Senior - Climate Change and Sustainability Services | Lisboa/Porto

Employer
EY
Location
Lisbon (PT)
Salary
to be defined
Posted
Jan 28, 2022
Closes
Feb 11, 2022
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Masters

Sobre a vaga

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

The opportunity

EY has a well-established Climate Change and Sustainability practice to respond to our client’s growing need of guidance in this area, including ESG strategy, decarbonization and energy transition, circular economy, non-financial reporting and/or regulatory reporting, sustainable finance, EHS and environmental management. Our Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS) team is growing exponentially, and as a Senior Consultant you’ll play a key role in that growth. We are looking to expand our team of professionals focused on providing high value, independent, trusted advice to our clients as they transition to a more sustainable economy.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Advise clients on insights and strategies related to sustainability and climate change topics;
  • Assist your manager in preparing work plans and client deliverables;
  • Build relationships and identify opportunities for clients to benefit from our knowledge in other areas;
  • Research and contribute to the creation of business insights and follow up evolving regulatory requirements and trends relating to sustainability and climate change;
  • Contribute to new business development by highlighting potential opportunities for new engagements and responding to tenders;
  • Support team management;
  • Contribute to the development of the CCaSS team supporting junior members and leading by example.
     

Skills And Attributes For Success

EY is looking for a senior consultant to help clients respond to issues across the sustainability and climate change agenda. Key desired attributes from candidates include:

  • Passion for helping clients improve their sustainability in the long-term by driving the development of sustainable business drivers such as talent, innovation, corporate governance and the creation of societal value;
  • Knowledge and experience of business strategy and operations, with either a strong background and/or experience in the field of ESG strategy, decarbonization and energy transition, circular economy, non-financial reporting, sustainable finance, EHS and environmental management;
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Skeptical yet practical mindset to assess situations and reach conclusions objectively;
  • Self-awareness, respect for differences in individual style and background of your team members;
  • Teaming and displaying strong interpersonal skills. Someone who is eager to learn, contribute and collaborate to support the achievement of a shared vision;
  • Strong time and organization skills, ability to adapt quickly to changing environments, determination and tenacity to see the matter you are working on to its conclusion;
  • Proactiveness in sharing new ideas to support achievement of shared vision.
     

To qualify for the role you must have

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Finance, Economics or similar fields of study;
  • At least 3 years of work experience advising clients on insights and strategies related to Sustainability Reporting and assurance; Sustainability/ESG Strategy; Impact measurement; Life-cycle assessment; Climate change risk; Carbon measurement and management; EHS Risk and compliance, Sustainable Finance Responsible Investment; Circular economy; Previous experience in working on complex projects that require knowledge of business / sustainability strategy and operation;
  • Understanding of key sustainability issues and trends and how they link to business value;
  • A dedication to teamwork;
  • Prior consulting or high-impact industry experience is an advantage;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in Portuguese and English;
  • Strong project management and personnel management skills;
  • Willingness and ability to travel, as necessary.
     

Ideally, you also have:

  • Professional presence with the ability to quickly establish personal credibility and demonstrate expertise;
  • Ability to analyze complex or unusual issues in the context of client engagements and deliver insightful and pragmatic solutions.
     

What We Look For

We are looking for candidates who are highly motivated, analytical with an attention to detail, and logical thinkers, with a passion for sustainability and helping clients solve important problems. We are also interested in strong team players who support their colleagues in reaching their goals while also considering their own workload and development, with the ability to adapt to changing requirements or deadlines in support of our client’s goals.

What Working At EY Offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package and includes support for flexible working and career development. Plus, we offer support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around the world and opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career.

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

Join us in building a better working world.

Apply now!

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