2020 Graduate Infrastructure Surveyor, Energy Specialist

Cambridge Central|Leeds
GRADUATE INFRASTRUCTURE SURVEYOR - ENERGY SPECIALISTWe are hiring graduate energy specialists to join our Energy and Infrastructure team within our Cambridge and Leeds office. The UK’s energy sector has been transformed over the last twenty years, with a transition from a fossil-fuel based centralised system to an increasingly renewable and decentralised model. Carter Jonas is at the heart of this energy transition, advising and assisting clients in the development, delivery, acquisition and sale of energy projects. Be part of our team that delivers real change to people’s lives. We operate in both rural and urban environments, and are looking for graduates with skills in either or both.The Carter Jonas energy team has grown to be one of the leading providers of advice and services to the property, development and land-based sectors.  Covering the full range of energy technologies within industry, business and local authorities, including solar photovoltaic, wind, anaerobic digestion, peaking power, gas combined heat and power, battery storage and energy from waste, we also advise on projects in the conventional oil and gas sector.You will deal with a wide range of clients from investors, energy project developers, to local councils, landowners, agri-businesses and small and multinational commercial businesses. You will gain experience in specialised and sought-after skills including project feasibility, project development, land assembly negotiations and energy project valuation
Infrastructures & Energy
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Full Time
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  • Screening of potential energy development sites, evaluation and advising on opportunities.
  • Assist in the completion and / or review of screening and feasibility studies reporting on site suitability.
  • Assist in the drafting, negotiating and agreeing heads of terms, and option & lease agreements.
  • Assisting with investment appraisals, due diligence and valuations.
  • Identifying and delivering / referring / executing brokerage opportunities
  • Preparation, submission, and management of grid connection applications, and liaison with the Distribution Network Operators and the National Grid to secure favourable grid connections.
  • Drafting press articles, publications, newsletters and research documents.
  • Attending industry events & drafting press articles and publications to promote and develop business

We welcome applications from candidates with a range of different degrees. It will be expected that the candidate can demonstrate their understanding, knowledge and interest in the energy sector.  Experience in the land and property sectors will be useful but not essential. Students who are interested in completing the APC will be considered for the appropriate pathway, depending on your background.

It is essential that you have a full UK driving license, as regular travel is required.



We offer a structured training programme, including our in house Infrastructures Academy unique to Carter Jonas, regular assessments to ensure you achieve the full level of competency and up to five days study leave depending on your .  In addition, we pay your APC registration fee and your first APC final assessment, plus 25 days annual leave and a great working environment within vibrant and supportive teams. We offer 25 days annual leave and a great working environment within vibrant and supportive teams.


You will be asked to respond to a number of questions about your academic achievements and work experience and to write a covering letter.  We also ask you about your motivations and interest in a career in property as well as any extracurricular activities. We ask you to provide reference contact details, one educational and one employment.

Deadline for applications: midnight on 29th November. 

Starting September 2020.


Since 1855, Carter Jonas has grown to be one of the largest and most respected property consultancies in the UK with a network of 33 offices across England and Wales, employing more than 800 partners and staff.

We employ the very best people. We are a place where people want to work and our culture is collaborative and business minded. We have experts in every field who deliver long term advice that enhances our clients’ future prosperity.

At Carter Jonas, ‘Simply Better Advice’ is a statement that unites everyone in our business behind a common purpose. It is a commitment to our customers that we will work harder for them, constantly striving to provide the best advice in the market. 

Voted one of the Best Places to work in Property in 2018 and accredited with a Gold Investors in People award, we are proud of our values and what they stand for; chosen by our very own employees:

  • Approachable – We treat every relationship with respect, integrity and warmth
  • Effective – We do what we say we will, we do it well and we’re accountable
  • Ambitious – We are ambitious for our clients and for our firm

We endeavour to create the closest of relations with our Partners and employees, which we measure via our annual Employee Satisfaction Survey. At a national level we aim to ensure equal opportunities in the workplace and create a supportive and inclusive culture to encourage diversity and which underpins our core values of Approachable, Effective and Ambitious.

We want to ensure all of our employees are provided with the right support and guidance to optimise their performance. We offer a wide variety of Learning & Development, as well as structured career paths for professionals. In the last two years, we have launched our Diversity & Inclusion Network, Health & Wellbeing sites as well as our CJ Family Network. 

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