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ESG & Sustainability Consultant

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5 Apr 2024

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About The Role

About this opportunity

As a member of our Technical & Environment Advisory team, the area where the work will be performed will be Environmental, Social and Governance Due Diligence (ESG DD) and Sustainability Consultancy mainly associated with the construction and real estate industry.

The ESG Consultant reports directly to the ESG Team Leader and supports Gleeds’ ESG department. This position requires a self-motivated individual with strong skills in data analysis, interpersonal communication, and time management.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Review and compile available ESG data for individual sites or portfolios (including data acquisition, data verification, GRESB, CDP, ESG Reporting, suppliers and procurement, etc.), and create actionable plans for greener practices.
  • Performing large-scale data management, environmental performance data analysis (energy, water, greenhouse gas emissions, waste), and support with various sustainability / ESG DD reports.
  • On-site auditing of properties for ESG risks and solutions to improve the energy efficiency (recommend technologies and explain the most cost-effective and beneficial routes to sustainability).
  • Assess decarbonization pathways (CRREM, Net Zero studies, embodied carbon Whole Life Cycle Assessments, etc.), carbon footprints and set clear targets, develop robust roadmaps and strategies. Work directly with client corporate sustainability team members to develop and implement such strategies and initiatives to support their real estate decarbonizing strategy.
  • Develop climate change scenarios (measurement metrics and targets), resilience and address the “value at risk” and cashflow impact of the climate and sustainability aspects on real estate assets.
  • Conduct SFDR and EU taxonomy screening.
  • Maintain a high level of industry knowledge through professional development, stay ahead of changing regulatory and investor demands.
  • Remaining in the remit of your role and when additional responsibilities need to be carried out, conduct this in a fully informed manner with the approval of your line manager.

As a Gleeds team member, you will have access to:
  • Opportunities to develop and grow your career
  • Employee Assistance Programme

About The Candidate

Who we’re looking for:

Experience, Knowledge and Key Skills
  • Experience in conducting ESG and Sustainability field - 4+ years in France.
  • Experience in Construction / Real Estate sector
  • Knowledge in the interpretation of environmental legislation.
  • Knowledge in carbon footprint strategies.
  • Ability to handle and interpret large amounts of information and confidential information
  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to integrate with teams
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Fluency in French and English

  • Degree in Environmental Sciences or similar
  • Master’s degree in sustainability related discipline is a plus.

About The Company

Be part of the extraordinary

Every day at Gleeds, we influence the way people around the world live, work and travel. Delivering on the world’s most iconic projects for globally renowned clients, our teams solve complex problems that shape the future of the built environment.

One of the qualities we value in people, is the ability to think creatively about the solutions we offer to clients. With 71 offices spanning the Americas, Europe, MENA and Asia Pacific our ability to innovate and improve is a product of the varied backgrounds and experience of our people. We welcome new perspectives and ideas.

Above all, we believe that quality relationships sit at the heart of good business. We strive to be the people that seek to understand and bring people together. Wherever we are in the world, our aspiration is to leave a positive legacy for people and local communities, whilst living and breathing our three core values:
  • We’re committed to our clients and our people
  • We’re creative and realistic
  • We combine professionalism with personality

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications regardless of age, disability, marital status, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status or gender.

We recognise the importance of work/life balance and agree flexible working arrangements to suit each individual.

Gleeds is a Great Place to Work certified employer.

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