Principal Consultant - Climate Change [Ref:ED/120]
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 20 offices around the world.
Steer Economic Development, our integrated economic development practice, is focused on understanding how the economic potential of places and their assets can be realised, doing so in ways which understand the tensions that often present in space, people, or knowledge-constrained situations.
Enabling the decarbonisation of economies whilst ensuring they are resilient to current and future climate impacts is a key element of our work and we are building a climate change team to enhance and develop our current services.
We are looking to recruit dynamic, ambitious individuals who are effective and collaborative team members, and who can deliver complex and challenging projects that address economic development and the climate challenge.
Key roles and responsibilities
- Project delivery, including managing project teams, work plans and budgets;
- Effective business development by helping build the team’s profile in the market, and leading/supporting the submission of high-quality proposals; and
- Management and supervision of junior members of the team.
Desired experience and attributes
- Educated to postgraduate degree level preferably in Environmental Science, Geography, Town/Urban Planning, Natural Sciences or other climate change-related subjects;
- Passionate about the need to address climate change to minimise future global warming and to build the resilience of economies, societies and environments to its impacts;
- Appreciation of the linkages, benefits and potential conflicts between mitigating and adapting to climate change and economic development;
- Understanding of climate change science, the decarbonisation agenda, climate change risk assessment and adaptation planning;
- Highly adept in project management with demonstrable experience;
- Good understanding of subnational, UK, European and UN policy frameworks and guidance;
- Excellent communication skills including conveying issues to lay audiences;
- Strong skills in data manipulation and analysis across a range of software packages (e.g. MS Excel, SPSS etc.), as well as experience of using national climate change projections and carbon assessment methodologies;
- Ability to communicate complex analysis succinctly, effectively and convincingly to specialist and non-specialist audiences; and
- A demonstrable ability to coach, mentor and build the capability of junior members of the team.
Why join us
We offer a competitive benefits package and invest significantly in technical and soft-skills development. We aim to attract, develop and retain the best talent by creating a challenging and supportive environment in which all employees are given opportunities to learn, develop and grow to enable and support them in achieving their full potential.
Learning and Development activities and continued professional development are regarded as essential to the continued success of our people and business.
Steer is an equal opportunities employer and encourage 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.
If you wish to apply for this vacancy please complete our online application form and attach your CV and covering letter, quoting reference [Ref:ED/120].
Closing date for applications: Friday 27th March 2020.