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  • UK, London
  • from £45,000 to £55,000 per year
  • Permanent
  • Full time
  • Eligibility to work: UK
  • Years Exp: 10
  • Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree

Job Title : Principal Consultant (Climate Change / Sustainability)  


Location : London  


Salary :£45,000 - £55,000  


My client is one of the UK’s leading independent environmental consultancies, specialising in environmental assessments, planning, policy advice and sustainability.  

With a team comprised of some of the most talented people in the industry, the team enjoys working on the most exciting and complex projects, where clients can leverage the full value of their insight  

and commitment.  


Due to their growing portfolio of work the are seeking to add an energetic, enthusiastic and  

dedicated Principal Consultant to join their Air Quality & Climate Change team. You will take  

a lead role in the delivery and management of climate change projects, helping to grow the  

business in this area as well as to further build my client’s market presence.  


The Role:  

My client is seeking an  

experienced Principal Consultant to further  

strengthen the climate change capacity and  

expertise within the team. You will have the  

opportunity to help shape the future of our work in  

what is a fast moving, globally important and  

exciting topic area.  

As a senior member of the team, you will have  

proven experience in all aspects of consultancy.  

You will contribute to the development of business  

area strategy, lead projects and bids and provide  

support to the development of more junior  


The role will contribute to existing projects and  

play a lead role in further developing our portfolio  

of climate change work in the UK and  

internationally. It is anticipated that this will include  

the management, technical leadership and  

winning of projects. The successful candidate will  

be responsible for helping to develop and deliver  

a strategy for the climate change business area,  

working alongside the Senior Technical Director.  

Your expertise, experience, network of contacts  

and interests will contribute significantly in setting  

our future strategic direction in this area.  


The Duties:  

• Work with the Senior Technical Director to  

provide leadership of business development and  

delivery in the climate change area.  

• Provide technical expertise in one or more of the  

following fields: climate change mitigation  

analysis, low carbon technologies and energy  

efficiency, climate change vulnerability and  

adaptation assessment, greenhouse gas  

emissions inventories/assessment, emissions  

trading systems, Monitoring Reporting and  

Verification (MRV) system development, climate  

change policy development/analysis, UK/EU/UN  

climate change legislation and processes.  

• Lead and contribute to a wide variety of climate  

change analysis, advice and capacity building  


• Provide technical direction and oversight on  

projects within the team including writing,  

checking and review of deliverables.  

• Have financial/commercial responsibility for  

projects and tenders  

• Develop client relationships and win new work.  

• Undertake bidding work including preparing,  

contributing to and reviewing bids/tenders.  

• Communicate, liaise and collaborate effectively  

with clients and colleagues.  

• Help grow and develop the wider team through  

mentoring and line management.  


Successful candidates will have:  

• A passion for the environment and delivering  

beneficial outcomes.  

• Educated to degree level in a relevant field with  

further degree or professional qualification.  

• Specialism in one or more key climate change  


• A proven track record of managing and taking  

responsibility for delivering successful projects of  

different sizes.  

• Experience of leading project teams, including  

the development of team members.  

• Experience of leading bids, including the  

management of bid teams, development of  

methodology and presentations.  

• Strong networking capability and a welldeveloped network of contacts.  

• Confidence, excellent written and oral  

communication skills, energy and enthusiasm,  

and a creative approach to problem solving.  

It will be desirable if you:  

• Are a nationally or internationally recognised  

expert in your technical field.  

• Have experience of developing and delivering  

international projects.  

  • Contact: Julian Taylor
    020 7531 5757 (Offline)
  • Date: 11.11.2022
  • Deadline: 11.12.2022
  • Quote ref: 999676/21667

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