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At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed - today and into tomorrow.With more than 55,000 people in 40+ countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs' greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent. In addition to the benefits you'd expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family-friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay and free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships. We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We're happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.

About the opportunity

As a purpose-led company, we know we have a pivotal role to play in responding to the climate crisis and we are proud to accept this challenge. We have elevated Climate Response as one of the three core accelerators within our company-wide strategy, aligning positive societal impact with long-term business growth. Excitingly, we are the first consultancy organization, and one of the world's first companies, to have our commitments approved by the Science Based Targets initiative.

We advise clients on the challenges and opportunities regarding climate change and sustainability issues including, but not limited to carbon accounting, policy and regulatory support, net zero carbon and offsetting strategies, ESG, social value, environmental management systems, sustainable design and procurement, nature-based solutions, and circular economy.

Aligning with our values and commitments, our Carbon Consulting team is looking for a Principal Carbon Consulting to help us deliver continued growth in our services and support our clients in understanding their responsibilities to meet the challenges of Climate Change. In the role you will be responsible for the technical delivery of projects and workstream tasks, providing advice, technical expertise and innovative approaches relating to climate change and sustainability. You will have opportunities for project management, business case development, scoping commercial propositions through sales and client relationship management, and training a team of consultants.

This Principal Carbon Consultant position is a critical role for Jacobs and our clients, to put in place tools, plans and strategies to drive down carbon, whilst also having the opportunity to innovate on digital capabilities to support efficiencies. We require a candidate with proven experience in carbon management and carbon markets, looking to progress their career to expert leadership. The successful candidate will join a diverse team with the exciting opportunity to work with a varied portfolio of high-profile projects throughout the UK and globally.

Primary Job Responsibilities

You will work collaboratively across the business providing technical leadership on carbon management, net zero and offsetting strategies. Given the breadth of opportunities, typical tasks would include:

  • Leading and delivering greenhouse gas models and inventories across Scopes 1 -3 across a range of sectors and projects.
  • Working with clients to develop carbon management frameworks, including alignment with standards, and advising on strategies, plans, and net zero and ESG strategies.
  • Maintaining knowledge of climate change policy landscape, including carbon taxes and trading systems, such as the EU/UK Emissions Trading Scheme.
  • Evaluating and advising on offsetting and crediting mechanisms, including carbon pricing.
  • Conducting research on global carbon markets.
  • Managing the delivery of ESG and compliance reporting.
  • Providing assurance services related to carbon accounting and sustainability targets.
  • Providing leadership on business development activities, bid preparation and winning work in the above areas.
  • Being a technical reviewer to ensure high-quality on project deliverables.
  • Actively engaging in Jacobs' global communities of practice (COP) of relevance to carbon and sustainability.
Here's What You'll Need:
  • Master's Degree (or higher) in Environmental or Sustainability related discipline.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in standards and best practice in carbon management (PAS2080, PAS2060, ISO14064, among others).
  • Relevant experience in net zero and offsetting projects, including research/market analysis in the carbon market.
  • High quality reports/proposals writing, and presentation of recommendations and conclusions to clients and stakeholders.
  • Strong research skills and innovative approach to solving complex problems.
  • Strong stakeholder management, social and networking skills.
  • Capacity to work within teams to solve problems and achieve a high level of assurance on project deliverables.

Our Culture

Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at Jacobs.

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we're more connected, and if we are diverse, we're more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you're pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity - ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women's - find out more about our employee networks here.

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