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Climate Change Advisory Consultant (Associate Level)

Erm West Inc.
Times Square, Washington, US
Closing date
Jul 28, 2021

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Climate Change
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Full time
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ERM is seeking a Climate Change Advisory Consultant (Associate Level) to join our climate advisory services team in Seattle or San Francisco. In this role, you will contribute to the development and growth of ERMs sustainability and climate change business. ERM delivers a wide range of climate change services including supply chain management, circular economy, greenhouse gas inventories and carbon footprinting, strategy development, target setting, and scenario analysis. We help develop and implement climate change programs across a broad range of industry sectors for global companies and financial institutions. In this client-facing role, you will work with senior consultants and partners to deliver a range of projects including LCA for product footprints, corporate footprints, target setting, and scenario analysis helping our clients develop climate strategies for a low carbon economy. RESPONSIBILITIES:Support the delivery of complex LCA projects, ensuring robust and credible outcomes in accordance with ISO standards and other methodologies relating to LCAs and carbon footprintingComplete life cycle analysis modeling for products and processes using LCA software; develop environmental product declarations for productsConduct Scope 3 GHG assessments and supply chain inventoriesAssist in developing practical and measurable climate change programs including, targets, metrics, scenario analysis and strategies for circular economy and supply chain managementSynthesize and communicate market drivers for sustainability topics including sustainable product design, climate change, and supply chain managementSupport clients responding to the DJSI, CDP Climate Change, Water, and Forest Questionnaires, and other public disclosuresDevelop metrics and KPIs for tracking improvement on circular economy strategiesStay up to date on emerging trends in the field REQUIREMENTS:3 to 5 years experience working on climate change and conducting LCAsA Bachelors (required) or Masters degree (preferred) in engineering or basic/applied science (such as physics, chemistry, material science, environmental science, earth sciences, etc.)Extensive experience using LCA software (SimaPro or Gabi)Experience in developing, adapting, and implementing LCA methodology development to complete studies with various degrees of granularityExperience with GHG inventoriesAttention to detailAbility to think critically through systems and processesInterest in a career in consulting and demonstrates a passion for serving clientsEffective written/verbal communication, demonstrated through a writing testAbility to recognize when to ask for help and how to identify appropriate resources to accomplish tasks as neededAbility to multi-task, maintain flexibility, travel, and work independently. Some travel is required to support a wide array of projects and clients Covid protocols will be in place for travel for as long as necessary COMPETENCIES:The ideal candidate will also have:Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite software, specifically advanced level Excel (ability to perform advanced equations, graph, learn new functions quickly, Visual Basic for Applications -VBAs), and other data analysis software (Tableau Desktop, PowerBI, Watson Analytics, etc.)Excellent proofreading and technical editing. Who We Are:As the worlds 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!Equal Opportunity Employerminorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity
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