Consultant - Energy, Sustainability & Infrastructure (Investors and Large Corporates) - Fluency in German required



Consultant – Energy, Sustainability & Infrastructure (Investors & Large Corporates) – FLUENCY IN GERMAN REQUIRED

Cologne office

Interested in working with talented people to help develop innovative solutions to some of society’s most complex and challenging problems? 

We are Guidehouse, a leading consulting firm serving the public sector and commercial clients with specialized capabilities in strategy, technology, and risk management.  You may not yet know our name, but we have a rich history.  Guidehouse is a combination of PwC’s former public sector practice and Navigant’s deep expertise in energy, financial services and healthcare.

We offer an exciting, fast-paced environment that fosters intellectual growth and rewards individuals based on impact, not tenure. Our firm is at the forefront of an emerging model solving complex problems that stretch across government and private companies, affording our people the opportunity to be on the cutting edge of the consulting profession. By focusing on markets facing transformational change, technology-driven innovation, and significant regulatory pressure, our employees also develop and deploy world class knowledge and problem solving that leads to breakthrough solutions.

Our Energy, Sustainability & Infrastructure team provides political, strategic and management consultancy to institutions and companies across the energy value chain that aim to support the energy transition. Amongst the topics addressed are the design of policies and the implementation of new technological developments that are needed to equip energy systems with distributed sources such as renewables, storage options and electromobility, increase flexibility between power and fuels, interconnectivity between regions of supply and demand, and emerging services and technologies powered by data resulting from the digitalisation of the energy system. Our strength lies in our strategic understanding of complex relations between technology, policy and business, and our ability to translate that into actionable advice for our clients.

The Client segment Investors & Large Corporations serves (energy intensive) industries and commercial end-users in multiple global value chains in navigating a complex world of energy transition and climate change, and in realizing sustainable, available, reliable, and profitable products, processes and business models. Our strength lies in strategic understanding of complex energy transition, climate and sustainability issues. The Client Segment is positioned as the trusted and independent advisor giving strategic advice at corporate decision-making level; the thought leader bringing innovative solutions, from knowledge to insight to impact (help make it happen). Specifically, we serve our clients regarding reducing energy and climate risks, taking corporate climate action, capturing opportunities from the energy transition and realizing industrial de-carbonization.

As a member of the client segment Investors & Large Corporations you will consult clients from various industries on their sustainability journey. You will work on diverse assignments that may vary from assessing the environmental performance of products and corporate value chains to strategy advise for a transition to a net carbon zero operating model. You will be responsible for data gathering and analysis, industry research, writing reports, winning tenders, inspiring clients and presenting your findings to the team. In this role you will learn, be challenged and develop skills at a fast pace. In addition to hands-on experience, formal training programmes will teach you the diverse skills you need to succeed. You will contribute to complex projects and will learn about project management by managing smaller projects. You are expected to transition rapidly into a professional energy consultant.

Your profile:

If you are enthusiastic about the job described above and you find yourself in the following profile, then we would be happy to meet you!

  • University degree with a focus on (energy) economics, (energy) business management, electrical engineering, physics, or equivalent experience
  • Preferred first knowledge of power supply systems, grid integration of decentralised sources, digitalisation of the energy sector and/or power markets
  • 0-3 years working experience in related fields
  • Enjoy working with others; personal initiative and ideas are highly welcome
  • Strong communication, writing and presentation skills
  • Passion for sustainability, innovation and personal development
  • Must be able to work fluently in German and English (written and spoken)


  • A team-player who demonstrates the willingness and ability to work effectively in diverse teams and collaborate with colleagues at all levels
  • A critical thinker with a strong eye for detail and creative in problem solving
  • You are familiar with one or more energy intensive processes in utilities, iron-and steel, chemicals, glass, paper and pulp, etc.
  • Able to show a working knowledge of data collection, organisational and analytical skills
  • Able to work on multiple projects and show a good understanding of the project objectives and client expectations
  • Comfortable communicating and willing to be coached in presenting to colleagues and potentially clients
  • Experienced with PowerPoint and Excel
  • Willingness to travel internationally where possible

Additional requirements:

  • A strong curiosity, and/or experience, in a relevant industry topic such as: sustainability, advanced energy technologies, renewable energy, distributed generation, energy efficiency, electricity generation, transmission and distribution, natural gas transmission and distribution
  • Proven extracurricular activities and/or international experience, preferably with relevant internship or some related work experience
  • As a global company we work with clients primarily in English, fluency in other languages (e.g. Dutch, French, Arabic) is a bonus


Guidehouse is an equal opportunities employer and applies objective criteria to assess potential suitability. We are committed to ensuring all our directors, employees, contractors and job applicants receive fair and equitable treatment across all aspects of the firm’s HR policies and practices and we aim to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favorable treatment on the grounds of race, color, nationality, religion, ethnic or national origins, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation or disability.

Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or recruitment agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.

Rewards and Benefits

Guidehouse provides a comprehensive benefits package for employees to participate in, either individually or with dependents. Our benefits package is designed to help employees accomplish their personal well-being and financial goals, while achieving a desired work-life balance. We strive to ensure our benefits are innovative and competitive, delivering real value to our employees and their family.

Benefits include:

  • 30 days holiday per year
  • Employer-funded pension after completion of probation period
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • Subsidy to the public transport ticket
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Work-Life-Balance through flexible work agreements
  • Employee discounts
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