Managing Consultant, Climate Impact Tool Lead

  • London

South Pole is an energetic, global company offering comprehensive sustainability solutions and services. With offices spanning all continents across the globe, we strive to create a sustainable society and economy that positively impacts our climate, ecosystems and developing communities. With our solutions we inspire and enable our customers to create value from sustainability-related activities.

Our Consultancy & Advisory Services team provides our clients with outstanding technical expertise that enables the successful implementation of complex sustainability projects. Our expertise spans across multiple topics including land and water management, climate strategies, renewable energies, environmental impact assessments, green products, climate policy, carbon pricing, climate finance, and sustainable finance, to name just a few. If you are a smart, ambitious and dynamic sustainability professional with a strong passion to make a real difference in the fight against climate change, the below position may be right for you! 


Job summary:

South Pole’s environmental impact accounting and climate neutrality services are growing at pace to help meet increasing demand from our clients. Across the business, an exciting transformation towards increased digitalisation of our services is underway, helping us to deliver climate solutions at pace and at scale. We are now recruiting for a dedicated  Climate Impact Tool Lead to help drive this transformation within our environmental impact accounting practice.

The goal of the Managing Consultant - Climate Impact Tool Lead role is twofold 1) to coordinate the implementation of our Alaska Climate Impact tool which aims to automise the accounting of GHG emissions, target setting and intervention identification; and 2) to provide consultancy services with regard to environmental impact accounting and South Pole’s climate neutrality services to standardise and scale impact and set us up for strong growth.

You will proactively lead the Environmental Impact Accounting (EIA) consultancy team in its application, development and implementation of our Climate Impact Tool Alaska. Alaska has just been launched, it is in its testing phase with external clients but requires further internal coordination, fine-tuning,  and further development. South Pole has its own digital and IT solutions development team which has developed Alaska with strong input by the Consulting team. On behalf of the consulting team, you will continue to lead the close collaboration with our IT solutions team. You will ensure and coordinate the applicability of the tool towards client needs, its continuous update in terms of input data sources, and its extension to new modules and/or services. Right now, the tool focuses on carbon related impacts but is soon to be extended to other environmental impacts. You will provide technical guidance to the IT solutions team on both GHG accounting, respective standards and claims as well as potential implications for other impact accounting. You will also coordinate the go to market strategy and business model behind the tools services in coordination with our SF Configure Price Quote Team. At the same time, you will be fully accountable for the development and overall management of proposals and mandates on EIA accounting and for the implementation of such projects, for which you will supervise project teams of varying sizes.  


Main tasks & responsibilities:

  • Manage and supervise standard EIA accounting (mostly focussed on GHG accounting) and related consulting mandates throughout their entire project cycle: initiation, planning, design, execution, monitoring, controlling and closure.
  • Plan and implement EIA accounting projects through our carbon footprint tool Alaska to ensure the most efficient and highest-quality implementation.
  • Proactively lead the integration of consultancy client needs into our Alaska tool and actively coordinate with our IT solutions/development team, including the coordination and management of various internal stakeholders. 
  • Develop proposals with the Key Account Management team and actively contribute to the standardisation of our EIA Accounting offering in business development 
  • Provide guidance on and technical leadership in the development of additional IT solutions, tools or Alaska modules for GHG Accounting, as well as lead their technical integration from the consultancy point of view.
  • Develop and improve specialised skills and knowledge linked to environmental impact accounting topics and services offered by South Pole.
  • Identify and determine processes and ways to standardise impact accounting and coordinate closely with our Marketing team on integration into our automated CPQ (Configure, Price, Quote) Salesforce system.
  • Innovate our thinking on digitalisation of consultancy solutions and develop and potentially implement ideas for digital solutions within our offering
  • Lead and directly manage small teams of consultants in a multi-stakeholder and multi-geographies context.
  • Support the development of South Pole’s thought leadership, services, products, knowledge sharing solutions and training sessions for internal and external audiences
  • Topics of engagement besides GHG and other impact accounting may include: climate change mitigation, Science Based Targets (SBTs), risk assessment and TCFD, materiality assessment, energy efficiency, Life Cycle Analysis (LCA), Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), renewable energy strategies, supply chain risks, water stewardship, plastics, climate neutral applications.  

