Avant Energy is actively seeking to add project management capabilities to our team. We are offering the right candidate a unique opportunity in Minneapolis, MN to make a significant contribution in the rapidly changing business environment and evolving energy industry.
As a Senior Associate with Avant Energy, you would learn about the company by being exposed to three key areas: management consulting, project development, and utility operations. As you learn how the company operates, you will work on projects in our Energy Consulting area or in other parts of the company on projects with managerial development emphasis. As your responsibility grows, complexity of project and managerial roles within projects may also increase. You may also be working more closely with clients. We work on a variety of complex problems, frequently with interdisciplinary teams and one or more senior managers. Teamwork is at the core of our success.
- Minimum 3-5 years of experience in managing projects or in consulting
- MBA preferred
- Excellent communications skills (listening, understanding, writing)
- Client-focused; seeks to understand client needs and provides consultative approach to building relationships and instilling confidence
- Collaborative and team oriented in approach to completing assignments
- Ability to manage multiple projects with varying levels of complexity and ambiguity
- Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
- Learning mindset
- Proficiency in computer skills (Microsoft Office products and ability to learn new software programs
We want this to be the right career choice for you and for Avant. We have a thorough selection process that encourages mutual evaluation by candidates and Avant. Our process includes the following:
1. Submit your cover letter, resume and writing sample
2. Participate in a 30-45 minute phone screen
Should you progress past these steps, you would come to Minneapolis (or appropriate virtual option) to meet with a variety of people from Avant. This decision is an important one. We hire people who have a desire and reason to move to Minneapolis. If you are identified as a final candidate we will require you to take a series of online occupational/managerial assessments to access skills and aptitude for the role, and organizational alignment.
Avant Energy is an energy management company with over 30 years of experience in energy consulting, project development and utility management services. The energy industry is rapidly changing, presenting our clients (utilities, companies and communities) with new challenges and opportunities. Our team of talented dedicated professionals works with our clients to develop innovative, yet practical solutions based on the overarching belief that “better is possible.” Several projects have earned national recognition for our clients. Most recently, a facility we planned, developed and operate was recognized as a 2017 Top Plant in the September 2017 issue of POWER Magazine. In addition, a renewable facility we developed and operate was featured on the cover of the December 2014 issue of POWER Magazine. You can learn more at http://www.avantenergy.com/.
Avant provides a comprehensive benefit package including a competitive salary, annual bonus opportunity, and medical, dental & disability insurance. We offer a retirement plan with matching and profit sharing. We provide development and training opportunities. Personal time off, and paid parking or public transportation subsidy complete the core benefit package. Relocation assistance also may be provided.