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EcoAct - Climate-Energy Senior Consultant - Italy

Publish Date:  Nov 18, 2022

Milano, IT, 20153

Company:  Atos

About EcoAct Sustainability Consultancy

EcoAct, an Atos company, is an international climate consultancy and project developer, helping businesses and organisations succeed in their climate ambitions. Simplifying the challenges and complexities involved, we help businesses to implement positive change and deliver sustainable solutions for a low carbon world.

We exist to embed climate action as a global driver of commercial performance, delivering economic, social and environmental value.

At EcoAct we are a diverse bunch of people all driven by the same purpose – to tackle the world’s environmental challenges. It might be our job but it is also our personal passion.



The Role

The mission of the Senior Consultant is to contribute to the development of our Business Advisory Team within Southern Europe region (Italy, France and Spain), to add value to our clients by developing and delivering intelligent sustainability solutions that help make sense of the environmental landscape and the challenges presented by a changing climate.

With a significant increase in Net Zero commitments by corporates we are seeing a significant increase in demand. The Senior Consultant will contribute to our overall consultancy function and take responsibility for managing and delivering a range of carbon, energy and sustainability projects.


Key Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Advisory Manager in Italy, the Senior Consultant will contribute to various advisory projects, across all EcoAct Service Lines. In order to support our clients, this role will be responsible for:

  • Lead strategic projects with large corporate clients to build and implement ambitious carbon reduction programmes that enable clients to achieve their Net Zero commitments;
  • Project manage a selection of projects across the A-Zero spectrum, including: SBTis, Corporate Carbon Footprints, Compliance including but not limited to SECR, Climate Change Agreements (CCA), Emission Trading System (ETS);
  • Project manage a selection of Measurement and Reporting Systems (MRS), CDP, Environmental and Energy Management systems, Climate Finance, Life Cycle Assessment and Scope 3 Assessments;
  • Manage teams, including mentoring and training staff;
  • Report on Internal performance on service line and supporting technical leads;
  • Maintain and grow external relationships, which are a key part of the role, with a requirement to liaise with project teams, clients, other EcoAct offices, regulators and representatives from partner organisations;
  • Contribute to firm building and identifying improvements in our service offerings;
  • Quality Assure large data sets and analytical outputs; Producing findings reports following research and communicate recommendations to the wider team.


About you:

The Senior Consultant will have significant experience within the sustainability sector. This role requires a wide variety of capabilities. The list below covers the main items;

  • Strong commercial skills and comfort with supporting the delivery and management of large business deals with FTSE MIB clients, including the ability to coordinate responses to proposals, sell and deliver to new and existing clients;
  • More than 3 years experience of working in a consultative manner to understand client needs and guide them to a solution, preferably demonstrated through client consulting engagements in the private sector;
  • Detailed knowledge of issues surrounding climate change, energy, greenhouse gas emissions and sustainability, including risks and opportunities, mitigation, adaptation, strategy, science-based targets and scenario analysis;
  • Working knowledge and experience of carbon accounting, carbon measurement techniques and calculation methods for Scopes 1, 2 and 3;
  • Working knowledge of carbon accounting standards (ISO 14064, GHG Protocol and its variants) and understanding of carbon neutrality standards;
  • Working knowledge of carbon markets, offsetting and renewable energy;
  • Excellent data handling skills and advanced knowledge of Excel is essential;
  • Working knowledge of LCA and software such as Simapro would be helpful;
  • Familiarity with a range of approaches to target setting including science-based target methodologies, CDP, climate related risk assessment and scenario analysis;
  • Familiarity with the recommendations of TCFD and other guiding bodies to help companies manage and prepare against the impact of climate change;
  • Experience of stakeholder engagement and analysis including materiality assessment, interviews, workshops and peer benchmarking.
  • Ability to manage multiple ongoing assignments simultaneously;
  • Spoken and written fluency in Italian and English. Spoken and written fluency in French and/or Spanish would be an advantage.


The role will be based in our Milan office with a flexible blend of home and office working. The successful applicant may be required to travel within Italy and internationally on assignment.


Applicants must have authorisation to work in Italy by the start of their employment. 


Type of Employment
Permanent, full-time



EcoAct is an equal opportunities employer committed to the goal of building a culturally diverse workforce. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity/paternity.