About Charles River Associates

For over 50 years, Charles River Associates has been a premier consulting firm that offers employees a place to learn from a diverse group of consultants, industry experts, and academics. At CRA you will be exposed to leading minds who use economic, financial, and business analysis to solve complex world problems for an impressive roster of clients, including major law firms, Fortune 100 companies, and government agencies.  Through a collegial environment, formal and informal training opportunities, and a broad array of professional development resources, your experience at CRA will open doors for you as you accelerate your career.

Consultants in CRA’s Energy practice have advised, researched, taught and published on energy matters for more than 20 years. Our clients include utility and energy providers, renewable energy firms and power producers, oil & gas companies, system and network operators and distribution companies, investors and other players across the energy and infrastructure sector.

Our work in the energy industry has measurable impacts on the value of our client’s assets and investments and leads to more informed decision making across a variety of topics. We have advised on developing the structure of national and regional competitive markets, reorganised large international energy companies, testified in hundred-million-dollar damages litigation, and played a key role in several utility mergers and acquisitions that have taken place over the last decade.

The nature of our work provides our team with the opportunity to closely work, and collaborate with senior management, leading experts, and key decision makers in the energy sector while developing strategies, solutions and thought leadership at the forefront of the energy transition.

We are seeking a qualified candidate with relevant experience to strengthen our Management Consulting capability in our European team in Dusseldorf or Munich, Germany.


  • Lead and manage business development activities
  • Lead and manage programmes and projects
  • Perform a broad range of management consulting activities, covering tasks such as
    • strategy development and execution
    • business case development
    • project management and delivery support
    • business & economic analysis
    • market and technology research
    • quantitative and qualitative analysis
    • M&A due diligence support
    • Sustainability and net zero commitments
  • Work closely with clients including supervisory / executive board members, senior management, operational leadership, and key decision makers to provide advice and co-create solutions
  • Lead other team members
  • Work closely with the management team to develop our practice, e.g. through thought leadership, recruitment or marketing activities
  • Present solutions and research independently to executive audiences
  • Plan and facilitate workshops and other interactive work formats
  • Oversee, manage and drive development of deliverables ensuring accuracy and relevance
  • Conduct interviews and other forms of direct data and insight sourcing
  • Turn data and information into relevant insights and c-suite ready storylines


  • Appx. 7-10 years of experience (Associate Principal) or 10+ years (Principal)
  • Strong academic record with relevant degrees - Master’s degree preferred
  • Track record with a leading management consulting or strategy consulting firm, with advisory experience in energy, utilities, renewables, sustainability and/or infrastructure or with investment firms
  • Proven experience in business development with clients in any of the above sectors (for Principals proven track record of successfully developing new business)
  • Proven experience in practice development
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving abilities and resourcefulness
  • Proven experience in project management and delivery, ideally in a context of business transformation or similar
  • Fluency in English and German is essential
  • Flexibility to travel as and when needed

How to Apply

To be considered for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Workplace Flexibility and COVID Safety

At CRA, we believe in creating a work environment that enables our colleagues to benefit from being together in the office to best deliver on our promise of career growth, mentorship, and inclusivity. At the same time, we recognize individuals may realize a range of benefits when working from home. We currently ask that individuals spend at least 3 to 4 days a week on average working in the office (which may include traveling to another CRA office or to a client’s location). The specific days may be determined in coordination with your practice or team. There may be times of the year (e.g. over holiday periods) when additional remote work options are offered to those whose work commitments permit it, although our offices will remain open for those who choose or need to be there.

We continue to monitor local government and regulatory guidance and adapt our safety guidelines accordingly. For those who begin the interview process with CRA, your recruiting point of contact will be available to answer any questions about work location and COVID safety.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Charles River Associates is an equal opportunity employer. As part of our focus on equity and inclusion, we work to ensure a fair and consistent hiring process. We celebrate diversity and we are committed to an inclusive work environment.

The statements included in this job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

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