FTI Consulting, Associate Director - Energy Team | Strategic Communications

Competitive salary with excellent benefits
21 May 2018
21 Jun 2018
Job Type
Full Time


The Strategic Communications practice of FTI Consulting is one of the world's most highly regarded communications consultancies. We offer a broad base of disciplines across a variety of specialist sectors including financial services, retail and consumer, digital, natural resources, energy, public affairs, real estate, professional services, technology media telecoms (TMT) and life sciences.

The Energy & Natural Resources team builds and protects reputational value for the full spectrum of UK and international energy and natural resources companies. 

We think holistically about the energy & natural resources industry and recognise that with an entire sector in transition, communications has a crucial role to play in protecting and promoting long-term reputations in a way which is sustainable. We are currently seeking a Senior Director to join the team.

This team provides strategic communications support to a wide range of companies with an equally wide range of needs. Mandates range from the provision of proactive and calendar-focused advice to fast-growing AIM companies; through support for IPOs, M&A transactions and pre-market profile building; right through to highly pressurized engagements such as crisis management, tactical campaigning, product launches and fast-paced corporate PR mandates.


Deliver to Clients

  • Lead on a number of programmes, including both retained and project work, ensuring that client programmes are agreed and project plans are implemented
  • Bring fresh ideas and new thinking to client engagements
  • Own client relationships with limited senior supervision
  • Demonstrate strength and breadth of the team to clients
  • Provide strategic advice to a portfolio of clients, manage accounts on a day-to-day basis and develop excellent relationships with client heads
  • Focus and commitment to client retention through exemplary service delivery
  • Generate supportive media coverage for clients
  • Anticipate potentially challenging situations, evaluate alternatives and implement them

Build the Business

  • Seek out new business leads and help convert them to profitable clients
  • Support business development activities, both through growing current accounts and identifying and winning new business opportunities
  • Build our team reputation through excellent service and our team’s success through generating new business opportunities
  • Nurture and grow your well-established network of clients and media contacts
  • Proactively identify cross selling opportunities across segments, practices and geographies

Team Involvement

  • Play important mentoring / management role with junior members of the team, formally and informally
  • Demonstrate willingness to share knowledge, insights and experience with colleagues help foster a strong team focused culture
  • Ability to lead learning and development initiatives for junior team members, whilst having the willingness and interest to learn new skills for themselves
  • Develop relationships with other teams within Strategic Communications and FTI


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • 6-9 years experience in a financial or corporate PR agency environment (or in-house communications role)
  • Prior experience of operating at a senior level within a large agency
  • Proven track record of growing a book business
  • Demonstrable ability and desire to drive business development and attract, retain and expand client relationships
  • Capacity to manage priorities between multiple client assignments and firm initiatives
  • Excellent written and oral presentations skills – both in large group and smaller meetings
  • Have the desire to develop excellent contacts with the media and analysts
  • Have a working understanding of capital markets and valuation communications


  • Senior level Energy & Natural Resources agency experience
  • Self-starter who thrives on high level of accountability
  • Demonstrated leadership ability in the areas of client service and project management
  • Ability to learn new concepts quickly and possess service-orientate attitude
  • Developed ability to multi-task across client programmes, firm initiatives and sales opportunities
  • Ability to recognise, explore and use a broad range of ideas and practices, thinking logically and creatively without influence from personal bias
  • Capacity to adjust behavior to establish positive relationships with a wide variety of individuals
  • Ability to direct a project from concept to conclusion
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Proficient computer skills 

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FTI Consulting is a global business advisory firm, dedicated to helping organisations navigate and manage a diverse range of complex issues and business challenges. Our expertise covers the spectrum of Corporate Finance & Restructuring, Economic Consulting, Forensic & Litigation Consulting, Strategic Communications and Technology. We are a company of more than 4,600 professionals with annual revenues in excess of $1.8 billion, with offices located in every major business centre in the world.

Our professionals are some of the most experienced leaders in their fields, and advise across a range of industries. Our clients engage us for high-stakes concerns or emerging opportunities that require specialised expertise, and over the past two decades we have been engaged to work behind the headlines on some of the biggest news stories to date.

FTI Consulting is a fast growing and vibrant place to work. Steered by our values of Integrity, Creativity, Achievement, Empathy and Respect, its meritocratic culture invites both collaboration and healthy debate. We are large enough to be trusted by our clients to solve their biggest issues and yet small enough to know our colleagues on a personal level enabling better team working and a supportive culture to develop your career goals and ambitions.

FTI Consulting can offer a competitive and attractive rewards package, excellent training and development opportunities, a supportive and friendly environment and the opportunity to achieve your potential.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

FTI Consulting can offer a competitive and attractive rewards package, excellent training and development opportunities, a supportive and friendly environment and the opportunity to achieve your potential.

FTI Consulting is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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