team.

As a Contracts Manager, you will have experience as a construction quantity surveyor and extensive experience of managing construction contracts. The role will require good interpersonal skills bringing together contractors and internal resources.

For the main part, the Contracts Manager will regularly measure progress and ensure accurate financial reporting. The role will lean on your quantity surveying experience gained from a construction background. You will be able to estimate costs and work with the Project Managers and Planners to ensure actual costs, quantities and timelines are accurate.

Contractually you will be well versed with NEC, FIDIC and JCT contract types. You will lead procurement processes and contract negotiations as well as managing the contract throughout its lifecycle. This includes ensuring any contractual disputes are well documented and, where necessary, are escalated with the Management and Legal Teams.

  • Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

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Engineering Manager

(Full time)

The Operational Unit Heat Projects within Vattenfall develops and implements all of Vattenfall’s new-build Combined Heat & Power plants and District Heating plant projects. The Engineering Department – within Heat Projects – consists of an international team of highly qualified engineers from different disciplines and engineering managers. The department is responsible for the technical aspect of the development and execution of projects. This includes drafting up requirements, valuating concepts, developing concepts into market-ready designs, guide process of hiring a construction contractor, coordinating the installation works, commissioning and hand-over of the new plants to the future operator. It is of vital importance that this happens in consultation with the stakeholders. In addition, the engineering department supports the projects with schedule preparation, investment cost estimation and quality management.

Vattenfall will convert the assets for generation of electricity and district heating to sustainable technologies to meet our mission of “fossil freedom”. In this context, the Engineering Division will in the future continuously deepen its knowledge and experience with innovative technologies (P2G, P2H, H2 technologies, heat pumps, etc.).

In the UK Vattenfall Heat is working on building new district heating networks for large areas and cities. In order to support the development and implementation of our technical activities in an extensive project portfolio, we are looking for the following person to join our team at Vattenfall.

  • Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

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Process Engineer

(Full time)

Within Heat Projects, the Engineering department is an international team with highly qualified professionals and is responsible for the complete design process within a project. The Process Engineer is responsible for developing and evaluating technical concepts in the earliest phase of the project, drafting technical specification of a plant in the invitation to tender phase, evaluating technical bids and negotiation, followed by facilitating commissioning and performance testing. The department also supports in scheduling, cost estimating and QA/QC management.

Vattenfall often uses design consultants and design and build contractors for designing our Projects and Plant Changes, however, they require steering, guidance and control to assure compliance with Vattenfall standards and site-specific requirements and to ensure correct alignment with specific maintenance and operational requirements. For smaller packages of work, basic and detailed engineering may be performed by Vattenfall’s engineers themselves. As the energy sector is rapidly changing towards sustainability there is a shift towards more conceptual engineering of more chemical-oriented processes, like for example carbon neutral fuels and heat pumps.

The engineer will contribute to Feasibility studies, Basis of Design (BODs) and Basic Design Engineering Packages (BDEPs) and owners engineering (project execution and supervision) in order to assure all process and equipment aspects are included in the projects. This with the aim to ensure that equipment has the highest quality, can be safely operated and is well maintained.

The engineer will engage with other engineering discipline as and where required and will guide contractors to a good project end result.

  • Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

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Project Support Officer

(Full time)

Our Business Area Heat is looking for a Project Support Officer, in this role you will contribute with your daily work to making the heat business fossil-free within a generation. You will be a member of the Project Support team, which is part of Project Excellence in the Operating Unit (OU) Heat Projects. OU Heat Projects is responsible for the development and construction of the heat and power generation assets and heat grid within BA Heat. The current Project Support team consists of about 35 Project Support Officers in Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and the UK.

The goal of a Project Support Officer is to lead the project to success. On a daily basis you will interact directly with the project team and the project manager. The successful candidate can identify the needs within the project and is flexible to jump in where there is a need in the different project management disciplines.

As part of Project Excellence, a Project Support Officer promotes the best practices and standards developed within the organisation. In this role, you are an ambassador of lean processes and seek improvement opportunities.

Finally, as a Project Support Officer, you will always have the opportunity to learn, as every day in project work is new and exciting and offers many development options.

  • Location: Bristol, United Kingdom