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Senior Climate Change Advisory Project Manager (Mid-Senior Level)

Environmental Resources Management
San Francisco, California, US
Closing date
Feb 18, 2023

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Climate Change
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Employment Type
Full time
ERM is seeking a motivated and dynamic Senior Climate Change Advisory Project Manager to join our team in San Francisco, CA area. In this role, you will contribute to the development and growth of ERM's climate change business. In this client facing role, you will primarily focus on leading support staff to deliver high-quality client work and grow the business. Typical client engagements include Financial Disclosure (TCFD) scenario analysis, target setting, greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory development, and TCFD/CDP disclosures.

The ideal candidate will have broad experience and subject matter expertise in corporate climate change, project management, and business development. She/he will have a proven record of helping clients design, deliver, and/or realize climate implementation programs. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced professional looking to play a key role working with an expert consulting team on interesting climate advisory projects for Fortune 500 and privately held clients.

She/he will be able to work with and provide direction to a first-class delivery team. She/he will be a business builder, able to identify opportunities to help solve clients' climate challenges.

ERM has enduring values, which are fundamental to our business conduct. We are passionate about our people, their safety, well-being and development. ERM employees take accountability, are client focused, and collaborate with colleagues across geographies. If you share our values and are motivated by opportunities to shape climate advisory to make a real impact to our client's businesses, ERM is the right place for you.


Key duties will be to lead climate advisory projects, lead business development activities in our Climate advisory service area, and develop support staff to enable ERM to make a significant and measurable change in moving companies toward climate-aligned business models.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Demonstrates expertise relating to our core service areas of climate advisory.
  • Builds strong and trusted relationships with clients and/or business partners.
  • Thinks strategically to influence decision-makers and outcomes.
  • Distills complexity from detail to effectively coach colleagues to deliver high-quality outputs.
  • Mentor consultants in the proper planning and execution of projects, and in directing or conducting independent technical reviews of deliverables.
  • Assist in developing practical and measurable sustainability and climate change programs including vision, targets, metrics, data collection, GHG and environmental inventory development and verification.
  • Collect, manipulate, and analyze large datasets to frame technical climate topics for a range of audiences.
  • Analyze physical and transitional climate risks in alignment with the TCFD framework.
  • Support clients responding to the DJSI, CDP Climate Change, Water, and Forest Questionnaires, and other public disclosures.
  • Conduct desk-based research and synthesize information into key themes to develop conclusions and clearly communicate written recommendations.
  • Stay knowledgeable of trends in the field.
  • Makes a significant contribution to achieving sales target by supporting account management teams and business unit.
  • The successful candidate will be accountable for meeting personal billability at a budgeted rate, personal sales contribution targets, and other relevant targets.
  • Collaborate with our Sustainability Strategy & Disclosure services, Digital Services, and other practice areas to provide integrated solutions to our clients.

Key Skills & Competencies:
  • BA/BS degree in environmental, economics, finance, or related field; Or 8+ years of related experience in lieu of degree.
  • Master's degree preferred.
  • 5 + years of experience in GHG accounting, lifecycle assessments, and data driven experience.
  • Interest in a career in consulting and demonstrates a passion for serving clients.
  • Experience with line management and/or contributing to the professional development of other teammates.
  • Structured and effective communicator who can shape and deliver messages to executives and facilitate effective client engagements.
  • Experience working with rapidly evolving climate standards to drive technical excellence.
  • Ability to think critically through systems and processes.
  • Ability to multi-task, maintain flexibility, travel, and work independently.

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