Full time / Part time research analyst - Energy sector
(Woking, England)

As a niche consulting company in the energy sector, we pride ourselves in providing purpose-led world class consulting services. We support our clients through solving problems to help transform their businesses and to create competitive advantage.

We work with an international public and private sector client base across Europe, America, and Asia. Our clients include energy operators, government agencies, investors and supply chain companies in the oil & gas, renewables & low carbon and emerging energy sectors.

In joining our team, you will learn from senior colleagues in a friendly and supportive working environment. We believe in learning by doing and you’ll get to work on projects from day one. You’ll work closely with a team of highly professional and experienced consultants and associates, and collaborate with clients globally, giving you an opportunity to develop your sector-specific knowledge and consulting skills through challenging and exciting projects.

Reporting to the Director of Consulting, you will be expected to conduct research, analyse and synthesise conclusions into recommendations, produce reports to present to clients, develop consulting solutions as part of client engagements, and to write proposals and support Senior Consultants/ Directors in their delivery and business development activities.

You will also gain first-hand exposure to stakeholder management and engagement strategies on projects. Within 12-24 months you will lead and manage projects and colleagues on project delivery.

 

Required experience & qualifications

  • Degree in engineering or sciences (Master’s degree is a plus)

  • 1-2 years relevant working experience, preferably in the energy industry, either as an engineer or a consultant

  • Written and oral fluency in English (fluency in another language is a plus)

Skills we need from you

  • You are an inquisitive thinker who commits to learning

  • You are pro-active and organised

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver against deadlines

  • Written and verbal communication skills

  • Presentation skills

  • Time management and organisational skills

  • You are methodical and have a strong attention to detail

  • You work well both independently and in a collaborative team environment

  • Highly numerate with excellent report writing skills

  • Proficient in Word, PowerPoint and Excel

  • Willingness to travel locally and globally as required

Skills development on offer

  • Management Consulting approaches, tools and skills

  • Business development and consulting sales

  • Technical knowledge & awareness across the energy value chain

  • Workshop facilitation, and results presentation

  • Commercial awareness

  • Project management

  • Appreciation of business decision making process

  • Preparing compelling reports and presentations

  • Stakeholder management and engagement

  • Data synthesis and data visualisation techniques

  • Thought leadership

We offer

  • An inspiring, dynamic, and supportive work environment. You will work in a multi-cultural team with talented and professional colleagues

  • A chance to develop your technical knowledge and consulting skills with direct client exposure

  • International travel and exposure to different business cultures

  • A rewarding experience in solving business and technical problems and adding real value to client projects

  • Comprehensive compensation and benefits packages, including training opportunities, pension scheme and private health insurance

  • Flexible working hours and Hybrid working arrangements (20-40% office & 60-80% home), with applications from candidates seeking a par-time position welcome

  • 25 days of holiday (plus bank holidays)

  • Annual Training budget of £2,000

  • Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 (depending on experience)

 

About WSS Energy Consulting

WSS Energy Consulting was founded in 2015, and since then has grown through delivering consulting projects to our clients in the UK, North & South America, Japan and Europe. We focus on the energy sector, including Oil & Gas upstream, renewable energy generation, low carbon mobility, hydrogen & fuel cells, CCUS, etc. for clients who are developing decarbonisation and energy transition strategies. Our clients include energy operators, government agencies, investors and supply chain companies. 

Common strands in our projects are the impact of new technology and how energy technology can be commercialised. Apart from energy technology, our clients want to know how to access new markets, develop existing markets and to make sense of macro-level change in energy supply, demand and use. Our clients use us when they are facing uncertain challenges and require evidence-based recommendations for operational or strategic change.

WSS Energy’s main office is in Woking. Our project work is mainly delivered from our office or from home, with the balance being delivered on client sites in the UK or internationally.

Recruitment process

We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

Interested candidates should submit a CV and a covering letter to: recruitment@wssenergy.com by the 15th of February 2022