WE STICK TO OUR PROMISES

CONSOLIDATED EXPERTISE FOR THE RWE GROUP

As the in-house consultancy service for the RWE Group, we offer a wide range of specific expertise in one package. We are RWE insiders who also have in-depth knowledge in various sectors of energy management. We take the valuable Group knowledge acquired by the Business Units and apply it to other contexts and developments. Through many years of experience, we have built an essential knowledge resource inside the Group that we can draw on for a variety of applications and this continues to grow. It is not surprising that we are leading experts in the energy market.

AT A GLANCE

THE STRATEGIC BACKBONE OF THE RWE GROUP

There is one goal that we pursue consistently: to provide the best possible consultancy service for the RWE Group and its partner companies on the crucial questions that the energy market involves, whether these be strategic issues or economic ones. Our credo is not to make empty statements – we always think ahead and then take the necessary action. This is how we define our own standards for ourselves as one of the largest in-house management consultancy services in Germany.

Our field of activity is energy – in all of its facets. Consulting projects and issues are spread throughout the entire value-added chain in the energy industry. Our expertise in the management of energy is the basis for our consulting activities in the RWE Group.

With over 140 people working in our locations in Essen, Berlin, Frankfurt, London/Swindon, Den Bosch, Prague and Dubai, we continue to enhance the progress of the Group and further its development on an international level.

THE QUANTUM PERSPECTIVE

The expectations that we have for our own work methods are clearly defined: a deep thematic understanding of the RWE Group and the industry are our most significant distinguishing features. The combination of management consulting and our situation as an integrated part of the corporate structure of RWE makes RWE Consulting unique – consulting with energy. This is clearly illustrated by our numerous projects in Germany and other countries. Our work always centres on close cooperation with our customers while maintaining a results-oriented approach.

MANAGEMENT OF RWE CONSULTING

Dr. Klaus Grellmann

MANAGING DIRECTOR

9 November 1966 born in Hamburg
1986 Abitur (university entrance qualification) at „Gymnasium Heidberg“, Hamburg
1986 – 1988 Vocational training as bank clerk at „Hamburger Sparkasse“
1988 – 1993 Studies in economics at the university of Hamburg
1993 – 1996 Doctorate at „Institut für Ausländisches und Internationales Finanz- und Steuerwesen“, Hamburg, Prof. Dr. Krause-Junk; subject: Success and failure of tax shelter politics
1996 – 1998 Vereinigung Deutscher Elektrizitätswerke - VDEW e.V.
Referee for energy economical questions of principles
1998 – 2003 PricewaterhouseCoopers
Corporate Finance Consulting (Berlin) as well as Management Consulting Services (Houston) Senior Manager and authorised representative
2003 – 2006 RWE AG, Essen
Senior Manager Strategic Planning
since 1 January 2007 RWE Consulting GmbH, Essen
Managing Director

CONSULTANCY FIELDS

KNOW-HOW

OUR RESPONSIBILITY: CONSULTING WITH A VISION

We don’t waste time talking – we focus on taking action. We concentrate on taking action in the fields that we really know – and only those. These fields fall into the categories of strategy consulting, specialist consulting in energy management and implementation consulting. We combine extensive experience with in-depth knowledge in the following fields:

STRATEGY CONSULTING

In the field of strategy consulting, we represent the RWE Group against competition from external management consultancies. Using our analyses, we work with the customer to find the best strategy solution for the future. We make sure that our strategies are easy to implement as well as effective.
Specialist consulting in energy management
Our focus is on energy! We have always concentrated on energy production or generation, energy sales and marketing as well as energy services. As part of RWE, we are familiar with the entire value-added chain in the energy industry and we know the RWE Group from an insider’s perspective. A perfect combination!

IMPLEMENTATION CONSULTING

After completing the strategy project, we assist the customer during the implementation stage and provide support with solutions for any operational challenges. For us, this represents a clear demonstration of our responsibility. We make use of our expertise in the industry and familiarity with the Group, which is what distinguishes us as an in-house consultancy service. The key issues within the RWE Group determine our consulting segments and are reflected in our areas of expertise.

