Expert Project Leader (Center for Energy Impact, Value Creation)


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North America




Energy & environment, Social sector

Who We Are

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Practice Area Profile

BCG’s Energy practice helps companies navigate an increasingly complex business climate. The practice covers the Oil & Gas and Power & Utilities sectors. We also have deep knowledge in Energy transition and Sustainability, Energy Trading and Risk Management and Energy Engineering and Services. Our projects typically apply BCG’s core consulting skills in functional areas such as, digitalization, strategy, organisation or performance improvement, but in the distinctive environment of Energy. We also address projects that touch upon more operational or technical challenges, which we deliver through our expert consultants, occasionally partnering with external specialists. We work with the senior leaders of leading international and national oil companies, service providers, utilities, regulators and financial institutions. The Energy Practice has enjoyed rapid and sustained annual growth over several years, representing about 10% of BCG’s global business volume.Worldwide over 300 Partners, Principals and Project Leaders focus in the Energy space, supported by a large group of Energy experienced and trained Consultants and Analysts, many with pre-BCG industry experience. We are well known for our long history of cutting-edge research and thought leadership. Consulting with BCG ensures you work on the biggest issues being tackled by senior management, with a wide variety of experiences across different clients, topics and geographies.

What You'll Do

As a Project Leader you will play a leading role in growing our capabilities in identifying how energy companies create value. This critical role will create new analytical products, benchmarks and other tools to provide BCG clients with unique insights on energy transitions and the role of value creation within it. You will work within the Center for Energy Impact to serve clients, create public facing publications and participate in creating impactful Seat at the Table events.  On a day-to-day basis, this will translate into:

Expert case execution:

  • Manage cases and client-facing project teams globally that are working on your area of expertise with 40%-50% of your capacity for our most valuable energy clients.
  • Act as a key topic expert for our Energy practice on Value Creation issues.
  • You will advise clients at the executive level across industries supporting them to improve or transform their understanding of how value creation is changing with the energy transition and achieve excellence in what they do.

Intellectual property & product creation:

  • Build, expand and own a benchmark covering key players in the sector, and with that become the go to person for insights into business and operating models in the industry.
  • Develop key content materials benchmarking value creation strategies for companies involved in the energy transition, focused in particular on companies in the Power & Utility or Low Carbon Energy space, with an emphasis on winning strategies in the next 3-7 year period. 
  • Develop insights on underlying drivers of superior performance on the basis of BCG’s proprietary Total Shareholder Return (TSR) disaggregation analysis.
  • Develop and deploy analytical tools for evaluating energy company performance and strategies, particularly as they link in with green business models.
  • Strategic thought partnering with the senior members of the Center for Energy Impact (CEI) team for key regular and new deliverables underpinning C-suite level discussions with clients across the BCG Energy practice, spanning different geographies and parts of the energy value chain.

Seat at the Table (SATT) and networks:

  • Internal: Build relationships across the Energy Practice as well as other related Practices to bring the Best in BCG to clients. This includes expanding CEI’s footprint of analysis on the ecosystem of companies involved in energy by liaising with other practice areas and experts.
  • External: Build or expand your existing network with investment analysts, strategic thinkers on the energy transition, policymakers and others to allow you to understand how value creation is evolving.
  • Partner on early thought leadership development for all of CEI’s SATT efforts.
  • Team with BCG’s Fundamentals team and CEI analytical team to provide guidance on developing and maintaining appropriate tools and insights.

Our Expert Consulting Track (ECT)

The Expert Consulting Track (ECT) is vital to BCG’s ability to successfully meet our clients’ demand for deep expertise and advanced technical capabilities. Experts deliver next-level impact for BCG's most complex and cutting-edge client challenges. Experts focus on developing BCG's thought leadership, commercial capabilities, and intellectual property assets; and their work is essential to our delivery model. Working as part of a multidisciplinary team to bring the ‘best of BCG’ to our clients, Experts come from diverse backgrounds, with expertise often gained outside of BCG in industry, academia, or specialized consulting.

What You'll Bring (Experience & Qualifications)

  • 5 to 9+ years of relevant experience in the company analysis space, including financial analysis, performance benchmarking, investment banking, management consulting, and/or investor relations.
  • Strong analytical skills and a high capacity for conceptual thinking. Ability to develop leading edge business models, frameworks for analysis, and long-term business strategies that maximize shareholder value.
  • A realistic understanding of the difficult challenge of both reducing carbon and providing reliable energy.
  • Deep experience and clear alignment with at least one part of the energy value chain, preferably low carbon energy and/or power utilities, and experience analyzing companies in this space. 
  • History of building credibility and relationships with leaders, technical and non-technical people to align on strategy, inspire stakeholders, and execute on a day-to-day basis.
  • Proven experience in managing client facing project teams delivering strong customer experiences and managing stakeholder interactions.
  • Advanced quantitative analysis, solid business acumen and problem-solving ability. High capacity for strategic/end-to-end thinking.
  • MBA, or other advanced degree in business administration, finance, or other preferred.
  • Analytical, structured, focused on creating impact.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to develop high level of credibility with senior clients.
  • Team player, open and positive in a group dynamic
  • Loyal and reliable and with highest ethical standards
  • Flexible and creative: ability to build empathy within the firm and win the trust of clients    

New York and Washington, DC preferred, but will consider candidates for all of our North American offices.

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