Principal Net-Zero & ESG Consultant

Penguin Recruitment

Penguin Recruitment Launched in 2004 Penguin Recruitment is a long-established recruitment consultancy that specialises in sourcing and selecting top talent for organisations in the Engineering, Planning & Design and Environmental Sectors. Specialist Knowledge, Proven Expertise We place top talent into a wide range of positions including roles in Civil, Structural, Geotechnical and Water Engineering, Town Planning, Architecture, Sustainable Development, Ecology, EIA Acoustics and Air Quality. Penguin's UK-wide client list includes market leading consultancy and contracting organisations of all sizes, from start-ups to large corporations. We work across a variety of industries, including energy, infrastructure, construction, and the public sector. Our candidate database and network of industry contacts is unrivalled, having been developed over nearly 20 years. Genuine People Providing a Great Service With 35 recruitment consultants (and growing) it's no surprise that the team at Penguin come from a wide range of backgrounds, each with their own unique skills and experiences. However, we all share a common goal - to deliver outstanding results and provide excellent service to our clients and candidates. We understand that finding the right candidate for a role is about more than just matching skills to job requirements. It's about building strong relationships, understanding needs, and culture and providing tailored solutions that deliver the desired results. Penguin Recruitment operates as both an Employment Business and an Employment Agency therefore we provide services pertaining to permanent and temporary staff. Penguin Recruitment is a member of the REC The Recruitment and Employment Confederation.

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Net-Zero & ESG Principal Consultant - Remote

Salary: £50,000 - £65,000
Type: Permanent
Reference: CTJ55

Our client is seeking an experienced Principal Consultant to deliver a range of professional services to their large portfolio of customers. This is an opportunity for someone with an innovative approach who is also looking for a varied workload.

Job Responsibilities of the Principal Consultant

  • Lead small teams of consultants and peers on larger assignments
  • Carry out Net Zero and/or ESG-related gap analysis and governance reviews to meet specified customer requirements
  • Undertake technical assignments such as carbon LCAs, climate resilience (site level), and SBTi submission support projects
  • Project management assignments, i.e., working with clients and colleagues to help client teams implement measures to achieve energy reduction and other utility and resource efficiency related projects on client's site

The Ideal Principal Consultant Will Have

  • A recognized degree in a relevant technical or business discipline
  • A minimum of 5 years' experience at Principal level in a Net Zero and ESG consultancy role, leading project delivery for key clients
  • Chartered Environmentalist status or post-graduate qualification
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (including taking part in webinars and speaking at events)
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of current and emerging Net Zero and ESG legislation, global frameworks, and standards
  • Knowledge of energy efficiency and decarbonization measures
  • Knowledge of carbon LCA

Benefits of the Role

  • Competitive salary
  • Great ethos, culture, and values
  • Flexible working to accommodate individual needs (e.g., part-time/term times/school hours/study time)
  • Flexible work location(s)
  • Varied workload and client base
  • Extensive training and development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme ensures confidential support is available to you and your family 24/7 to deal with issues that could be affecting your home or work life, health, and general well-being
  • 5% matched pension contribution
  • 33 days holiday (including 8 bank holidays)
  • Holiday buy/sell option
  • Option for longer term leave, e.g., for sabbatical
  • Above statutory maternity/paternity pay
  • Bonus scheme
  • Sponsorship for achieving Institute of Advanced Motorist status

In order to discuss this Net-zero & ESG Consultant Principal Consultant role and other positions within the Sustainability sectors please call Callum or email your CV.

Working Week

We hire for flexible part time roles.

Remote Working Policy

We work fully remotely

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Net Zero consultancy
  • ESG consultancy
  • Project management
  • Governance reviews
  • Technical assignments
  • Climate resilience
  • SBTi submission support

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