Requirements:

Essential:

  • University degree in engineering, environmental engineering and/or environmental science IT related or other energy-related disciplines.
  • Familiarity with environmental impact accounting challenges in the corporate sector.
  • Relevant work experience (the expectation is a minimum of 5 years) in IT consulting, or related energy/sustainability consulting field.  
  • Deep technical knowledge and capabilities in the following areas: GHG accounting in line with best practice methodologies; Carbon footprinting tools/software systems and LCA / Scope 3 emissions accounting
  • Experience in the development and IT integration of sustainability or carbon related tools/data management systems
  • Experience in stakeholder management and coordination of IT projects
  • Excellent project management skills, from both a technical and administrative standpoint, and proven ability to guide project teams in a multi-stakeholder and multi-geographies context.
  • Client management and relationship building skills.
  • Demonstrable commercial skills and good business sense so as to be able to identify and seize opportunities in a challenging and competitive market environment. 
  • Excellent oral and written skills in English
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Desirable:

  • Knowledge about climate neutrality, the process, available certification schemes and standards  
  • Knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications and database management, Google Suite and programming, some languages (e.g. R, Python, SQL or VBA).
  • Familiarity with topics such as target setting (SBTs); disclosure (e.g. CDP, TCFD); benchmarking / materiality assessment; water stewardship; plastics are a clear plus.
  • Good working knowledge of all Google Suite applications and MS Word.
  • Diligent, reliable and proactive.
  • Comfortable operating in a fast-paced international environment.
  • Excellent prioritisation and time management skills.
  • Experience reducing complex challenges to simple solutions.
  • Interest in climate change, environmental and sustainability issues.
  • Enjoy working in a young emerging team with big ambitions

What we offer:

At South Pole, we care about our employees as much as we care about the planet. South Pole is not just an employer, we are a Team. South Pole does not just offer people a job, we offer you a career. By joining our team, you will find strong purpose and deep meaning in everything you do. You will have the chance to make a real difference for our clients and for the planet, working alongside a passionate team of like-minded colleagues, while building your knowledge/skills and developing your career in a fun, dynamic, international and fast-growing organisation. 

We’re a planet of 7.5 billion unique and different people. We all have a contribution to make; South Pole is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status or disability. Our recruitment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

Locations

Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris and London

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London

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Life as a Penguin on the Iceberg

With such an important mission, we expect a lot from our employees, and strive to give a lot in return. Because we care about our employees as much as we care about the planet.

  • Health & Wellbeing

    We believe that health is central to happiness. We organise many wellbeing activities such as yoga, meditation sessions, sports groups, healthy snacks, active breaks, etc.

  • Work-life balance

    From flexible working hours to flexible workplace (home office), with above-average vacation allowances, we strive to make the work and family life puzzle an easy one for our employees.

  • We practice what we preach

    From Vegan Days to plastic-free lunches, off-setting our own Company emissions and countless other initiatives, we fully live our values and lead by example on a daily basis.

  • Company outings and events

    It is not only hard work, we also have lots of fun! We frequently get together to celebrate our successes, do activities together and get to know each other better

What makes us unique

At South Pole, we are first and foremost a purpose-driven Company. People join us because they believe in our mission and want to be part of a community that fights together for our shared values and beliefs. But that is not the only reason why working at South Pole is such a rewarding experience...

  • We know that our vision to help create a greener world is both bold and challenging. To achieve it, we settle for nothing less than the absolute best.  We form a Community that is stronger than the sum of its parts.
  • Entrepreneurial at heart.  It’s not just our founders who are entrepreneurs. We actively promote an innovative mindset at all levels of the organisation, where each and every employee is encouraged to challenge the status quo and empowered to make decisions.   
  • Growing employees in a growing company.   With a team of smart, passionate and engaged colleagues, as well as an increasing demand from our clients, opportunities to learn, develop our skills and grow our careers are endless. 
  • All for one, and one for all!.  Above all other things, what truly drives our dedication and commitment to our purpose is our colleagues.  We learn from each other and grow together. Because that is who Penguins are.

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