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Principal Consultant, Strategy & Planning

Fairfax, Virginia
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Job Description

Division: Energy Management
Business Unit: Digital Grid Solutions & Services
Requisition Number: 233874
Primary Location: United States-Virginia-Fairfax
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Senior level
Education Required Level: Master's Degree
Travel Required: 20%

Division Description:

With power chain management from creation to consumption, and over half a dozen manufacturing hubs here in the U.S., Siemens Energy Management provides technologies for the economic, reliable, and intelligent transmission and distribution of electrical power. From smart grid and energy automation technology, to power supply for industrial plants and high-voltage transmission systems, Siemens is providing intelligent technologies to a diverse clientele.
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Job Description:

 

Principal Consultant, Energy Consulting

 
Position Overview
 

We are seeking a Principal Consultant to join our Strategy & Planning Practice. This is a client facing position, based in Fairfax Virginia, reporting to the Head of the Strategy & Planning Practice. The Principal will be responsible for contributing to new order intake, account management, and project leadership focused primarily on North American utilities including investor owned utilities, municipalities, and cooperatives.  The Principal will also be tasked with delivering and managing on-going engagements. The applicant must have demonstrable success in the past operating in a seller-doer work environment.

 
 Position Responsibilities
  • Contribute to the business development and sales process, including identification and pursuit of new leads from both new and existing clients.  
  • Provide a range of power market analytical services for the referenced customer groups.   
  • Develop staffing plans for short, mid and long term market analysis and transaction related projects. 
  • Mentor and train staff members to assist with transaction focused engagements.
  • Create project staffing plans, budgets and margin expectations, and manage engagements within these parameters.
  • Ensure that staffing resources are deployed appropriately.
  • Ensure that quality control systems and practices are implemented. 
  • Manage project teams of senior consultants, consultants, analysts and sub-contractors. 
  • Oversee deterministic and stochastic integrated resource planning processes; bring a best practice perspective to clients’ transaction due diligence and support.
  • Contribute to the growth strategy for the Strategy & Planning practice which includes integrated resource planning, storage and micro-grid planning and assessments, and corporate/business unit strategic growth initiatives. The responsibilities will include contributing to the evolution of offerings to keep them best in class as well as the development and introduction of new consulting products.
  • Exercise thought leadership to guide the research and development of emerging issues and solutions impacting business decision making of regulated utilities. Publish thought leadership pieces.  
 
Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience
  • 10+ years of consulting experience in the power/energy industry.
  • Proven success in a seller-doer work environment with responsibilities including a mix of business development and client work.  
  • In-depth knowledge of power market fundamentals, emerging energy technologies and trends, and simulation modeling.  
  • Experience in programming and/or applied statistics a plus.
  • Strong quantitative background, by education and / or professional experience
  • Track record of successful project management for energy/power industry clients.
  • Masters or PhD in Economics, Engineering, or other Applicable Technical Discipline a plus.
  • Ability to provide strong technical leadership / oversight for a wide range of economic and statistical analyses in the energy field.
  • Detailed knowledge of electric power, natural gas, environmental markets, generation, transmission, distribution and energy demand.
  • Strong expertise in US energy/power market analysis and a detailed understanding of the analytical tools / software used in the industry.
  • Strong client facing, consulting skills, including excellent written, oral, analytical, and presentation skills required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and teamwork, expresses ideas in a clear and concise manner, both in written and oral communications.
  • Identifies issues and problems, secures relevant information, considers alternative courses of action and makes good business decisions.
  • Sees change in the business or work environment, understands implications and adjusts priorities as needed on short notice.
  • Ability to travel up-to 25% of the time

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