Some of the skills we found on energy consultant resumes included "renewable energy," "project management," and "energy efficiency." We have detailed the most important energy consultant responsibilities below.
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming an energy consultant. We found that 57.7% of energy consultants have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 10.2% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most energy consultants have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every seven energy consultants were not college graduates.
Those energy consultants who do attend college, typically earn either business degrees or marketing degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for energy consultants include communication degrees or mechanical engineering degrees.
When you're ready to become an energy consultant, you might wonder which companies hire energy consultants. According to our research through energy consultant resumes, energy consultants are mostly hired by Siemens, ICF, and Black & Veatch. Now is a good time to apply as Siemens has 106 energy consultants job openings, and there are 53 at ICF and 50 at Black & Veatch.
If you're interested in companies where energy consultants make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at Vermont Energy Investment Corporation, ICF, and CLEAResult. We found that at Vermont Energy Investment Corporation, the average energy consultant salary is $97,220. Whereas at ICF, energy consultants earn roughly $96,155. And at CLEAResult, they make an average salary of $95,745.
Some other companies you might be interested in as a energy consultant include Accenture, Deloitte, and IBM. These three companies were found to hire the most energy consultants from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.
In general, energy consultants fulfill roles in the construction and professional industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the energy consultant annual salary is the highest in the utilities industry with $93,880 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the energy and manufacturing industries pay $86,798 and $84,846 respectively. This means that energy consultants who are employed in the utilities industry make 19.6% more than energy consultants who work in the professional Industry.