Senior Consultant

London, UK

About EcoAct Sustainability Consultancy

EcoAct is an international climate consultancy and project developer, helping businesses and organisations succeed in their climate ambitions. Simplifying the challenges and complexities involved, we help businesses to implement positive change and deliver sustainable solutions for a low carbon world.

We exist to embed climate action as a global driver of commercial performance, delivering economic, social and environmental value.

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

The mission of the Senior Consultant is to develop and deliver intelligent sustainability solutions for our clients, that help make sense of the environmental landscape and the challenges presented by a changing climate.

The Senior Consultant will contribute to our overall consultancy function and take responsibility for managing and delivering a range of carbon, energy and sustainability projects.

Our Senior Consultants work across all EcoAct Service Lines to:

  • Lead strategic projects with large corporate clients to build and implement ambitious carbon reduction programmes that enable clients to achieve their Net Zero commitments.
  • Project manage a selection of projects across the A-Zero spectrum, including: SBTis, Corporate Carbon Footprints, Compliance including but not limited to SECR, Climate Change Agreements (CCA), Emission Trading System (ETS).
  • Project manage a selection of Measurement and Reporting Systems (MRS), CDP, Environmental and Energy Management systems, Climate Finance, Life Cycle Assessment and Scope 3 Assessments.
  • Manage teams, including mentoring and training staff.
  • Report on Internal performance on service line and supporting technical leads.
  • Maintain and grow external relationships, which are a key part of the role, with a requirement to liaise with project teams, clients, overseas offices, regulators and representatives from partner organisations.
  • Contribute to firm building and identifying improvements in our service offerings.
  • Quality Assure large data sets and analytical outputs; Producing findings reports following research and communicate recommendations to the wider team.

About You 

You will have:

  • Strong commercial skills and comfort with supporting the delivery and management of large business deals with FTSE 100 clients, including the ability to coordinate responses to proposals, sell and deliver to new and existing clients.
  • Experience of 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.
  • Detailed knowledge of issues surrounding climate change, energy, greenhouse gas emissions and sustainability, including risks and opportunities, mitigation, adaptation, strategy, science-based targets and scenario analysis.
  • Working knowledge and experience of carbon accounting, carbon measurement techniques and calculation methods for Scopes 1, 2 and 3.
  • 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.
  • Excellent data handling skills and advanced knowledge of Excel.
  • Working knowledge of carbon markets, offsetting and renewable energy.
  • Excellent data handling skills and advanced knowledge of Excel is essential.
  • Working knowledge of LCA and software such as GABI would be helpful.
  • Familiarity with a range of approaches to target setting including science-based target methodologies, CDP, climate related risk assessment and scenario analysis.
  • Familiarity with the recommendations of TCFD and other guiding bodies to help companies manage and prepare against the impact of climate change.
  • Detailed understanding of UK legislative frameworks, such as SECR.
  • Experience of stakeholder engagement and analysis including materiality assessment, interviews, workshops and peer benchmarking.

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. 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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