Solution Analyst - Electric Power and Natural Gas, Power Solutions
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Job Description
Consulting Solution Analyst - Electric Power and Natural Gas, Power Solutions
Who You'll Work With

As member of our global Power Solutions team, part of our Electric Power and Natural Gas practice (EPNG) you will work in our Dallas, Atlanta, Waltham, Houston, Washington DC or Toronto office depending on your location preference.

Power Solutions is focused on the Power and Utilities sectors, which is core to driving the global energy transition, with a track record of successfully delivering technology enabled consulting services and solutions to our clients. Power Solutions combines the most advanced digital tools and techniques to power, water, gas and investment companies along the entire energy value chain. We enable the deployment and development of a portfolio of McKinsey proprietary solutions required to successfully tackle and solve the complex challenges of the North American Energy Transition.

These include solutions for predictive maintenance and performance optimization of grid assets, power market modelling, operational benchmarking tools and data/tech architecture solutions. Power Solutions has seen a triple digit growth rate every year since inception and is now scaling out even more ambitious growth plan into adjacent opportunities (e.g., climate change) to integrate and build new offerings that can better enhance our value proposition to clients globally.

What You'll Do

You will support client studies, and internal research projects, applying traditional tools, advanced analytics and big data to improve strategy and perspectives of our energy clients navigating the global energy transition.

In this role, you will be part of the team that converts public, proprietary and client data into algorithms required to optimize the energy assets of our clients and deliver the insights on specific challenges they face in accelerating the energy transition. You will spend time on 'traditional' renewable generation (solar, wind, hydro), hydrogen (green, blue, infrastructure), distributed energy resources (solar, storage, demand-side management, fuel cells, etc), emerging technologies (e.g., CCS, fusion), and the system considerations of decarbonization. During deployment, you will work with cross-functional client teams including engineers, data scientists, IT and software specialists, business managers, etc. You will master the analytics and methodology embedded into the solutions and the data concepts related power sector. You will also develop a deep understanding of power system dynamics - build, dispatch, retirement, reserves, weather, etc., to clearly articulate results and insights to external clients and internal colleagues. You are simultaneously a business lead and a data scientist - an expert in both areas.

As an analyst, you will engage with clients as part of a cross-functional team on studies to implemented digital solutions while applying the traditional McKinsey toolkit to gain breadth and depth on the potential options that our clients have to resolve their most complex challenges. You will actively contribute to internal and external outreach efforts to grow the brand awareness and support our client development efforts while identifying new opportunities for McKinsey to develop new digital products to better services our clients.

You will play an active role in the delivery of our solution to energy clients, and will help build a new entrepreneurial knowledge-based business as Power Solutions is an extension of McKinsey's service and is expected to grow substantially within the next five years.


  • Bachelor's Degree; ideally in in Management, Economics, or any other discipline with a quantitative focus; Degree in engineering, ideally with technical knowledge of power systems, is a plus
  • 2-4 years of professional experience in the electric power sector and/or consulting industry and/or banking industry
  • Appreciation for business problems and solutions within the American power industry
  • Analytical skills, modelling and experience with data visualization tools and statistics is a plus
  • Able to work well in a highly entrepreneurial environment with teams across continents/time zones and with sponsors on a regular basis
  • Proven problem-solving skills with ability to quickly process complex information and present it clearly and simply
  • Consistently delivers exceptional results and great ideas, working independently and as part of a team

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FOR U.S. APPLICANTS: McKinsey & Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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Job Skill Group - N/A
Job Skill Code - PROA - Solution Analyst
Function -
Industry - Electric Power & Natural Gas
Post to LinkedIn - Yes
Posted to LinkedIn Date - Fri Feb 26 00:00:00 GMT 2021
LinkedIn Posting City - Boston
LinkedIn Posting State/Province - Massachusetts
LinkedIn Posting Country - United States
LinkedIn Job Title - Solution Analyst - Electric Power and Natural Gas, Power Solutions
LinkedIn Function - Analyst;Consulting;General Business
LinkedIn Industry - Management Consulting;Oil & Energy;Renewables & Environment
LinkedIn Seniority Level - Entry level

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
2 to 4 years
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