ENERGY TOPICS

  • Generation
  • Renewables
  • Exploration
  • Gas market
  • Trading
  • Grid, Regulation
  • Retail

MANAGEMENT TOPICS

  • Strategy development
  • Reorganisation/Cost reduction/Continuous Improvement
  • Post Merger Integration
  • Change Management
  • Efficiency improvements/Process optimisation
  • Internal Benchmarking
  • HR, Finance, Services

SOCIAL COMMITMENT AT RWE CONSULTING

As a leading energy company RWE is also leading by example with regard to its social responsibilities. More and more volunteers from RWE are happily working for the good of others and are thus broadening their horizons. With the slogan “People make it possible” the RWE Companius team promotes volunteering activities by employees across the Group. Teams from RWE Consulting are also providing their expertise on economic and social issues in selected projects free of charge.

The “sport group for the disabled” initiative

A living example of corporate volunteering is the commitment of a team from RWE Consulting, which has assisted the sports club for the disabled “TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen” in developing a recruitment strategy.

The team identified, that although current members are extremely satisfied, the sports club has difficulties reaching out for new young people with disabilities, and thus fulfilling their vision to “give young people with disabilities a new perspective in life by means of sports”.

In addition to a recruitment strategy, the team launched different initiatives to support the club in addresssing people with disabilities in a structured and targeted manner in the following areas:

- Designing new emotional posters,flyers and information brochures for potential new members

- Creating communication brochures to set-up cooperations with local sports clubs

- Defining required optimisation areas on the website and contacting IT agencies for a potential cooperations

- Creating presentations for information sessions in local schools conducted by athletes

Commitment at Enactus

Enactus was founded in 1975 in the USA. The name is made up of the initials of the three most important principles of the organisation: “entrepreneurial”, “action” and “us”. “Entrepreneurial” represents the entrepreneurial spirit, “action” stands for active engagement for the benefit of disadvantaged people and “us” for common values. Since 2003, Enactus has also been active in Germany and is now represented at 41 universities. RWE Consulting is one of the main sponsors and actively involved in several social student projects.

RWE Consulting supports Enactus with what we do best: high quality consulting. Enactus teams receive individual attention from us; we offer, for example, project management training and act as mentors for each team and project. The Enactus students organise themselves in teams at their respective universities and start their own entrepreneurial projects to solve challenges in society, the economy and the environment.

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September
September
Thursday

Insights Event, Essen

On 22-23 September exclusive insights into our current projects will be presented at our Consulting HQ in Essen. Through workshops and networking you can meet our colleagues and learn about the consulting work life. You also get the chance to participate in case interviews and receive individual feedback, with the possibility of qualifying for an internship or full employment at our company.

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October
October
Thursday

Workshop, ISM Dortmund

The Consulting Day offers ISM students as well as those of other universities the opportunity to learn about new industry trends and to get in contact with attractive employers. A big exhibition area for companies and interesting specialist lectures with open discussions are among the highlights of this day.

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October
October
Friday

Squeaker event “Consulting”, Cologne

Get exclusive insights into everyday work in management consulting! Individual interviews as well as easy networking will offer great opportunities to get in contact with consultants and experts from one of the most challenging industry sectors – the energy industry. Participants will also have opportunities for follow-up interviews and may receive direct offers for internships.

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November
November
Thursday

Workshop KIT Karlsruhe

Effective business networking is the linking together of individuals who, through trust and relationship building, become walking, talking advertisements for one another. RWE Consulting is therefore happy to join the “speed dating” event at KIT Karlsruhe. Convince and attract the interest of the other person in just eight minutes: challenge accepted!

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October
October
Thursday

Case study workshop, CBS Copenhagen

Let’s work together on the challenges of the energy industry of tomorrow! In one of the most innovative capitals of Europe, you will have the opportunity to solve real life problems in management consulting and improve various skills. Meet us in beautiful Copenhagen at the CBS and take your chance to get important insights into the business!

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November
November
Tuesday

Case Course, RWTH Aachen

For all students in a technical, science or business programme, the Case Course sessions at RWTH Aachen this autumn will provide an overview of relevant methods for solving case studies. Furthermore, a substantial part of the course will focus on three specific case studies that will be presented and discussed in direct collaboration with our consultants.

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November
November
Wednesday

Konaktiva career fair, Dortmund

Together with our client RWE AG we are looking forward to meeting you at Konaktiva Dortmund in November. On that day, you will get the chance to learn about different ways to start your career within RWE and RWE Consulting. Chances are, you will meet your future colleagues there!

