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Principal Consultant, Power & Renewables in Houston, TX at Verisk Analytics

Date Posted: 5/22/2018

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Job Description


Job Title: Principal Consultant, Power & Renewables

Reports to: Execution Director

Location: USA (flexible)



For the past 40 years, Wood Mackenzie has established its reputation as a trusted source of intelligence, enriching lives by empowering clients with unique insight on the world’s natural resources.

Now, as part of the Verisk Analytics family, that legacy is even stronger.  Aligning with the world’s leading data analytics company extends our ability to help clients overcome the toughest challenges with our unrivalled analysis and advice.

We will continue to build on the power of our existing approach to assess and value individual assets and companies, allowing our clients to pursue the most promising opportunities.

Together, we inspire and innovate the markets we serve –  providing invaluable intelligence that informs the strategic decisions that will ultimately shape the future direction of our global natural resources.

Power and Renewables

Wood Mackenzie Power and Renewables provides integrated subscription, research and advisory services for the renewables enabling our clients make the best decisions within the transformation of the global electricity industry.

Our cutting-edge knowledge of solar power and wind supply chains, costs, and investment trends further strengthens Wood Mackenzie's offerings in the market during this rapidly changing time in the energy sector.

Team Profile

Our consultants have outstanding credentials, first-class connections with key energy and renewable energy industry decision-makers globally and an unrivalled knowledge of regional and local markets. We deliver advice that is based on real substance.

Role Purpose 

The Principal Consultant will be responsible for leading and executing a wide range of both commercially and technically focused consultancy projects spanning the entire value chain of the global wind industry within Wood Mackenzie’s growing Power & Renewables (P&R) practice.  Combining the recent acquisitions of Greentech Media (GTM) and MAKE with Wood Mackenzie power research provides a solid foundation to become the leading market analysis and advisory firm on the transformation of the global power industry. 

Main Responsibilities
  • Define and communicate course of action to accomplish client goals for the assignment whether within a team or independently executed project
  • Organize proper internal and external resources for projects
  • Assist/execute assignments from colleagues engaged in other projects
  • On time delivery and presentation of agreed assignments with high quality
  • Track consultancy hours required to satisfactorily complete projects
  • Identify follow-up and resale opportunities
  • Ability to build and leverage professional networks, expand professional network through project execution and external avenues (industry conferences, trade publications, social networking)
  • Identify and obtain sources of information, both internally and externally
  • Choose appropriate analytical resources for an assignment
  • Critically analyse information
  • Develop models to support analysis
  • Generate strategic options and concepts to ensure client success
  • Write and edit reports (independently and on behalf of others when required)
  • Follow consulting procedures and methodologies
  • Ability to multi-task multiple consulting projects running parallel
  • Oversee team progress during projects to assure professional, on-time completion and delivery of projects

 Knowledge and Experience
  • At least 5 years of experience within the wind industry with a strong understanding of regional markets, supply chain dynamics, technology trends and corporate business models and strategies.  Some experience in an energy or strategy consulting environment would be beneficial.
  • Bachelors degree in engineering or economics
  • MBA preferred
  • Proven experience of working in project teams, whether in a consulting context or within an operating or service company. 
  • Ensures high quality work standards are met and appropriate audit trails are created and maintained
  • Strong Presentation and Writing Skills  
  • Advanced Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel skills
  • Adopts flexible approach towards work
  • Adaptability
  • Organisation, logical thinker
  • Personal time management skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Travel required up to 25% domestic and international

Core competencies

  • Communication
  • Assertive and influential
  • Issue identification, problem solving and analysis
  • Planning, implementation and control
  • Determined and resilient
  • Continuous improvement
  • Collaboration
  • Building and Maintaining Relationship 

Core Values

Wood Mackenzie is a place where we are committed to supporting our people to grow and thrive.  We  value different perspectives and aspire to create an inclusive environment which encourages diversity and fosters a sense of belonging.

Wood Mackenzie values each individual's contribution and helps them reach their full potential while sustaining an organisational culture of health and well-being.

Our core values are:
  • Respect for the Individual
  • Integrity
  • Passion
  • Persistence
  • Confidence with humility
  • Excellence
  • Teamwork

We understand the importance of achieving balance between work, family and other life commitments.  We are open to considering flexible working arrangements to  enable the greatest spectrum of talent to contribute to Wood Mackenzie’s success.

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