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EcoAct UK Principal Sustainability Consultant

Publish Date:  Oct 14, 2021

London, London, GB-United Kingdom

Company:  Atos

EcoAct, an Atos company is an international consultancy and project developer, helping businesses and organizations to implement positive change in response to climate and carbon challenges. As a trusted advisor and partner to our clients, we simplify the challenges associated with sustainability, remove complexity, empower individuals and teams, and deploy bespoke solutions coordinated into entire value chains.



We are looking to expand our UK team with the addition of an experienced Principal Consultant. This role will contribute to the development of our Business Advisory Team within Northern Europe, to add value to our customers by crafting and delivering intelligent sustainability solutions that help make sense of the environmental landscape and the challenges presented by a changing climate.


The Principal Consultant will be tasked with the ongoing advancement of our Service Lines and offerings and be responsible for supplying to the business plan and hitting revenue and profitability targets. The successful candidate will contribute to the Team by focussing both internally and externally. Internally, they will develop the breadth, depth, and quality of our service offering and help develop the capability of the team to deliver them. Externally, they will drive revenue and market share with existing clients while developing new clients and sectors. This will require certain proven technical and non-technical skills identified below.



The role will be based in our central London office with the flexibility to work from home on a 50/50 office/home working basis.


Professional Background and Experience

Crucial background characteristics include:


  • Already have a successful track record in a similar capacity or have proven outstanding success in a related role and be committed to a future career in a senior sustainability role;
  • Comfort with supporting the delivery and management of large business deals with FTSE 350 clients;


Key responsibilities and deliverables are:



  • Knowledge of issues surrounding climate change, including risks and opportunities, mitigation, adaptation, strategy, science-based targets, and scenario analysis;
  • Experience in partner engagement and analysis including materiality assessment, interviews, workshops, and peer benchmarking;
  • Knowledge of sustainability reporting frameworks and indices such as CDP, FSTE4Good, GRI and DJSI;
  • Understanding of impact assessment approaches and techniques including water risk, climate change, biodiversity;
  • Solid understanding of carbon accounting, compliance, and measurement techniques and calculation methods for Scopes 1 and 2 and CR reporting software, including in-depth understanding of Scope 3 categories;
  • Experience in supply chain engagement including assessment, management, assurance & audit;
  • Understanding of legislative requirements and their interplay, including EU ETS, ESOS, SECR Mandatory GHG Reporting, and ISO 14001 and ISO14064.




  • Experience and success in contributing to building teams and business lines in a commercial and profitable way;
  • Experience in working in a consultative manner to understand client needs and guide them to a solution, preferably proven through client consulting engagements in the private sector;
  • Developing intellectual and commercial assets within the Company, with a focus on continuous improvement;
  • Superb communication skills, with the ability to speak and present information with confidence in front of an audience, lead and influence client workshops and represent EcoAct at industry events;
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a capacity to produce well-presented, accurate results;
  • Demonstrable ability to develop strong and effective long-term client relationships, with a track record of working effectively and confidently with client executives;
  • Energy, drive, and dedication to supporting the team in a growing and dynamic business;
  • A standout colleague with high personal and professional standards, who can mentor and empower more junior staff;
  • Flexibility, willingness, and ability to travel within the UK and internationally on assignment.



EcoAct is an equal opportunities employer committed to the goal of building a culturally diverse workforce. As an Atos company, we want our employees to feel valued, appreciated, and free to be who they are at work. Our employee lifecycle processes are designed to prevent discrimination against our people regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, citizenship, or any other aspect which makes them unique. Across the globe, we have created a variety of programs to embed our Atos culture of inclusivity, and work hard to ensure that all of our employees have an equal opportunity to contribute and feel that they are exactly where they belong.