Senior Consultant Renewable Energy

The South Pole Group Published: February 13, 2018
Job Type
Consulting / Energy /

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~ We accelerate the transition to a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy. ~

We put our decade's worth of experience to work and solve your sustainability challenges: since 2006, we have successfully developed over 500+ emission reduction projects in - among others - renewables, forestry, agriculture, industry, as well as urban mitigation and adaptation. Every day, in over 30 different countries, our team of global experts demonstrates the realities of sustainable solutions for our clients - from the United Nations to the world's leading financial institutions to top notch consumer goods brands and more.

Position Overview

In this role you will participate in the design of climate strategies linked to Renewable Energy (RE) and focus on identifying, sourcing and developing a portfolio of direct RE supply and potential investments. You will lead RE-related engagements and support our Key Account Management team in business development in the sector. This challenging position requires an enthusiastic and dynamic sustainability professional with relevant experience in consultancy, project management and development of corporate renewable energy strategies.


  • Play a leading role in shaping South Pole's strategy for RE services outside of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) and identify the needed resources
  • Create relevant RE products and consulting services which respond to new trends and needs outside RECs
  • Source and develop a portfolio of direct RE supply and potential investments
  • Understand market trends and clients' needs and structure a consistent approach to communicate to the Key Account Management team
  • Manage and coordinate proposals for opportunities on all RE services
  • Supervise the implementation of mandates within RE services, providing guidance to project managers and ensuring quality of the deliverables
  • Lead a small team of experts


  • Minimum a Master's degree, ideally in Environmental Sciences, RE, Energy Policy or related disciplines
  • At least 7 years of relevant work experience in consultancy or other client-service based positions
  • Experience in the development of corporate renewable energy strategies
  • Knowledge of the energy sector in general and green electricity sector in particular, including regulatory development, energy economics, electricity generation and project development
  • Experience and knowledge in energy efficiency measures, assessments and implementation are advantageous
  • Familiarity with financial analysis, Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), RE investments, renewable energy offtake agreements and business models
  • Be familiar with socio-economic and environmental dimensions of RE projects
  • Commercial skills and good business sense to be able to identify and seize opportunities in a challenging and competitive market environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work under deadline, with multidisciplinary teams as well as independently
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills
  • Experience in team management, ideally within an international and multicultural context
  • Advanced skills in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint are essential
  • Excellent oral and written command of English
  • Willingness to travel
  • National, or holder of a valid required work visa in host country

We Offer

  • Excellent team spirit
  • Be part of a growing and multicultural company
  • Work autonomously as well as within a large and international team of sustainability passionate professionals
  • A clear career development potential as a key part of the Consultancy & Services team

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