Footprinting Consultant

Footprinting Consultant 

Contract Term: Permanent

Location: London based, with UK and international client travel in the future

Closing date: 21st April 2019

Salary: Commensurate with experience 

The Footprinting Consultant will be responsible for leading and managing discrete client assignments, whether as part of a larger client engagement or a stand-alone project. He/she will typically project manage up to 10 projects simultaneously, co-ordinating day to day client delivery with teams ranging from 1 to 5 colleagues on client work. In this role, the Consultant will provide analytical rigour as well as applying project and client management skills to ensure delivery of work on time and to high standards of quality. In addition to leading the analytical process, the Consultant will frame and communicate findings and recommendations to clients, ensuring that deliverables meet their needs and expectations.  Capturing and sharing knowledge, capability and skills alongside selling work to existing and new clients will be an important part of the role.

The Carbon Trust's mission is to accelerate the move to a sustainable, low carbon economy. Joining the Carbon Trust provides an opportunity to work alongside some of the leading practitioners in the low carbon arena and to have a material effect on the long-term sustainability of the global economy.

The Business Services team provides consultancy advice to UK and international corporates, helping them grow and profit from the low-carbon economy while responsibly managing their impact on climate change. We help clients address climate change and resource efficiency as strategic business issues, enabling them to understand and realise opportunities and mitigate risks. 

Main duties and responsibilities:

The Consultant will have the following responsibilities:

• For the first 12 months, delivering an important asset development project with a small team, based on LCA and other recognised carbon footprinting techniques
• Managing projects, with responsibility for ensuring deliverables are completed on time and to budget
• Managing the relationship with client counterparts, ensuring that expectations are appropriately set and met, and dealing with issues and difficulties as they arise
• Leading the analytical process and developing deliverables that address the client’s issues and achieve the objectives of an engagement. This involves framing the problem, defining hypotheses and data requirements, and developing the analytical approach to derive business insights and recommendations.Within the context of a client engagement, Consultants will typically lead on several types of analyses and sometimes on independent assurance projects. These may include (but not be limited to): footprint-based impact analysis, business and financial analysis, scenario analysis and planning, and separate independent verification and certification projects
• Job managing and quality assuring the work and outputs of Analysts (which may include extensive data modelling on Excel, e.g. developing business models and forecasts)
• Increasingly taking the lead on business development, sales and sell-ons, expected to work both collaboratively and self-sufficiently across the Carbon Trust
• Coaching and mentoring Analysts, transferring knowledge and skills, and contributing to their professional development
• In addition, the Consultant will also contribute to practice development and institution-building efforts (e.g. knowledge development, proposition development and sales)

Key skills we are looking for:

• Experience of LCA carbon footprinting, etc
• Experience of delivering projects in line with global footprinting guidance and standards
• Excellent quantitative, analytical and problem-solving skills (in particular where applied within a business or financial context)
• Ability to think creatively and lead the thought process 
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain productive relationships and influence decision-making
• Commercial skills including specific experience in supporting or leading business development activity with global corporates
• Ability to think and work independently, taking the initiative and ‘ownership’ of assignments, and having excellent organisational and time management skills
• Strong proficiency in MS Office suite of tools, in particular
• Proven ability to use MS Excel for complex problem solving and analysis
• Experience in using MS PowerPoint and Word for communication and report writing


• Bachelor’s degree educated (or equivalent); graduates with at least a 2:1 level of achievement (or equivalent) are strongly preferred
• Additional relevant post-graduate qualification (e.g. MBA or professional qualification) preferred but not essential
• Fluency in oral and written English
• Professional track record of achievement in areas relevant to the role’s scope of responsibilities
• Direct experience of working with corporate clients in a professional services setting is strongly preferred
• Knowledge of carbon management, lifecycle analysis, climate change, and environmental sustainability is essential.
• International languages are an advantage but not essential.

Salary & Benefits: 

We offer a competitive salary and a performance based bonus. Our hours are 37.5 per week with 28 days paid holiday plus bank holidays and a generous pension scheme.

Our head office is in London, close to Blackfriars and Waterloo stations, we offer travel card loans, a cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers, company away days and a 24-hour Employee Assistance Helpline.

Joining the Carbon Trust provides an opportunity to work alongside some of the leading practitioners in the low carbon arena so if you are excited by this opportunity and would like to join us please click the apply button.

We are an equal opportunities employer, value diversity in our workforce and make our decisions based on your skills and experience. We can only accept applications from those who can prove their eligibility to work in the UK. No agencies or publications.


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