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Senior Sustainability Consultant

£40,000 to £50,000
Job Type
8 Sep 2022
Hybrid working (2 - 3 days in the office) Who We Are The Useful Simple Trust (UST) is a highly renowned group of professional design and consultancy practices, driving change through our four brands: Expedition Engineering, Useful Projects, Useful Studio and Thomas Matthews. The company has 80+ talented and committed civil and structural engineers, architects, strategists and designers, sustainability & construction innovation consultants who work side-by-side creating positive outcomes for our changing environment following our key company values: Work for Good, More with Less, Restore and Adapt and Get, Set, Zero. As a Social Enterprise, B-Corp and Employee Benefit Organisation, we do things differently. Our people are highly motivated and committed, in part because our structure and values mean that our combined success is shared equitably. We share part of our profit and re-invest the rest in research, social and environmental projects. We deliver purposeful projects that we believe have a sustainable impact on our clients and the wider human environment. We are particularly focused on the sector s biggest challenges around productivity, resource efficiency and the climate emergency / net zero. What We re Looking For We are looking for passionate Senior Sustainability Consultant with at least 5 years experience, to join our growing sustainability team in Useful Projects. We are looking for someone with skills and experience in carbon footprint analysis and net zero strategies (public and private sector) who wants to progress their career in this area. Ideally the candidate will have experience of gathering and organising data, conducting analysis, forming key insights and recommendations and developing strategies to reduce impacts. The role will include: • Leading carbon footprint assessments for organisations (in line with GHG Protocol and SBTi Corporate Standard), supporting clients to set science-based targets, and developing carbon reduction action plans. • Developing carbon reduction strategies for Local Authorities. • Using and developing our established GET SET ZERO baseline tools and methodology. • Contributing to business development activity including tender responses, competitions and direct proposals. Attributes Professional qualifications and core knowledge • Bachelor's or Master s degree in environment, sustainability, engineering, or related discipline • Technical knowledge and experience related to carbon foot printing and net zero strategies, spanning scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions • A wider grounding in environmental and social sustainability themes • Knowledge of policies and emerging solutions for net zero • Experience in life cycle assessment (desirable) • Actively working towards Chartership Consultancy skills • Ability to communicate effectively to stakeholders at all levels • Excellent organisation and project management skills • Strong analytical and research skills • Delivery of high-quality technical advice, reports, case studies, presentations and training materials, etc. • Client facing skills including expert advice during meetings and business development • Take a thoughtful approach to their work and embrace creative approaches to delivery • Experience in understanding opportunities in relation to net zero • Ability to identify co-benefits and articulate the business case for action on carbon Personal Attributes • Proactive approach • Team player • Great communicator • Passionate about building a better future What we offer We believe in investing and growing our people as much as we do our business. We foster talent, equal opportunity, diversity, inclusion, and wellbeing to develop a high performing and sustainable workforce. The package comprises: • Flexible working including 9-day fortnight scheme • Professional membership fees • Bupa Private medical insurance • Annual Eyecare Scheme • Workplace EAP & WeCare 24/7 GP access • Life Assurance • Company pension scheme • Cycle to work scheme
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  • Job Reference: 707265738-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Useful Simple Trust
    Useful Simple Trust
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £40,000 to £50,000
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent