Senior Consultant, Energy Salary
Job Description for Senior Consultant, Energy
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.Read More...
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.
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Senior Energy Consultants, more experience generally translates to higher pay. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $80K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $91K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $108K. Senior Energy Consultants who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $123K.
Pay Difference by Location
For Senior Energy Consultants, busy Houston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 16 percent above the national average. Senior Energy Consultants will also find cushy salaries in New York (+3 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 14 percent south of the national average, can be found in San Francisco. Employers also pay below the national average in Washington (14 percent lower) and Chicago (8 percent lower).