Core Energy Consultant

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We are looking for an enthusiastic and collaborative energy/international development consultant and/or specialist to join our Core Energy Consulting Team in PAC-UK (Practical Action Consulting, UK). As a vital member of the team you will lead key aspects of and support other Core Energy Team members (and wider PAC Energy colleagues) to win and deliver projects that will help Practical Action fulfil our strategic energy objectives (change ambitions). Specifically you will:

  • Undertake business development (including writing effective, quality proposals and preparing proposal budgets/financial proposals);
  • Manage (including work planning, team co-ordination, technical delivery and financial management aspects) and provide high quality, timely technical inputs to build and maintain a wide-ranging portfolio of energy projects.

You will have opportunities to (and will be encouraged to) further develop your knowledge, skills and expertise regarding energy access, the energy and development sector, and the energy consultancy sector more broadly.

PAC is ambitious to foster growing energy access provision; and to influence energy access planning and policy development for the benefit of poor, vulnerable and marginalised populations.

To deliver this we need high performing consultants who are passionate about winning, managing and delivering high quality and high impact work in the energy and development sectors.

You will work in partnership with the Core Energy Team and wider PAC Energy colleagues (e.g. from our regional offices) to deliver projects and grow skills/knowledge in areas such as: energy and gender; clean cooking or energy finance. You will also work alongside other PAC/consulting colleagues to provide energy Technical Assistance as required to PA/charity energy programmes and fundraising efforts.

This is an exciting opportunity to be at the heart of PAC/PA energy access work, something we are renowned for and an area of work we have great ambitions for as part of our Strategic Intent as an organisation.

About you

You have some existing knowledge and/or experience in energy access/international development, but more importantly you have a thirst of widen your knowledge and experience in hands-on role, winning and delivering a wide-ranging project portfolio. Ideally you will have some experience of working in a consultancy/programme management environment. You are a natural collaborator and able to work in a small team environment, turning you hand to varied tasks as required and in order to develop your skills. You are willing and able to work dynamically and flexibly across a wide range of issues and activities, according to shifting opportunities and direction. You have experience of working in Africa, Asia or Latin America.

Why join us?

The opportunity to work for an organisation that is making a positive difference to the lives of people worldwide, a friendly and supportive culture, working with values driven and highly engaged colleagues, work life balance and flexible working – these are just some of the reasons we think Practical Action is a great place to work.

Our brand new open plan offices are located in the centre of Rugby and near to Rugby train station but we also offer free parking.

In addition, we offer the following benefits:

  • Flexible working/hours – full time roles are contracted at 35 hours per week.
  • The opportunity to work remotely (dependent on role).
  • 25 days holiday and Christmas Eve, in addition to public holidays.
  • A pension scheme that new employees can join from day one of employment - employer contributes 10.5% of salary and the employee contributes 5%.
  • Life assurance (3 x annual salary).
  • Bike to Work scheme.

About us

Practical Action is a change making organisation that works in unconventional ways. We put ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.

We do things differently, so answers that start small can grow big - bringing people together in bold collaborations, using innovation and knowledge to build futures free from poverty and help shape a world that works better for everyone.

Additional information

We treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as disability, race, age, religion, gender, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.

Practical Action are committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks.

Please note that should we recruit a suitable candidate before the closing date, we will close applications earlier than the specified date.

The successful applicant must have the pre-existing right to both live and work in the UK.

Date of expiry 9th Apr
Salary £26,433-£32,065
Location Rugby, UK

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