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Principal Climate Change Consultant

Job Description

An opportunity to make a real difference in driving the sustainability performance of major infrastructure projects, contributing to the transition to a zero carbon and carbon positive future?
  • Opportunity for an environmental, climate change, or sustainability specialist.
  • Provide strategic direction and drive the regional climate change practice.
  • Work with regional and global teams to deliver climate change related studies.
  • Role available in either Singapore, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok or Taipei.
Climate change threatens governments, companies and communities. At Mott MacDonald, we help our clients identify risks and reduce their vulnerability by developing adaptation strategies that they can use to build resilience. With global temperatures rising, acute weather events are presenting a fundamental challenge to societies and businesses around the world. Our economic, human and natural assets and investments are increasingly at risk from climate change. Adaptation measures – improving our resilience – will be essential to survival.

We are advancing climate resilience by finding ways to adapt and rebound, and innovative sources of investment in resilience. Through our services we protect against severe impacts, reduce losses and safeguard the livelihoods of vulnerable communities around the world. Our multidisciplinary expertise and international reach mean we can build teams with the right skills mix to meet the needs of clients in any sector, anywhere in the world.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and passionate Principal Climate Change Consultant to join our Climate, Environment, and Social team in either Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok or Taipei. You’ll work within a multi-disciplinary team on a wide range of projects across multiple sectors (power, energy, transport, built environment, water). This is an opportunity to help lead the delivery of climate change services in a fast moving, client focused commercial environment.
  • Climate change risk and vulnerability assessments
  • Climate science, research and analysis
  • Policy and planning
  • Climate finance
  • Climate resilient infrastructure
Reporting through to the Technical Principal E&S, this role would suit either a purist environmental consultant or an environmental specialist with a background in climate change or sustainability.
In this client-facing role you will provide leadership on inputs for climate change aspects across a range of projects, working closely with other disciplines to ensure both project objectives are delivered successfully, within budget and to programme. You’ll be committed to the highest standards of service, be focused on building strong client relationship and passionate about collaboration that creates real value and lasting sustainable change.

The Opportunity
  • Strengthening our relationship with key clients.
  • Supporting the implementation of our Group commitments on climate change.
  • Technical support within the global climate change practice.
  • Winning work and preparing proposals.
  • Managing projects as well as clients and sub-consultants.
  • External engagement with international initiatives.
  • Thought leadership and support to external campaigns including our net zero and resilience initiatives.
  • Leading internal and external workshops.
  • Guiding junior team members and technically assuring their work.
  • Responsibility of being the Regional Climate Change Coordinator.
You’d be part of a truly multidisciplinary team; working across the breadth of Mott MacDonald’s sectors, regions and practices.

Candidate Specification

About You:
  • A Master’s degree in Environmental Science, Climate Change, Development Studies, Economics or a related field.
  • Experience working in an international, multicultural and diverse environment, with collaborative approach and working across sectoral and regional boundaries.
  • Thorough understanding and experience of international climate change frameworks.
  • Experience working as a consultant or an in-house role responsible for identifying climate change risks and putting in place risk mitigation plans.
  • Understanding of global climate change science and international decarbonisation scenarios as well as best practice approaches to risk assessment and quantification.
  • Experience working with a range of organisations from asset owners to financial institutions
  • Good working knowledge of the TCFD and associated frameworks.
  • Experience having delivered transition and physical climate risk assessments for projects.
  • Strong international network across clients, partner organisations and business groups.
  • Able to review complex documents, summaries and present the key issues in a clear and concise way.
  • Aptitude in identification, progression, delivery and success in tendering for new project opportunities.
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills with a proven ability of generating work opportunities and preparing successful proposals to win work.
  • Enthusiastic and ambitious, with a passion for continual professional development.
  • Highly motivated and conscientious with the ability to deliver work to the highest standards.
  • Team and client focused and able to collaborate in a multi-discipline multi-geography environment.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills with the ability to lead and develop others.
You will be office based with a willingness to travel when required.
In return, you’ll be working on significant projects that shape the communities in which we live. You will build connections with our international expertise and bring this knowledge to our clients and to their projects. By joining Mott MacDonald, you will find we are committed to fostering a culture that empowers our people, promotes teamwork, and embraces sustainability.

Job Profile

Singapore's best employers 2021
We are proud to have been recognised in The Strait Times list of Singapore’s Best Employers in 2021 in recognition of our focus on work-life balance, development opportunities, culture and benefits.

Other Information

Equality, diversity and inclusion
We put equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our business, seeking to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. We encourage individual expression in our workplace and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels they have the opportunity to contribute.

Agile working
At Mott MacDonald, we believe it makes business sense for you and your manager to choose how you can work most effectively to meet your client, team and personal commitments. We embrace agility, flexibility and trust.

More about Mott MacDonald
We’re a global engineering, management and development consultancy.
Our purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes in everything we do, relentlessly focusing on excellence and digital innovation, transforming our clients’ businesses, our communities and employee opportunities.
A fundamental part of this is respecting each person’s differences and striving to meet their needs.
Our values: progress, respect, integrity, drive, excellence

We put equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our business, seeking to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. We encourage individual expression in our workplace and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels they have opportunity to contribute.

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