In the backdrop of yesterday's news that Environmental Consulting may be on the rise and actually constitutes 45% of California's green jobs--where green jobs increased by 35% between 2007 and 2008 while jobs overall declined by 1%--here is a typical Day in the Life of an Energy Consultant Associate.
9:30 a.m.: Get into the office on a Friday morning and check voicemail and email. You've got a message from the head of the energy practice, asking you to put together a few discussion slides on your practice area's new sales initiative for an internal conference call later in the day. You're happy to be included in this business development work, as it is a great opportunity to get some face time with a few senior partners.
10:00 a.m.: Settling in at your desk with a cup of coffee to wake you up from a week of heavy travel and less-than-optimal sleep, you dig in on incorporating comments from yesterday’s conference call into a PowerPoint presentation that’s due to the client next week. The partner you are working with is three time zones west of you, so you have an hour and half before you're scheduled to show him your work. The project is heavy on the financial modeling, supporting a $1 billion environmental compliance decision by large utility: should they install scrubbers, or buy SO2 credits?
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