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Job Title: Principal Power Sector Consultant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, London
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
REF: HQ00019367
Contact Name: Jade Coombes
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 1 year ago

Our client are a group of highly experienced professionals specialising in techno-economic and management consultancy services for the energy sector, with particular emphasis on the power sector, including least-cost investment planning, renewable energy, regulation and smart networks.

They have a broad range of clients, including multi-lateral lending agencies, governments, regulators, electricity companies, natural resources companies and private. In the UK the practice is involved in pioneering assignments working closely with distribution companies, universities and leading companies in the application of smart technology to improve the utilisation of electrical distribution systems.

As part of an ongoing growth strategy they are seeking Principal Consultants with the ability and potential to drive and participate in this growth.


  • Candidates will be responsible for managing and participating in projects. As Project Managers they will be responsible to the appropriate Business Area Manager, with the potential for further promotion, reporting directly to the Practice Director. Candidates would also be expected to contribute as team members to assignments led by others as appropriate.

It is also expected that candidates will play a key role in the preparation of winning proposals in their area of expertise.

Key competencies and experience:

  • Previous consultancy experience is essential
  • A Bachelors or Master's degree within a relevant discipline, or equivalent qualification
  • Experience and understanding of the requirements of multilateral lending agencies would be a distinct advantage.

Power Sector Specialists will have experience in projects, preferably across a range of different countries, in one or more of the following areas:

  • Regulation
  • Restructuring and privatisation
  • Economic and Financial analysis
  • Generation, Transmission and Distribution Planning
  • Electricity pricing and tariff formulation
  • Transaction advisory services to private sector developers
  • Power system control and operation
  • Financial modelling
  • Accountancy

Candidates should also be prepared to travel overseas for short periods. An additional language(French / Spanish / Portuguese) would also be an advantage.

Skills and behaviours:

  • Previous consultancy experience essential
  • A Bachelors or Master's degree within a relevant discipline, or equivalent qualification
  • Strong track record of writing proposals and winning business
  • Excellent communication and customer liaison skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong commercial focus
  • Proactive networker
  • The ability to work on a multi-disciplinary team
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