Senior Consultant, Public Affairs, Energy

24 Jul, 2021


Senior Consultant, Public Affairs, Energy

FTI Consulting
Pittsburgh, PA/Houston, TX/Washington, DC/Chicago, IL

About the Role


We provide our clients with a comprehensive view of strategic communications that leverages our integrated suite of services, including financial communications, corporate reputation, transaction communications and public affairs in all the major markets around the world.


As the Senior Consultant on our Energy & Natural Resources team, you will support team members in the execution of communications programs and, by doing so, will learn the necessary subjects and processes to service and advise clients. You will conduct research for ongoing projects and will work with account teams to execute projects and meet client goals and objectives. In this role, you must keep up-to-date on key issues and current events for clients, and remain informed about market and industry trends.


What You’ll Do

You will assist the Energy and Natural Resources Sector on all client-related activities. In this role, you will develop in-depth knowledge of clients’ objectives and challenges in order to assist them through challenging situations and prepare them for future issues. Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to, the following:

• Play a role in the research, planning and development of comprehensive communication programs

• Write and edit a variety of materials (e.g., memos, press releases, presentations, emails, media pitches, and web content)

• Manage client expectations and participate in preparing new business presentations

• Address client issues thoughtfully and effectively

• Assist in successfully growing existing accounts

• Mentor junior colleagues and actively participate in firm initiatives


Client Delivery


• Play a role in the research, planning and development of comprehensive communication


• Draft a variety of materials (e.g., memos, press releases, presentations, emails, media pitches,

and web content)

• Manage communication strategies and execute a variety of tactics at the same time

• Support multiple client teams to deliver high-quality work focused on client needs

• Create client-ready deliverables in a timely and efficient manner

• Provide strong project management


Business Development

• Maintain solid relationships with clients

• Work with managers to help clients assess their program needs

• Actively participate in the generation of Strategic Communications new business proposals and presentations


Practice Leadership

• Consistently seek ways to improve client service

• Support the development, production and marketing of thought leadership surrounding

emerging trends and issues

• Support driving diversity of thought and experience


How You’ll Grow

This is a great opportunity to strengthen your understanding of the business and use this knowledge to help build best-in-class programs. In addition, developing strong interpersonal skills by working closely with members of the FTI team and your clients on a day-to-day basis.


Basic Qualifications

• Solid grasp of public relations, including traditional media relations experience, as well as digital and social media program management experience

• Must possess superior research, writing and editing skills.

• Demonstrated development of a professional network and experience with media contacts, database tools and pitching media to secure client coverage

• Experience with popular blogging tools, publishing software and other social media platforms

• A team player who is also an independent thinker

• Strong time and priority management skills and an ability to effectively juggle multiple client projects

• Desire and ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-tasking, deadline-oriented dynamic environment with regular change

• Proven project management skills and the ability to proactively support/counsel key client relationship

• Advanced proficiency in PowerPoint, Excel and Word

• Understanding of Associated Press Style Guidelines



• Bachelor’s degree in relevant industry or field

• 2-3 years of relevant experience (communications agency, state/federal government, journalism, think tanks, etc.). Advanced degree with strong internships will also be considered.

• Energy, gas, and utility experience a plus, but not required

•Interest in public policy and energy sector issues


Our Benefits

Apart from the well-structured career path and excellent team environment, our employees enjoy a variety of perks and benefits. Our benefits include, but are not limited to:
  • Competitive salary and bonus plans
  • Generous paid holidays, time off and parental leave
  • Full package of benefits plans
  • Company matched 401K
  • Annual paid volunteer hours
  • Corporate matching for charitable donations
  • Potential for flexible working arrangements
  • Free snacks and drinks
  • Upscale offices close to public transportation
  • Pet insurance
About FTI Consulting
What makes us unique? With more than 6,250 employees located in offices in every corner of the globe, we are the firm our clients call when their most important issues are at stake. Regardless of what level you are, you will have the opportunity to work alongside and learn from top experts in your field on high-profile engagements that impact history. Our culture is collaborative, and we value diversity, recognition, development and making a difference in our communities.
FTI Consulting is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange and has been recognized as a Best Firm to Work For by Consulting magazine and one of America’s Best Management Consulting Firms by Forbes. For more information, visit and connect with us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting), Facebook and LinkedIn.

FTI Consulting is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

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Job posted: 2021-07-24