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Sustainability Expert Consultant - Batteries & Energy Storage

McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted on Friday, December 23, 2022

Sustainability Expert Consultant - Batteries & Energy Storage

  • Amsterdam
  • Lisbon
  • Madrid

Who You'll Work With

You will be based in one of our European offices as part of our Batteries and Energy Storage team within our Sustainability Practice, where you will join a growing team of McKinsey experts who are innovating in battery and energy storage.
McKinsey has the goal of helping all industry sectors get to net zero by 2050 and 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 speeds. We developed the McKinsey Platform for Climate Technologies (MPCT) to help clients plan, execute, and scale up 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.

What You'll Do

You will work in or lead a team (depending on experience) of 3-5 consultants to identify and implement potential solutions for a specific client problem or challenge. Together, you will help clients develop lasting improvements to their performance and realize their most important goals.
In this role, you will use your expertise to advise a range of clients on how to design, develop and deploy energy storage systems across the world. You will serve system integrators, developers, utilities, and investors on energy storage systems ranging from utility-scale “front of the meter” applications to residential systems, covering short- and long-duration storage for power and heat.
You will have the opportunity to work across various types of engagements such as advising clients on their portfolio of storage technologies and their performance towards decarbonization targets. You might be involved in green business building projects, supporting the growth of startups in the technology, energy, or industrial supplier space. Other examples of projects encompass energy trading optimization, manufacturing scale-up or operating model design.
Depending on your experience, you might have the opportunity to lead the day-to-day execution of a client project while guiding and developing individual team members. You will work directly with clients, usually on site, and you will take ownership of the overall project and its end products.
When you join McKinsey, you are joining a firm that will invest in your professional development. As an Expert Consultant, you will receive training and coaching in the following skills:
  • structuring ambiguous problems and taking action to solve them
  • synthesizing complex information into clear takeaways and recommendations
  • working effectively with diverse teams to come up with the best solution and moving people organizations to act
  • establishing trust-based relationships with clients to better serve their organizations
  • communicating effectively with all audiences, including senior leaders, in a structured manner
  • developing your leadership style, leveraging your own passions, strengths, and personal values
Lastly, you will play a key role in helping us to grow both our Sustainability Practice and our reputation as leaders in the market, so we can continue to fulfill our mission to help all industries get to net zero by 2050 and cut carbon emissions in half by 2030.


  • Excellent academic record and master’s degree or equivalent, ideally in (electrochemical) engineering or relevant field 
  • 6+ years of professional experience in cell production, cell chemistry, cell design, or cell technology and/or, ideally with exposure to business consulting; you will have the flexibility to enter at various levels, depending on your experience 
  • Ambition to work in a fast-paced, results-oriented, multicultural, multidisciplinary environment with a steep learning curve  
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Familiarity with working with numbers and quantitative models
  • Ability to interpret and communicate results to team members and clients 
  • Strong people skills, including the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and with people at all levels in an organization  
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Job Skill Group - CSS Associate
Job Skill Code - PS - Specialist
Function - Sustainability
Industry - Electric Power & Natural Gas
Post to LinkedIn - Yes
Posted to LinkedIn Date - Thu Dec 22 00:00:00 GMT 2022
LinkedIn Posting City - Amsterdam
LinkedIn Posting State/Province -
LinkedIn Posting Country - Netherlands
LinkedIn Job Title - Sustainability Expert Consultant - Batteries & Energy Storage
LinkedIn Function - Consulting;Engineering;Science
LinkedIn Industry - Management Consulting;Mechanical or Industrial Engineering;Renewables & Environment
LinkedIn Seniority Level - Associate