Climate Change Advisory Consultant (Associate Level)

ERM Consulting & Engineering, Inc.
Boston, Massachusetts, US
May 13, 2021
May 23, 2021
Climate Change
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
ERM is seeking a motivated and dynamic Climate Change Advisory Consultant to join our growing corporate sustainability advisory services practice in Boston, MA.

In this role, you will work directly with senior climate change advisory consultants to contribute to the development and growth of ERM's corporate sustainability and climate change business. ERM delivers a wide range of climate change services including Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) analysis and reporting, strategy development, target setting, benchmarking, greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory and verification, and CDP disclosures. We help develop and implement climate change programs across a broad range of industry sectors for global companies and financial institutions.

"The business of sustainability" reflects what we do to support our clients as they strive to attain their business goals. Sustainability and business are now inextricably linked and as an expert in sustainability and climate change, we play a role in helping companies achieve their objectives with an understanding of how this affects wider society and the environment. We intend to contribute even more to the global dialogue on sustainability and expect our work on sustainability challenges and opportunities to deliver growth in our business. Sustainability is our business.

This is an excellent opportunity for a professional looking to work with an expert consulting team on interesting climate change projects for a wide range of Fortune 500 and privately held clients-helping them achieve positive and tangible social, environmental, and economic impact. As a team, we are shaping a sustainable future with the world's leading organizations.

  • Collect, manipulate, and analyze large datasets to frame technical climate topics for a range of applications
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative analysis of energy, environment, and climate policies, and produce slide decks and memos that can communicate effectively to senior policymakers and business leaders
  • Conduct desk-based research and synthesize research findings into key themes to develop conclusions, draft recommendations and clearly communicate written recommendations.
  • Analyze physical and transitional climate risks in alignment with the TCFD framework.
  • Assist in the bridging of the gap between climate science and its application in policymaking and development of corporate strategies through effective contextualization, translation, and communication of highly technical concepts and scientific data to a wide range of audiences/clients
  • Support clients responding to the DJSI, CDP Climate Change, Water, and Forest Questionnaires, and other public disclosures.
  • Execute scope 1 and 2 inventories with guidance from Partners, Senior Consultants or Project Managers.
  • Actively stay knowledgeable of climate changes trends, frameworks and protocols
  • Analyze client documentation and identify improvement opportunities (gap analysis).
  • Prepare client deliverables; independently convert information into charts, tables and graphics.
  • Participate in client meetings and workshops, clearly articulate information, and maintain required documentation.
  • Assist in general business development research, marketing, and other development tasks.
  • Support ERM Partners and Project Managers to effectively manage projects;
    take responsibility for project administration, such as agendas, project timelines, and
    task tracking.
  • Think critically and strategically, helping to influence decision-makers and outcomes for our clients in terms of climate change.
  • Establish strong working relationships with clients through project delivery

  • Bachelor's degree required, with Master's degree (preferred) in engineering or basic/applied science (such as physics, chemistry, material sciences, environmental science, earth sciences, etc.) or economics.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Recent graduate to 3 years of related experience in GHG protocols (reporting, TCFD) and U.S./international standards, technical understanding/experience of GHG measurement, inventories and reporting.
  • Can execute Scope 1 and 2 inventories with guidance.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Superb written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to interface effectively within multiple levels of consulting staff and client personnel.
  • Penchant for service excellence and a collaborative style.
  • Ability to multi-task, maintain flexibility, and work independently with minimal supervision.
  • High level proficiency in use of Microsoft Office programs-specifically advanced level Excel (ability to perform advanced equations/formulas, graph, learn new functions quickly (e.g. pivot tables, etc.), plus ability to present information succinctly and visually in PowerPoint; sophisticated data analysis a plus.
  • Ability to recognize when to ask for help and how to identify appropriate resources to accomplish tasks as needed.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication in English is a must; proficiency in French or other languages is an asset.
  • Demonstrated interest in business consulting and environmental/social issues (through related coursework, previous employment, or personal endeavors).

Who We Are:

As the world's leading sustainability consulting firm, ERM is uniquely positioned to contribute to the environment and society through the expertise and energy of our employees worldwide. Sustainability is what we do, and is at the heart of both our service offerings and how we operate our business. ERM and our partners are driven by a dynamic vision: By 2021 we will be the clear leader in our chosen markets, we will double in value and we will deliver on our promises to our clients, our people and our investors. For our people, our vision means attracting, inspiring, developing and rewarding our people to work with the best clients and on the biggest challenges, thus creating valuable careers. We achieve our vision in a sustainable manner by maintaining and living our ERM values that include Accountability, Caring for our People, Client Focus, Collaboration, Empowerment, and Transparency.

Please submit your resume and brief cover letter. Based on review of these responses, shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews.

ERM does not accept recruiting agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, ERM employees or any other company location. ERM is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

ERM is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Thank you for your interest in ERM!

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