1st May 2022

Principal or Senior Consultant: Electric Vehicles and Infrastructure

Location: Dundee or Newcastle

Urban Foresight is the UK’s leading place-based innovation consultancy.

We’ve been at the forefront of efforts to electrify transport for over ten years and have worked with high profile clients around the world.

We’re looking for ambitious consultants to join our electric mobility group to deliver an exciting portfolio of projects, and to help us win more work in this rapidly growing sector.

This permanent role will be based in one of our offices (Dundee or Newcastle) in line with your preferences.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about electric mobility, excited about what we do, and keen to contribute to our mission to make good things happen.

The role

You’ll work on a diverse range of projects in the UK and overseas.

You should apply if you:

  • Have a keen interest in helping public and private sector clients to phase out fossil fuels from road transport.
  • Are excited to be involved in cutting-edge projects that deliver meaningful social, economic, and environmental outcomes.
  • Are motivated to take a leading role in a growing business.
  • Enjoy sharing your knowledge and working with passionate people.


  • Undertake research and analysis to advise clients on options, risks, and appropriate actions.
  • Develop feasibility studies and business cases in charging infrastructure and vehicles.
  • Develop strategies and evidence-based insights to guide public and/or private sector investments.
  • Prepare tenders and bids for funding.
  • Liaise with clients and stakeholders, attend meetings, undertake interviews, and deliver presentations to all levels of seniority.
  • Manage projects, ensuring work is effectively delivered on time and within budget in a way that delights our clients.
  • Predict and plan your work and coordinate efforts with other team members.
  • Write concise and insightful reports that inspire our clients to take action.

Skills and experience

You may be a:

  • Consultant working in electric mobility or charging infrastructure deployment
  • Consultant engineer with relevant professional background (e.g. civil, electrical, power systems, energy, transport)
  • Policy or strategy officer in local government or a regional/national transport authority
  • Fleet manager or business analyst
  • Project manager with experience of delivering electric mobility or sustainable transport solutions
  • Strategy / innovation consultant, or service designer with relevant experience
  • Transport operator/ manager with relevant experience
  • Supplier of relevant technology or digital solutions to the electric mobility sector.

The ideal candidate would have:

  • Expertise in one more of the areas that we currently work in
  • Good knowledge of the latest developments and opportunities in electric mobility
  • A relevant degree or professional qualification
  • At least 2 years’ experience working in a relevant consultancy role or equivalent
  • Track record of successful business development and bid writing
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience of managing partners and clients to successfully deliver consultancy assignments and/or innovation projects.

About Urban Foresight

Urban Foresight is a mission driven business that works with ambitious clients around the world on projects to improve lives, protect the environment and deliver new economic opportunities.

Our success is based on a multi-disciplinary team with shared values and diverse expertise across a range of sectors. We think deeply about how to turn big ideas into actions that can have a lasting and transformational impact.

We have built up a strong track-record in electric vehicles and infrastructure. We are now looking to expand our work in the field.

How to apply

Applications should be made in the form of a full CV and covering letter sent to: people@urbanforesight.org.

Please state in your covering letter your salary expectations and notice period.

Urban Foresight strives to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified people. As part of this commitment, consideration will be given to requests for part-time working in this role, subject to this satisfying the required business need.

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