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Principal Consultant, New Energy - Australia

Date:  Feb 25, 2023


Company:  Black & Veatch Family of Companies


At Black & Veatch, our employee-owners go beyond the project. For over a century, we have been breaking down social, economic and geographic barriers by making life's critical resources accessible to all. Working with us, you will help provide critical expertise as we, along with our valued clients, deliver solutions that positively impact communities around the world. Our professionals are our greatest asset, and we believe nothing is more important than the health, happiness and professional growth of our employee-owners. With a focus on flexible work-life balance options, an expanding and diverse workforce, and limitless career growth opportunities, we will give you our best to help you give us your best, and together we can build a world of difference. 


Req Id : 94081 

Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : No 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Contract Hire Only for this Project : No 

Job Summary

B&V plans to grow and expand our existing business in Australia and tap into a wider set of clients and engagement covering all aspects of New Energy to help our clients achieve their sustainability goals.


The principal consultant will work with existing in-country sales and regional consulting leaders to help identify clients and pursue engagements while providing technical or industry knowledge to contribute to the completion of multiple engagement phases. Demonstrate capabilities with a minimal level of oversight from more senior-level professionals.  The scope and size of projects they contribute to are generally medium to large in size or they may own a moderate to a significant portion of a larger project.  May lead a medium to large size effort or project team. May delegate teamwork assignments through various phases of an engagement. May manage projects from prospect, and proposal to client deliverables. Will likely manage multiple projects at any given time. The candidate will demonstrate experience in energy markets and economic modeling with an intellectual interest in emerging fuels, such as renewable natural gas, hydrogen, and/or other renewable fuels. The candidate will be expected to manage a team of engineers, managers, consultants, and financial analysts, with the expectation to understand the methodology, structure the analysis, review the results, develop reports and communicate findings to client.  Expected to focus on project management and develop sales responsibilities.



Key Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates a solid working knowledge of energy markets, electric generation, oil & gas, transmission, water, renewable energy technologies, and/or emerging energy fuels
  • Advanced analytical skills including understanding the electric market structure, overseeing modeling analysis, interpreting analytical results, and providing guidance and insights to the project team
  • Utilizes specialized knowledge to produce complex work products and solutions across all phases of an engagement
  • Manages moderate to highly complex engagements through all stages and phases
  • Develops, presents, and defends conclusions, recommendations, and implementation plans
  • Secures commitment and participation from the client’s senior management by leveraging relationships
  • Searches for new consulting opportunities with existing or new clients
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the strategic direction and objectives of a service offering

Management Responsibilities

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge and experience with: Renewal power production, LNG, New Energy, and Emerging fuels, Decarbonization, and Sustainable energy solutions across Australia in particular sectors including Mining, Generation, and Distribution. as well as a general understanding of electric power commercial and regulatory practices
  • Advanced technical or industry knowledge
  • Broad knowledge of the marketplace
  • Project management experience
  • Intermediate business development capability and 3 years of business development experience
  • Client management and negotiation skills

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or relevant work experience
  • 5 years managing significant engagements.
  • 10 years in a business/consulting environment

All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.


Certifications related to area of expertise, where applicable preferred.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

BandV Office Environment or Client Site - Travel up to 100%


Action oriented
Customer focus
Interpersonal savvy

Salary Plan

CST: Consulting

Job Grade


Black & Veatch Holding Company, its subsidiaries and its affiliated companies, complies with all Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) affirmative action laws and regulations. Black & Veatch does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender Identity and expression, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status or other status protected by law.


Black & Veatch is committed to being an employer of choice by creating a valuable work experience that keeps our people engaged, productive, safe and healthy. We offer professionals an array of health and welfare benefits that vary based on their geographic region and employment status. This may include health, life accident and disability insurances, paid time off, financial programs and more. Professionals may also be eligible for a performance-based bonus program.


By valuing diverse voices and perspectives, we cultivate an authentically inclusive environment for professionals and are able to provide innovative and effective solutions for clients.

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