Carbon Offsetting Senior Consultant

London, UK

About EcoAct Sustainability Consultancy

EcoAct, an Atos Company, is an international consultancy and project developer, helping businesses and organisations to meet the demands of the Paris Agreement. As a trusted advisor and partner to our clients, we simplify the challenges associated with sustainability, remove complexity, empower individuals and teams, and deploy bespoke solutions integrated into entire value chains.

We exist to embed climate action as a global driver of commercial performance, delivering economic, social and environmental value. Our Advisory Team of Consultants help our clients create business value through carbon, energy and sustainability management.

At EcoAct we are a diverse bunch of people all driven by the same purpose – to tackle the world’s environmental challenges. It might be our job but it is also our personal passion.

The Role

With a significant increase in Net Zero commitments from corporates, the mission of the Carbon Offsetting Senior Consultant is to lead on the first stages of carbon offsetting project development opportunities for our clients starting to develop their own projects.

The postholder will:

  • lead on strategic projects with clients to build and implement ambitious carbon removal strategies that enable them to achieve their Net Zero commitments.
  • contribute to our overall consultancy function and sustainability service line by supporting advisory projects related to Carbon Finance as part of voluntary carbon offsetting at international and national level (e.g. Woodland Carbon Code).
  • support clients in assessing project investment opportunities, including both technical analysis, (project feasibility studies), and financial analysis (profitability, valuation of credits).
  • engage with the Nature-Based Solutions team to gain technical insight when required, having visibility of our carbon offsetting project portfolio and to understand current project investment opportunities.
  • involve supporting the commercial team with scoping, costing and communicating climate finance projects to clients.

Relationships

Reporting to a senior member of the Advisory Team, this role will be required to work closely with all members of the team, both Advisory and Nature Based Solutions. External relationships are a key part of the role, with a requirement to liaise with project teams, clients, overseas offices, and representatives from partner organisations.

About You 

Our Carbon Offsetting Senior Consultant will have:

  • Expert knowledge and experience of voluntary carbon markets, carbon project development, nature-based carbon accounting methodologies, and both global certification standards and National labels.
  • Detailed knowledge and expertise of carbon markets covering voluntary carbon standards, existing and emerging technologies and project development processes.
  • Knowledge and experience working in Carbon Finance as part of the voluntary carbon offsetting at a national and international level.
  • Experience in leading or supporting development of emission reduction projects, including drafting feasibility studies, project design documents, project validation, monitoring, reporting and verification under a variety of carbon standards.
  • REDD+ & Afforestation, Reforestation and Revegetation project development and accounting methodologies experience desired.
  • Experience of creating of business plans for project development opportunities with clients following feasibility studies.
  • Experience in evaluation of risks, (technical, financial, regulatory) and setting up appropriate mitigated actions in relation to project development.
  • Experience in consulting with clients to develop and deliver an offsetting strategy aligning with client ambitions and targets
  • Comfort with supporting the delivery and management of large business deals with FTSE 250 clients

Location

The role will be based in the UK with a flexible blend of home and office working. The successful applicant will be required to travel to and from the London head office as required for business purposes and potentially internationally on assignment.

Salary and Benefits

EcoAct know how important it is to look after our colleagues. This role offers a competitive salary and benefits package includes a performance-based annual bonus, flexible pension allowance, private medical insurance, life insurance, professional subscriptions, personal carbon offsetting, as well a great working environment.

EcoAct offers a great opportunity for your personal development and career advancement. Working with our dedicated team, you will continue to develop your skills and expertise, starting with our in-depth induction programme, through to ongoing technical training and an extensive range of learning and development opportunities through our training platform.

Company Culture

Company culture is of great importance to us and is something that every member of EcoAct helps to create. Our colleague led initiative, which represents the three pillars of Colleagues, Community and Environment, runs numerous activities including, “Veggie lunches”, volunteering and fund-raising opportunities, wellbeing activities, plastic reduction and energy saving initiatives, social events and sports teams.

Employee well-being is a key priority for us and we recognise the importance of work-life balance and how EcoAct can be supportive of individual needs. If working from home, working part-time or flexible start and finish times will help with this, please let us know as part of your application.

Eligibility

Applicants must have authorisation to work in the UK by the start of their employment.

Type of Employment

Permanent, full-time.

Application Process

Please send your CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to the following email address: [email protected].

EcoAct is an equal opportunities employer committed to the goal of building a culturally diverse workforce. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity/paternity.

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