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7 Apr
Senior/Principal Consultant, Power
Ottawa, Canada, International (Remote)

We are CPCS. A global management consulting firm in the infrastructure sector headquartered in Canada with offices around the world.

We design and implement practical solutions to pressing infrastructure challenges that are specific to transport, power and public-private partnerships, anchored on deep analytics.

With over 1,400 projects in 130 countries under our belt, the work we do has real and measurable impact on people's lives. On any given day, we can be called on to improve a city's public transit system or advise a government looking to modernize its power sector.

Contributing to a better, healthier world for citizens gives us a deep sense of purpose.

Our global team of over 130 CPCSers come from all walks of life and all bring unique skillsets. If you are intrigued or excited by what you have read, visit our Careers page to learn more or see what our employee have to say discover our Core Beliefs.

You can also see what we’re all about in reflecting on whether CPCS is the right fit for you.

We are currently looking for two Senior/Principal Consultants to join our Power Unit and deliver a variety of international advisory assignments in the power sector.

Your impact
You'll actively contribute to international advisory assignments covering a wide variety of topics, such as: improving access to electricity in rural Africa; supporting the development of renewable energy generation projects; helping shape emerging power markets; improving the performance of power utilities; etc. To get a better sense of the kind of projects we do, please check

In this role, your analytical and creative problem-solving skills will be effectively applied to provide our clients with high value added, practical advice that is tailored for their needs based on the reality/context on the ground.

Your responsibilities
You'll contribute to different stages of our project lifecycle under the guidance of the Global Director, Power Unit:

  • Provide technical expertise on a variety of power sector projects across multiple geographies.
  • Lead and support various business development efforts, including writing proposals, tracking market developments, building and maintaining relationships with clients and partners
  • Foster an efficient, innovative and team oriented environment
  • Identify opportunities for improvement such as CPCS policies, processes and templates.
  • Liaise with project teams, partner firms and clients.

We're looking for someone who

  • Has strong research and analytical skills
  • Has superior oral and written communication skills
  • Can articulate meaningful, actionable recommendations, and present them to clients
  • Is able to work with incomplete data and partial information, as is often the case in developing countries
  • Has a desire to evolve in the power sector and to expand their skillset
  • Is comfortable interacting with a wide range of stakeholders with diverse cultural and technical backgrounds

What you bring to the team

  • Master's degree in engineering, economics, finance, international development, or other relevant field
  • At least 4 years of experience in the power sector
  • At least 2 years of experience on consulting assignments (can be combined with the above requirement).
  • Experience in developing countries is an asset.
  • Good understanding of the power sector as a whole, and some knowledge of the institutional, operational, financial and/or technical aspects of power projects. Understanding of the specific challenges of the power sector in developing countries is an asset.
  • Experience in one or several of the following topics is an asset
    • Battery storage
    • Large-scale solar and wind
    • Economics and regulation of the power sector
    • Mini-grids and standalone solutions for electricity access
    • Competitive power markets
  • Be skilled in the use of Excel, Word and Power Point. Ability to work with a GIS software (eg. ArcGIS, QGIS) and/or a modeling software for the planning or optimization of the power system (eg. DigSilent, PSS/E, PLEXOS…) is an asset.
  • Speak and write fluently in English, and preferably in one of the following languages: French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Ability / willingness to travel domestically and internationally as required – conditions permitting
  • The legal right to work in Canada. For candidates wishing to work from a different location, legal right to work in your proposed location.

Support for you, professionally and personally
Professional growth: We support your growth at CPCS and professional development by providing training, coaching, mentorship and regular feedback.

Meaningful connection: We believe in engaging collaboratively with passionate, diverse and motivated clients, team members and stakeholders to understand various viewpoints.

Greater impact: We believe in helping infrastructure leaders make more impactful decisions. Everything we do seeks to enable positive economic, social and environment impacts.

Competitive compensation: We offer all team members competitive base salaries along with a benefits package that includes superior health and wellness programs. You could be eligible to receive a performance-based bonus. With time and proven excellence, you may be invited to become a company shareholder and benefit from company dividends and profit sharing. We also believe in offering flexible work arrangements and ample, defined time off.

Apply today
Thank you for your interest.

  • Applications will be accepted until April 28, 2021
  • Only those selected for consideration will be contacted
  • A portfolio of relevant projects, participating in a case-study or written exercise will be required for shortlisted candidates

Submit a cover letter and detailed resume identifying your qualifications. Click "Apply" below to submit your application. 

Our recruitment practices
CPCS is an equal opportunity employer. We foster an environment where our people feel safe, heard and valued. Our belief is that we all have unique talents, perspectives and backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, indigenous people, marital status, veterans, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

CANADA: CPCS is committed to, and will strive to ensure that, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), 2005, its regulations, standards and all other relevant legislation are applied in a timely fashion. We'll provide all qualified applicants and employees who have disabilities with reasonable accommodations as required by law. If this is your case, please contact or 613-237-2500. Read more about our commitment to accessibility.

UNITED STATES: CPCS Transcom Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We promote a diverse and inclusive work environment and comply with the American with Disabilities Act and all other applicable laws. We'll provide all qualified applicants and employees who have disabilities with reasonable accommodations as required by the law. If this is your case, please contact or 613-237-2500. Read more about our commitment to accessibility.