10
November
November
Thursday

Case study workshop with VWI Estiem, Karlsruhe

We will be holding a workshop in Karlsruhe together with VWI Estiem Karlsruhe on the subject of challenges in the transition of the energy industry. The VWI in Karlsruhe is part of the German Association of Industrial Engineers (VWI), the professional association of German business engineers in Germany and overseas. The VWI has around 5,000 members, about one third of whom are students.

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November
November
Friday

Enactus training weekend

RWE Consulting is contributing to the Enactus training weekend by holding a workshop. The event offers training in leadership, fundraising, HR marketing, audits and IT subjects. Enactus (Enactus.org) is a community of students, academics and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world.

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November
November
Saturday

Consulting Contact career fair and case study, Münster

This November you will have the opportunity to meet our consultants in the beautiful city of Münster at Consulting Contact. The focus of the event is on university students, giving them a genuine insider’s view of the consulting industry as well as a chance to network with other students and consultancies. Apply now and take this opportunity to network and to improve soft and analytical skills!

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December
December
Monday

Bonding Aachen career fair, Aachen

In 2016, RWE Consulting and RWE AG are once again participating in bonding Aachen. The goal of bonding is to give students a practical insight into work life, which will help them to make an informed career choice. At this career fair, students as well as graduates will have the opportunity to get in direct contact with representatives from RWE Consulting. 

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December
December
Friday

Access Consulting, Frankfurt

The access Consulting Career Event connects you with attractive employers who can offer specific career prospects. There will be interviews on site, insights into everyday life in Consulting, networking with professionals and executives, career lectures, CV checks and much more.

PROJECTS

IN-HOUSE CONSULTING –
A WIDE FIELD

For energy leaders, there is no such thing as a typical consulting project. No two projects are alike and each project has its own specific challenges. However, there are designated project fields that we continue to work on with our customers. These are just as diverse as the issues faced by the RWE Group itself and cover virtually all of the facets of the classical management consulting or strategy consulting. These range from process optimisation, change and restructuring to internal benchmarking and strategy development or lean management.

AGILE PROJECT MANAGEMENT: NEW IT SYSTEM FOR WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT WITH TEAMSPRINT METHODOLOGY

Everyone is talking about agile project management: different methods, mainly based on flexibility and adaptability. In a project by Westnetz, the RWE Group's distribution system operator, agile project management has been used successfully

What was the task in hand? For the field engineers, who carry out technical work on the distribution network, a holistic concept for an innovative IT system (hardware and software) was to be developed. Together with the customers, a project team from RWE Consulting developed a suitable solution using the "TEAMSPRINT" method, where the teams work with tablets and apps that can be adapted quickly. A team was formed, made up of colleagues from different departments and with different skill sets. This team developed the solution as part of TEAMSPRINTs, which means according to tightly structured processes, during the course of several workshops.The team decided independently how to prioritise the tasks. It was important to find plenty of time for joint workshops, to work according to a structured process and to stick to short work cycles. "During each TEAMSPRINT results will be achieved", was one of the project team's principles.

And those results were communicated quickly in order to receive prompt feedback. Here, close coordination with the "veto group" was required – complex steering groups were not needed; instead the authorised members of the veto group were entitled to adapt the results at regular intervals after they were communicated. Jürgen Fuisting, RWE Consulting Partner, is very happy with the new methodology: "It really helped that we had a cross-disciplinary team who were able to focus on this task. We used an 80/20 approach and developed meaningful solutions quickly." And at the end of the TEAMSPRINT it was important to reflect on the performance. The project team analysed the development process as well as their collaboration during the previous sprint and then introduced improvements to their way of working for the next TEAMSPRINT on that basis.

THE SMART METER ROLLOUT PROJECT

The European Union has stipulated that all member countries implement smart metering in order to improve transparency and increase energy efficiency in the long term. Unlike existing mechanical meters, smart meters are electronic devices. The data collected is passed on to the electricity customers via an interface. This means that customers can see how much electricity they consume by looking at their daily or weekly statistics. The aim of this transparency is for customers to be able to get a feeling for how much they can save by switching off certain devices, for example.

