Senior Staff Consultant (Energy)


Full time


Walton On Thames / remote working



Closing date

March 10, 2023

If you would like to be part of a leading Consultancy specializing in the Decarbonization, Energy Transition, Process / Value Chain Optimization, Operational Performance and the Digital Transformation business then take a closer look at KBC.

We have an opportunity in our Walto On Thames office / remote working for a Senior Staff Consultant with specialist experience in energy efficiency projects.  


Main Aspects of the Job:

Will work as part of a team in the energy consulting business line, typical projects include mainly Energy Performance Improvement Studies, but also participate in project teams focusing on Profit Improvement Programs, Strategic Analysis, Operational Excellence, Process trouble shooting and plant optimisation.

This role requires a good base level understanding of steam and power systems, process energy saving potential. Knowledge of process simulation tools, such as Petro-SIM and other platforms, is advantageous. Direct experience with energy optimisation tools and pinch analysis is highly valued.

It will also be advantageous to have knowledge and experience of enabling technologies from KBC and Yokogawa required for Digital Transformation such as: Digital Twins based on Process Simulation; Machine Learning and other Artificial Intelligence technologies; Data Science and Visualisation of Process Data.

The postholder will be required to work as part of a team- both within the location and remotely. The successful candidate will have a willingness to travel as and when required mainly on an international basis (with some domestic travel) on a domestic and international basis, approximately 50% of the time.

Main Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Sets/updates the project targets reflecting commitments of the contract in conjunction with Business Line Management
  • Establish Project Plan. Employs KBC’s established methods and tools, adapted for the specific site’s needs
  • Defines resourcing requirements and work to be done by the individual team members within projects as project manager. Ability to lead projects over 500K.
  • Communicates with client at working level to ensure streamlined execution, that client is clear about what has and is going to be done
  • Reviews progress/plans/actions with the Consulting Delivery Team Lead
  • Reports progress formally to the client
  • Simulation modelling and evaluation of utility systems (steam, fuel, and power) and pinch techniques.
  • Technical and economic analysis of energy improvement opportunities.
  • Prepares the KBC in-house data for financial reporting of project performance
  • Evaluation and Lead of Energy/ Profit Improvement opportunities includes:

Data collection and analysis

Process calculations

Client liaison and discussion of process operations

Client presentations

Responsible for/contributes to preparation of reports for clients

Assistance in proposal preparation/sales visits

Input to Technology Software Development

  • Simulation modelling and evaluation of utility systems (steam, fuel, and power) and pinch techniques.
  • Technical and economic analysis of energy improvement opportunities.
  • Assists with client sales visits and proposal technical preparation as required

Position Requirements:

  • BEng / MEng in Chemical/ Process engineering is required or equivalent experience
  • Achieved Chartered Engineer status
  • Experience of base level refinery operations and refinery economics is essential
  • Agile Project methodology experience would be advantageous.
  • An area of particular expertise such as Primary Fractionation, Hydroprocessing, Fluidised Catalytic Cracking, Naphtha Processing or Residue Processing would be advantageous.
  • Knowledge of simulation tools such as Petro-SIM (HYSYS) would be advantageous.
  • Demonstration of high quality of technical ability
  • Good organisational skills and ability to meet deadlines within budget and achievement of planned margins
  • Proven ability in managing a team with strong evidence of leadership and mentoring skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (excellent English skills, both written and oral) and the ability to deal with colleagues and clients professionally. Develop and maintain good relationships with clients.
  • Ability to work well in team environment under supervision and willingness to assist others
  • Display a high level of professionalism towards colleagues and as an ambassador of the company
  • Must be a self-starter that demonstrates a flexible approach