I'm seeking an advice on how to ask for a re-assignment to a different project in a polite and a professional manner. The main reason is to find a project that is a better match for my career goals.
I started working for a consulting company 4 months ago as a senior consultant. The company is famous for a team-oriented approach where our consultants make up the core of a team and propel a client to the next level. One of the reasons I joined the company is to learn the magic and be an essential part of such a team. In my first assignment I work solo for one of our clients. The client liked my work and asked for my extension after the original 3 months. Now I'm on my second 3-month term.
I appreciate the opportunity and I like to be helpful and resourceful. At the same time I cannot shake up a feeling that I had a step back in my professional career. The work I'm doing can easily be done by a junior consultant. At the same time I'm still oblivious to what makes teams from my company special.
I know that my client wants to extend my contract for even longer. I don't want to appear ungrateful but I would really like to be re-assigned to a different client and be a part of a team of our consultants. I would appreciate a practical advice on how to make such a request in the outmost professional manner. The client is not going to be put at risk as my work is not on a critical path.