Project Consultant – Sustainability Researcher, Melbourne

Job tasks and responsibilities:

This position will suit someone who is looking to develop their career in corporate sustainability consulting as this 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 sustainability strategy development and implementation, sustainability reporting, environmental/social impact assessments, and other areas of sustainability consulting.

You should be a recent graduate that is 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 the delivery of client work under the supervision and guidance of other team members. 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 presentations, and contributing to the development of webinars, blogs, and white papers
  • Designing client-facing deliverables, including PowerPoint decks, surveys, and discussion guides
  • Building both simple and complex Excel models for data analysis, presentation, and other uses
  • Participating in client-facing meetings and activities such as stakeholder interviews and workshops

Skills and experience:

  • Educational qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline
  • A solid understanding of corporate responsibility and sustainability, either through work experience, technical training, or academic pursuit
  • Strong understanding/expertise on environmental issues, in particular climate change, is desirable
  • Experience with research and evaluation, supported by strong analytical skills
  • Excellent written communication skills with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to balance multiple project demands and deliver on deadlines
  • A positive team player who is able to build effective working relationships
  • High fluency with common computer programs, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel (Database knowledge highly recommended)

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