Manager, Major Projects Advisory

Employer
KPMG Consulting Services
Location
Westchester, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 28, 2021
Closes
May 10, 2021
Ref
2145267311
Discipline
Sustainability
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
KPMG is currently seeking a Manager - ESG Services in Major Projects Advisory for our Deal Advisory practice.

Responsibilities:

Manage a multidisciplinary team operating across a range of industries to assist companies to better understand and develop solutions to respond to the complex and evolving policy, regulatory, and business environment risks and opportunities associated with Corporate Sustainability and ESG
Review/analyze corporate Sustainability/ESG activities and provide recommendations to enhance their sustainability/ESG strategy, methods, framework, and related tools to support clients in achieving their sustainability/ ESG objectives
Oversee and coordinate project teams to review and develop sustainability/ESG programs and related reporting, such as materiality assessments, peer benchmarking, stakeholder engagement, gap analysis, metric/KPI identification (in alignment with common sustainability/ESG reporting standards), and the preparation of reporting (internal and external) materials
Lead engagement teams to perform fieldwork, including data collection, analysis, and work paper documentation; prepare, edit, and proofread narrative reports and presentations of observations and recommendations
Work with clients to define and implement recommendations related to sustainability/ESG program policies and procedures, processes, internal controls, roles and responsibilities, reporting, and supporting information technology solutions
Support team leads to manage client relationships, drive business development efforts, and draft thought leadership, as well as internal collateral and pieces of training on Sustainability/ESG topics. Work closely, but independently, under the direction of and in coordination with Directors and Partners
Manage engagements, supervise staff, and provide direction and training to associates as required
Qualifications:

Minimum five years of relevant professional experience from a management consultancy, financial services firm, rating agency, in-house corporate sustainability role, or other relevant private-sector roles with an ESG or climate services focus, with demonstrated experience completing / leading ESG or climate change-focused projects. Prior consulting experience strongly preferred, but not required.
Bachelors degree in Economics, Accounting, Sustainability, Business, Political Science, Environmental Engineering, Climate Science, Physical Sciences or related field; Masters degree in a related field (preferred, but not required)
Strong current knowledge of sustainability frameworks such as GRI, CDP, SASB, and TCFD (experience working with frameworks a plus). Subject-matter knowledge across Sustainability / ESG management, reporting and transparency, and risk management (demonstrated expertise in one or more topic areas a plus)
Extensive experience in project management including planning, organizing, coordinating and managing staff, clients and/or partners towards the successful completion of a project
Excellent written and verbal communication, documentation, records retention, and work paper organizational skills
Intermediate skills in Excel and PowerPoint; advanced skills preferred
Ability to travel, including potential international travel, on an as-needed basis
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future

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