Senior Consultant – Renewable Energy

Scotland, South West
Wiltshire, Glasgow, Swindon
Industry Sector:
Renewable Energy jobs, Wind Jobs, Alternative Energy Jobs, Energy Efficiency Jobs, Offshore Wind Jobs, Wave Energy Jobs, Energy Jobs
Job Category:
Customer Support/Client Care, Engineering, Project Management, Research & Development, Sales/Business Development, Science/Scientist, Economics, Reporting, Supply Chain, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Job Type:
Education Level:
£32,000 to £39,000 per annum
Salary Description:
Depending On Experience Plus Benefits
Start Date:
BVG Associates
Job Ref:

Wanting to make a difference in renewable energy?

Senior Consultant – Renewable Energy (full time with opportunity for some flexible working)

Location: Cricklade, Wiltshire or Glasgow, Scotland

Salary: circa £32k to circa £39k (depending on experience) plus benefits 

About the role

Due to an increasing demand for our services, BVG Associates is looking for a Senior Consultant who will manage and deliver strategic advisory services across our core areas of expertise, including advising clients in business strategy, industry economics and technology.

Working closely with other members of the team, you will: 

• Deliver consultancy projects to clients, including client relationship management, project management, research, analysis and reporting
• Support business development and provide input to proposals
• Engage with industry to stay up to date with latest information, and gain insight into current trends and thinking
• Undertake desk-based research into the technology, market and supply chain of the industries we serve
• Develop in-house tools and keep our knowledge management systems up to date, and
• Work closely with other members of the team in a supportive, collaborative and dynamic working culture.

About you

For this role you will need:

• At least two years’ relevant wind industry experience, or two years of management consulting experience, working with industrial companies
• A degree, ideally in mechanical, civil or electrical engineering, physics, natural science, mathematics, business or economics (2.1 or above) 
• Good proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and ideally experience of working with databases and data science
• Project management capability experience, including managing client relationships
• Strong numeracy and analytical skills; data science training or experience would be an advantage
• Excellent writing skills to communicate clearly and accurately in written documents
• To be able to communicate effectively in person with a wide range of stakeholders
• A highly logical mind, to analyse situations, identify improvements and structure facts into coherent arguments
• The ability to pick things up quickly, as every project and every day can be different
• Initiative and self sufficiency to work in a small team
• An aptitude for order, accuracy, efficiency and quality so that you can deliver to our high standards
• The ability to prioritise a busy and varied schedule and juggle different demands on your time
• Flexibility, focus and a hunger to learn
• Confidence in your ability and talent as a high performer, and
•  A vibrant interest in the industries we serve.

In return, we offer: 

• A competitive remuneration package
• Company profit-share scheme that rewards individual and team success
• Pension scheme with employee and employer contributions 
• Potential for flexible working
• Work in an intellectually stimulating and challenging but supportive environment
• The ability to really make a difference through your job, and 
• A strong ethos of personal learning and development. 


The role can be based at either our main office in north Wiltshire which is within easy reach of Swindon, Cheltenham, Oxford and Bristol or at our Scottish office in central Glasgow. Our team works collaboratively across locations using video-conferencing and regularly travels to meet clients and attend industry events in the UK and overseas.

About us

At BVG Associates we help our clients succeed in a sustainable global electricity generation mix founded on renewables. We pride ourselves on our independence and ability to give clients help that has rigour, value and honesty. We convert deep industry insights into practical actionable strategies for sustainable competitive advantage. Our knowledge, experience and industry understanding enables us to deliver excellence in guiding business and technologies to meet market need.

There are three strands to our work:

• Business - helping companies achieve commercial success in renewable energy markets
• Economics - cost of energy modelling and economic impact (including jobs and GVA) assessment, and
• Technology - helping to develop new technology and get the best from existing operating assets.

The breadth and integration of these areas is what makes BVG Associates special. We have deep knowledge of the industries we serve: we are principally focussed on the wind energy industry, and also support the wave, tidal and energy systems sectors.

Founded in 2006, we have  grown into a leading  strategic renewable energy consultancy with expertise in the business, economics and technology of wind and marine energy generation systems. We have strong relationships with investors, project developers, product suppliers, technology owners, market enablers and governments. We work for clients of all sizes, from start-ups to global energy companies. As renewables industry specialists we have the market experience, technical insight and commercial knowledge to develop strategies for our clients to succeed. 

We are passionate about renewable energy, what we do and how we do it; we exist to make a real difference within the industries that we serve. We seek to found our relationships on trustworthiness, respect, collaboration and commitment. We listen, ask challenging questions, work hard to uncover facts, seek to build consensus and facilitate growth of relationships. Our clients choose us when they want to do new things, think in new ways and solve tough problems.

The application process

We will shortlist applications as soon as we receive them and may close the advert early, depending on the number of applications we receive.

The selection process will involve an initial telephone interview and if successful in moving to the next stage, we will then invite you to attend an assessment day in our Cricklade and/or Glasgow offices in mid June, which will include opportunities for you to find out more about us and the role. 

Please read our applicant privacy notice which tells you how we will hold and use your personal data.

The closing date is 5pm on 22 May 2019.
Equal opportunities monitoring

In line with our equal opportunities policy, we are committed to ensuring that no-one is discriminated against in our recruitment process. 
We encourage all applicants to complete our equal opportunities monitoring form and return it to us. We will keep this information separately from your CV to make sure that none of the information you have provided will be used in the selection decision.
You do not have to complete this form if you do not wish to, but please email us to tell us that you do not wish to complete the form.

No agencies please.


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