Senior / Principal Sustainability & Carbon Consultant | Infrastructure | Manchester
Your new company
Our Client's business is one of the world's most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies, with over 50,000 employees worldwide. They offer more than just a job, they offer an opportunity to make a difference and shape the world to benefit future generations and the natural environment. Do you want to be empowered to make a real difference on some of the world's most exciting projects and support their clients into a more sustainable future? They are committed to playing a leadership role in the global net zero transition and are looking for a Senior/Principal Sustainability and Carbon Consultant to join their rapidly growing team with strong interests in carbon management and integrating sustainability into both the strategic level of an organisation and the design / construction of large-scale infrastructure projects. Their Sustainability and Carbon team advises clients on how they can decarbonise their operations alongside increasing performance across other areas of sustainability. Some of their work includes industry-leading Decarbonisation / Net Zero Roadmaps, Whole Life Carbon Assessments, Sustainability Assessments and Carbon Accountancy amongst many others - all while leveraging the latest digital tools to optimise their projects. Due to the overarching nature of sustainability and the need for far reaching action, this enables the team to work across all markets and sectors; large scale energy projects, water, rail, highways, airports, etc with some of their key clients including UK Local Authorities, Network Rail, TfL, Highways England, Environment Agency, and water and energy companies. Based in the Environment practice of their UK Infrastructure business, the successful candidate will work collaboratively with their infrastructure and other built asset project teams throughout the project lifecycle as well as at a strategic level. This is an excellent opportunity for a candidate looking to take on leadership responsibilities within this dynamic and rapidly growing space through working on high profile infrastructure projects throughout the UK where capability and an eagerness to lead will be both recognised and rewarded.
Your new role
- Lead on carbon, sustainability, and net zero for their existing portfolio of major infrastructure projects and strategic clients - managing teams and clients.
- Develop innovative carbon, sustainable design and management approaches, methods and solutions.
- Lead development of carbon/sustainability strategies, design and management plans.
- Project manage and coordinate sustainability inputs on major infrastructure projects.
- When required, represent the company at external networks and continue to build their personal, team and company reputation.
- Manage bid proposals, including their internal governance systems, various authors' inputs, client management and submission Requirements
- The successful candidate will be educated to degree level in an environmental / engineering related discipline and will be registered with a recognised relevant professional body - a master's degree would be advantageous.
- You will be enthusiastic and have thorough knowledge across a variety of sustainability disciplines, particularly carbon, and a willingness to become involved in a broad selection of projects.
- Extensive prior experience in some of the following is essential: carbon accounting / reporting, decarbonisation/net zero roadmaps, sustainability assessments, whole life carbon, sustainability reporting, sustainability strategy, supply chain engagement.
- Have a good understanding of whole life carbon assessment, in particular low carbon design and resource efficiency, in an infrastructure project context.
- Possess strong interpersonal skills and experience working collaboratively with a range of technical specialists at different levels.
- Strong stakeholder engagement
- Be highly self-motivated, possessing strong enthusiasm and commitment to delivering sustainable outcomes.
- Be flexible, adaptable and prepared to take on new challenges and work from other locations or client office locations.
- Have strong report writing, communication and presentation skills which can be tailored to a range of audiences, seniorities and technical competencies.
- Have understanding of UK sustainability and environmental regulations, guidance and standards. Knowledge of international regulatory frameworks, guidance and standards, such as the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and PAS 2080 would be an advantage
- Knowledge of standards and methods for assessing and reporting on carbon performance of infrastructure projects.
What you'll get in return
They offer a competitive salary that is regularly tested against other consultants with a default 25-days leave each year plus bank holidays and options to buy some or sell of that leave. To support and safeguard your physical and mental wellbeing they provide an employee assistance programme offering advice and support in times of need. Their offices run their own sports and social club providing activities such wine tasting, as surf trips, and a kids' Christmas party. You will also have access to our Flexible Benefits, where you can opt into a wide range of benefits to complement your work/life balance: medical insurance, gym membership, the cycle-to-work scheme, childcare vouchers, charitable giving, additional pension contributions etc.
They recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. They support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how they can accommodate individual requirements. As part of this commitment, they understand the need for a diverse and flexible workforce, where a work-life balance is important. So, by default they offer flexible working, where there is no fixed 9 'till 5, no need for a 5-day week, no requirement for a full-time contract, and no requirement to spend all your working time in the office. Our IT systems support homeworking, so where you have parental or carer duties; or you simply need to be elsewhere for a parcel, servicing your car, or waiting in for a tradesperson; they will work for you. Similarly, their corporate social responsibility provides the opportunity to give something back to the community, and they run professional networks supporting groups such as local schools, charities, parents, those coming out of the armed-forces and women in engineering.
They develop individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. These are reviewed with individuals through an annual development process. They support staff in achieving and maintaining membership of relevant institutions. You will also be part of our global Technical Networks, which provide a flow of technically orientated information and ideas through the company. They will support you in your professional development, whether with the IEMA, CIWEM, EI or others. This includes paying your annual membership and providing access to training.
What you need to do now
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