At Energetics, we provide opportunities for the development of new skills and career progression. To support learning opportunities, our people can access up to 75 hours of professional development time. Our employees also work with and learn from our thought leaders, who share their knowledge through training sessions and our mentoring program.
Head of Emissions Quantification
Principal Consultant, David Kazmirowicz joined Energetics as a junior consultant in 2016. After receiving a series of promotions, he now leads our Emissions Quantification solution. We interviewed David to learn more about his career journey.
Q&A with Dave K
What made you decide to join Energetics?
I had just completed a postgraduate course in Energy and the Environment which included a unit on NGER (the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting scheme), and I was keen to get into consulting in the climate change space. The descriptions of the roles I saw on SEEK were very closely aligned with what I was looking for in a role, so I thought I’d try my luck. My university coursework experience definitely gave me an edge and helped me to hit the ground running.
Why did you think role would be the right fit for you?
I didn’t have a great deal of prior knowledge of the company before applying, so it was really based on the detailed role description. What I hoped for, was an opportunity that involved numbers and the ability to work on clean energy/emissions management projects, and from what I learnt about Energetics through the interview process, the role and company seemed a good fit.
What does a typical day in your role look like?
- Managing clients and projects
- Scoping new projects/proposals with clients and Energetics’ bid managers
- Review or ‘quality assurance’ proposals and project work
- Working with team leaders to find the right resources for projects
- Providing technical support and coaching for project delivery
- Doing the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper quiz with the Melbourne office team.
What’s your favourite part of your job?
Being part of the Energetics team. The culture and quality of people in the business is what makes Energetics what it is, and I consider myself lucky to be able to be able to work with and learn from the best.
Why does your work matter to you?
It’s a valuable opportunity to get a seat at the table of ASX200 companies. Our ability to facilitate and influence decision making at the highest levels of Australian industry is something we should all value and be excited about.
How do you help our clients improve their businesses?
By bringing clarity and focus to emissions data, and helping clients to understand what it means, what the implications are, and what it can be used for.
What kind of career growth have you experienced since joining Energetics?
I joined as a C10 (junior consultant) in 2016 and have worked up through C30/40/50/60 since then. I became the Emissions Quantification solution lead in April of this year.
Do you have any examples of when you were challenged to grow in your skillset and capabilities?
When I became the Emissions Quantification solution lead, I had to quickly change my focus from managing individual projects to having responsibility and ownership of quality and profitability over the whole solution. It was a steep learning curve and an exercise in prioritising, delegating and asking for help when I need it.
Tell me about a new skill you’ve learned while working at Energetics.
Everyone at Energetics has the ability to participate in the business development process to some extent. Working my way through the consultant level ranks has given me an understanding of how this process looks from a variety of angles and how to translate client needs into valuable deliverables.
What prepared you for this role? Did you develop a certain skill set during your time with Energetics?
Over the last couple years I begun working more closely with Megan, our Analytics and Reporting Lead, in supporting her with project and proposal QA when she was still head of the Analytics and Reporting solution. In that sense it was a natural progression for me and a chance to be trained up by Megan. She eventually had the opportunity to run with the data analytics component of her solution and apply it across the business, so I was given the opportunity to step in and lead and expand the Emissions Quant component of the solution.
What interested you about the solution lead role?
It was a chance to step up and lead part of the business in a way that aligned with my values, interests and experience. The climate and emissions space is super dynamic and I’m excited to be able to broaden and develop our capacity in this area. Emissions data underpins so much of what matters to our clients and we want them to be able to use their data to achieve objectives beyond reporting and compliance.