About Us

Who We Are

Smart Choice Metering delivers smart meter solutions to domestic customers, businesses and energy suppliers nationwide.

Our team of fully-qualified Smart Meter Engineers are committed to the UK Government’s Smart Metering Implementation Programme (SMIP), an energy-industry led initiative to roll-out approximately 53 million smart meters to domestic properties and non-domestic sites in Great Britain by 2025.

Our Solution

As a fully-authorised Meter Operator Provider (MOP), Meter Asset Manager (MAM) and Meter Asset Provider (MAP), we believe that our combination of expertise, experience and in-house engineer training academy offers a truly smart, flexible solution to the challenges facing the energy efficiency and metering industry.

Core Services

Whether it’s for your home or business, our fully-qualified engineers are committed to delivering the smartest solutions with minimum disruption.

Our Team

Our employees are at the heart of everything we do and we aim to provide an atmosphere where our people will thrive and flourish for years to come.

Lee Wood

Chief Operating Officer

Tommy Appleby

Head of Metering Services

Rob Keating

Operations Support Manager

Stevie Bye

Training Manager

Michael Walker

HR Business Partner - Recruitment

Begin an exciting new chapter

Careers

Do you want to work for a fast-paced and dynamic business? If you really want to move forward in your career then we would love for you to consider joining us.

We pride ourselves in hiring the best experts in their field. If you want to join us, we’ll give you the support to build your career and boost your skills. We need all types of people because we believe that a diverse group of people will drive results.

We are looking for Experienced Smart Meter Installers to join our passionate team of experts across the country.

What we offer:

  • A competitive base salary with a bonus scheme and a call-out retainer.
  • The opportunity to pick up extra weekend work if you want it
  • 28 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Company Van kitted out with all the tools you’ll need, branded PPE, phone and tablet
  • Genuine development and progression opportunities

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Installing smart electric and gas meters in line with company and industry standards.
  • Dealing competently with domestic customers and providing positive information on the benefits of metering.
  • Keep to daily call lists and ensuring stock is managed from central distribution point.
  • Completing testing in line with industry standards and codes of practice, fully reinstating appliances after job completion.
  • Achieving and exceeding work performance targets and adhering to health and safety procedures.
  • Completing and maintaining documentation and online booking system as required.

 

Skills and Qualifications REQUIRED:

  • A current CMA1, CCN1, Diploma in Smart Installation (Gas or Dual Fuel) or an equivalent aligned ACS qualification.
  • A current MET1, 2 or 4 or FCO1 qualification.
  • A current qualification in ONE of the following: MOCoPA single phase, multiphase cut-out/City & Guilds 2365 Level 2 and 3; City & Guilds 2357 Level 2 and 3/City & Guilds 2330 Level 2 & 3/NVQ Level 3 Electro Technical Services Installations/Diploma in Smart Installation (Power or Dual Fuel).
  • Each certificate should be valid for at least 6 months from your start date.
  • Practical experience installing gas and electric dual fuel meters.
  • A current driving license with no more than 6 penalty points

Vacancies in: 

  • AL – St Albans
  • BA – Bath
  • BR – Bromley 
  • CB – Cambridgeshire
  • CM – Chelmsford
  • CO – Colchester
  • CT – Canterbury
  • DT – Dartford
  • HA – Harrow
  • HP – Hemel Hempstead
  • MK – Milton Keynes
  • N – North London (all Boroughs)
  • NW – North West London (All Boroughs)
  • NR – Norfolk
  • OX – Oxford
  • PE – Peterborough
  • PO – Portsmouth
  • RG – Reading
  • RH – Crawley (and surrounding areas)
  • RO – Romford
  • SE – South East London (all Boroughs)
  • SG – Stevenage
  • SL – Slough
  • TW – Twickenham
  • W – West London (all Boroughs)
  • WD – Watford
(We also welcome applications from candidates in the surrounding areas of these postcodes)
Are you a dynamic HSEQ & Compliance Manager with 3 – 5 years’ experience in the smart metering industry? Do you have experience auditing or being audited by MAMCOP, AMICOP, MOCOPA? 
 
Here at Smart Choice Metering, we pride ourselves in hiring the best experts in their field, and we’re on the hunt for an experienced QA & Compliance Manager to manage and implement health & safety measures across the business, and to provide health & safety advice and support across the business.
 
