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14th May 2021

Senior Consultant: Sustainability and Net Zero

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Location: Newcastle or Dundee

Deadline: 13th June 2021

Can you help places and organisations get to Net Zero?

We are looking for an ambitious and experienced consultant to take a leading role in growing and delivering an exciting portfolio of net zero and decarbonisation projects.

Urban Foresight is the UK’s leading place-based innovation consultancy. We are a mission driven business that works with ambitious clients around the world on projects to improve lives, protect the environment and deliver new economic opportunities.

Our success is based on a multi-disciplinary team with shared values and diverse expertise across a range of sectors. We think deeply about how to turn big ideas into actions that can have a lasting and transformational impact.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about sustainability, excited about what we do and keen to contribute to our mission to make good things happen.

The Role

We are seeking an experienced consultant to complement our existing team and develop our business further with new clients.

You will have demonstrable consultancy experience and will have worked on sustainability projects at senior levels. This will ideally include working with energy and carbon data to tell a story that supports clients in achieving Net Zero

This permanent role will be based in one of our offices (Newcastle or Dundee) in line with your preferences.

As part of this role, you will be expected to:

  • Produce and assess client reporting
  • Use spreadsheet and software models to analyse data
  • Research new technologies and methods for achieving net zero
  • Write reports that inspire and enable our clients to take action
  • Liaise with clients and stakeholders, attend meetings, undertake interviews and deliver presentations to all levels of seniority
  • Manage projects, ensuring work is effectively delivered on time and within budget in a way that delights our clients

Skills and Experience

The ideal candidate would have:

  • A passion for sustainability and innovation;
  • Experience of working as an external consultant to successfully deliver projects for public and private sector clients;
  • Expertise in measuring carbon baselines and developing net zero or carbon neutral action plans;
  • Demonstrable experience in measuring Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 emissions using GRI standards and designing interventions to reduce net emissions;
  • Knowledge of best practice and a broad range of standards that reflect the diversity of our work, such as carbon neutrality , sustainable procurement and natural capital / ecosystem measurement;
  • Recognisable credentials including a relevant degree and professional qualifications (e.g. full member of a relevant professional institution);
  • Track record of successful business development and bid writing;
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills (both in person and over the phone/ video calls).

Applications should be made in the form of a full CV and covering letter sent to: people@urbanforesight.org by 13th June 2021. Please indicate in your covering letter your salary expectations and notice period.

Urban Foresight strives to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons. As part of this commitment, consideration will be given to requests for part-time working in this role, subject to this satisfying the required business need.