Sustainability Analyst / Consultant

Carbon Smart

Farringdon, London
£25,000 - £32,500 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: sustainability, carbon, climate & energy

Closing date: Monday, 23rd September 2019   7 days left

About Carbon Smart

We are a team of hard working, passionate sustainability champions that take on each client’s sustainability challenge as if it were our own. Sustainability can be tough – if it were easy, then our economies and societies would already be operating sustainably. To help our clients, each of us must dig in and get to the bottom of the challenge before working out the best way forward. Every day means tackling and solving problems, crunching the numbers – working out what’s really going on. Our team is bright, focused on great analysis, high quality work, engaging presentations and recommendations that have an impact. We strive to make a difference and to influence opinions and outcome. We work with leading clients that value our input and expertise – they include Google, Lloyds of London, Domino’s Pizza Group, the UK government, the European Investment Bank, Croda, Johnson Matthey, Royal Mail and many, many others.

Since 2007 we have grown one of the best sustainability teams in the industry and we are still growing. We are looking for new team members who share our passion, who want to roll their sleeves up and make a difference. We want people that are prepared to grab hold of our clients’ energy, waste, reporting, supply chain, plastics, renewables, transport and social challenges, and help shape workable solutions. If you are self-motivated, like a challenge, want to make a difference, take pride in delivering high quality work, have an impact in the room, can get to grips with challenging problems and make a compelling, reasoned argument for the course of action you propose then you’ll fit in just fine.

About the role

This is a new role within an existing team, with plenty of head room to grow. We’re looking for someone who wants to grow and make the mark on the team’s direction and service offerings.

The key responsibilities are:

  • Make sense of the data – collect, analyse and profile environmental data. Help clients understand their current performance and material impact areas
  • Identify and quantify improvement opportunities – conduct energy/waste audits, carry out renewable feasibility studies across a wide range of building types and develop the business case for opportunities by quantifying key metrics
  • Drive action – help develop suitable finance and governance models for sustainability projects; support clients to implement recommended solutions
  • Develop energy/resource use strategies – advising on longer term opportunities from the maturing energy market
  • Produce impactful deliverables – whether written or verbal, you’ll need to communicate your work to clients in a meaningful, impactful way
  • Commercial development – grow accounts and develop our service offerings by staying up to date with market needs and responding accordingly

The skills we are looking for

  • Numerate, analytical, computer literate – at ease with qualitative and quantitative analysis
  • Highly proficient in Office applications – including Excel and PowerPoint
  • Energy auditing – including identifying operational/capital expenditure projects
  • Tech savvy – good understanding of energy consuming equipment and plant (mechanical and electrical) and savings opportunities
  • Commercial mindset – likes to spot opportunities to develop our proposition, able to secure new business through growing and establishing accounts
  • A great communicator – with impact at all levels, in writing, verbally and in presentations. Ability to write clearly, explaining technical information to a non-technical audience. Comfortable working with, and influencing, external stakeholders and senior business leaders
  • Project management – able to organise and run projects with multiple resources to time and budget
  • Personal organisation – great time management and prioritisation skills; comfortable with managing multiple deadlines and priorities
  • High work standards – with strong attention to detail


  • 1-3 years of experience in a leading sustainability consultancy or equivalent in-house role
  • A minimum 2.1 honours degree in a relevant subject
  • You must be eligible to work in the UK

The offer

  • £25,000 to £32,500, depending on skills/experience
  • 25 holiday days
  • Pension plan
  • Employee share scheme
  • Personal training budget
  • Smartphone and laptop
  • A coach and regular personal development planning
  • Great office in central London
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free eye tests
  • Regular socials

Your Application

To apply, please send a cover letter explaining what you can bring to this role, why this is a good next step in your career, and how you meet the skills and experience sought along with a CV detailing your relevant experience.

In addition, please attach a short blog (600 words max.) about the products and services you think will be significant for businesses looking to save energy and reduce their carbon emissions over the coming 2 years.

Applications without a cover letter, CV and blog will not be reviewed.

Please send your application to with the subject title “Sustainability Consultant application” by midnight Monday 23rd September .

Suitable candidates will be invited to an initial phone interview. If successful this will be followed by a face-to-face interview for which they will need to prepare and deliver a presentation, answer questions and meet the team.

The positions are intended to commence as soon as possible. Candidates without the required experience will not be considered.

CVs will be reviewed on a rolling basis giving preference to early applicants.

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