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Principal Consultant - Climate and Carbon (London)

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location England (South East) - UK, England (London & Greater) - UK
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Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 28/06/2024
Company Name Temple Group
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Directory Entry : Temple are leaders in the field of built and natural environments and creating sustainable futures.
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Temple www.templegroup.co.uk is one of the UK’s leading independent infrastructure and property consultancies, specialising in environment, planning and sustainability.


We are a purpose and people led organisation and as a B Corp we are part of a movement committed to transforming the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet https://www.bcorporation.net/


With a team comprising many recognised industry leaders, we work with inspirational clients on their organisations, on their challenges and on exciting, innovative, complex and globally relevant projects, programmes and schemes.

We provide a bespoke professional service to clients so that they can make the right decisions and achieve the best outcomes. We do this by leveraging our experience and breadth of skills alongside our insights, commitment, and ethical approach to everything we do.




We provide expert advice to Local, Regional and National Government, agencies, companies to help them understand and reduce GHG emissions and adapt to the impacts of unavoidable future climate change. We have a growing body of work relating to greenhouse gas emissions inventories/assessment, climate change risk assessment, Carbon reduction pathways following PAS 2080, UK/EU/UN climate change legislation and processes.  

Due to our growing and diversifying portfolio of work we are seeking to add an energetic, enthusiastic and dedicated Senior Consultant /Principal Consultant to join our Air Quality & Climate Change team. Depending on experience, they will take a supporting to lead role in the delivery and management of climate change projects, helping to grow our business in this area as well as to further build Temple’s market presence.


The Role

Our Air Quality & Climate Change Team is headed by an experienced Director and comprises several technical colleagues, including from across other Temple Business Units. We are seeking a Senior Consultant or Principal Consultant (grade subject to experience) to further strengthen the climate change capacity and expertise within the team. You will have the opportunity to help shape the future of our work in what is a fast moving, globally important and exciting topic area.

As a valuable member of the team, you will have proven experience in consultancy (reflective of your proposed grade).  Senior and Principal Consultants will contribute to the development of business area strategy, lead projects and bids and provide support to the development of more junior colleagues. The role will contribute to existing projects, familiar with PAS 2080, mainly upon delivery of Climate Change Chapters for EIA, Whole Life Carbon Assessments and production of Circular Economy Statements and help further develop our portfolio of climate change work.  Your expertise, experience, network of contacts and interests will contribute significantly in setting our future strategic direction in this area.

The duties:

  • Work with the Team's Director to provide project delivery of climate change assessments at a major project level
  • Provide technical expertise in one or more of the following fields: climate change mitigation analysis, whole life carbon assessment (building and/or infrastructure), circular economy, low carbon technologies and energy efficiency, climate change adaptation, greenhouse gas emissions inventories/analysis, carbon models/tools,
  • Produce technical report for clients, including writing, checking and review of deliverables.
  • Develop client relationships and undertake bidding work including preparing, contributing to and reviewing bids/tenders.
  • Communicate, liaise and collaborate effectively with clients and colleagues.
  • Help grow and develop the wider team
  • Consultancy requires knowledge of project management techniques and methodologies. We expect all candidates to have a passion for project delivery, ensuring client satisfaction is achieved on time and within budget.


Successful candidates will have (commensurate to professional grade):

  • A passion for the environment and delivering proven sustainability outcomes.
  • Educated to degree level in a relevant field with further degree or professional qualification advantageous.
  • Specialism in one or more key climate change fields, and/or experience in EIA consultancy for built environment and infrastructure.
  • Experience of managing and taking responsibility for delivering successful projects of different sizes.
  • Experience of preparing bids, including the development of methodology and presentations.
  • Strong networking capability and a well-developed network of contacts.
  • Confidence, excellent written and oral communication skills, energy and enthusiasm, and a creative approach to problem solving.

Equal Employment Opportunities

As an equal opportunities employer, Temple is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees. We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Temple.


Temple is an accredited Investors in People organisation.

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