Senior ESG/Sustainability Consultant

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Stantec’s ESG Advisory group turns strategy into action. Our team, including scientists, engineers, regulatory specialists, and finance experts with subject matter expertise across the domain of ESG, is adept at helping clients develop a comprehensive and pragmatic ESG strategy, implement actions to manage and build resilience to ESG risks, measure progress toward ESG goals, and report progress to a diverse audience of stakeholders.

We provide strategic guidance to a variety of sectors including agriculture, energy, financial institutions, food and beverage, information technology, infrastructure, manufacturing, mining, manufacturing, and telecom.

The CSRD is the new, extensive, regulatory sustainability reporting framework that most big companies will have to comply with as of 2025. We are looking for someone who is able to lead the expansion of our service capability on the services related to the CSRD with a global perspective.


Your Key Responsibilities:

-Apply a deep understanding of ESG landscape, regulatory requirements, reporting frameworks and best practices.

-Guide clients through the process of establishing sustainability priorities and strategy by leading activities such as materiality assessments, industry benchmarking, ESG due diligence and ESG risk and opportunity assessments.

-Analyzing clients’ current gaps against the CSRD disclosure requirements coordinating with the internal experts and relevant functions to make strategies to close identified gaps.

-Supporting the ad-hoc tasks for ESG risk management and supply chain due diligence relevant for fulfilling the CSRD requirements.

-Enable clients to credibly act on sustainability strategy through ESG target-setting, implementation planning, performance monitoring and reporting.

-Lead projects from inception to completion, including activities such as: identifying new opportunities with clients, project design, leading proposals, advising on project strategy and management, providing technical oversight and quality assurance, monitoring financial performance, and serving as a strategic partner to clients.

-Lead teams and invest in the technical and professional development of our growing ESG Advisory group by mentoring mid- and early-career staff and serving in a supervisory capacity.

-Demonstrate thought leadership via authoring blogs, white papers, briefing documents, leadership of industry and technical advisory groups and participation in conference panels.

-Communicate effectively to both internal and external audiences, including executives, in order to represent Stantec’s ESG Advisory team as the partner best positioned to turn clients’ ESG strategy into action.

-Develop, foster and maintain client relationships by understanding and interpreting industry trends, client needs, stakeholder priorities, and overall business objectives.


Senior ESG/Sustainability Consultant


Desired Know-how and Experience:

-Comprehensive understanding of ESG frameworks and disclosure rules, particularly of the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive and the specific ESRS guidance.

-Relevant experience in a consulting firm specializing for example in energy transition, carbon footprint and strategy, life cycle assessments, or dedicated to environmental issues.

-Experience in creating gap-analyses and long-term roadmaps for clients to ensure their compliance with the CSRD.

-Experience implementing framework for Carbon Management and Carbon Road mapping to achieve clients’ Carbon Neutral targets.

-Knowledge of and Agile/Lean thinking practices, to support this approach throughout the division, customers and delivery partners.

Subject matter expertise in one or more of the following areas:

-GHG accounting protocols (CDP, SBTI…), reduction planning, and regulatory reporting ESG due diligence assessments.

-LCA and circular economy, including life cycle and product impact assessments.

-Experience serving as a strategic advisor on ESG issues and developing comprehensive ESG risk management strategies and/or programming for clients.

-Experience providing ESG and/or sustainability training to an executive-level audience.

-Human rights risk assessment and management, including responsible sourcing and supply chain and supplier engagement.

Education and Experience:

-MS-BS in environmental science, engineering, energy, economics, public policy, sustainability, or related degree.

-8 years of professional experience in sustainability, climate change, risk management, and/or management consulting, working with clients on ESG issues like ESG due diligence, ESG risk analysis and on reporting standards for sustainability reports.

Employment Type: Full-Time

Job Type: Regular

Job Category: Environmental Science

About Stantec:

We’re active members of the communities we serve. That’s why at Stantec we always design with community in mind. We believe growing a great design company happens from the inside out. We look for people who are drawn to use every talent they possess, plus creativity, determination and a drive to do the extraordinary.

The Stantec community unites approximately 28,000 employees working in over 400 locations across six continents. We collaborate across disciplines and industries to bring projects to life. Our work as architects, engineers, and consultants from initial project concept and planning through design, construction and commissioning is built on a solid history of success. So, when we take on a project, we see the opportunity to make a lasting connection with the people and places where we live and work. Redefine your personal best. Join us!

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