Low Carbon

Careers at Low Carbon

Low Carbon creates renewable energy to fight climate change. We’re building a net-zero energy company that will power tomorrow and protect the planet for future generations.

Low Carbon was established in 2011 with one goal in mind: to make the biggest contribution possible in the fight against climate change. The aim is to play a key role in the historic effort to move the world to 100% renewable energy.

We are a long-standing certified B-Corporation, and recognized as gold standard for environmental impact. Low Carbon’s climate ambitions are to become one of the world’s first major net-zero energy companies and to have created 20GW of new renewable energy capacity by 2030.

Low Carbon has formed a strategic partnership with the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) to build a leading global renewable energy Independent Power Producer. Low Carbon is committed to the development, investment and operation of renewable energy at scale. Low Carbon invests into both renewable energy developers and projects across a range of renewable energy technologies including solar PV, wind, energy storage, waste-to-energy and energy efficiency.

With a significant international renewable energy pipeline in development, Low Carbon is well-positioned to capitalise on opportunities as the need for renewable energy and energy security increases. 

We are extremely proud of the highly professional and talented team at Low Carbon. We have built a positive learning culture that incorporates respect, trust, collaboration, and a shared passion to combat climate change. It is an open, friendly and supportive environment, and we are proud to say we work here. As we grow, we are committed to increasing diversity in the team, and continuing to foster an inclusive environment where we can learn from each other.

Low Carbon is on a mission. Together, we will power tomorrow

Verified by Escape

Escape's take on Low Carbon

Low Carbon’s mission is more important now than ever. Founded with the purpose of making a significant and lasting impact on climate change, they believe it is critical to build scale in renewable energy generation to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. They are a long-standing certified B Corp and recognised as gold standard for their environmental impact. We were not only impressed with their environmental credentials, but approach to employer benefits including Private healthcare, Paid volunteering days, Budget for private therapy, and career coaching.

Stats we are proud of

  • > 8GW

    Renewable Energy Pipeline (in development)

  • >390k

    Homes Powered (per annum)

  • >850k

    CO2e Emissions Avoided (tonnes since commissioning)

Behind the scenes

Team makeup

  • 180
    Employees

Benefits

  • Green Travel schemes

    Employees can sacrifice a portion of their pre-tax salary in exchange for the use of an electric car. The salary sacrifice scheme means you can save up to 40% on the usual cost of leasing an electric vehicle. Our Cyclescheme saves 25-39% on bikes and accessories, costing you nothing up front, with payments taken tax efficiently from your salary

  • Private Health insurance

    Private BUPA health cover for both you and your dependents. Our cover includes pre-existing conditions, mental health support, a comprehensive annual health check and provides you easy online access to GPs and nurses through Babylon Health

  • Holiday

    26 days’ holiday a year + your birthday, plus the option to buy up to 5 more days off

  • Volunteering

    ​​​​​​​We want you to have a positive impact outside of work, engaging with causes that you’re passionate about through volunteering. That’s why we’re delighted to offer Low Carbon colleagues the chance to take up to 21 hours (3 days) of Volunteering Leave per year

  • Family Support

    We support parents and carers with a generous package for both maternity and paternity leave plus access to childcare for longer term family help. Carers of elderly parents or other members of close family receive similar packages of support

  • Bonus

    Our generous discretionary bonus scheme is a combination of personal and company performance against set objectives, enabling you to strive to achieve additional reward and ensuring you share in the company’s successes