EcoAct, an Atos Company, is an international consultancy and project developer, helping businesses and organisations to implement positive change in response to climate and carbon challenges. As a trusted advisor and partner to our clients, we simplify the challenges associated with sustainability, remove complexity, empower individuals and teams, and deploy bespoke solutions integrated into entire value chains.
We exist to embed climate action as a global driver of commercial performance, delivering economic, social and environmental value.
About the role
The mission of the Principal Consultant is to contribute to the development of our Business Advisory Team within Northern Europe, to add value to our clients by developing and delivering intelligent sustainability solutions that help make sense of the environmental landscape and the challenges presented by a changing climate.
The Principal Consultant will be tasked with the ongoing development of our Service Lines and offerings and be responsible for contributing to the business plan and hitting revenue and profitability targets.
The successful candidate will contribute to the development of the Advisory Team by focussing both internally and externally. Internally, they will develop the breadth, depth and quality of our service offering and help develop the capability of the team to deliver them. Externally, they will drive revenue and market share with existing clients while developing new clients and sectors. This will require certain demonstrable technical and non-technical skills identified below.
Key Responsibilities and Deliverables:Leading strategic projects with large corporate clients to build and implement ambitious carbon reduction programmes that enable clients to achieve their Net Zero commitments. Consulting on the leadership and management of change initiatives, communications, training and other support programs that will effectively prepare client staff and EcoAct employees to perform optimally. Managing teams, including mentoring and training staff. Interacting with global Centre of Excellence (CoE) piece / working with colleagues cross the global Net Zero Transformation (NZT) practice. Internal performance reporting on service line and supporting technical leads. External relationships are a key part of the role, with a requirement to liaise with project teams, clients, overseas offices, regulators and representatives from partner organisations.
Reporting to the Head of Advisory, the Principal Consultant will be required to work closely with all members of the team, both advisory and commercial, to achieve company objectives.
Professional Background and Experience
TechnicalSignificant depth and breadth of experience of delivering carbon and sustainability services to clients. Detailed knowledge of carbon accounting, compliance, measurement techniques and calculation methods for Scopes 1 and 2 and Scope 3 categories. Experience in the use and implementation of carbon reporting software. Knowledge of issues surrounding climate change, including TCFD Framework, risks and opportunities, Climate Scenario Analysis and adaptation. Understanding of corporate sustainability strategies, target setting (science-based) and reduction plans. Understanding of energy and environmental legislative requirements, including ESOS, MCPD, EU / UK ETS. Understanding of energy management principles and experience of energy auditing and implementation of energy efficiency projects. Experience of supply chain engagement including assessment, management, assurance & audit. Knowledge of carbon markets and offsetting mechanisms. Experience of stakeholder engagement and analysis including materiality assessment, interviews, workshops and peer benchmarking. Knowledge of sustainability reporting frameworks and indices such as CDP, FSTE4Good, SASB, GRI and DJSI
ProfessionalStrong commercial skills and comfort with supporting the delivery and management of large business deals with FTSE 100 clients, including the ability to coordinate responses to proposals, sell and deliver to new and existing clients. Experience of working in a consultative manner to understand client needs and guide them to a solution, preferably demonstrated through client consulting engagements in the private sector. Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to manage complex project deliveries across multiple simultaneous client engagements Excellent communication skills, with the ability to speak and present information with confidence in front of an audience, lead and influence client workshops and represent EcoAct at industry events Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with an ability to produce well-presented, error-free results Experience and success in contributing to building teams and business lines in a commercial and profitable way including staff resource planning/skills and monitoring utilisation levels to manage optimum project staffing. Strong leadership and management skills and a team player with high personal and professional standards, who can mentor and motivate more junior staff Additional languages would be welcome: German, Nordic languages and French.
Salary and Benefits
EcoAct know how important it is to look after our colleagues. This role offers a competitive salary and benefits package includes a performance-based annual bonus, flexible pension allowance, private medical insurance, life insurance, professional subscriptions, personal carbon offsetting, as well a great working environment.
EcoAct offers a great opportunity for your personal development and career advancement. Working with our dedicated team, you will continue to develop your skills and expertise, starting with our in-depth induction programme, through to ongoing technical training and an extensive range of learning and development opportunities through our training platform MyLearn.
Company culture is of great importance to us and is something that every member of EcoAct helps to create. Our colleague led initiative, which represents the three pillars of colleagues, community and environment, runs numerous activities including, “Veggie lunches”, volunteering and fund-raising opportunities, wellbeing activities, plastic reduction and energy saving initiatives, social events and sports teams.
Employee well-being is a key priority for us and we recognise the importance of work-life balance and how EcoAct can be supportive of individual needs. If working from home, working part-time or flexible start and finish times will help with this, please let us know as part of your application.