Senior Consultant, Water Industry, North America

Bluefield Research

San Francisco, CA, USA 🇺🇸

Boston, MA, USA 🇺🇸

Interested in making a difference and helping companies identify and address strategic opportunities across the global water sector?

Bluefield Research is seeking a Senior Consultant to join its global consulting team and support the growth of its custom research practice in the Americas region (primarily USA).

The Senior Consultant takes a lead role in proposal creation, content development, project management, and delivery for a wide variety of project scopes that typically include market sizing, M&A targeting, voice of customer surveys, competitive analysis, commercial due diligence, and channel development.

Bluefield’s consulting clients span the full range of the water industry value chain, from technology suppliers and engineering firms, to utilities and private equity investors. As a senior consultant, your work will support a wide range of client functions including corporate strategy, business development, marketing, competitive intelligence, and product development.

This role requires a high level of creative thinking and problem-solving ability, combined with strong interpersonal, administrative, and teamwork skills. This position will work alongside our Research and Commercial Teams as they engage with a growing roster of North America clients and prospects.

Support Bluefield’s custom research business:

  • Manage, lead, and execute consulting engagements: collaborating closely with experienced Bluefield colleagues and a range of client profiles (e.g., c-suite executives, product managers, business development teams).
  • Showcase knowledge and thoughtful analysis to clients: Produce data-backed written reports, presentations, webinars, and other mediums that effectively communicate recommendations to senior-level audiences.
  • Support and draft consulting proposals: Tailor engagement proposals and research methodologies to address clients’ specific scopes, questions, timelines, and requirements.
  • Join a team of water experts: Leverage Bluefield’s wealth of data, analysis, and proprietary insights to deliver value-added support to clients on market sizings, company value chain analysis, and business strategies.
  • Become a thought leader: Support sales team with client visits, conference presentations, and industry events
  • Grow alongside peers: Share lessons learned, experiences, and perspectives with the Bluefield team to enhance research, improve processes, and target opportunities

Show off your education, skills, and experience.

  • Undergraduate degree is required; MBA, business degree is preferred
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in business analysis, market research or B2B consultative role.
  • Experience within the water, infrastructure, or cleantech sectors is a plus.
  • Strong proficiency with MS applications required (Excel, Word and PowerPoint).
  • Familiarity with basic business analysis concepts, frameworks and basic corporate finance
  • A keen attention to detail and highly effective organization skills, including the ability to simultaneously balance multiple tasks and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills in a deadline-oriented environment.
  • Solid presentation skills and ability to communicate easily with clients and executives.
  • Willingness to cover a wide range of tasks as projects require – from collecting data/cold-calling for primary research, to freelance resource recruitment and management.


  • The compensation package (base salary, plus performance related pay) will be commensurate with experience.
  • Competitive incentives based on closed consulting sales and overall company success
  • Ongoing collaboration with Bluefield’s team of water experts in Chicago, Boston, Paris, Barcelona, and San Francisco.
  • Access to blue chip clients and their perspectives on the changing water market.
  • Mentoring and guidance in delivering best in class research methodologies from data collection, analysis to presentations.
  • This is a full time position. Open to candidates located in Boston or San Francisco (Bay Area).

Please submit a cover letter and resume (PDF) to Please be sure to include the position title in the subject line. Interviewees will be required to provide 3 work references for consultation, and perform an analytical exercise.

Only qualified candidates will receive a response,

50 days remaining

Apply by 1 June, 2024






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