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  • UK, London
  • from £60,000 to £70,000 per year
  • Permanent
  • Full time
  • Years Exp: 15

Job Title : Head of Carbon  

Location : London  

Salary : £60,000 - £70,000  



Background to the role  


The water sector has a large carbon footprint and high potential to make significant impactful reductions  

In the UK and other regions water utilities are putting net zero carbon plans in place and these have a sizable reduction attributed to 'innovation'  

The company has a deep knowledge of relevant technologies and ability to bridge into utilities. With a track record of delivering consultancy to reduce GHGs in wastewater treatment, energy efficiency, reduction of process emissions and setting up a carbon technology scouting network.  

The company also works with industrial and corporate clients who have requirements for carbon reducing strategies  

The company seeks to strengthen the organisation with technical and practical expertise in carbon reduction  


What we are seeking  


We are seeking a technical expert with a robust understanding of the water sector and with consulting experience relating to carbon and climate change. There will be a requirement to:  


Understand the technological and advisory needs of our clients relating to carbon reduction strategies (e.g. water companies and contractors)  

Develop and be accountable for the strategy relating to carbon service offerings at the company  

Design and pitch consultancy projects to existing and new clients that lead to securing revenue  

Support and lead the team from a technical perspective on consultancy projects, utilising a strong background from water company, industry or academic experience  

Evaluate suitable carbon reducing and energy technologies and undertake due diligence  

Deliver consultancy projects as part of a flexible team  

This role will be global but initially focussed on the home market for the individual. As a Head of Carbon there is requirement to identify and secure revenue, so commercial experience is valuable.  




Direct Reports - 0 at outset but potential to grow a team  


Budget Responsibility - Project specific  






Create and own the strategy relating to carbon services  


Business Development  


Develop and lead the pitch to existing and new clients  

Be responsible for defined revenue targets  




Work with key water industry clients (utilities, contractors, etc) to understand their needs, drivers and technology requirements;  

Design and execute complex consultancy projects to meet these needs using personal expertise and the that of the team;  

Deliver consultancy projects through contribution to the outputs and also provide an expert reviewer role to ensure high standards in the team;  

Evaluate (from a technical and commercial perspective) new and existing technologies, products and services from both the UK and overseas;  

Support with the delivery of new consultancy opportunities. These will be broad ranging and the clients may include; water companies, VC investors, technology companies and other water industry stakeholders;  

Help to grow company’s network of water sector stakeholders including but not limited to consultants and contractors in the supply chain, governmental bodies, universities, academics and research councils, trade associations, and other relevant businesses;  

Lead the organisation and delivery of key stakeholder meetings, seminars and workshops;  

Be a strong facilitator in workshops from technical meetings to board level;  

Represent the company at conferences and be a confident presenter;  

Contribute and lead consultancy projects that span other territories such as Australia, Singapore and US;  

Line management where required in the consultancy team.  






Technical or scientific degree.  

Post graduate degree and/or evidence of continuing study  

Membership of an appropriate professional body would also be desirable.  

Knowledge / Experience  

Water sector experience (10+ years)  

International water sector experience  

Analysis of data and technical information.  

Writing proposals and high-quality technical reports.  

Project management and delivery.  

Team management and/or coaching others  

Consulting experience  


Technical Skills / Ability  


Motivated self starter with ability work autonomously.  

Innovator and creative thinker with good communication skills.  

Technical specialism in water or wastewater treatment  


Confident to engage / network with a diverse client base.  

  • Quote ref: 0/23919

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