Commercial energy assessor

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

Average salary (a year)

£16,000 Starter

to

£35,000 Experienced

Typical hours (a week)

38 to 40 variable

You could work

freelance / self-employed managing your own hours

How to become a Commercial energy assessor

You can get into this job through:

  • a college course

College

You'll need the Level 3 Certificate in Non-Domestic Energy Assessment.

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

Entry requirements

You'll usually need:

  • 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) including English, maths and science

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Career tips

If you have experience in a related field like property surveying or construction, you may need less training than someone new to this type of work.

Further information

Landmark operate the non-domestic energy assessor register on behalf of the government.

What it takes

Skills and knowledge

You'll need:

  • knowledge of engineering science and technology
  • maths knowledge
  • analytical thinking skills
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • the ability to read English
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • knowledge of building and construction
  • the ability to use your initiative
  • Being able to use a computer terminal or hand-held device may be beneficial for this job.

What you'll do

Day-to-day tasks

You’ll carry out detailed inspections of properties, including:

  • collecting information on their age, number of floors and building type
  • measuring the number and size of rooms and windows
  • identifying heating systems
  • entering the information into software to produce an energy efficiency rating and EPC

Working environment

You could work in a commercial building or at a private house.

Career path and progression

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.

Training opportunities

Apprenticeships In England

We can't find any apprenticeship vacancies in England for a Commercial energy assessor right now.

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Courses In England

NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Preparing to Work in Renewable Energy Engineering

  • Provider: Bishop Burton College
  • Start date: 01 September 2019
  • Location: Beverley

Renewable Energy Awareness - Level 1

  • Provider: BLACKPOOL AND THE FYLDE COLLEGE
  • Start date: 14 January 2020
  • Location: Lytham St. Annes

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