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Senior Consultant - Climate Focus

EY has a well-established Climate Change and Sustainability practice to respond to our client's growing need of guidance in four key areas: social and environmental sustainability, climate change, sustainable finance, and environment, health & safety (EHS). Our services are varied, but include strategy and implementation, impact measurement, assessment of policies, programs and management systems, assurance over sustainability-related data and greenhouse gas emission verification. We are looking to expand our team of professionals focused on providing high value, independent, trusted advice to our clients as they transition to a more sustainable economy. Our clients include many of today's leading global companies, innovative growth companies, government and other Publicly Accountable Enterprises.

The opportunity

We are currently seeking a qualified candidate in the early stages of their career who is able to demonstrate strong leadership qualities for an excellent career and leadership opportunity at the Senior Consultant level to support our services around the transition to a low-carbon economy. We can help you realize your potential. Our success is based on your success. Our work environment is designed to help high-performing people thrive.

Your key responsibilities

As a Senior Consultant, you will directly support client engagements and help build out our growing toolkit to assist clients in their understanding of climate risks and opportunities, and associated strategies.

The nature of this role means no two projects will be the same. That means you'll need to think on your feet and challenge existing practices to develop answers to complex issues. You'll also be collaborating with colleagues across multiple service lines, so we'll look to you to build relationships and identify opportunities for our clients to benefit from our knowledge in other areas.

Skills and attributes for success
  • Be a self-starter who takes ownership for tasks and team performance, and proactively seeks out ways to better address our clients' needs
  • Be a team player and leader, able to successfully guide the work of others and be committed to achieving common goals
  • With support from team leadership, ability to design and execute a logical phased approach to understand complex or unusual client issues, and design, recommend and implement insightful and pragmatic solutions
  • Ability to take a pragmatic approach to issues that underpin client relationships while demonstrating and living the firm's values
  • Demonstrate professionalism and poise in working with and presenting to clients or EY executives, and in developing relationships with potential clients
  • Demonstrate strong writing skills and an ability to translate recommendations and other ideas effectively and concisely in reports, presentation materials, client proposals and other written communication
  • Be technically comfortable
    • at the interplay of climate change, energy systems and the economy to focus on the energy transition and its associated risks and opportunities for our clients
    • working with energy and socio-economic models or other ways of studying the transition to a low-carbon economy
    • mapping corporate value-chain emissions and preparing decarbonisation pathways using latest protocols and standards
  • Experience in one or more of the following industries: mining, oil and gas, manufacturing, , government and public sector.
  • Share our passion for helping businesses and other clients become more sustainable

To qualify for the role, you must have
  • A Master's degree in Business/Economics with a strong complementary competence in Energy, Sustainability, Engineering or Environmental Science or vice versa
  • 3-5 years experience in the field of energy transition or climate change
  • Excellent project management and team leadership skills
  • Professional presence with the ability to quickly establish personal credibility and demonstrate expertise
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills in English. French would be an important advantage.
  • Exemplary written and verbal communication skills and strong MS Office 365 skills
  • Location is flexible between Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. Candidates must be eligible to work in Canada

What we look for

We're interested in versatile people with the ability to take on new responsibilities and listen to clients to get things done. We're not just looking for technical experience - we're after genuinely interesting people with the ability to build relationships, negotiate and think in unique and creative news ways. If you're a confident leader with a curious mind and the ability to solve complex issues, this role is for you.

What working at EY offers

At EY, our Total Rewards package supports our commitment to creating a leading people culture - built on high-performance teaming - where everyone can achieve their potential and contribute to building a better working world for our people, our clients and our communities. It's one of the many reasons we repeatedly win awards for being a great place to work.

We offer a competitive compensation package where you'll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package allows you decide which benefits are right for you and which ones help you create a solid foundation for your future. Our Total Rewards package includes a comprehensive medical, prescription drug and dental coverage, a defined contribution pension plan, a great vacation policy plus firm paid days that allow you to enjoy longer long weekends throughout the year, statutory holidays and paid personal days (based on province of residence), and a range of exciting programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:
  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry
  • Learning opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that's right for you

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we're using the finance products, expertise and systems we've developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

Make your mark. Apply today

EY is committed to inclusiveness, equity and accessibility. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply.

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