Infrastructure Strategy Consultant or Assistant Consultant

The Role

Would you like to be part of solving one of the biggest environmental challenges on the planet? If so, now is the time for you to join the Infrastructure team within our Policy, Strategy and Implementation department at Cenex.

We are currently recruiting for Infrastructure Strategy Consultants and Assistant Consultants to join our Infrastructure Team, within our Policy, Strategy and Implementation Department. The team works with local communities, local authorities, regional bodies, industry leaders, other consultancies, national governments and international organisations to map effective strategies which help customers, clients and end-users navigate the route to net zero.

Our work ranges from early market research and demonstration projects to full ‘real-world’ deployment of new technologies; from consultancy advice for industry through to training for public bodies. Across this pipeline, we are often called-upon to provide strategy and policy support.

We are looking for experienced Consultants to deliver projects in sustainable energy and transport. We are also looking for people who have relevant skills and experience who are looking to move into a consultancy role. These roles will be principally responsible for a range of activities (with the level of responsibility depending on the seniority of the role) and will include:-

  • Providing expert consultancy on transport and energy infrastructure to both public and private sector clients
  • Working with clients, sponsors and partners to help advance their policies, strategies and implementation plans to support the transition of transport to Net Zero
  • Leading or participating in projects and project teams in the delivery of specific tasks or whole projects around the topic of zero emission transport infrastructure
  • Leading and contributing written content and technical analysis for the preparation of reports
  • Delivering qualitative and quantitative analysis and cost/benefit analyses to feed into projects
    across the business
  • Carrying out a wide range of stakeholder or industry consultation activities
  • Leading and contributing to the development of proposals for new work

We are looking for someone who can make an immediate contribution, so the successful candidate is likely to possess the following attributes:-


Essential Attributes

  • A relevant degree (most likely STEM or Geography)
  • Experience of providing expert consultancy on zero emission policies, strategies and implementation plans; or experience developing and implementing zero emission policies, strategies or implementation plans in a public or private organisation
  • Ability to balance and manage the delivery of a portfolio of projects, often with competing deadlines
  • Strong analytical skills, including delivering qualitative, quantitative, and cost/benefit analyses and development of tools, models and spreadsheets to support the efficient delivery of our activities
  • Demonstration of excellent communication, organising and influencing skills, including being able to present technically challenging data in verbal and written form
  • Strong stakeholder management skills, including demonstrated ability to interpret the requirements of a customer and translate this into a succinct proposal
  • Ability to work and travel flexibly in the UK and occasionally in Europe


Desirable Attributes

In addition, we are very interested in hearing from candidates who possess any of the following:-

  • A Masters level degree in a relevant subject
  • Strong technical experience in relevant topics, such as EV charging infrastructure, hydrogen refuelling infrastructure, transport infrastructure planning or similar
  • Previous experience in an energy or transport-related Consultancy roles
  • Experience in working in or supporting local government
  • Experience with GIS systems
  • Experience of industrial research within UK or European Union funded projects
  • International experience and/or able to work in a second language


We provide an exciting and rewarding place for you to work, providing the opportunity to make a real difference in the world by working with an exceptional team of talented, dedicated and supportive individuals who are committed to reducing the environmental impact of transport.

In addition to a competitive salary there are significant benefits such as flexible and hybrid working:

  • 27 days holiday plus statutory days
  • a 7.5% employer contribution to the Group Stakeholder Pension Scheme
  • a cycle-to-work and EV car scheme
  • and access to Sage Employee Benefits.

You will also have a fantastic opportunity to develop your career with us through our broad range of projects, mentoring opportunities and a personalised approach to your learning and development.

The office-based aspects will be centred at our head office in Loughborough. However, the roles may involve regular travel within the UK and occasional travel within Europe and there is flexibility for regular home working.

If you feel you can combine your expertise and interest in this field with the fantastic career opportunity Cenex provides, please send your CV now with a covering letter (maximum two pages) to Your covering letter should set out how you meet our requirements and why you want to join the Cenex team.