Principal Climate Change Consultant

North West, South East, South West, North East, Yorkshire and Humber
Manchester, Liverpool, Bristol, Leeds, Basingstoke
Industry Sector:
Carbon Jobs, Conservation Jobs, Renewable Energy jobs, Sustainability Jobs, Environmental Jobs, Climate Jobs, Emissions Jobs, Climate Change Jobs, Low Carbon Jobs, Sustainable Jobs, Circular Economy Jobs
Job Category:
Policy, LEED, Environmental, Social & Governance
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Salary Description:
Competitive Salary Offered, Flexible Working and Comprehensive Benefits
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AECOM Infrastructure & Environment UK Limited
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We are currently recruiting for established and enthusiastic Principal Climate Change or Carbon consultants to join our UK-wide Business Sustainability team. We have a well-deserved reputation for working with clients to produce robust climate assessments and carbon footprints that can be used with confidence in decision making. The team is currently working on a wide range of climate related projects for UK and multi-national businesses. Examples include GHG assessments as part of EIAs/ESIAs in sectors including highways, rail, aviation, power and urban regeneration; developing and reviewing carbon calculation tools; and advising on ambitions and targets for low carbon strategies including applying the science-based approach and developing associated mitigation plans.

The successful candidates will be expected to manage project teams to deliver carbon and climate assessments for infrastructure projects as well as multi-national businesses. Our flexible working arrangements mean that the successful candidates can be based in either the Bristol, Basingstoke or Birmingham offices.

A typical week could involve: Conducting and delivering technical work across a range of climate and carbon projects; Leading project/task teams to deliver carbon and climate related projects;

  • Managing tasks and projects covering technical, quality and financial management;

  • Supporting and mentoring team members building their capacity and expertise;

  • Liaising and collaborating with colleagues, clients and their advisors to deliver work on time, budget and achieving technical excellence;

  • Leading the preparation of technical reports;

  • Multitasking: working across several projects and proposals, including those around climate assessment for EIA, sustainable infrastructure, climate change/sustainability strategy, carbon footprints for products and enterprises, and Life Cycle Analysis (LCA);

  • Preparing costed proposals and other business development materials (e.g. for webinars, flyers, case studies, etc.);

  • Building long term client relationships; and

  • Supporting the team leadership to identify and secure new opportunities

Minimum Requirements

We are looking for enthusiastic candidates with the following:

  • Strong experience in carbon accounting (covering Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions) and demonstrable understanding of GHG reporting standards, guidance and regulatory regimes for example PAS 2080; PAS2050; EU ETS; ESOS etc.

  • Familiarity with climate projections including using them to build the case with colleagues, clients and their advisors to influence climate change resilient designs;

  • Demonstrated experience in advising on and integrating low carbon and resilient solutions into infrastructure design;

  • A strong understanding and practical application of the requirements for climate assessment in EIA and ESIA;

  • A holistic understanding of sustainability, with a particular interest in carbon management;

  • A strong attention to detail with an emphasis on delivering technically excellent outputs

  • Project and financial management experience

  • Commercial awareness for and track record in business development, marketing, and proposal preparation

  • Great communication skills in English, fluency in other languages an advantage;

  • Solid numeracy skills, confidence in working with large data sets, advanced Excel skills;

  • Problem solving abilities. Self-starter, who can design and deliver work under their own initiative; and

  • A science-based background i.e. relevant MSc or equivalent qualification in Sustainability, Carbon, Energy or similar, and a strong undergraduate degree in a STEM based subject.

Ideally, you will have previous experience with a consultancy firm, although applications from candidates with industry/corporate backgrounds are also welcome.

Preferred Qualifications

STEM based BSc essential

Sustainability/carbon/energy or similar MSc desirable

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

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