Carter Jonas has enhanced its Infrastructure & Energy team in Yorkshire with the appointment of Helen Melling as an energy specialist, working out of the firm’s Leeds office, Nine Bond Court, in the centre of the city.
Helen started her career at Yorkshire Energy Partnership and most recently held the role of assistant team leader at the energy consultancy, Ameresco Ltd. With more than five years’ experience in the sector, Helen has managed the energy assets of both private and public sector clients including a portfolio of over 600 commercial sites located across the UK. Additionally, Helen has advised on a number of energy installation programmes working with schools, local authorities and businesses to implement comprehensive energy efficiency strategies across their sites.
Charles Hardcastle, Head of Energy & Marine, Carter Jonas, said:
“It is a pleasure to welcome Helen to the team, particularly at such an exciting time for the energy industry. Her introduction sparks the growth of our in-house brokerage service with a heavy focus on tendering power purchase agreements along with providing clients with a full energy management service. Helen is also working with I&C businesses to assess opportunities for renewable technologies, demand-side response and large scale battery storage which all tie in with preparations for the electric vehicle market.
“Helen’s varied and extensive experience in helping clients explore opportunities in these areas further strengthens the team’s capabilities as we continue to expand our reach across the country.”
Helen’s appointment is another step in the growth of Carter Jonas’ Infrastructure & Energy team, which counts Leeds as one of its key regional hubs. The team is involved with the progression of a number of infrastructure and energy projects across the country, working with clients including, Network Rail, HS2, National Grid, Drax Power, Keyland Developments, and Severn Trent Water.