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Sustainability Expert Consultant - Hydrogen

McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company

Madrid, Spain · Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Sustainability Expert Consultant - Hydrogen

  • Amsterdam
  • Madrid

Who You'll Work With

You will be based in one of our European offices as part of the Sustainability Practice with a focus on hydrogen technologies and solutions for clients.
You will work with an international group of McKinsey partners and consultants to solve the most challenging questions on hydrogen, as it relates to sustainable solutions.
McKinsey has the goal of helping all industry sectors transform to get to net zero by 2050 and to cut carbon emissions by half by 2030 – with this in mind, we have launched McKinsey Sustainability, our new client-service platform. To achieve net zero, the world needs technological innovation, deployment, and scale-up at unprecedented speed. We developed the McKinsey Platform for Climate Technologies (MPCT) to help clients plan, execute, and scale the implementation of these critical technologies. MPCT works with the world’s leading experts to anticipate the impact of new technologies and challenge conventional approaches to established ones. We focus on the most critical technologies: those with the potential to transform our sources of energy for every industry, region, and community. Hydrogen is one of several critical climate technologies.
When you join McKinsey, you are joining a firm whose culture is distinctive and inclusive. We will accelerate your development as a leader to create positive, enduring change in the world.

What You'll Do

As a Sustainability Expert Consultant, you will join our Hydrogen team as part of McKinsey’s Sustainability Practice. You will be pulled in by client service teams due to your well-defined knowledge expertise in the hydrogen space and contribute to or co-lead a team of 3 – 5 consultants to help clients achieve their sustainability goals.
In this role, you will use your expertise to develop insights and recommendations as part of the execution of a client project while helping guide and develop individual team members. You will develop credible and effective working relationships with client team members and influence to action. You will have the opportunity to work across the field of hydrogen - for example: 
  • Performing market scans for hydrogen project developers
  • Operating across the whole hydrogen value chain (upstream production, green derivative or fuel conversion)
  • Assisting original equipment manufacturers scale up their electrolyzer business
  • Supporting governments and industry associations shape their hydrogen roadmaps
You will work directly with clients as a knowledge and capability builder on the topic of hydrogen. You will also maintain and renew your defined knowledge spike and be recognized by clients, practice, and firm members as an expert in the space. You will help expand the firm’s expertise in the hydrogen space and contribute to knowledge development initiatives that advance the firm’s capabilities. You will drive the firm’s innovation and capability building agenda through expertise in hydrogen and related topics. And you will actively apprentice and support client development (e.g., supporting proposals and contributing to white papers).
Ultimately, you will work within larger teams and make an important contribution to the analysis, design, and implementation of innovative business performance approaches that are tailor-made for each client to ensure positive impact and sustainable results.
You will build on your proven leadership skills and leverage your interest in inspiring others, building strong relationships, and creating a true followership. In a collaborative team setting, you'll work closely with others but also autonomously with little direction. 
You’ll also gain new skills and build on the strengths you bring to the firm. Consultants receive exceptional training as well as frequent coaching and mentoring from colleagues and senior leaders on their teams.


  • Excellent academic record and master's degree or equivalent, ideally in engineering, chemistry or environmental science
  • 7+ years of professional experience in business management, consulting or related field
  • Depth of expertise in hydrogen, energy systems, renewables or decarbonization 
  • Exceptional analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills, including the ability to disaggregate issues, develop hypotheses and actionable recommendations from data and analysis focused on hydrogen
  • Business acumen in approaching issues from a top management view and discussing them in the overall context of a business. Ability to absorb rapidly and grapple with a wide range of complex business issues and to recognize patterns and adapt best practices on the topic of hydrogen 
  • Highly effective communicator, facilitator of meetings, and presenter to a diverse set of clients and colleagues at all levels; uses creative communication techniques to engage and coach clients and teams at all levels
  • Ambition to work in a fast-paced, results-oriented, multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary environment 
  • Strong record of leadership in an academic, professional, or extracurricular setting
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Willingness to travel and work with teams in-office 
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Job Skill Group - CSS Associate
Job Skill Code - PS - Specialist
Function - Sustainability
Industry - Chemicals;Oil & Gas
Post to LinkedIn - Yes
Posted to LinkedIn Date - Thu Feb 24 00:00:00 GMT 2022
LinkedIn Posting City - Brussels
LinkedIn Posting State/Province -
LinkedIn Posting Country - Belgium
LinkedIn Job Title - Sustainability Expert Consultant - Hydrogen
LinkedIn Function - Consulting;Engineering;Science
LinkedIn Industry - Management Consulting;Mechanical or Industrial Engineering;Renewables & Environment
LinkedIn Seniority Level - Associate