Job type

Commercial energy assessor

£20k - £35k

Typical salary

38 – 40

Hours per week

Commercial energy assessors test how energy-efficient commercial buildings are and produce Non-Domestic Energy Performance Certificates.

More info

  • Test how energy-efficient commercial buildings are and produce Non-Domestic Energy Performance Certificates
  • Requires a methodical and consistent approach, and the ability to take accurate measurements
  • With further training you could carry out low carbon assessments, or move into sustainability consultancy

As a commercial energy assessor you'll test the energy efficiency of non-domestic buildings and produce Non-Domestic Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs). EPCs are needed whenever non-domestic properties are built, sold or rented in the UK.

DAY-TO-DAY DUTIES

  • Carry out detailed inspections of properties, including collecting information on their age, number of floors and building type
  • Measure the number and size of rooms and windows
  • Identify heating systems and entering the information into software to produce an energy efficiency rating and EPC

DAY-TO-DAY ENVIRONMENT

You'll be self-employed, and can work full or part-time. You may need to carry out inspections in the evenings or at weekends to suit your clients. You'll usually need a driving licence, as your work would involve travelling to different locations to carry out inspections.

You'll need

Commercial energy assessor is an ideal role for someone with a methodical and consistent approach, and the ability to take accurate measurements.

You'll need the Level 3 Certificate in Non-Domestic Energy Assessment which is accredited by City & Guilds and the Awarding Body for the Built Environment.

You'll study towards this qualification if you have no experience of working in a relevant setting and are new to energy assessing however, if you have experience in a related field like property surveying or construction you might not have to do as much training.

CAREER PROSPECTS

With further training you could carry out low carbon assessments, or move into sustainability consultancy. You could also move into assessor training, teaching the Certificate and Diploma.