Climate EIA Consultant

Ramboll

Climate EIA Consultant

Salary Not Specified

Ramboll, Edinburgh

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Remote working

Posted 2 weeks ago, 30 Jun | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 991068f7404d463bbf5b45a82713e865

Full Job Description

Are you passionate about sustainability and the built environment? Our company offers an exciting opportunity for a Consultant to join our Sustainability and Carbon team. In this role, you will support infrastructure and building climate assessments and carbon management, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) climate assessments and a wide range of sustainability advisory projects. Collaborating with a diverse team, you'll contribute to impactful projects across various sectors, shaping a more sustainable future. With a commitment to your professional growth, you'll become a recognised expert in the field, influencing stakeholders, and making a meaningful difference in the world as you align your career with your values. Join us on this purpose-driven journey to create a greener and more sustainable built environment.

If this sounds like you, or you're curious to learn more, then this role could be the perfect opportunity. Join our Sustainability and Carbon team within the Environment and Health department as our new Consultant and work with us to close the gap to a sustainable future.

Your new role
As our new Consultant, you will support projects with confidence and embrace continuous learning to excel in your technical field. This role is about innovation and fostering strong client relationships with clients who strive for excellence in sustainability.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Preparation of high-quality climate change and carbon reporting to provide advice to clients and project teams and support planning and EIA applications.

  • Undertake Whole Life Carbon Assessments and carbon management on projects in line with PAS2080:2023.

  • Working with client teams to identify opportunities for sustainable design and climate resilience measures and carbon reduction initiatives including hosting project workshops and attending meetings.

  • Work in tandem with our other service offerings such as net zero projects and sustainability services.

  • Serve as a positive team member, embodying Ramboll's expected values.


  • To give you a flavour of the projects you might work on, some examples of our recent and ongoing work are:
  • Carbon baselining and carbon management plans for infrastructure projects in line with PAS2080 such as National Highways road projects and large port infrastructure.

  • EIA scoping reports and climate chapters to support building and infrastructure planning applications such as Birmingham Smithfield masterplan and Goodwood BMW factory.

  • Strategic and technical support to National Highways to assist in implementing their Environmental Sustainability strategy and Net Zero highways plan.

  • Carbon/sustainability management plan and options assessments for infrastructure upgrade works for the British Antarctic Survey.

  • Carbon accounting, SBTi target setting, decarbonisation strategy/options for a Private Equity company.

  • Carbon accounting, supplier engagement, CDP and TCFD disclosure for a manufacturing company in the automotive industry.


  • Your new team
    You will be part of our Sustainability and Carbon team within the UK Environment and Health business unit. We provide services in corporate net zero strategy, science-based targets advisory, carbon data management, energy efficiency, sustainability and climate risk, biodiversity net gain, natural capital, EHS management, impact assessment, health sciences, air quality, BREEAM Infrastructure and due diligence to diverse clients in various sectors. We have a collaborative and supportive team culture that encourages initiative, teamwork, and continual improvement in all aspects of our work. You will work within our dynamic and growing team with the opportunity to work and collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams in the UK and overseas including transport, marine and buildings across the wider Ramboll business.

    You will typically have two to three years' experience which may include the following areas:
  • Background in one, or more, of these areas (background doesn't have to necessarily be climate and carbon): environmental planning; EIA; climate change; DCO; town planning; urban planning.

  • Knowledge of carbon and climate chapters for EIA reports and potentially carbon management plans.

  • Starting to be aware of carbon and climate reporting guidelines and standards e.g., PAS 2080, IEMA Guidance.

  • An early awareness of climate data and projections.

  • Some experience in numerical analysis e.g., Excel or carbon accounting software or digital platforms for carbon accounting.

  • Proficiency in report and presentation creation using software such as Word or PowerPoint.

  • Effective engagement and relationship-building skills

  • Starting to grow an ability/confidence to communicate effectively with both internal colleagues and external clients.

  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability, with a willingness to learn new skills as you may be required to work across multiple workstreams.


  • Not essential but you may also be able to demonstrate experience in the following:
  • Experience of supporting project management tasks to support delivery of projects on time and to budget.

  • Supporting development of project case studies, templates and fee proposals.

  • Sustainability and environmental strategies, LCAs, corporate reporting frameworks (e.g. CDP, TCFD) and Science-Based Targets.

  • Energy auditing and/or energy regulation compliance.

    Ramboll is a global architecture, engineering, and consultancy company. We believe that the purpose of sustainable change is to create a thriving world for both nature and people. So, that's where we start - and how we work. At Ramboll, our core strength is our people, and our history is rooted in a clear vision of how a responsible company should act. Being open and curious is a cornerstone of our culture. We embrace an inclusive mindset that looks for fresh, diverse, and innovative perspectives. We respect, embrace, and invite diversity in all forms to actively cultivate an environment where everyone can flourish and realise their full potential., Founded in Denmark, Ramboll is a foundation-owned people company. Ramboll has a proven track record of sustainable and responsible business and is a top ten engineering and environmental and sustainability consultancy in the UK, with more than 1,500 employees across 16 offices working towards a more sustainable future. Ramboll experts deliver innovative solutions across Buildings, Transport, Environment & Health, and Energy. Strong values guide what we do and drive an inclusive, collaborative, and highly flexible culture that values people and ideas. Explore and nurture your own passion, expertise, and creativity at Ramboll through work that benefits our people, partners, nature, and society.


  • An equal opportunity employer
    Equality, diversity, and inclusion is at the heart of what we do. At Ramboll, we believe that diversity is a strength and that different experiences and perspectives are essential to creating truly sustainable societies. We are committed to providing an inclusive and supportive work environment, where everyone is able to flourish and reach their potential. We invite applications from candidates of all backgrounds and characteristics, in addition to the Protected Characteristics as set out in the Equality Act, (2010). As a Disability Confident Committed employer, Ramboll ensures opportunities are accessible to candidates with disabilities. Please reach out to our recruitment team to discuss any adjustments that you might require during the application process. We also know how important it is to achieve the right balance of where, when, and how much you work. When you join Ramboll, you'll have the ability to work your hours flexibly through our positive and
    inclusive approach to work.

    What we can offer you
  • Flexible work environment including remote working options

  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays

  • Matched pension contributions

  • Private medical cover and life assurance

  • Investment in your development

  • Be valued for the unique person you are

  • The long-term thinking of a foundation-owned company