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OPEN POSITIONS

Senior Associate / Engagement Manager

Full-time role at Ampersand

Energy Transition, Net Zero and Sustainability Practice

London

About Ampersand

We are purpose-led management consultants on a mission to accelerate the transition to a
sustainable, regenerative economy. We do that by anchoring Net Zero and wider sustainability strategically, providing a deep rationale and business case, and offering the associated capability development. Ampersand is all about creating momentum for our clients through swift delivery and concrete results so that they hit their targets and shape a brighter and more sustainable future.

 

Our core values of courage, impact and collaboration ensure that we can provide high-impact advisory support with a flexible and pragmatic results-oriented approach.

  • Courage: The courage to stay true to our purpose, ask the right/hard questions and take the initiative when we can  

  • Impact: Results-oriented approach that is effective, creative, flexible and sustainable  

  • Collaboration: Promoting teamwork and diversity - while having fun 

What makes us stand out as an excellent place to work?

We’re not your everyday consulting firm. We’re a destination for top consulting talent, frustrated with
large/typical consultancy ways.
 

 

At Ampersand, we practise what we preach and ensure that we apply the principles of sustainability to our own people and work environment. We are a disruptor that is looking to prove that the best work is done when people are given opportunity, trust, space and time to get the job done their way, on their own terms. There are no rigid hierarchies, no ‘this-is-how-its-done’ mentality and no models to work by. It’s just us, and we work as a group to grow this business together, solving our clients’ biggest challenges. 

Here’s what we pride ourselves on:

  • Genuine and open culture, home-grown by a diverse, small team whereby your input feeds the development of the firm.

  • Work-life balance - we’re sensible and don’t work weekends or late evenings. We believe people do their best work when they stay fresh.

  • Impact for everyone - all our team can take the lead be that with clients, writing blog posts to capture our expertise or helping us scale our internal business structures/processes.

  • Work from where you want - for us, it’s outcomes that matter. Typically, our team spends ~3 days per week in the office (in London) as we like to collaborate effectively and have fun. Our team is very international so commonly people will combine working from overseas with some annual leave to go on holiday or visit friends and family.  

  • We’re all entrepreneurs - because we are small and relatively newly formed, we’re still building - so we love people who want to get stuck in and take ownership. You can truly build your own platform here as there’s so much white space for growth.

  • There’s no hierarchy - our analysts and consultants are our future partners.

  • We believe in work being enjoyable and having fun as a team.

  • We’re passionate about sustainability and truly believe in our mission.

About our work & clients:

We work with a number of carbon-intensive industries:

 

  • TMT – we are active with tech, cloud, network and data centres because they are a growing part of the carbon question and need to get wider ESG right to be competitive. We are keen to help innovate and reshape the industry towards the most sustainable business models.  

  • Commercial Real Estate - We are strongly passionate about market transformation in the CRE sector. As such, we are one of five project partners working with the UK Green Building Council to shape the future of renewable energy procurement for the built environment.   

  • Energy Sector - The energy industry is in transition, shaped by powerful forces. Key players like energy investors, developers, suppliers and operators all look to us when they require our expertise.  

  • Wider sustainability work - We believe that sustainability is more than just a compliance/ESG box-ticking exercise. It’s about preparing for the stakeholder economy and a radical shift in the economic model. We support a wide range of clients across various industries to achieve this. 

The role

Senior Associates will play a key role in growing the business and will get the opportunity to work with C-Level clients on high-impact projects. They will lead business development and contribute to Ampersand’s thought leadership and visibility.  

This opportunity would suit candidates with 5+ years of consulting experience and knowledge of the energy transition and/or Net Zero as well as a good strategic understanding of sustainability. 

 

Specific responsibilities will include:  

  • Advising clients on strategy, business cases and execution on initiatives and projects concerning either: 

    • ESG & Sustainability  

    • Energy, energy transition & Net Zero 

    • Supervising the work and development of junior team members  

  • Managing all aspects of the client relationship from project framing to delivery 

  • Developing Ampersand’s offering and actively reaching out to the market to drive growth  

  • Leading business development efforts, from client presentations to proposal developments and pitches  

  • Contributing to the firm’s thought leadership, developing new ideas and research supporting service innovation 

What we are looking for

  • 5+ years from a strategy/management consulting firm with prior experience working in project regarding either:  

    • Sustainability & ESG  

    • Energy, energy transition & Net Zero 

    • Experience in client-facing advisory and project management roles  

  • A team player with an entrepreneurial spirit, commercial mindset and self-drive 

  • Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively 

  • Demonstrated aptitude for analytical and conceptual problem-solving, and comfort with quantitative analysis 

What we offer

As mentioned, we’ve built a truly differentiated place to work.  

We also offer:  

 

  • Competitive base salary and bonus depending on experience  

  • Flexible/hybrid work model   

  • Private health insurance  

  • 25 days of annual leave + bank holidays  

  • Regular socials - monthly dinner out with the team  

  • Cycle to work scheme 

Location & Timeline

  • Office in London, UK - Candidates are expected to relocate/commute to London, with the possibility of working from home for part of the week 

  • Interviews will be held on a rolling basis starting in January 2024 

  • Three-stage process, including 1) case interview, 2) interview with managing partner 3) team case interview  

  • Start date: ASAP 

Interested?

If you are interested in applying to the role, kindly email your resume along with a cover letter to
join@ampersand.partners


In your cover letter, please consider the following:

  • What are the key steps for a successful energy transition in the UK?

  • How do your experiences (educational, professional, or voluntary) fit the requirements of this role?

 

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