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‘Energy Transition’ (Greenwash) Specialist Opening: Apply Below

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- December 22, 2020

“The Associate Director will be responsible for managing cross energy sector consulting projects with a focus on Energy Transition relevant topics.”

I recently saw this position advertisement on Linkedin from Daniel Yergin’s Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA, purchased by IHS Markit in 2004). Posted last week, the company has had nearly 100 applicants so far.

The full posting is reprinted below as a ‘current’ on the energy mixed economy and in regard to political correctness. I hope it comes to be seen as a low point when imaging was at war with energy fundamentals and, employment practices-wise, general decency.


Consulting Associate Director – Energy Strategy and Energy Transition Practice

The Associate Director will be responsible for managing cross energy sector consulting projects with a focus on Energy Transition relevant topics.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage consulting project execution ensuring client satisfaction and project profitability
  • Lead project execution planning
  • Lead deliverable development
  • Engage consulting project executive for direction, as appropriate given the nature of the project and clients. Clients include investors, oil majors and NOCs, utilities, infrastructure companies, technology companies and governments
  • Supervise project team (The project team likely to include team members from other departments/sectors)
  • Manage client relationship and communications (in coordination with project executive)
  • Identify new business opportunities and contribute to business development

Desired Qualifications

  • Strategy consulting experience across energy sectors
  • Specific consulting experience required in some of following areas:
    • Cross energy sector strategy projects
    • Power
    • Energy policy
    • Cleantech
    • Oil and gas exploration and production
    • Energy infrastructure transaction support
    • Interaction between renewables and natural gas
    • Technology impact and emission reduction
    • Natural resources and environmental policy development
  • Track record of managing consulting project sized $300,000 or more
  • Good coach / mentor of junior consulting team members
  • Solid analytical skills (Excel/VBA) combined with synthetic capability
  • Excellent story boarding, writing and power-point skills
  • Robust verbal communicator and presenter
  • Multi-lingual, fluent in English, Spanish or Portuguese would be a plus (Not required)


Inclusion and diversity are critical to the success of IHS Markit, and we actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected category. For more information on the many ways in which we enthusiastically support inclusion and diversity efforts for both candidates and employees, please access our Inclusion & Diversity Statement here .

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