Principal Sustainability Consultant

We're working with a specialised sustainability consultancy in search of a Principal Sustainability Consultant with a proven background in sustainability, gained from either consultancy or in-house sustainability positions. This individual must possess strong leadership and team management abilities. They excel in fostering client relationships, overseeing the implementation of sustainability projects, and assessing organisational sustainability strategies. This role emphasises the importance of gaining competitive advantage and industry leadership by improving social and environmental impacts.

Key Responsibilities:

Responsibilities of the Principal Sustainability Consultant may vary depending on client requirements but typically encompass:

  • Analysing corporate reporting data to pinpoint risks and opportunities.
  • Cultivating sales leads, crafting bids, and proposals, including cost estimation.
  • Crafting ESG and Net Zero Strategies tailored to clients' commercial objectives and ethos.
  • Overseeing the implementation of clients' sustainability programs through project teams.
  • Providing leadership and mentorship to team members to fulfill organisational objectives, which involves offering clear guidance, establishing expectations, and fostering a positive work atmosphere.
  • Developing comprehensive zero carbon roadmaps, encompassing Scope 3 emissions.
  • Contributing to the formulation of new service offerings and the tools utilised for their delivery.
  • Presenting at events and preparing thought leadership materials.

Required Skills:

A Principal Sustainability Consultant should possess the following skills:

  • Extensive experience leading successful sustainability projects, preferably in consultancy or corporate sustainability roles.
  • Proficiency in net zero carbon principles, science-based targets, and materiality.
  • A sound grasp of ESG materiality and the capacity to identify pertinent issues across diverse businesses.
  • Thorough comprehension of domestic ESG regulatory frameworks, their trajectory, and businesses' adaptation strategies.
  • Extensive experience conducting audits, pinpointing sustainability performance gaps, and generating reports.
  • The capability to lead multiple projects concurrently, ensuring timely and budget-compliant delivery.
  • Proficiency in building and managing client relationships with confidence, as well as leading cross-disciplinary teams.
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