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Climate Risk Specialist - Sustainability and Climate Change - Manager

Posted: 8 Jun 2021 Closes: 9 Jul 2021
London Competitive
Permanent & Full-time PwC_202251WD-int

Over the past 15 years, our Sustainability & Climate Change team has developed a reputation as a hub for innovation, digital transformation and regulatory alignment in the markets we operate in. We are a growing team of leading thinkers and action-oriented consultants driving improvements across the economy in all manner of sustainable practices, who are vital to the delivery of our Firm's purpose; "To build trust in society and solve important problems".

There is now an opportunity to join this team as a Climate Risk specialist to support our growing book of work to assist clients identify, mitigate, measure and report the climate exposures in their businesses. In addition to client responsibilities, this role provides senior level support to our practice leadership as well as guiding the development of junior colleagues across the team.

It is expected that successful applicants will supplement our existing team skill set by bringing deep client / sector knowledge as well as exceptional technical capabilities in one or more of the fields of climate risk, TCFD-alignment, ESG, decarbonisation and net zero transformation. We actively work across all sectors, but applicants with particular expertise in the financial services, public sector, carbon intensive sectors, energy and renewables sectors are welcome.

Our work with clients delivers truly transformational change from strategy through to digital enabled execution. Clients are faced with increasing challenges on the disclosure of climate related risks to a variety of stakeholders while simultaneously identifying the opportunities that the transition to a low carbon economy creates for their businesses.

About the role

As a Manager within our practice, your responsibilities will include:
  • Building and developing relationships with clients, supporting business development and sales activity including proposal writing and pitching our climate related solutions to potential clients;
  • Leading delivery of client engagements for clients taking ownership of all aspects of delivery and programme management;
  • Delivering excellent project outcomes for both client and Firm on engagements, monitoring commercial performance and quality control;
  • Supporting the development of propositions, thought leadership and digital assets to support our business development and brand positioning;
  • Acting as an internal advisor to colleagues on relevant topics of climate change and climate risk, supporting cross function alignment, knowledge sharing and go-to-market activities across our lines of service as required;
  • Continuous personal and professional development to maintain an up to date knowledge of the market, industry and topic;
  • Supporting the development of colleagues through knowledge share, mentoring and coaching.

Essential Skills & Experience
  • We expect that you will be suitably qualified to apply for this role through either a relevant academic qualification or extensive relevant experience;
  • Sales origination, commercial acumen and strong programme and/or project management skills;
  • Critical thinking, intellectual curiosity and problem solving abilities;
  • Ability to lead and/or work collaboratively in multi-disciplinary teams;
  • Strong personal initiative, agility and resourcefulness.

Desirable Skills & Experience
  • Deep sector experience in financial services, carbon intensive sectors, energy and renewables, public sector or wider corporate or international organisations;
  • An ability to analyse strategic, operational, risk and financial implications of sustainability trends and translate these into commercial impact;
  • Data analysis and visualisation skills, comfortable working with large datasets in Excel, Alteryx and/or Tableau;
  • A Masters, or equivalent qualification in economics, finance, business, sustainability, or related fields is helpful but not essential.
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