Managing Consultant - Climate Strategies

Managing Consultant - Climate Strategies

South Pole

Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich or Zurich

Job summary:

The goal of the Managing Consultant is to ensure the timely delivery of high-quality consultancy advice to international, regional and local clients on sustainability topics for the corporate sector. You will be accountable for the development and overall management of proposals on corporate climate strategies, greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting services and climate change mitigation solutions, as well as for the implementation of projects, for which you will supervise small project teams. You will provide technical guidance to the project teams and act as the main point of contact for the client. In addition, you will contribute to the development of new products and solutions at South Pole to address sustainability challenges.

Main tasks & responsibilities:

  • Manage and supervise medium- to large-size sustainability consulting mandates throughout their entire project cycle: initiation, planning, design, execution, monitoring, controlling and closure;
  • Plan and implement projects to ensure the most efficient and highest-quality implementation;
  • Interact and build relationships with our international, regional and local clients and manage the timely delivery of mandates;
  • Develop proposals for the corporate sector on corporate climate strategies, greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting services and climate change mitigation solutions with the Key Account Management team and with senior consulting professionals to support business development activities for the company;
  • Provide guidance on technical leadership in developing proposals and implementing advisory projects, as well as lead their technical review;
  • Develop and improve specialised skills and knowledge linked to the topics and services offered by South Pole;
  • Support the practice team in further developing South Pole’s thought leadership, services, products, marketing materials and offerings;
  • Lead and directly manage small teams of consultants in a multi-stakeholder and multi-geographies context;
  • The topics of engagement will focus on GHG Accounting and disclosure, Plastics Footprint, and Water Footprint. Occasionally, some projects might extend to additional corporate sustainability topics such as climate change mitigation, Science-Based Targets (SBTs), materiality assessment, and Life Cycle Analysis (LCA).

Requirements:

Essential

  • University degree, ideally at a Master’s level or higher, in a sustainability-related field. Environmental Sciences or Engineering, Economics or other sustainability-related disciplines;
  • Relevant knowledge of environmental sustainability challenges in multinational companies;
  • Relevant work experience (the expectation is a minimum of 5 years) in sustainability consulting or related fields;
  • Specific consultancy experience for corporate clients in the following areas: GHG accounting in line with best-practice methodologies; LCA / Scope 3 emissions accounting; target setting (SBTs); disclosure (e.g. CDP, TCFD); benchmarking / materiality assessment;
  • Advanced project management skills, from both a technical and administrative standpoint, and proven ability to guide project teams in a multi-stakeholder and multi-geographies context;
  • Proven expertise in autonomously creating high-quality written documents (proposals and deliverables);
  • Industry-relevant connections, with a network of potential clients, collaborators and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Advanced stakeholder and client management skills;
  • Industry-relevant connections, with a substantial network of potential clients, collaborators and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Sound understanding of environmental sustainability challenges and specific consultancy experience in the relevant areas of the practice;
  • Demonstrable commercial skills and good business sense so as to be able to identify and seize opportunities in a challenging and competitive market environment;
  • Excellent oral and written skills in English, and German.

Desirable

  • Practical experience in sustainability/climate change strategy development; energy efficiency / GHG management; climate change scenario analysis and risk and opportunity assessment (for either/both physical and transition risks and in line with TCFD); and stakeholder engagement and change management;
  • A Master’s degree will be an advantage;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Good working knowledge of all Google Suite applications and MS Word;
  • Diligent, reliable, proactive and self-sufficient but collaborative approach to work;
  • Comfortable operating in a fast-paced international environment;
  • Advanced prioritisation and time management skills.

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