A senior energy consultant performs a variety of tasks that impact their company's or client's profitability and market presence. This consultant often works with energy companies' marketing, sales, and acquisition departments to explore new market opportunities. Using their knowledge of market trends and new potential work sites, the energy consultant may point out prospective markets that their client could enter; at this point, the consultant might put a senior manager or company executive in contact with potential business partners in the target location.
Aside from marketing, a senior energy consultant may work with the operations department of a company to improve production. The senior energy consultant must be well versed in new techniques and technologies that could improve efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Once potential changes are identified, the consultant advocates for the change and seeks authorization to implement it. Upon receiving authorization, the senior energy consultant acts as a project manager to design a project plan, delegate tasks to relevant junior team members, monitor progress, and ensure deadlines are met. After the tasks have been completed, staff members' work is integrated into a complete solution that is tested and tweaked until desired results are achieved.
Educational and professional requirements for this position vary. Prospective candidates may need to have a master's degree in engineering, energy, or another relevant field. Previous experience in a similar role is generally required.
Senior Consultant, Energy Tasks
- Conduct and evaluate technical, economic, and/or site impact analyses.
- Communicate results, strategies, and options orally and in writing.
- Collect and analyze field or laboratory data to inform reports and make recommendations.
- Create and implement models for energy use and risks, where operational processes are clearly demonstrated.