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Carbon Footprint Consultant

Houston, Texas, US
Closing date
Jun 24, 2023

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Overview / Responsibilities


Wood Group is recruiting for a Consultant to join our Carbon Advisory Team to assist our energy sector, mining and life sciences clients achieve their climate change ambitions by supporting the key activities to manage climate related risks and opportunities. The ideal candidate will be a passionate individual seeking to effect positive change through creative thinking, with an appetite to acquire new knowledge and who is willing to embrace new challenges working alongside and supporting other team members. We are looking for mid-career individuals who are looking to learn and apply themselves in a dynamic and fast paced consulting environment where you will have the opportunity to grow your experience and career at the forefront of the energy transition.

This Consultant role would suit a highly motivated individual with a solid foundation of analytical and communication skills, and the initiative to rise to a challenge. Wood aspires to be a leading consultant in decarbonisation services and, as such, is involved in some of the largest and varied pioneering projects, which affords the potential candidate exposure to an exciting array of career development opportunities.

As part of a growing team, you will join a dynamic business taking the lead in delivering the necessary understanding and engineering solutions for clients as they embark on the road to a net-zero future. The breadth of work across Wood will provide you with an opportunity to work within a wide range of studies and clients alongside multi-disciplinary teams of various sizes, expanding your experience and providing you with the possibility to develop specialist expertise.

The successful candidate will be, among other tasks, responsible for performing comprehensive greenhouse gas emissions inventories and baselines, performing cradle-to-grave lifecycle analysis and modelling and helping to identify opportunities to decrease the carbon impact of projects and operating facilities. The clients and projects we work with range across the globe and at varying scales. Wood is keen to develop enthusiastic individuals to put in place a solid career path for those who demonstrate the right potential.

Key Responsibilities:

As a member of the consulting team, your responsibilities will include:
  • Data interpretation and analysis
  • Development and updating methodologies and tools for quantifying greenhouse gas emissions
  • Assisting clients to map energy and fuel usage and associated carbon equivalent emissions
  • Using Circular Carbon Economy principles to develop a multi-factor approach to meet wider sustainable development objectives
  • Calculating Scope 1, 2 & 3 emissions and compiling emissions inventories for equipment, units, facilities, and companies
  • Supporting colleagues to identify and screen carbon reduction opportunities - feedstock, fuels, power sources, process & applicable technologies
  • Preparation of technical study reports / presentations and associated deliverables
  • Supporting the preparation of technical / commercial proposals

Skills / Qualifications

Education & Skills:
  • University Degree in Process Engineering, Engineering Science, or technical Environmental/ Sustainable Development-related subject
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, particularly Excel
  • Analytical skills and can systematically break a complex task into more manageable parts and identify the critical components of a problem
  • Awareness of the business environment, sector markets and on-going innovation in technology and research in climate-related subjects and issues
  • A strong communicator with strong verbal and written communication skills
  • High-quality report writing and presentation skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Eager to learn and to share learning with others
  • Good at working in teams and flexible in thinking and in work methods

  • Some work experience exposure to energy sector or extractive industries
  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant discipline
  • Member or Associate Member of an internationally recognised Professional body
  • Experience of compiling, analysing, and interpreting large datasets
  • Experience in presenting and formulating attention grabbing reports and presentation material
  • Experience in Life Cycle Assessment

  • Educated to degree level in a suitable technical or engineering related subject

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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