As an internal management consultancy for the RWE Group, RWE Consulting functions as an interface in the Smart Meter rollout project. The consultants will sit down with subject matter experts within the Group in order to answer key questions, develop approaches and discuss strategic directions with management.

We will be analysing how the project and the new business can be integrated into the existing organisation. We will also be looking at what it will mean for the organisation, staff competencies, processes, data protection and security, as well as how it will change corporate culture.

RWE Consulting has also been tasked with the project management. The consultants will keep a close watch on the schedule to ensure that the Smart Meters will be able to be rolled out across the country as planned. They will be responsible for pilot projects and training design, and will identify new staffing needs and the relevant competencies required. The consultants will assist with efficient approaches and the selection of suitable partners, identify the needs in terms of meters and scope the functionality requirements.

AS CONSULTANTS, WE MUST ALSO APPROACH THE “HOW”

Change

Considering the difficult circumstances which the Group is now facing, RWE is providing leaders and staff with a means to successfully manage the large and complex transformation that is taking place within the Group. To do so, we are linking the question of “what we need to do” with the question of “how we need to do it”. A team of consultants from RWE Consulting is already tackling this task and leading the way in the area of change!

“The principles of  permanent improvement as well as change need to be become a part of our Group’s DNA. However, change is not something that can be smoothly regulated. Therefore, it needs to be introduced through the top management and also role modelled by them. This is why our efforts focus so specifically on the development of executive managers and providing support to the teams. We would like to take a different approach and find a different solution for our challenges – to create sustainable changes that are immediately tangible and observable,” says RWE Consulting programme manager Andrea Kahlenberg to describe the objectives of the programme.

A concrete example of change is the development of the RWE corporate story, which consultants at RWE Consulting on the Change team worked on, amongst others. This process involved new methods: online chats (Synthetron sessions) were used for concentrated discussions with over 300 executive managers regarding the advantages and disadvantages of possible future visions. Every Group company was directly involved – after all, the big picture needed to be broken down for each company eventually.

With the support of RWE Consulting, the RWE Group has started out on this long journey of change. These far-reaching behaviour changes take time, but they are the basis for the transformation of RWE’s role in the energy industry.

CUSTOMER TRANSFORMATION PROGRAMME

PUTTING THE FOCUS ON THE CUSTOMER

“The objective of the customer transformation programme is to put the focus on the customer. We would like to orient our entire organisation towards this goal. Anyone is welcome to join me on this journey. It is the only way that we can remain competitive.” This is the clear goal that was set out by the CEO of the UK sales company nPower, Paul Massara, at the beginning of 2013.

RWE Consulting has accompanied nPower on this journey and worked together with nPower to implement measures aimed at improving customer orientation while achieving significant cost reductions at the same time. The “Customer Transformation Journey” programme included over 300 improvement measures. The work package “End-to-end Processes” was just one of the three that consultants from RWE Consulting put together to assist nPower. This work package consisted of six main processes (“customer journeys”) that were analysed from start to finish in order to simplify and improve them.

Each process was considered from the viewpoint of the customer. The processes were deliberately given titles that reflected the customer’s perspective: “I move, I pay,
I enquire, I join, I leave, and my terms change.”

The work package “Leadership & Direction” deals with processes of change amongst the management. Are the performance indicators in the company compatible? Is the existing structure of meetings practical? Is the communication from management clear enough? The third component of the programme aims at “Operational Excellence“, the implementation of a completely new working method on an operational level. In this part of the programme, there are great opportunities for demonstrating how each employee can contribute in terms of value. Moreover, it highlights how each employee can reaffirm his or her commitment to the goal every day:
by putting the focus on the customer.

REDUCE TO THE NEED - FOCUSSING ON THE ESSENTIALS

DEVELOPMENT OF NEW BUSINESS MODELS

For the RWE Group, an increasingly important task for the future is the creation of small, flexible business units, known as speedboats, which can develop new, innovative products within the context of the transformation of the energy industry. But what kind of support processes should be in place for these small business units? To answer this very question, RWE Consulting has developed a prototype for this purpose as one of its projects. As a small unit within the Group, RWE Consulting is responsible for looking into outsourcing in specific areas and implementing it, with the objective of gathering experience to apply to this approach. The project team began by focussing on the redefinition of internal service processes. Next, these processes were advertised. As a result, it was decided that we should cooperate with an external service provider from now on. The service provider will take over the processes in finance, purchasing and HR for RWE Consulting and future speedboats. The processes have been deliberately streamlined. The project team has therefore achieved much more than simple process optimisations. Using a greenfield approach, the team did not just analyse the existing organisational structure, but considered the ideal format for the structure. Basically, they scrutinised all of the components that constitute a process. And then reduced them to what was needed.

