Senior/ Principal Climate Change Consultant

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  • UK, London
  • Permanent
  • Full time
  • Negotiable
Our client is a major design, engineering and project management consultancy who has been rapidly growing within various sectors and who is looking for multiple experienced professionals to join them on permanent basis. This role is for a Senior/ Principal Climate Change Consultant located in London (or Bristol,...
  • Posted
  • Deadline: 29.05.2024

Managing consultant

Julian Taylor

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Job description

Our client is a major design, engineering and project management consultancy who has been rapidly growing within various sectors and who is looking for multiple experienced professionals to join them on permanent basis. This role is for a Senior/ Principal Climate Change Consultant located in London (or Bristol, Surrey, Oxford, Peterborough).  

In general, the work is a mixture of strategic planning, applied science and economics, evidence-based policy advice, and engineering, supported by other Atkins specialist teams in these areas.  

Additionally, the post holder may also work on a wider array of projects, which may include engineering feasibility studies, ESIAs, water resources planning, flood risk assessment, urban redevelopment or policy work, depending on the post holder’s background, interests, and business requirements.  

 

The responsibilities for this role include:  

- Depending on experience, to lead on delivery of key climate advisory service areas, such as climate risk assessment, adaptation & resilience planning, climate finance, climate & weather services  

- To work effectively as part of a team and with other professionals (environmental scientists, engineers, planners, economists) throughout the company and their partners, to provide a consistent and integrated service to their clients.  

- To identify new opportunities, develop external networks, and develop new business working with other teams  

- At Principal level to lead business development efforts in your area of expertise and help to grow the climate consultancy business.  

- To support the delivery of new digital products and projects within the Climate Futures and Water Management Consultancy team and work collaboratively with other businesses.

Requirements

- A degree in a relevant technical discipline (at least a 2:1 in geography, environmental science, climate science, environmental economics or engineering)  

- Desirable that the candidate has a relevant Masters or PhD in a relevant discipline  

- They require more than 5 years’ experience in the climate change industry, preferably in a consulting/ advisory role  

- Experience in leading and coordinating project teams/workstreams/deliverables and experience in developing proposals/bids to win work from clients  

- At Principal level the candidate is well established in climate change advisory in the UK or internationally, bringing unique expertise and network or clients and project partners.  

- Be available to travel across the UK and occasionally overseas, subject to prevailing government guidance.  

 

The individual:  

- Driven to create positive impact and climate action  

- Highly motivated and proactive; focussed on achieving and delivering technical excellence to high standards.  

- Skilled at collaborative working in teams with range of different technical backgrounds, with good interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively.  

- High-level technical performance in climate change analysis and report writing  

- Flexible and keen to take on new challenges, learn, and develop new approaches to a wide range of problems.  

- Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, and visual), ability to communicate effectively with clients and stakeholders, and able to adapt communication style to different audiences.  

- Well organised - able to plan ahead and deal with multiple projects running at the same time.  

- At Principal level the candidate is likely to be involved in contributing to sectoral climate change agendas, through membership of professional organisations/ standards committees/ high level engagement with one or more industry sectors.

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