Principal Consultant, Global Power

Principal Consultant, Global Power

S&P Global

London, United Kingdom

Responsibilities and Impact:

We advise clients on the future of power markets covering supply, demand, prices and the grid network. The scope also includes advisory to asset transactions (primarily renewables assets due diligence), power economic analysis, regulatory impact assessments and support our clients' understanding of the increasing interdependence between power markets and adjacent value chains such as mobility/transportation, hydrogen production, fuels consumption, energy storage, etc.

The expected responsibilities for the role would include to:

  • Participate in consulting project development and delivery, leading power supply, demand, and price forecasts. Within a project cycle, we expect a large degree of exposure to our clients and relevant players in the power industry (investors, developers, policy makers);
  • Apply energy industry knowledge into various European markets as required by different consulting projects and client needs. Project work would entail supply-demand power modelling, legal and regulatory framework analysis, market entry strategies, scenario energy planning, power generation economics analysis, reliability studies, and asset due diligence and valuation. The main geographical focus will be in Europe;
  • On a project needs basis, support other S&P Global teams, mainly the Middle East and Africa power consulting teams;
  • Deliver insights through written reports, presentations, and client interactions as well as lead client meetings and presentation of a project's reports;
  • Participate in client or industry events and share key takeaways that impact the consulting team's work and priorities;
  • Support business development (BD) in the region by preparing pitch decks and getting involved in BD and project scoping meetings;
  • Some travel is required on average around 15% of the time (but could occasionally be more).

What We’re Looking For:

Basic Required Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years of demonstrated expertise in the power and renewables sector typically acquired by working in industry, government, research, or consulting. Highly desirable to have experience in European power markets either via industry or in an advisory capacity;
  • Consulting experience in an energy consulting practice or as an internal consultant supporting investment decisions and development of strategies in energy markets;
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, economics, engineering, mathematics, or related field required;
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to leverage data-driven insights to inform decision-making;
  • Advanced proficiency with MS Office applications (Excel, Word and PowerPoint);
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English;
  • Effective interpersonal skills to enable communication and collaboration with colleagues and clients and to navigate in a matrix organisation;
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative, team-oriented environment, with a willingness to contribute ideas and provide constructive feedback.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • A post-graduate degree is preferred (including in finance, economics, or business);
  • Experience in management consulting will be a significant plus;
  • Understanding of power dispatch and demand modelling, including understanding of power dispatch optimization software, such as Plexos and Aurora;
  • Programming languages (e.g. VBA , Python, R and/or SQL) proficiency is preferred;
  • Knowledge of several other European languages (beyond English) is a plus.

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