Sustainability Consultant

Filkin & Co. EHS Limited

West Midlands
£21,000 - £26,000 pa depending upon experience

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy, sustainability

Closing date: Friday, 10th June 2022  

Sustainability Consultant – Carbon Footprints

Filkin & Co. EHS Limited are looking to recruit a Sustainability Consultant to work across multiple carbon footprint and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) projects for an initial 6-month period.

You will have the opportunity to work with progressive clients, helping them measure and move towards sustainability benefits, including work for chemical and manufacturing companies in the UK and overseas. Assessments will be undertaken on organisations, products, events and individuals. A great deal of the work is highly confidential so discretion will be key.

We are ideally looking for a candidate with experience of product and organisation carbon footprints and some experience of LCA. You will enjoy both managing delivery of consulting projects in small teams, sometimes working with other consultancies, and working independently with minimal supervision.

Applications will be considered at both Junior Consultant and Consultant levels. Some experience in industrial settings would be considered beneficial.

About Filkin & Co. EHS Limited

Filkin is a small specialist consultancy working with both the public and private sectors delivering comprehensive, integrated services, established in 2012. In the drive for a resource efficient, low carbon economy, our aim is to lead debate, influence policy and shape the implementation of sustainable development to achieve outstanding client success.

Our carbon footprint and life cycle assessment services include:

  • Developing climate change strategies;
  • Assessment of carbon offsetting programmes;
  • Assessing opportunities for reducing carbon footprints;
  • Completion of life cycle assessments;
  • Identification of emission factors (including access to the latest ecoinvent database);
  • Review and interpretation of carbon footprints and life cycle assessments;
  • Managing climate change legislation compliance; and
  • Delivering training and engagement programmes.

Filkin experience has been applied to completion of a number of carbon footprints within the UK and overseas for a range of organisation and product types.

Ideal Skills and Experience

The ideal candidate will have experience and skills covering the below, combined with an enthusiasm for continual development. Discretion will be key and understanding that clients may require Non-disclosure Agreements to be signed:

  • STEM Degree (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) or suitable experience and skills;
  • Proven track record of carbon footprinting or full LCA;
  • Experience of industry;
  • Managing delivery of projects;
  • Writing high quality and concise summary reports, as well as detailed technical reports;
  • Good initiative, comfortable working under regular periods of minimal supervision;
  • Excellent Excel skills, comfortable creating and maintaining large and complicated Excel models;
  • A good understanding of carbon footprint standards such as PAS 2050, WRI GHG Protocol, ISO 14076…etc
  • Awareness of forthcoming international legislation such as Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM);
  • Experience with ecoinvent, OpenLCA, SimaPro or GaBi is advantageous;
  • Highly numerate with excellent analytical skills;
  • Data extraction and analysis; and
  • Appreciation of Quality Assurance.

Job Role

This role involves a range of activities, including:

  • Delivering carbon footprint projects;
  • Delivery across multiple consultancy projects;
  • Writing technical summary reports and detailed technical reports;
  • Liaison with clients, project partners and key stakeholders;
  • Analysis of large datasets, condensing into robust and digestible outputs;
  • Supporting senior colleagues;
  • Internal quality assurance; and
  • Presenting results and interpretation to our clients.

An initial 6-month contract is available to the successful candidate.  To apply, please submit your CV and covering letter to the following e-mail address: [email protected]

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