Sustainability Consultant

DSS Sustainable Solutions
AED 200,000 - 400,000
Job description

Who we are?

dss+ is a world-class management and operations consulting firm. We exist to protect what our clients care for: people, assets, values and profits. ‘Sustainability’ is an integral part of our solutions. As a result the value we create is contributing to the future competitiveness of our clients so they remain relevant for the market, industry and society. This often requires complex transformations of our clients’ organizations to ensure improvements can be sustained long-term through culture, capability building, innovation and digital enablement. We draw from decades of DuPont heritage with respective IP, methodologies, subject matter expertise and culture. dss+ holds as a core value environmental stewardship and safeguarding the social and environmental conditions of the areas in which we deliver value.

What will we offer?

  • A young, dynamic and passionate team
  • Every member has a deep expertise and a high sense for quality
  • Exciting and varied projects focusing onthe main challenges of our time with opportunities to help clients transform to manage their environmental footprint, reduce their carbon emissions and move towards net-zero and a more sustainable world.
  • The opportunity to take on responsibility driving and leading project workstreams
  • A management that listens, encourages initiative and an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Flexibility in the organization of work time and place
  • Heritage and legacy of one of the strongest brands in the manufacturing industry

What will you do?

As a Consultant with relevant expertise, your mission is to support client projects that help decision-makers in addressing their ESG and Climate Change related sustainability targets:

  • Carry out comprehensive project tasks under the Project Manager's leadership. Plan complex project task streams in alignment with project leader and team.
  • Define sub-projects and smaller projects and its targets in relation to content and methodology.
  • Design, set up, and administer project / milestone plans.
  • Lead a medium-sized client team. Win over team members for the objectives and results of the project.
  • Take responsibility for the follow-up on work and project plans for the overall project.
  • Independently implement own industry experience in the project work.
  • Design and develop presentations.
  • Independently moderate smaller workshops.
  • Competently give presentations to the clients' higher management.
  • Summarize project results into a coherent line of arguments.
  • Structure project findings in written reports in text form and in PPT-presentation format and communicate key message with higher management on a one-to-one basis.
  • Create implementation plans for project results.

Additionally, you will be playing an active role in building the firm by:

  • Identifying leads for subsequent activities of current project work.
  • Supporting proposal development.
  • Mentoring a number of Interns and Analysts and introduce Junior Consultants into project phases.
  • Extracting know-how from project work and turn it into offerings.
  • Actively engaging in internal tasks under instruction.
  • Supporting thought leadership for the firm, e.g. develop and enhance existing IP, PoV publications, whitepapers, presentations at conferences, etc.
  • Supporting and educate internal and external networks on the sustainability / climate change value proposition.
  • Becoming recognized as a sustainability / climate change subject-matter expert and trusted thought partner within dss+ and to clients.

Who are you?

You will bring scientific rigor seeking to translate results into concrete and economically viable implementation in a number of the following sustainability themes:

  • Masters degree or equivalent in either engineering, economics, social sciences, MINT/STEM.
  • 3-7 years of experience in Sustainability and climate change relevant fields.
  • Interested in various sectors and keen to dive deeper into specific sectors such as oil & gas, chemicals, mining, manufacturing, food & beverage, utilities, mobility, services: finance, telco, etc.
  • Deep knowledge of common international sustainability frameworks and respective institutions, e.g. SDGs, WBCSD
  • Experience in developing ESG strategy, materiality assessments and ESG implementation roadmaps.
  • Familiar with fundamental ESG reporting concepts and regulations, such as GRI, SASB, UN Global Compact, CDP, etc.
  • First experiences with net-zero targets, potential actions and roadmaps and some of the key components, e.g. GHG emissions scope 1, 2 analysis and measures, decarbonization options and technologies. Scope 3 experience is a plus.
  • Knowledge on ISO 14064.
  • Experience in conducting TCFD analyses.
  • Awareness of decarbonization themes, such as carbon capture and utilization technologies, carbon markets and financing mechanisms, various low-carbon technologies.
  • Overview on renewables incl. relevance of hydrogen-based technologies and related energy systems to advise on our clients’ energy transformation journey.
  • Be able to understand the application of energy modelling and accounting.

Your skills:

  • Thrive in complexity, a natural problem-solver, a critical thinker with intellectual curiosity and adapt to situations.
  • Analysis of complex data with absorption, and synthesis of large amounts of information, confidently draw conclusions from your research and put them into clear structure for discussion with project leader.
  • Not afraid to ask questions when you need clarity and willing to challenge your own and your team’s perspectives.
  • Detail oriented where necessary, well-organized, autonomous and a great team player.
  • Strong/effective verbal and written communication skills to be able to interact at different levels of the organization, from executive to technicians and operators.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and team-working attitude to be able to work in multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Work independently while personable, a good listener and connect easily with others, making you a great team player.
  • If required, able to effectively work in a remote setting across time zones.
  • Fluent in English. Arabic being a plus.