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The Energy Transition and Sustainability Practice (ET&S)

Our Energy Transition and Sustainability practice is dedicated to tracing the path to a net zero carbon economy and accelerating the energy transition. The team assists corporate clients on all aspects of net zero from strategic framing and pathway design to execution. Our clients range from renewable investors and developers to grid scale storage developers and large energy users like data centres. Our projects are primarily in the UK, with occasional opportunities around the EU.

Associate 
Energy Transition, Net Zero and Sustainability practice
London

Work closely with Partners in a high impact role focused on helping clients deliver net zero and understand how sustainability is reshaping the business landscape. 

Our fast growing team is looking for senior consultants / managers to lead work on sustainability topics ranging from renewable energy market fundamentals to net zero and wider sustainability strategy. You will work closely with the Senior Managers, Partners and will be responsible for developing client strategies, business cases and impact driving plans as well as supervising the work of junior team members. 

 

About the Associate role

Given the fast growth and exposure to the senior team, Senior Consultants and Managers will play a key role in growing the business. They will get the opportunity to work with C-Level clients on high impact projects. They will also contribute to Ampersand’s thought leadership and visibility on sustainability.

This opportunity would suit candidates with 3+ years 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 sustainability strategy, business cases and execution 

  • Supervising the work and development of junior team members

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

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

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

 

You will be based in our London office, with the option to work from home part of the week.

 

The projects you will be working on

The below examples of our recent projects render the breadth of topics we deal with:

  • Net Zero strategy for a global data centre business with implementation support for decarbonisation of their operations

  • Market outlook and transaction advice for the renewable energy investment arm of a major institutional investor

  • Due diligence for a PE firm covering investment opportunities into energy tech and property tech companies

  • Strategy and development  a grid scale battery storage developer

  • Sustainability strategies for financial and professional firms 

 

What we’re looking for

We’re looking for an ex-consultant with 3+ years experience, and an understanding of the energy value chain. Specifically, we’re looking for:

  • Good understanding of strategic sustainability questions and knowledge of either the energy value chain, technologies, and strategic shifts triggered by the energy transition, and/or net zero and carbon management.

  • Experience in client facing advisory and project management roles

  • A team player with 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

We are a boutique consultancy, you will have:

  • Competitive base salary and bonus

  • Access to experienced Partners

  • Hands on responsibilities

  • Full freedom to share and push your ideas 

  • On the job coaching and training

Location

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

 

Timeline

  • Interviews will be held on a rolling basis, starting October 2022

  • Start date: ASAP

  • Full-time basis

 

How to apply

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:

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

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

 

Please specify the vacancy that you are applying for on the subject of your email and where your application is coming from.

 

You can also email greg@ampersand.partners and jac@ampersand.partners for more information about Ampersand and the work we do before applying. 

 
Analysts & Consultants 
Energy Transition, Net Zero and Sustainability practice
London

A high impact role helping our clients accelerate the energy transition 

 

The role 

Our team is looking for a full-time analysts and consultants to support our net zero and sustainability work. The consultant will work closely with the team leaders to provide strategic insight to our clients, whether analysing market trends or business performance, or developing business cases.

Specific responsibilities will include: 

  • Work with clients on energy fundamentals and macro-trends as the global economy moves toward decarbonisation

  • Producing and delivering strong analytical foundations to net zero and energy initiatives

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

  • Participating in business development efforts, from developing and conducting client presentations to proposal developments and pitches

  • Supporting analysts in their development

 

Required qualifications:

  • Understanding of the energy market fundamentals, energy infrastructure, energy value chain, technologies, and strategic shifts triggered by the energy transition

  • Understanding of carbon drivers and carbon reduction approaches

  • Understanding of wider environmental sustainability questions and practices

  • A team player with 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

  • Prior experience as a management consultant or roles with strategic exposure to energy and carbon a plus

 

What to expect

We are a boutique consultancy, you will have:

  • Access to experienced Partners with top firm background

  • Hands on responsibilities

  • Full freedom to share and push your ideas

  • Tons of autonomy and complete flexibility on where and when you work

  • On the job coaching and training

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays

  • Regular socials - monthly dinner out with the team

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Private health insurance (upon successful completion of your probationary period or 6 months employment)

 

Timeline

  • Interviews will be held on a rolling basis starting October 2022

  • Two stage process, including a first-stage competency interview and second-round case interview 

  • Start date: ASAP

 

Location

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

Compensation: 

  • Competitive, determined by level of experience 

 

How to apply 

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:

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

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

 

Please specify the vacancy that you are applying for on the subject of your email and where your application is coming from.

 

You can also email kristin@ampersand.partners and jac@ampersand.partners for more information about Ampersand and the work we do before applying.