Principal/Senior Carbon and Sustainability Consultant

3+ months agoReading, United Kingdom

Redefine your personal best.

Stantec UK provides advisory services in sustainability including net zero carbon management, climate change resilience, natural capital and social value to a range of clients. We need to build our team further to ensure we can continue to grow and lead in this important, exciting and rapidly changing area.

Currently we are seeking a Principal /Senior Sustainability Consultant to join us, ideally in any of our offices across the South. We are excited by the potential growth prospects and this is a good opportunity to join an ambitious team that will provide you with plenty of scope for career progression in the coming years.

This position offers the right person a fantastic opportunity to play a central role in delivering high quality services for water companies as well as for government, energy, industry and other sector clients. You will have technical management experience and provision of specialist input to consultancy projects relating to sustainability, regulation, carbon management, climate change, natural and social capital, and resilience.

You will be responsible for the supervision of a small team, including allocating workload, checking and reviewing outputs, evaluating progress against time and budget constraints, as well as providing mentorship to junior staff and aiding in career development. Pursuing new business opportunities with private and public sector clients in growth sectors - water, energy within the industry - and relevant adjacencies (e.g. transport, urban development). You will have excellent report writing and presentation skills. You will also participate in conferences and can write technical papers.

We can offer you many benefits including a competitive benefits package, a strong culture of learning and development, and a great environment to work in. As we look to further diversify and grow our wider Stantec UK business you will potentially be presented with future opportunities across our diversified business lines to further your career.

About You

You hold a relevant degree qualification in engineering, environmental sciences or economics, be a Chartered member of a relevant professional institution.

You have proven ability to understand client needs, think creatively and provide pragmatic advice to meet client needs for sustainable solutions - within time and cost constraints. You also have the ability to work across a multidisciplinary team, forge new working relationships with clients and stakeholders. You can demonstrate a good understanding of the range of environmental, social, economic and regulatory issues pertinent to sustainable infrastructure

You will also have the following: -

  • Detailed knowledge of environmental legislation and regulation
  • Experience of sustainable development policy, practice and performance measurement
  • Experience and understanding of carbon accounting, principles of PAS2080
  • Knowledge of GIS, data analytics and visualisation, app development
  • Experience of strategic environmental assessment, sustainability appraisal
  • Understanding of climate change impacts, asset risk assessment and adaptation
  • Good commercial awareness, with some experience of managing contracts
  • Experience of leading a consultancy and/or multi-disciplinary team

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