Steer Group

Region: UK Various
Location: London, Leeds or Manchester
Category: Other
Closes: Wednesday 10th August 2022
Salary: Unspecified

Principal Consultant - Sustainability

Job Description

We are excited to be recruiting two Principal Consultants who will support our clients to put climate change and net-zero transitions at the centre of their strategies and to embed sustainability into their policy, investment and operational activities.

Steer is experiencing a rapid uptake in demand from our clients for sustainability advice. We are well known for providing powerful answers to complex questions and none are more challenging or more important than how our clients can manage climate related risk and the transition to net zero carbon, including development and implementation of urban policies and business strategies that will deliver a sustainable future and rapidly address the climate emergency.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a team that is highly regarded in the market and ideally positioned to have a significant positive impact.

What we'd like from you:

  • Foster long term and effective relationships with clients.
  • Develop new relationships with central, regional and local government; infrastructure investors, developers and transport organisations through a range of marketing, thought leadership and networking activities.
  • Develop compelling propositions and proposals to support our business development activities.
  • Manage the delivery of projects that help our clients manage climate related risk, support the transition to zero carbon and embed sustainability into their strategies and operations.
  • Mentor and supervise junior colleagues as you build a successful and high performing team.
  • Contribute to the team’s technical capability in areas of climate risk and adaptation, net zero transitions and energy system planning and wider sustainability impacts (such as biodiversity, water, circular economy).
  • Research and continuous development to ensure we remain at the forefront of the net-zero and sustainability agendas.

What you'll be great at:

  • Robust subject matter expertise and technical skills in at least one of the following domains:
  • Energy system modelling, including the technical and commercial assessment of energy efficiency, building integrated renewables as well as community scale energy systems.
  • Climate related risk and development of innovative solutions to adapt to those risks.
  • Development and implementation of ambitious sustainability strategies for a range of public and private sector clients.
  • Wider sustainability impacts (such as biodiversity, water and circular economy) and distributional effects.
  • A deep understanding of the sustainability and net-zero agenda, strategy and the policy context.
  • Strong consulting skills, with experience of developing transformative strategies, focused on clients’ most material issues and underpinned by robust and pragmatic analysis.
  • Experience working with investors, developers, public sector organisations.
  • Ability to demonstrate the skills and capability to deliver high quality consultancy projects.
  • Highly numerate and analytical.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills, with the ability to influence clients and colleagues.
  • A desire to learn and continually develop yourself, others and our capability.
  • Exceptional team working and leadership skills, with the ability to develop others through mentoring and sharing knowledge.
  • A passion for driving change, tackling climate change and working towards a sustainable future.

About us:

We are Steer and we help people, places and economies thrive. Founded in 1978, Steer is a global business consultancy specialising in transport, cities and infrastructure, with over 450 staff in 21 offices around the world.

We have an enduring commitment to generate success for our clients, for ourselves and in the communities in which we work. A commitment that helps improve infrastructure, cities and transport, and ultimately the way people live, work and travel.

We are committed to being Net Zero Carbon by 2025 and to using our expertise to help our clients join us in this transition to a sustainable future.

Why join us?

We offer a flexible approach to work and believe in empowering our people and giving them the opportunities to shine. Being an employee-owned company means that our people are dedicated and passionate about what they do, and it is the reason why we are at the forefront of our industry.

Steer is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications regardless of age, race, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity or gender. Part-time and flexible working applications will be considered.

How to Apply

Please apply on our website here. 


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