Wood is currently recruiting for a Climate Resilience & Sustainability Specialist, at Associate / Technical Director level to work in our London office, as part of our expanding climate, environmental and sustainability team.
Our team is at the forefront of providing technical, operational and strategic climate, sustainability, economic, environmental and policy advice on the development and implementation of climate change strategies, climate resilience and sustainable development policy. As well as climate and sustainability, the team focuses on air quality, chemicals, water policy, infrastructure and sustainable development. We work with international agencies, governments, investment banks, trade associations, multi-national companies and corporations, the European Commission, and government departments in the UK, Europe, the Americas and across the world.
Our projects directly help to influence and strengthen the development, implementation and improvement of environmental and climate strategies and policy, sustainability, climate resilience and climate finance addressing some of the most challenging global issues.
Examples of recent projects around the world include: Water Resources Management; Urban Design, Master Planning and Implementation; Major Infrastructure Development; Strategic Flood Risk Assessments; Seismic Resilience, Structural Assessment and Retrofits; Historic Rehabilitation and Storm Surge Mitigation; Assessment of Climate and Energy Reporting Requirements; Local Hazard Mitigation Plans; Resilient Cities Planning; Climate Adaptation and Climate Finance Advisory Services for Investment, Insurance and Banking; Sustainable Development; Environmental Impact Assessment and Climate Resilience Strategy Development.
Working as a senior expert and a leader within and across international, multi-disciplinary teams, you will provide climate resilience, adaptation and sustainability implementation and analyses; evaluate and enact existing policy and technical measures; support cost-benefit analyses and resilience engineering, carry out stakeholder consultations and successfully deliver cross-sectoral projects. You will have the ability to manage projects, draft, edit, finalise and review reports, manage budgets and proposal development and deliver verbal presentations in English to a high standard.
Alongside project delivery, we are seeking someone who can manage and oversee individual and multiple projects simultaneously, lead a multi-disciplinary team, work closely and collaboratively with senior colleagues, write winning proposals, contribute toward business development and client-facing activities and aid the development of more junior colleagues.
The ideal candidate will be qualified to a Master’s degree level or above in a climate-related discipline; sustainability; environmental economics, climate science, policy, social sciences, engineering, geography or a closely related subject. We would expect considerable relevant experience within consultancy, government, research and/or industry.
You will have competence and experience in the majority of the following areas:
You will also have competence and experience in the following areas
You should have the ability to interact with clients and policy makers at national and/or international level and to write reports in English to a professional standard.
It would be advantageous to demonstrate experience of the following:
Familiarity with UK / European / UN and international guidance on application of climate projections, climate risk and sustainable development in different settings, e.g. town and country planning, Environment Agency flood risk assessment requirements, energy/nuclear safety planning requirements, Environmental Impact Analysis. Familiarity with the process of policy development and implementation; evaluation of technical and policy measures; cost-benefit analysis; data collection, validation and analysis.
We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.
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