Get to know
our people

At RWE Consulting we are convinced that our employees are the most valuable asset of our business. As one team, we act with integrity, we are performance-driven, respect each other, embrace diversity and act responsibly within our projects.

Deepti, Managing Consultant

René, Partner

Benedikt, Senior Consultant

Bettina, Communication Specialist

Philipp, Senior Consultant

Katharina, Recruiting

Lukas, Consultant

Deborah, Project Assistant

Meike, Senior Consultant

Martin, Senior Consultant

Christian, Managing Consultant

Benedikt, Junior Consultant

Oliver, Managing Consultant

Anthony, Senior Consultant

Niklas, Consultant

Martin, Senior Consultant

Alena, Project Assistant

Meike, Senior Consultant

Deborah, Project Assistant

Philipp, Senior Consultant

Bettina, Communication Specialist

Niklas, Consultant

Anthony, Senior Consultant

Oliver, Managing Consultant

Benedikt, Junior Consultant

Alena, Project Assistant

Martin, Senior Consultant

Christian, Managing Consultant

Martin, Senior Consultant

CAREERS

We invite you to explore our career pages to learn more about what a career at RWE Consulting can mean for you.


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VACANCIES

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JOB LIST

DUBAI OFFICE

Our office in Dubai offers clients exceptional and unique consulting services to the Middle East region. The team brings proven experience and strategic vision backed by regional understanding and partnering to deliver tangible results and sustainable innovation to the Middle East’s energy industry.

RWE Consulting

Emarat Atrium Office
448 Sheikh Zayed Road
P.O. Box 74677
Dubai

LONDON OFFICE

Our offices in London and Swindon develop strategic issues for RWE npower. RWE npower is a major UK energy company which serves around 5.4 million residential and business customers with electricity, gas and energy services.

RWE Consulting

4th Floor, 13 Charles II Street
London SW1Y 4QU
United Kingdom

ESSEN OFFICE

The headquarters of RWE Consulting is situated in Essen. In close proximity to our most important customers, we are ideally positioned to keep our finger on the pulse.

RWE Consulting GmbH

Lysegang 11
45139 Essen
Germany

BERLIN OFFICE

RWE Consulting’s Berlin office is stationed in the RWE representative office in the heart of Berlin.

RWE Consulting GmbH

Friedrichstraße 95
10117 Berlin
Germany

FRANKFURT OFFICE

Our Frankfurt office is our local partner responsible for RWE’s German regional companies.

RWE Consulting

Theodor-Heuss-Allee 112
60486 Frankfurt am Main
Germany

PRAGUE OFFICE

The main responsibility of our Czech partners at the RWE Consulting office in Prague is to assist RWE customers in central and eastern Europe in the regions managed by RWE East. The employees at RWE East are in charge of finances and investment management, strategy and the coordination of sales and distribution in central and south-eastern Europe and Turkey.

RWE Consulting
Limuzská 3135/12
100 98 Praha 10
Czech Republic

RWE Consulting

RWE Consulting

Willemsplein 4
5211 AK 's-Hertogenbosch
Netherlands

MUNICH OFFICE

Our office in Munich is primarily responsible for RWE Consulting’s Change activities.

RWE Consulting GmbH

Mies-van-der-Rohe Straße 4
80807 Munich
Germany

DEN BOSCH OFFICE

Our affiliates in the Netherlands support us in the Den Bosch office by managing the RWE company, Essent. Essent is the largest energy company in the Netherlands. Essent provides private and business customers with gas, electricity and energy services.

RWE Consulting GmbH

Willemsplein 4
5211 AK 's-Hertogenbosch
Netherlands

AT HOME IN EUROPE

An international outlook defines our daily business. Together with RWE, we are on the path towards internationalisation. Since our establishment in 1981, our business has extended beyond borders.