Business AreaSmart Choice Metering
LocationRemote
SalaryCompetitive

Main Responsibilities and Key Result Areas:

• Proactive development of Health & Safety management systems across the company, in line with objectives and policy.
• Oversee compliance with statutory obligations and requirements of industry standards.
• Ensure ongoing reviews of Health & Safety policies and objectives and programmes to implement changes are undertaken.
• Ensure a coherent and accurate system for the provision of, monitoring and control of risk assessments in place and communicated appropriately.
• Identify opportunities for improvement.
• Maintain an effective mechanism that ensures that lessons are learned, and best practice is repeated.
• Establish the internal audit timetable across the business.
• Identify and manage the internal H&S training programme.
• Determine a programme of Safety & Environmental audits, engineer visits. Analyse the data and report monthly, demonstrating continuous improvement.
• Produce & communicate safety bulletins/alerts. Either topical towards recent events or industry best practice.
• Establish a programme of toolbox talks.
• Understand, measure, and monitor resource utilisation with a view to achieving year on year improvements.
• Conduct and lead Accident / Incident / Root cause analysis investigations, identifying the immediate, underlying and root causes of accidents and incidents.
• Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of H&S legislation.
• Ensure that RIDDOR incidents are reported to HSE.
• Review the contents of the risk matrix.
• Undertake risk assessments and review existing assessments.
• Ensure that Safe System of Work & Safe Operating Procedures requirements are in place.
• Ensure that accurate, meaningful, and informative statistics are produced for management review in line with any KPI’s identified.
• Manage and lead all incident investigations, ensuring investigations produced are of sufficient quality and within prescribed timescales. Monitor the quality and effectiveness of reports, ensuring root causes are established, corrective actions and recommendations have been fully implemented to avoid recurrences and management controls remain effective.

Effectively manage direct & indirect reports, covering all performance management, Human Resource matters including recruitment, induction, training, appraisals, sickness monitoring, timekeeping, disciplinary issues, and performance issues.

The tasks and responsibilities listed are not exhaustive and are a guide to core service delivery. These duties are subject to periodic review and may be amended to meet the changing needs of the business.

This role will include travel to the Manchester office on occasion when necessary.

Essential Requirements
• NEBOSH general certificate
• Experience in auditing in quality management systems
• 3 – 5 years’ experience in the Smart Metering industry
• Experience auditing or being audited by MAMCOP, AMICOP, MOCOPA
• Experience in building reports and delivering key Health & Safety and Quality Assurance metrics to stakeholders
• Excellent communication skills

Desirable Requirements
• Lead Auditor – ISO9001

The Management Accountant is a key role in the Smart Choice Metering business, with direct responsibility for accounting and reporting in one of the growing businesses within the BES Group. This is the lead finance role covering all aspects of financial management and hence provides significant scope for skills and role development.

 Smart Choice Metering is part of an exciting group of companies (including a Football Club) based across the Fylde Coast, Manchester and South Africa with a turnover of £110 million. Here at Smart Choice Metering we deliver smart meter solutions to domestic customers, business and energy suppliers. Our team of fully-qualified Smart Meter Engineers are committed to the UK Government’s Smart Metering Implementation Programme (SMIP), an energy-industry led initiative to roll-out approximately 53 million smart meters to domestic properties and non-domestic sites in Great Britain by 2025.

 Role and Responsibilities:

  • Support the operations of the businesses and be a point of contract for any finance queries.
  • Provide financial support / modelling / analysis to the team on the financial performance of the Metering portfolio:
  • Contract type analysis
  • Financial analysis of Costing / Pricing / Margin strategy
  • Evaluation of opportunities / new channels / portfolio optimisation
  • Involvement in potential external funding of projects
  • Ad-hoc projects and queries
  • Provide cost control and financial support to all departments in the business
  • Approval of payments, purchase orders and other spend
  • Control of billing (accuracy, timing etc.)
  • Management of CAPEX and other major expenditure
  • Ensure internal controls are in place and are applied/adhered to
  • Bank and cash management, including short-term and long-range cash forecasting and balance optimization.
  • Ownership of the month end process, including preparation of management accounts, balance sheet reconciliations and control, detailed variance analysis on customer numbers, consumption volumes, price and cost variation, and Opex.
  • Developing and maintaining forecast models and ownership of the annual budgeting cycle and mid-year reforecasting routines for Smart Choice Metering
  • Production of monthly financial performance reports for executive review and for monthly Board reporting.

