Principal Consultant (Hydrogen)

Gemserv is constantly looking ahead to ensure we continue to deliver exceptional service in a rapidly changing world. We are committed to supporting industry as it looks to deliver Net Zero. We are looking for an ambitious and enthusiastic Principal Consultant (Hydrogen) to help lead and drive the growth of the hydrogen consultancy. The successful candidate will work with the team behind Hydrogen UK, the UK’s leading hydrogen association, leveraging their knowledge, insight and expertise to build a thriving hydrogen consultancy practice.

The role requires the candidate to have a broad knowledge and understanding of hydrogen technologies and applications. This role will put the candidate at the heart of the debate surrounding hydrogen with a chance to shape its future in the UK and internationally. It will also give the candidate exposure to key decision makers in the sector.  


London or Birmingham Office (Hybrid Working)
Salary Range
£50,000 - £75,000 plus bonus and excellent benefits package
Employment Type
Contract Basis
Full time (happy to consider flexible working)
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The Role

Helping to lead and build Gemserv’s consultancy offering in the hydrogen space, working with a team of talented consultants, economists and analysts to support the hydrogen sector as it looks to scale and help deliver Net Zero.

The Principal Consultant role requires the candidate to have a broad understanding of hydrogen production technologies as well as its applications. An understanding of the debate around hydrogen and the role that the energy vector could play in meeting net zero will also be important. Technical expertise as it relates to project development and integration of hydrogen solutions with the rest of the energy system would also be beneficial.



  • Helping to define and develop Gemserv’s consultancy offering in the hydrogen sector.
  • Pioneering the development and delivery of consultancy projects; delivering on time and to budget.
  • Taking ownership of the delivery of contracted consultancy projects, managing teams of consultants and analysts to deliver.
  • Effectively engaging with stakeholders and developing wider business opportunities in the hydrogen space.
  • Working closely with the hydrogen team and other Gemserv consultants.
  • Speaking at public events to promote Gemserv hydrogen products and services



Ideally for this role we are looking for candidates to have an interest in, or exposure to, the UK hydrogen industry with direct experience of delivering consultancy projects in this sector.

Successful candidates will have the following experience:

• Proven track record of delivering consultancy or projects in the hydrogen or adjacent sector (e.g. energy, O&G).
• Outstanding communication skills, including written, verbal, and numerical and the ability to develop constructive relationships with clients.
• Willingness to take accountability and responsibility for projects.

• Experience managing small-medium teams of consultants

• Strong presentation skills, including speaking at external events.
• Experience of actively supporting colleagues to achieve their goals.

• Upon employment, employees should also have a sound awareness of the Company's Information, Quality, Environmental and Energy Management Systems.



  • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Profit related Bonus (discretionary)
  • Reward and recognition schemes
  • Flexible working
  • Private Bupa healthcare
  • Life Assurance (up to 4 times annual salary)
  • Matched pension contributions
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Buy and Sell annual leave
  • Reimbursement of eye test and up to £50 towards glasses or contacts
  • Corporate gym rates
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Summer and Christmas parties, along with monthly Gembar



Gemserv is an expert provider of professional services. We are purpose-driven, working across multiple sectors including energy, low carbon, the public sector and health to tackle today’s social and environmental challenges. Established in 2002, the business provides a range of consultancy and outsourcing capabilities including programme management, market design and governance.  We also have extensive and award winning capabilities across cyber security, data privacy and digital transformation. We are a B Corp, IIP Gold accredited and a Financial Times Leading Management Consultancy for 2021 and 2022. Our purpose is marking things that matter work better for everyone.       

The nature of what we do means we are very much a people business. The contribution every member of the team makes to our diverse range of experience, skills and personalities is valued. We invest heavily in learning and development to enable our people to develop skills and gain experience which will enhance career prospects for life. Many who started their careers with us have rapidly progressed to more senior positions.

At Gemserv no two days are the same, but we believe in a flexible approach to working which we know our employees value. We also offer an attractive package of benefits in addition to highly competitive salaries including bonus scheme, pension and healthcare, season ticket loans, discounted gym membership, Cycle to Work scheme and more.

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If you feel that you fit the above requirements and would like to hear more about being part of a growing organisation, then we would love to hear from you. Please submit your CV and application letter to us by clicking ‘Apply now’

Happy to talk flexible working