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Guidehouse Director - Power & Gas Networks - Energy, Sustainability & Infrastructure in London, United Kingdom

Overview

Guidehouse is a leading management consulting firm serving the public and commercial markets. We guide our clients forward towards new futures that build trust in society and your professional skills along the journey. Join us at Guidehouse.

We guide our clients forward towards new futures that build trust in society and your professional skills along the journey. You may not yet know our name, but we have a rich history. Guidehouse is a combination of PwC’s former public sector practice in the US and Navigant’s deep global expertise in energy, financial services, and healthcare. With a unique blend of large firm resources and an entrepreneurial collaborative culture, Guidehouse is where your purpose, passion, and expertise transform organizations.

We offer an exciting, fast-paced environment that fosters intellectual growth and rewards individuals based on impact, not tenure. Our firm is at the forefront of an emerging model solving complex problems that stretch across government and private companies, affording our people the opportunity to be on the cutting edge of the consulting profession. By focusing on markets facing transformational change, technology-driven innovation, and significant regulatory pressure, our employees also develop and deploy world class knowledge and problem solving that leads to breakthrough solutions.

Headquartered in Washington, DC, the company has 7,000+ professionals in more than 50 locations globally.

  • At Guidehouse, it is a responsibility and a privilege to use our skills and experience to support the communities that support us. Our passionate team combats some of our communities’ most pressing challenges through active volunteering and thoughtful giving. Learn more about our corporate citizenship programs at https://guidehouse.com/about/corporate-citizenship .

  • Guidehouse’s Inclusion & Diversity program is committed to fostering a progressive work environment that creates awareness, supports an open exchange of ideas, and encourages a collaborative culture. Learn more about how Guidehouse is fostering a progressive work environment that creates awareness, supports an open exchange of ideas, and encourages a collaborative culture at https://guidehouse.com/careers/inclusion-and-diversity .

  • Guidehouse is committed to setting science-based emissions reduction targets through the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi). Through its commitment to SBTi, Guidehouse joins other leading companies that agree to set emissions reduction targets in line with climate science. Read our full ESG report and learn more about our internal programs and practices to reduce our own impact at https://guidehouse.com/about/environmental-sustainability .

    If you’re passionately motivated to make a difference and deliver exceptional work, we invite you to learn more about your career opportunities at www.guidehouse.com .

    Energy, Sustainability & Infrastructure:

    Guidehouse’s Energy, Sustainability, and Infrastructure (ES&I) professionals collaborate with utilities and energy providers, investors and large corporations, NGOs and the public sector to create sustainable, resilient communities and infrastructure. We provide strategic, policy, and management consultancy across the energy value chain aimed at furthering the energy transition. Our strength lies in our strategic understanding of the complex relationship between policy, technology, and business, and our ability to translate that into actionable advice and transformational change for our clients.

    Our Energy Providers (EP) team serves the transforming value chain of energy and utility companies in North America, Europe, and the Middle East. Our team is at the forefront of the design of strategies and the implementation of the new commercial models and technologies needed to equip our energy systems with decentralised, decarbonized, and digitalized sources or energy such as renewables, storage, and electric-mobility; increase the flexibility between power and other energy systems such as hydrogen; improve interconnectivity between regions and between supply and demand; and deliver services powered by data resulting from the digitalisation of the energy system.

Responsibilities

We are looking for someone to join our International Energy Providers market team in the UK as a Director.

Your work will focus on managing and growing UK power and utility accounts such as UK Power Networks, Western Power Distribution, National Grid, among others and supporting these clients as they pivot their business towards a decentralised, decarbonised, and digitalised future.

Your work will focus on diverse topics and assignments related to utility operations, asset management, investment planning, e-mobility, innovation / pilot program design and execution, customer engagement, digitalisation, risk management, and cyber and physical security.

In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Developing and managing a growing team working with UK power and utility companies

  • Managing one or more UK power and utility client accounts by

  • Engaging with potential clients to understand their key challenges and needs

  • Defining a compelling value proposition aligned with the client’s needs

  • Supporting development of client sales opportunities, focused especially on integrated energy companies but not limited to this

  • Collaborating cross-practice to build compelling new solution offerings that resonate with target clients

  • Delivering successful consulting engagements by:

  • Guiding multiple and/or more complex consulting engagements

  • Generating new and unique ideas and using solid judgment to determine which ideas will have greatest likelihood of success

  • Being an effective part of the local team while engaging with international teams and networks for subject matter experts

  • Playing a key role in the design and execution of innovative solutions and application of technical knowledge and best practices

  • Mentoring and managing local staff

    Our team members manage their own tasks and schedules while carrying out high quality client work. Our consultants must demonstrate considerable business acumen and an acute focus on maximizing client value and building relationships over time.

Qualifications

  • 12+ years professional experience in professional services, strategy, or management consulting

  • Demonstrated account and / or solution leadership experience with power and utility companies

  • Demonstrated record of strong executive level relationship development and management with UK power and utility companies that will support business development and enable improved understanding of needs

  • Proposal writing experience including budget development and managing proposal timeline with multiple subject matter experts providing input

  • Strong communication, writing and presentation skills

  • A critical thinker with a strong eye for detail and creative in problem solving

  • A team-player who demonstrates the willingness and ability to work effectively in diverse teams and collaborate with colleagues at all levels

  • Willingness to travel internationally where possible

  • Ability to work fluently in English (written and spoken)

  • University degree with a focus on economics, business, technology, engineering, mathematics, or science

Additional Requirements

  • Knowledge and experience in power or gas systems, grid infrastructure, grid integration of decentralised sources, digitalisation of the energy sector and/or power markets

  • Knowledge and experience in industry topics such as: sustainability, the hydrogen economy, advanced energy technologies, renewable energy, distributed generation, electricity generation, utility regulation, power / or gas sales

Disclaimer

Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.

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