Consultant London, UK

Posted 2nd November 2018

About us/the role

EcoAct are 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 Consultants help our clients create business value through carbon, energy and sustainability management. They help them to understand their carbon footprints and then go beyond measurement to create achievable management plans and to communicate their achievements.

As part of a team, our new Consultant will contribute to our overall consultancy function and take responsibility for managing and delivering a range of carbon, energy and sustainability projects.

Knowledge/ Skills/ Attitudes

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience within carbon and sustainability services.

This role requires a wide variety of capabilities. The list below covers the main items;

Technical:

  • Detailed knowledge of issues surrounding climate change, energy, greenhouse gas emissions and sustainability;
  • Working knowledge of carbon accounting standards (ISO 14064, GHG Protocol and its variants, PAS 2050) and understanding of carbon neutrality standards such as PAS 2060;
  • Working knowledge of LCA and software such as GABI;
  • Experience of Scope 3 value chain assessment techniques and methods;
  • Familiarity with a range of approaches to target setting including science-based target methodologies, CDP, climate related risk assessment and scenario analysis;
  • Detailed understanding of UK legislative frameworks;
  • Excellent data handling skills and advanced knowledge of Excel;
  • Knowledge of carbon accounting / CR reporting software;
  • Honours or Masters degree in a relevant subject.

 

Non-Technical:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with an ability to produce well-presented, error-free results;
  • Experience working in a consultative manner to understand client needs and guide them to a solution, preferably demonstrated through client consulting engagements in the private sector;
  • Developing intellectual and commercial assets within the Company, with a focus on continuous improvement;
  • Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to manage complex project deliveries across multiple simultaneous client engagements;
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to speak and present information with confidence in front of an audience, lead client workshops and represent Carbon Clear externally;
  • Effective writing skills, with an ability to write concise, compelling and well-structured documents and reports;
  • Strong commercial skills, with an ability to project manage and deliver on time within budget;
  • An ability to create networks of customers across existing and potential clients;
  • Proven ability to conduct resource planning/skills assessments with other members of staff, and to monitor utilisation levels to manage optimum project staffing;
  • Commitment to supporting the team in a growing and dynamic business;
  • An ability to see the ‘big picture’, as well as focus on the detail.

Relationships

Reporting to a senior member of the Advisory Team, the Consultant will be required to work closely with all members of the team, both advisory and sales, to achieve Company objectives. 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.

Location

The role will be based in our central London office. However, the successful applicant will be required to travel within the UK and internationally on assignment.

Eligibility

Applicants must have authorisation to work in the UK.

Type of Employment

Permanent, full-time

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About EcoAct

At EcoAct we are driven by a shared purpose to make a difference. To help businesses to implement positive change in response to climate and carbon challenges, whilst also driving commercial performance.
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