 

Knowledge and skills:

  • Strong experience at business partner level and delivering to senior stakeholders
  • Highly developed understanding of financial / management accounting practices.
  • Utilities / Financial Services / Regulated market sector awareness is helpful.
  • Budgeting / forecasting / modelling within a complex customer life cycle
  • Advanced Excel / MS office capability
  • Competency with SAGE or similar financial accounting software

 

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • Passed Finalist or newly qualified CIMA / ACCA / ACA
  • Minimum 3 years ‘experience in a similar finance role
  • Degree educated / strong academic background

 

Competencies & Behaviors:

  • Self-starter and able to identify & develop solutions
  • Committed to professional development
  • Able to explain and interpret complex financial information
  • Attention to detail
  • Driven by a desire to make improvements
  • Able to work in fast paced environment

 

As well as a competitive salary we also offer exciting career prospects, free on-site parking, company events and social working hours.

Be part of our future!

If you would love to join us as our new Management Accountant, we encourage you to find out more.

Apply today!

Here at Smart Choice Metering, we pride ourselves in hiring the best experts in their field and we’re looking for an experienced Operations Support Manager to join our passionate team of experts across the country.

The role will be based in our Manchester HQ and will report into the Head of Metering Services, leading the scheduling team & MOP/MAP/MAM operations.

The responsibilities;

  • Oversee the scheduling for engineers actively working in the field, ensuring time management for engineers for them to be undertaking roles with ease.
  • Compilation of management data, collation of reports for board on performance against customers contracts.
  • Ensure that the MOP/MAM/MAP data flows are adhered to ensuring compliance with industry standards.
  • Project management of the process for accreditations.
  • Ensure that engineer performance is monitored to process bonus payments.
  • Effectively manage & lead direct reports, covering all performance management, Human Resource matters including recruitment, induction, training, appraisals, sickness monitoring, timekeeping, disciplinary issues, and performance issues.
  • Ensure performance reviews are conducted regularly across their team.
  • Install a compliant Health & Safety culture ensuring all objectives are met.
  • Resource management: plan to meet team resource needs and recruit & induct employees using company processes.
  • Liaison with key stakeholders to capture and assess requirements for future system improvements.
  • Ensure all Health & Safety regulations and implementation of company targets are achieved or exceeded, implementing “best practice” for all work undertaken.
  • Analysis of data to improve decision making process and implement change to improve performance and commercial performance.
  • Ensure root cause analysis is undertaken for customer complaints in line with business KPI’s.
  • Leading and developing team members.

The essential skills and experience required;

  • Relevant industry experience.
  • MOP/MAP/MAM experience is essential.
  • Previous project management experience is desirable.

The offer

  • Salary up to £45K 
  • 33 days holiday per year (including bank holidays)
  • Enrolment into pension scheme
  • Genuine career progression opportunities
 

Believe us when we say there has never been a better time to join Smart Choice Metering than NOW, we’ve got BIG plans for this year and we need you onboard to join in our successes.

So… If you want to be part of a company that’s big enough to be sustainable but small enough to have your view count and not just another number, APPLY NOW!

Smart Choice Metering is a leading Meter Operato Provider (MOP), Meter Asset Manager (MAM and Meter asset Provider (MAP) in the UK. With access to iver 1,000 Gas & Electricity engineers, Smart Choice Metering offers a Turnkey service to Utility companies for their Smart Meter roll out requirements. With our Smart Meter Academy, we offer Dual Fuel Smart Meter courses for Gas Engineers in the UK.

We are looking to recruit a MOP/MAM Data Administrator to process gas and electricity flows for meters we exchange. The role will be based at our offices in Manchester, on the edge of Salford Quays.

Main Responsibilities & Key Result Areas:

  • Use MS Excel and industry specific tools to conduct pre installation checks 
  • Using SMETS2 commissioning programme ensuring engineers jobs are completed from beginning to end
  • Maintaining automated management reports and creating manual flow workarounds
  • Integration of third-party companies using various systems and communication tools
  • Ad-hoc requests to suit the business needs 
  • Keeping up to date with industry regulations and standards

Essential requirements:

  • Experienced in MS Office
  • Advanced MS Excel skills 

The tasks and responsibilities listed are not exhaustive and are a guide to core service delivery. These duties are subject to periodic review and may be amended to meet changing needs of the business.

Responsibilities of all employees:

  • Carry out other similar reasonable duties according to the business needs
  • Undertake any training relevant to the requirements of the role
  • Comply with health and safety procedures, ensuring that sensitive business data remains confidential

 

Believe us when we say there has never been a better time to join Smart Choice Metering than NOW, we’ve got BIG plans for this year and we need you onboard to join in our successes.

So… If you want to be part of a company that’s big enough to be sustainable but small enough to have your view count and not just another number, APPLY NOW!

 

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