Senior/Principal Consultant – Biodiversity and/or ESIA/ESDD

Climate17

Senior/Principal Consultant – Biodiversity and/or ESIA/ESDD

Our client is a continuously growing, dynamic consultancy firm working extensively in emerging markets. Founded by entrepreneurial and highly experienced international ESG advisors, the firm is passionate about harnessing the power of finance to address the climate, environmental, and social challenges facing the world today.

About the Company

Our client collaborates with international financial institutions in challenging environments to manage and mitigate ESG risks. They deliver projects ranging from designing ESG systems and building ESG capacity to managing ESG risk on multi-billion-dollar developments and supporting reforestation efforts. The firm’s innovative work includes designing community investment funds and supporting large-scale reforestation projects.

Role Overview

Our client is seeking to expand their delivery team by recruiting a Senior Consultant with a focus on biodiversity and/or ESIA/ESDD. The ideal candidate will have a relevant background and experience in addressing ESG risks and opportunities on international projects. This role requires a self-starter who can support both project delivery and business development.

Experience & Skills Required

  • 5-10 years in a similar role
  • Undergraduate degree in environmental, biological, biophysical, or social sciences (post-graduate degree preferred but not essential)
  • Comfortable with client-facing roles and liaising on technical and project requirements

Technical Skills:

  • Biodiversity management, action plans, monitoring services, Critical Habitat Assessments, and biodiversity mitigation measure development
  • ESIA and ESDD studies, including developing project reports
  • Experience with IFC Performance Standards and the Equator Principles
  • Applying these standards for ESIA/ESDD and/or biodiversity projects
  • Supporting corporates in developing biodiversity/nature-positive strategies
  • Working under international and local guidelines/legislation
  • Working with other consultants and associates, including support to junior consultants
  • Coordinating with contractors and stakeholders to ensure report requirements are met
  • Managing project budgets and schedules
  • Organizing stakeholder meetings, interviews, and workshops
  • Representing the firm at meetings with clients, lenders, and stakeholders

About Us

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

Inclusive Application Process
Climate17 is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace. We believe that addressing climate change requires diverse perspectives and experiences. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of ethnicity, race, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, age, or disability status.
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How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter detailing their relevant experience and interest in the role.