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Sustainability and Carbon Consultant

R-051466
  1. United Kingdom, London

Sustainability and Carbon Consultant

SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies, with over 50,000 employees worldwide. At Atkins, we offer more than just a job. We offer an opportunity to make a difference and shape the world to benefit future generations and the natural environment. 

We are expanding our world leading Sustainability and Carbon team who are driving forward our Engineering Net Zero ambitions to make all projects we work on Net Zero by 2030. Joining our team will give you the opportunity to work on interesting, challenging and world leading projects contributing to the transition to a carbon positive future.

The role sits within our Environment Practice which is a vibrant network of people providing world class consultancy and advisory services. We care about outcomes for our clients and the unprecedented challenges they face – climate change, rapid urbanisation, consumerisation, economic uncertainty, security threats and technology-driven change. The work we do is important and influential, it shapes the way our clients think, enables them to make better decisions and to deliver their projects in a world of disruption and change. 

This is an excellent opportunity for a candidate at the early stages of their career, looking for a new opportunity to grow. 

Key Responsibilities

Delivering technical work on our existing portfolio of major projects across the various areas of sustainability and net zero

Collaborating with other members of our growing team of sustainability professionals and multidisciplinary engineering teams to deliver the best possible outcomes for our clients.

Champion high standards of sustainability and low carbon performance within projects, influencing project development and delivering sustainable outcomes.

Contributing to the development of our carbon management and Net Zero carbon strategy services and working as part of our team to deliver these services to our clients.

Supporting bids and work winning activities by drafting technical responses around environment and sustainability.

Support the coordination of sustainability and carbon inputs from various disciplines on major projects to drive sustainable outcomes.

Collate and edit information from a range of sources to provide clear, well written reports, strategies and plans.

Competently undertake own work to an excellent standard, and check the work of others, on time and within budget.

Represent the company and continue to uphold personal, team and company reputation. 

Requirements

  • The successful candidate will be educated to degree level in a sustainability / environment related discipline and will have achieved, or be working towards practitioner or full membership of IEMA or an equivalent recognised relevant professional body.
  • Sustainability and/or carbon related expertise in an industry setting, a wide range of skill sets and a willingness to become involved in a broad selection of projects.
  • Be curious in your thinking and apply your technical knowledge to analyse problems and create innovative solutions within projects.
  • Be highly self-motivated, possessing strong enthusiasm and commitment to delivering sustainable outcomes.
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills and a collaborative attitude enabling you to work with a range of technical specialists at different levels.
  • Be flexible, adaptable and prepared to take on new challenges and work from other Atkins or client office locations or work remotely.
  • Enthusiasm to drive your own career development with a motivation to continually learn and achieve professional accreditation.
  • Excellent verbal communicator with the confidence to present technical work to a wide range of audiences simply and clearly.
  • Excellent writing skills - clarity in scientific writing is key. Able to adapt writing style to produce documents for different types of audience, including non-specialists. 

The Individual

  • Highly motivated and proactive; focused on achieving and delivering technical excellence.
  • Ability to engage with colleagues and clients at all levels.
  • Strong technical performance.
  • Skilled at collaborative working, have good interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively.
  • Flexible and prepared to take on new challenges.
  • Well organised; able to work on a number of projects running simultaneously.
  • Attention to detail and desire to work to high standards consistently. 

What we offer

Atkins recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements. As part of this commitment, we understand the need for a diverse and flexible workforce, where a work-life balance is important. So, by default Atkins offers flexible working, where there is no fixed 9 ‘till 5, no need for a 5-day week, no requirement for a full-time contract, and no requirement to spend all your working time in the office.  Our IT systems support home-working, so where you have parental or carer duties; or you simply need to be elsewhere for a parcel, servicing your car, or waiting in for a tradesperson; Atkins will work for you.  Similarly, Atkins’ corporate social responsibility provides the opportunity to give something back to the community, and we run professional networks supporting groups such as local schools, charities, parents, those coming out of the armed-forces and women in engineering. 

Training

Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. These are reviewed with individuals through an annual development process. We support staff in achieving and maintaining membership of relevant institutions. You will also be part of our global Technical Networks, which provide a flow of technically orientated information and ideas through the company. Atkins will support you in your professional development, whether with the IEMA, CIWEM or others.  This includes paying your annual membership and providing access to training.

 Rewards and Benefits

We offer a competitive salary that is regularly tested against other consultants with a default 25-days leave each year plus bank holidays and options to buy some or sell of that leave.

To support and safeguard your physical and mental wellbeing we provide an employee assistance programme offering advice and support in times of need.  Our offices run their own sports and social club providing activities such wine tasting, as surf trips, and a kids’ Christmas party.  You will also have access to our Flexible Benefits, where you can opt in to a wide range of benefits to complement your work/life balance: such as medical insurance, gym membership, the cycle-to-work scheme, child care vouchers, charitable giving, additional pension contributions etc.

Please refer to our website for details of our full benefits package . https://yourrewarduk.snclavalin.com/

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

Atkins recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements.ATKINS, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

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