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Green IT consultant: job, missions and salary

Roles and missions of the green IT consultant

As a green IT consultant, you will be responsible for providing companies with advice on how to achieve greater energy efficiency and performance improvement. You will mentor and guide them through their transition to a more sustainable and environmentally friendly IT. You will be responsible for:

  • Develop plans and procedures to improve efficiency and lower energy costs for businesses.
  • Train company personnel on the principles of energy efficiency and the tools to achieve it.
  • Ensure a follow-up and a technological watch to adapt the solutions to the companies' environments.
  • Develop strategies to optimize the performance of computer systems.
  • Advise and support companies in the integration of green products, services and technologies.
  • Participate in the definition and implementation of principles and best practices governing sustainable development, energy efficiency and green technologies.
  • Support the deployment and implementation of energy management systems.
  • Identify and analyze opportunities to reduce costs associated with the use of IT systems.
  • Track the company's progress in sustainability and energy reduction.
  • Participate in conferences to inform and educate companies on environmental issues.

As a green IT consultant, you will be working with organizations in various fields, sharing your knowledge and promoting positive changes to create more sustainable environments.

Salary and career development of the green IT consultant

As a green IT consultant, your salary can vary according to your experience. Here are the estimated gross annual salaries in France for a green IT consultant according to their years of experience:

  • 0 to 2 years: 45 000 €.
  • 2 to 5 years : 55 000 € (in French)
  • 5 to 10 years: 65 000 € (in French)
  • 10 to 15 years: 75 000 €.
  • More than 15 years: 90 000 €.

With a good experience, a green IT consultant can easily move to other careers related to green IT. Here are five possible careers with a view to evolution:

  • Energy efficiency engineer ;
  • Consultant in environmental sciences;
  • Green Technology Manager; Green Building Engineer
  • Green Building Engineer;
  • Sustainable development consultant.

Advantages and disadvantages of the green IT consultant job

  • A specific work, which encourages the promotion of environmentally friendly technologies and green solutions in IT, which is very satisfying.
  • The possibility to improve the productivity and profitability of companies, thanks to more environmentally friendly solutions.
  • An opportunity to appreciate and better understand technology and become an expert in the field.
  • Competitive salaries and benefits for this type of professionalism.
  • An opportunity to help companies comply with environmental protection legislation, which is very satisfying.
  • Companies are not always ready to adopt and invest in more environmentally friendly technologies.
  • It is not always easy to convince customers of the importance of these technologies and to invest in solutions.
  • Overtime may be required to manage the project.
  • Lack of knowledge and experience can be a barrier to advancement in this business.
  • Complexity of technologies can be a barrier to making quick and effective decisions.

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