Consultant - Climate Transition (Associate level)


Consultant - Climate Transition (Associate level)

Salary Not Specified

ERM, Edinburgh

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 3 weeks ago, 21 May | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: a4e82369ad7e469a9ee8599674f78d23

Full Job Description

ERM's Sustainability and Climate Solutions (S&CS) is growing quickly, and we are looking for a Consultant to support us in helping our clients shape and deliver on their climate strategies and disclosures. There is a significant opportunity for individuals to progress within the organisation, to take increasing responsibility for managing our work within the climate change space, and developing market-leading offerings to meet our clients' needs.

This role will focus on quantifying the financial implications of climate risk, but there are opportunities for the candidate to contribute to all of our team's work across the climate change space (including relating to the low-carbon energy transition and net zero). More details of the role, as well as the skills required to fulfil it, are detailed below., As a member of the team, you will:

  • Support the delivery of client deliverables by working with team members across the business - including contributing to client presentations and workshops - in particular on climate-related risk and opportunity, and with a focus on identifying gaps to ESG reporting frameworks, drafting client risks and opportunities, undertaking climate scenario analysis, financial quantification of transition climate risks and opportunities and drafting disclosures. A key aspect of this will be to communicate the findings in a digestible way including developing client curiosity regarding how they start their journey to transitioning to a low carbon economy.

  • Support business development and sales-related activities, including helping senior colleagues to draft client proposals and develop new offers;

  • Contribute to ERM's innovation and knowledge-sharing through ad-hoc involvement in thought leadership, internal newsletters, learning sessions, amongst other initiatives, ERM's Sustainability and Climate Solutions team is the company's global centre of excellence for climate advisory. We focus on supporting our diverse client base to understand the climate risks they may face, and help them to capitalise on the opportunities relating to a low-energy transition. We are experts in undertaking scenario-based exercises to determine how climate change might impact our clients' businesses, and we help them understand how to respond. We also have extensive capability in undertaking 'deeper dive' climate-related assessments, including site-based assessments and quantifying financial risk. Our work extends right through climate governance, climate risk and opportunity assessments, climate risk management, climate strategies, as well as corporate climate disclosure. You can find out more about what we do on climate risk and opportunity here.

    Experience of Financial Modelling - with some experience of building financial models and data manipulation (knowledge of climate change is highly desirable).

  • Regulatory & Finance knowledge (economics/finance/) - some experience of ESG reporting frameworks such as TCFD/ISSB, undertaken climate scenario analysis, understands annual reports, climate related disclosures and understands how to think about implementing regulatory change.

  • A combination of a range of the following:
  • Client Engagement - produce high quality client ready work independently for review at a fast pace, demonstrates critical thinking and is comfortable with ambiguity.

  • Climate Change/Sustainability knowledge - understands the fundamentals of why climate change is happening, how it will start to affect business models/strategy/company revenue, Capex, Opex and understands the concepts of decarbonisation & net zero.

  • Risk Management - A good understanding of the principles of risk management and how they apply to a range of industries.

  • Communication - Excellent communication skills, particularly relating to packaging complex outputs into a digestible format and communicating technical concepts to a non-technical audience through workshops and presentations.


    At ERM, we put our people first. We ensure that we create and maintain a supportive and positive workplace culture. We also offer a competitive remuneration package and flexible working to suit your life. On top of your annual salary, you'll have 25 days annual leave + public holidays, an annual performance-related bonus, pension, income protection, and access to a range of other benefits such as gym membership subsidies, cycle-to-work schemes, private health insurance, and enhanced parental leave.

    With a robust career framework in place, there are also great opportunities to advance your career at ERM.

    We also offer our employees a diverse and inclusive culture in which differences are embraced and celebrated - through, for example dedicated Employee Resource Groups. Please feel free to contact us if you wish to find out more about our diversity and inclusion culture, or if you would need special arrangements for your interview should your application progress to that stage.