Sustainability Consultant/Analyst

South East • £30K – £50K DOE + Bonus • Ref: JSM 12146


Posted 21st October 2021

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within a growing team providing consultancy services to commercial, industrial and public sector clients in support of their sustainability goals. You’ll be a key member of a small, dynamic and multi-skilled team which delivers strategy, analytical and operational services across the energy and climate dimensions of sustainability.  My client works with UK, European and global clients on diverse projects that include: Net-Zero strategy development, science-based target setting, GHG assessment across all scopes, policy analysis, quantitative analytical and modelling work, voluntary carbon offset market assessment, and general sustainability systems-thinking.

As a Sustainability Consultant/Analyst you will be deeply involved across the whole spectrum of the business area. From the analytical, technical and policy aspects of project work; to building and managing a pipeline of projects, including involvement on proposal submission and client/prospect engagement; to the strategic development and long-term vision of the sustainability consulting team.


Surrey – significant flexible working arrangements available. Will consider a remote worker on an initial 12 month fixed term contract

Ideally You Will Have The Following

·         The ideal candidate will have previous commercial experience in sustainability consulting, in-house corporate sustainability and/or other relevant organisation (e.g. standards/framework entity, think-tank, or research house)
·         Excellent analytical skills (quantitative, qualitative, applied)
·         Able to provide significant input on the design, development and delivery of products and services within the sustainability consulting team
·         Proven record of working within teams in delivering large and challenging projects
·         Deep knowledge of energy, climate and sustainability from a commercial, practitioner, and academic perspective
·         Experience of client delivery on the main reporting frameworks, standards and initiatives (e.g. CDP, SBTi, GHG Protocol, TCFD, GRI, plus latest ESG reporting developments)
·         Experience and knowledge of holistic dimensions of sustainability (social, economic, environmental e.g. UN SDGs) a plus
·         Relevant professional membership/qualification a plus

Education & Skills

·         Upwards of two years+ of professional sustainability-related experience
·         Highly numerate and analytical bachelor’s degree
·         Masters in sustainability related discipline, with strong written skills and solid understanding/awareness of the policy, market and corporate aspects of sustainability
·         Experience or understanding of modelling and quantitative analysis
·         Excellent presentational, report-writing, and data visualisation skills
·         Clear communicator, able to synthesize and distil evidence/analysis into key messages
·         Strong quantitative analytical and modelling skills
·         Advanced competency in Microsoft Excel
·         Experience of Python and other analytical tools highly desirable

About You

·         Genuine and deep passion for sustainability, and a desire to make meaningful change
·         Be integral to the ongoing development of the sustainability business area at the company
·         Open-minded, intellectually curious person who is continually looking to discover and learn
·         Creative problem-solver with the ability to work to short/accelerated deadlines

Rewards & Benefits

My client offers a highly competitive salary along with a range of exciting benefits.  This is an exceptional opportunity to join an ambitious business with significant growth plans ahead.  My client offers a lot of training as well as great scope for progression and reward.  You will have significant input in to the growth and development of their growing sustainability team.

Even if you are cautiously looking, I would recommend a discreet conversation to find out more about the firm and the role.

Contact Us

If you are interested in finding out more about this position or similar roles and would like a discreet non-committal chat, please contact Jeremy Money (  However, if you have not received a response within with-in one working week, please assume your application has been unsuccessful this time round.  We will confidentially retain your details and inform you of any other suitable opportunities arising should you not be successful in this role.

This is one of a number of exciting positions currently available via JSM Associates.  JSM offers an extensive range of jobs in the areas of Planning, CSR & Sustainability, Environmental Management, Remediation & Contaminated Land, EIA and Ecology, Geotechnics, Environmental Planning, Air Quality, Noise and Vibration Landscape.

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