Senior/ Principal Consultant Climate Change MRV

Aether is a specialist environmental consultancy, and although based in Oxford, we have a global reach in the climate change and air quality fields. We have built a strong reputation with customers and collaborators around the world by delivering innovation and technical excellence.  Aether specialises in climate change data collection, data processing and analysis and the development of databases, portals and transparent reporting systems. Our experience reflects many years of working in this field for the UK Government, the European Union, UNFCCC, UNDP and other donors, and working directly for governments in Annex 1 and Non-Annex 1 Parties. Aether has a large portfolio of projects related to Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) in support of the Paris agreement, Kyoto protocol and UNFCCC reporting mechanisms.

As a result of the growth of our international climate change and MRV business, we are offering the opportunity for a Senior/Principal Consultant to join our team. 

The Role

The successful candidate will work with our company Directors and other members of the team working on the delivery of our portfolio of international climate change projects and winning new projects. By working closely with in-country teams, supporting the development of greenhouse gas inventories and MRV systems, through capacity building and training, there is the opportunity in many countries to really make a difference. The role offers excellent career development opportunities to lead your own area of business, broaden and expand our customer base, develop innovative customer focussed products and services.

Required Experience and Skills

• Educated to at least degree level in a scientific subject (MSc preferred);

• Previous experience of working in an environmental consulting environment, preferably including international consulting;

• 5-10 years’ experience in the climate change and/or air quality technical areas with an extensive track record of working with GHG and/or air pollutant data;

• Experience in the successful delivery of capacity building and training;

• Experience of working within different cultural environments and a willingness to travel overseas on a regular basis.

• Good commercial skills, gained through business development, client engagement and winning new projects;

• Excellent customer facing and stakeholder engagement skills, preferably with an existing network of contacts;

• A strong track record of project management and delivery including written reports, provision of datasets and delivery of presentations 

Working for Aether

Aether is committed to bringing the best technical knowledge and data management to deliver high quality services and enable our customers to make good decisions. We have a strong company ethos, which ensures that we are open and transparent with our customers and build long-term relationships.

We have a dynamic and supportive working environment, and welcome individuals who demonstrate a positive attitude to new challenges. Aether Directors actively support a healthy work-life balance for our staff. We operate as a carbon neutral company and financially incentivise staff to choose low carbon travel options.


Aether offers an attractive remuneration and benefits package including:

• Attractive salaries, dependent on experience

• A performance related bonus scheme

• Annual leave, 32 days (bank holidays included)

• Environmental leave: Up to three days/year volunteering for environmental good causes

• Low carbon travel scheme: Financial incentives for selecting low carbon travel

• Flexible location with regular visits to our Oxford office.


If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your CV and a covering letter to

All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

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