What does an Energy Consultant do?

An energy consultant is responsible for reducing the carbon footprint and energy usage of a business. They are responsible for helping a business obtain green certifications. A few of the main duties of an energy consultant are looking at the company's sources of energy, creating models with different energy sources, helping examining manufacturing processes, and monitoring energy usage. They also have to work with government agencies to obtain certifications. Some of the jobs titles that an energy consultant could grow into are energy engineer and senior energy modeler.

An energy consultant should have two years of experience working in the energy field as well as a bachelor's degree in engineering or physics. One of the most important skills that an energy consultant will have is their ability to identify areas where energy consumption can be lowered. Another skill is attention to detail as the energy consultant will need to be able to create a plan of action for the business.

  • Identify areas where energy consumption can be reduced
  • Communicate options effectively with client
  • Look at appliances in a home and make recommendations
  • Investigate alternative sources of power
  • Model energy usage of a business
  • Keep up to date on the latest trends in the energy industry
  • Work with businesses to obtain green certifications
  • Recommend energy saving light fixtures
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or physics
  • Great analysis abilities
  • Amazing oral and writing skills
  • Attention to detail to identify key areas
  • Strong knowledge of the energy industry
  • Experience working with audits
  • Strong knowledge of green certifications
  • Strong technical background and knowledge
  • Communication skills to work with clients
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.8 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.7 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Energy Consultant Salaries

Average Base Pay

£28,577 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£17K
Median: £29K
£47K
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Energy Consultant Career Path

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Energy Consultant Insights

Read what Energy Consultant professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
EnergyAustraliaEnergyAustralia
Energy Consultant
12 Apr 2021

“Some of the training was good however there were times where it was a little unorganised and rushed.”

NRG EnergyNRG Energy
Energy Pro
14 Nov 2019

“Personally I don't feel as though there is a downside to NRG Energy it's a great career opportunity”

UtilitywiseUtilitywise
Energy Consultant
28 Sep 2020

“Training good and relevant to role.”

TeslaTesla
Field Energy Advisor
9 Feb 2021

“I got to enjoy my training in Las Vegas and learn how Tesla runs and operated it's business.”

EnergyAustraliaEnergyAustralia
Business Energy Consultant
27 Nov 2019

“Good pay but not much else”

Aguas Andinas
Head of Energy Management
6 Apr 2021

“Job stability and good compensation”

Just EnergyJust Energy
Energy Advisor
5 Sep 2019

“No work and life balance”

EnergyAustraliaEnergyAustralia
Energy Resolutions Consultant
24 Apr 2021

“no career progress and no oppurtunity”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of an energy consultant

When working as an energy consultant, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Excellent Customer Service, Strong VERBAL, Good Time Management, Written Communication and Microsoft Office Suite.

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The most common qualifications to become an energy consultant is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.