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Principal Consultant

Publish Date:  Sep 18, 2022
Location: 

UK Wide, UK Wide, GB-United Kingdom

Company:  Atos

About us

EcoAct 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.

 

About the role

Working within EcoAct’s Nature Based Solutions unit, the Portfolio and Partnerships Senior Consultant will be responsible for enriching the portfolio of innovative carbon offsetting projects. The role will focus on identifying carbon offsetting investment opportunities or any future nature-based asset, looking for investment through strategic partnerships and sourcing carbon credits from project developers, for our clients.

These projects will be internationally sourced, working with local partners all over the world, both historical partners and new project developers to discuss availability, quality level and price of the environmental projects and assets proposed.

With the support of the wider team, this role will assist business development teams on commercial offers, preparation or marketing and communication materials.

 

Key Responsibilities and Deliverables:

  • To understand the carbon markets and the challenges / opportunities for EcoAct;

  • To set up or reinforce strategic partnerships with project developers/owners/market stakeholders with a view to enriching our portfolio and securing long-term access to carbon offsetting projects;

  • To identify, develop and manage the carbon credits & investment-ready portfolio (sourcing) with the team;

  • To closely manage relationships with project owners and develop a network of suppliers;

  • To mediate price with project developers to align with client’s objectives;

  • To undertake and supervise initial and regular due diligence assessments on desk (risk assessment) and on site (site visit), followed by regular updates;

  • To collect, centralise and store project information, price ranges, vintages, contacts, contracts (MoU, Term Sheets, Cooperation agreements, VERPAs, etc);

  • To actively support sales and business development to close deals for customers (contribute to tenders, offers, customer visits and presentation, customized solutions etc.);

  • To supervise the work of junior P&P team members and provide support to help their development where vital;

  • To develop and support communication and marketing materials to staff and clients.

 

About you

You will have:

  • Significant post-graduate experience of working within carbon and sustainability services specifically first-hand experience in carbon markets and carbon offsetting;

  • Experience of working with project developers, sourcing projects, buying and/or selling carbon credits;

  • Experience of conducting project due diligence and taking projects to market;

  • Strong commercial skills and comfort with supporting the delivery and management of large business deals, including the ability to coordinate responses to proposals, sell and deliver to new and existing clients;

  • Working experience in a consultative manner to understand client needs and guide them to a solution, preferably demonstrated through client consulting engagements in the private sector;

 

Nice to have:

  • Degree level or equivalent qualification with a specialisation in sustainable development or climate policy preferred but not essential;

  • International work experience is a plus.

 

 

Location

The role will be based in the UK with a flexible blend of home and office working. The successful applicant will be required to travel to and from the London head office as required for business purposes and potentially internationally on assignment.

 

Salary and Benefits

 

EcoAct know how important it is to look after our colleagues. As well as a competitive salary EcoAct offers a comprehensive benefits package including a flexible pension allowance, private medical insurance, life insurance and professional subscriptions..

EcoAct offers a great opportunity for your personal development and career advancement. We offer a structured career development path with clear timelines and expectations for progression.

Working with our dedicated team of experts, you will gain a high level of skills development and expertise, starting with our in-depth induction programme, through to ongoing technical training and an extensive range of learning and development opportunities through our training platform MyLearn.

 

Company Culture

Company culture is of great importance to us and is something that every member of EcoAct helps to create. Our colleague led initiative, which represents the three pillars of Colleagues, Community and Environment, runs numerous activities including, “Veggie lunches”, volunteering and fund-raising opportunities, wellbeing activities, plastic reduction and energy saving initiatives, social events and sports teams.

Employee well-being is a key priority for us and we recognise the importance of work-life balance and how EcoAct can be supportive of individual needs. If working from home, working part-time or flexible start and finish times will help with this, please let us know as part of your application.

 

Eligibility

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

 

Type of Employment

Permanent, full-time.

 

Application Process

Please send your CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to the following email address: recruitment@eco-act.com.

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.