Principal Consultant – Sustainability


Principal Sustainability Consultant – Sustainability
Our client is one of the World’s premier consulting firms with over 150 years expertise in the field of certification, risk management and assurance.  They are a progressive business with a growing sustainability team and operate in more than 100 countries building a greener, safer, more circular and digitized economy.
In their commitment to supporting customers transition and achieve their long-term sustainability goals they are looking for an experienced Consultant to deliver professional advise across sustainable supply chains and product strategy. This is a role where you will drive business growth and work with likeminded individuals to deliver a first-class service in ESG strategy.
The Role
As a Principal Sustainability Consultant, you will manage and have responsibility for a team of ESG experts, supporting them to help clients combine sustainability, safety and compliance performance into their core business operations, and value chain. Being an established leader, you will have accountability for an extensive portfolio of clients and continue to build on your industry network to further shape and grow client leads whilst expanding your team to meet the demand across a suite of assurance and advisory services including: 

  • Sustainable finance advisory
  • Climate change/risk consulting
  • Report assurance
  • Sustainability strategy
  • Sustainable Supply chain
  • ESG Due Diligence


  • A proven track record in business development specifically relating to: Sustainable finance, report assurance, strategy, supply chain and decarbonisation.
  • Used to operating at Board level with senior internal and external stakeholder management experience and superb client facing skills.
  • Experienced with direct line management and team recruitment with the ability to direct the work of multiple project teams.
  • Able to motivate and work with sales targets with deliver against these.
  • Confident, clear, inclusive and concise communication skills.
  • Able to manage client expectations and understand conflicting stakeholder needs and create solutions.
  • Flexibility to travel and work around the UK and overseas

Our client has created a respectful and focussed working environment, with high professional standards and the opportunity for continued learning and individual development programs. You will benefit from a good salary with an incentive scheme and flexible working arrangements. To hear more, please do get in touch for a confidential conversation. 
About us
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.
Inclusive Application Process
Climate17 is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace. We believe there is no solution to climate change without people. We aim to increase diversity across all areas and as such, we are committed to partnering with clients and candidates to create an inclusive and sustainable regenerative world. 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.