Research and Development Consultant

London, UK

About EcoAct Sustainability Consultancy

EcoAct, an Atos Company, is an international consultancy and project developer, helping businesses and organisations to implement positive change in response to climate and carbon challenges. 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.

About the Role

The Research and Development Consultant will strengthen Ecoact’s expertise on the economic impacts of carbon pricing policies, energy and materials costs for organizations.

The role will conduct a regulatory watch and will be in charge of conducting quantitative and qualitative impact studies and analysis and they will participate in training teams on the challenges of these changes. In addition, the Consultant will be responsible, in collaboration with advisory and business development teams, for developing innovative service offers in line with new regulations.

The scope of the position will adapt to all regulatory developments, however it will be strongly focused on developments in Europe and the UK. The consultant will be encouraged to create partnerships around research projects with public and private research actors, as well as to promote their findings at conferences and other events.

The Consultant will work in collaboration with multidisciplinary experts, in an international environment, and will be encouraged to develop their skills according to their interests. They will work in close collaboration with French members of the Research and Innovation team.

Key Responsibilities

Typical deliverables may include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting a regulatory watch to decipher new climate policies within the EU and to build capacity from these changes and their impacts;
  • Conducting, in collaboration with the research and innovation team, studies and analysis of the economic impact of carbon pricing and energy policies;
  • Developing methods and associated tools to quantify the risks related to new regulations;
  • Participating in the development of innovative service offerings related to the economic risks of the low-carbon transition;
  • Contributing to the development of new regulations (public consultations, working groups, etc.);
  • Participating in research projects in collaboration with public and private research actors (think tanks, universities, start-ups, etc.);
  • Providing technical support to other EcoAct divisions;
  • Being proactive in the prioritisation of topics and analysis methodologies.

Relationships

Reporting to the Research and Innovation centre located in France, this role 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, overseas offices, and representatives from partner organisations.

Professional Background & Experience

A Masters degree in Economics, Engineering, Finance, Statistics or similar and/or postgraduate experience of working in a similar field, such as research, studies or consulting in economics, finance or strategy.

Technical:

  • Working knowledge of statistical software (R, Excel) or programming languages (VBA, Python, etc.)
  • Knowledge of the main public climate policies in Europe, such as EU ETS, European Green Deal.
  • Knowledge of issues surrounding climate change, energy, greenhouse gas emissions and sustainability.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with an ability to produce well presented, error-free results.
  • Strong interest in public policy impact analysis and energy issues.
  • Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to manage complex deliveries across multiple projects.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to speak and present information with confidence in front of an audience, lead training workshops and represent EcoAct externally at times.
  • Effective writing skills, with an ability to write concise, compelling, and well structured documents and reports.
  • Commitment to supporting the team in a growing and dynamic business.
  • Developing intellectual and commercial assets within the company, with a focus on continuous improvement.
  • An ability to see the ‘big picture’, as well as focus on the detail.

Location

The role will be based in our central London office with a flexible blend of home and office working. The successful applicant may be required to travel within the UK and internationally on assignment, as necessary.

Salary and Benefits

EcoAct know how important it is to look after our colleagues. As well as a competitive salary EcoAct offers a comprehensive benefits package including a flexible pension allowance, private medical insurance, life insurance, professional subscriptions, personal carbon offsetting.

EcoAct offers a great opportunity for your personal development and career advancement. We offer a structured career development path with clear timelines and expectations for progression.

Working with our dedicated team of experts, you will gain a high level of skills development 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 MyLearn.

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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