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Senior carbon management consultant

Job Profile

One of the largest employee-owned companies in the world, Mott MacDonald is a multisector consultancy providing engineering, management, and development services on projects in 150 countries. With over 16,000 of the best people working on a diverse range of challenges, we’re helping our clients deliver sustainable infrastructure and development solutions. We have a collegiate and collaborative culture which values equality and diversity, and we take proactive steps to create an inclusive workplace. Together, we are opening opportunities with connected thinking. If this sounds like somewhere you'd like to work, click apply to continue with your application.

Job Description

We are currently looking for an experienced carbon / climate change consultant to join our environmental team in the UK to be based in our Brighton, Bristol, Manchester or Birmingham office (other UK locations considered for the right candidate).

The successful candidate will have solid experience within a similar role and would be responsible for the delivery of carbon / climate change assessments for a wide range of projects in the infrastructure sector.

This includes:

- leading the delivery of carbon footprinting and carbon management projects
- environmental impact assessments (EIAs) and planning applications
- due diligence work
- assessing the performance of projects against national and international standards and to inform the development of project design

A mix of long-term and short-term projects internationally can be expected. The role is likely to involve other carbon reduction-related work, including compliance issues and advisory services, as well as involvement in wider environment-related projects.

This role is within Mott MacDonald’s major global energy business, but will provide support services to other major infrastructure projects worldwide particularly in the transport and water sectors. Our projects are global and international travel will be required from time to time.

The role involves mentoring of junior staff, contributing to winning new work and will often be client facing.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

Candidate Specification

We welcome applications from consultants with the following experience:


- experience in leading the delivery of carbon footprinting / carbon management projects across a range of project types delivery against scope, quality and budget, especially in the infrastructure sector
- knowledge of legislation and policy influencing carbon and climate change
- knowledge of key methodologies and data sources associated with carbon footprinting and carbon management, including PAS2080
- experience in environmental impact assessment, and working within EIA teams
- well rounded knowledge on wider sustainability and climate change issues
- degree / post-graduate qualifications in a relevant discipline
- excellent communication skills
- excellent numerical skills, including the use of Excel and other tools


- power sector experience
- understanding of related environmental topics such as air quality
- experience in renewable energy or financial aspects of carbon management
- experience of mentoring junior staff
- membership of a relevant institute
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