Project Consultant – Sustainability, Melbourne

Job tasks and responsibilities

This position will suit someone who is looking to develop their career in corporate sustainability consulting having worked in a Senior Researcher or Client Management role this step up will provide a wide range of experiences in this rapidly evolving field. You will play a key role on multiple client teams in Melbourne and globally, focused on the development of the B4SI market across Asia Pacific, including client account management as well as a focus on sustainability benchmarking, sustainability strategy development and implementation, sustainability reporting, environmental/social impact assessments, and other areas of sustainability consulting.

You should be highly effective at capturing, analysing, and distilling complex information on a variety of subjects, in succinct and easily digestible formats that meet client demands. You will be directly involved in scoping and supporting proposals and the delivery of client work under supervision. You need superior customer service skills to deal with enquiries as well as the ability to train clients in the use of the B4SI framework, impact assessment and technology solutions. You will also be encouraged to develop your own professional network, internally and externally, through networking and attending external events.

Key activities will include:

  • Project-related research, such as desk-based research (including background research and horizon/trend scanning), competitor benchmarking, data collection, and analysis
  • Writing, such as drafting reports, preparing proposals and presentations, and contributing to the development of webinars, blogs, and white papers
  • Designing client-facing deliverables, including PowerPoint decks, surveys, and discussion guides
  • Building complex Excel models for data analysis, presentation, and other uses
  • Working directly with clients, participating in client-facing meetings and activities such as weekly client check-in meetings, answering client queries, stakeholder interviews and workshops

Skills and experience:

  • Educational qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related discipline
  • A solid understanding of corporate responsibility and sustainability, either through work experience, technical training, or academic pursuit gained through 3 -5 years of work experience
  • Strong understanding/expertise on environmental issues, in particular climate change, is desirable
  • Experience with research and evaluation, supported by strong analytical skills
  • Previous experience in a consulting environmental is desirable
  • Excellent written communication skills with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to balance multiple project demands and deliver on deadlines
  • Ability to track project consulting hours against budget as well as ensuring timelines are met
  • A positive team player who is able to build effective working relationships
  • High fluency with common computer programs, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel

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