Principal Carbon Consultant – Sustainability


Principal Carbon Consultant – Sustainability

Are you ready to make a Seismic change?

Join us in leading the shift.

This is an exciting new role in a fast – growing sustainability advisory working to enable businesses to prosper by being a force for good. We are driven by our passion to help to fix our planet and inspire society to change for the better.

A Principal Consultant with expertise in Carbon, Net Zero & SBTi related services for corporates.

The successful applicant will:

  • Member of our core Consulting Team, focused on helping our clients use our expertise in the most valuable and impactful ways for them
  • Contributing to leading the strategy, growth objectives and delivery capabilities of our Carbon, Net Zero & SBTi Service Line
  • Developing and winning business through working with new and existing clients to identify their strategic Carbon, Net Zero & SBTi needs within a commercial framework
  • Leading process improvement and optimisation within our Carbon, Net Zero & SBTi Service Line
  • Identifying needs that the clients may not recognise and ensuring approaches and solutions are linked to objectives and future needs
  • Working with the leadership team to grow our presence in the UK and Europe
  • Building strong and lasting relationships with colleagues, clients and our wider community
  • Representing Seismic at industry events

About you

You believe that humanity and businesses need to make a seismic shift in the right direction and want to apply your consulting and analytical capabilities to help make that happen. At the same time you want to work in a friendly, collaborative and empathetic team who are delivering impactful projects for high-profile clients.

To be successful in this role you would need the following attributes:

  • You have supported or led a commercial Carbon service offering within a professional services environment, focussed on external clients
  • You have successful track record of contributing to the growth and development of a Consulting delivery team in a sustainability services business
  • You are passionate about sustainability and have proven, relevant experience at a senior level, including helping organisations set strategies across the range of Carbon topics
  • You have a proven track record of securing new business from existing and new clients in a strategic way that adds genuine value and impact
  • You have direct line management experience and have ideally led and developed a junior and / or mid level consulting team
  • You are energised by the pace of a mission driven scale-up culture
  • You are resilient and comfortable giving and receiving feedback
  • You love coaching and developing others
  • You are details oriented but not at the expense of making pragmatic decisions
  • You have the interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence to facilitate complex or challenging client workshops involving a divers group of Participants
  • You’re a strategic thinker who doesn’t get too bogged down in the minutiae
  • You have strong self-awareness and can easily adapt to different clients, from energetic SMEs to complex large corporates
  • You enjoy building relationships across the company and with clients
  • You’re commercially aware and understand the importance of strong commercial relationships
  • Your written and in-person communication style is clear and concise.
  • You act with empathy in a ‘human first’ way
  • You are excited about the opportunity to be part of a high performing team,

Importantly, you love client work and also working with teammates to iterate products and services. You are a team player – you like a laugh, but are not afraid to graft. You are a student of sustainability, have plenty to offer, and know you have even more to learn.

You are action oriented, have a keen eye for detail and enjoy juggling multiple projects and priorities and enjoy just the right amount of time pressure to help keep productive and focused. You are a ‘people person’ with a knack for building relationships with a diverse group of people.

You are more excited by the opportunities of working for a young, fast growing, ever evolving, purpose-driven business than for a large corporation.

Application process

This position is managed by our partner, Climate17.

Seismic and Climate17 are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of their ethnicity, race, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, age, or whether or not they have a disability.

If you require additional support, equipment or resources in order to participate in the job application or interview process, please let us know.

Please email a copy of your CV and some brief reasons why this role is a fit for you to:

If you are a 3rd party organization or recruitment company, we ask that you refrain from contacting Seismic or Climate17 about this vacancy.

About Climate17

Climate17 is a purpose-led, international Renewable Energy & Sustainability recruitment firm. We provide specialist talent acquisition services to organisations seeking to reduce their environmental footprint, as well as those working towards the decarbonisation of the energy sector.