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Sustainability and CSR Senior Consultant

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Town/City San Francisco, CA, USA.
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 31/03/2012
Company Name DNV
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Det Norske Veritas (DNV) is an independent foundation with the objective of safeguarding life, property, and the environment. Since 1864, when the foundation was established in Norway, we have grown from our shipping roots to become a worldwide industry leader and provider of Risk Management services.

Department Marketing Statement

DNV Sustainability & Innovation (DNV S&I) is the sustainability arm of the company. DNV S&I established an office in San Francisco in 2008 to serve the needs of the Californian corporate responsibility and climate change markets at that time. With additional offices in Katy (TX) and Vancouver, the sustainability group now offers a wide range of corporate risk and opportunity management services including but not limited to issues related to supply chain, carbon, water, biofuels and related climate change and sustainability issues. 

DNV has a network of 300 offices in about 100 countries, and about 9,000 employees worldwide.

Join us and become a pioneer developing one of DNV’s priority business strategy areas with the Climate Change and Environmental Services Team in North America.

Major Duties

The Climate Change and Environmental Services division of DNV Sustainability and Innovation has experienced significant growth in the last year based on our Validation, Verification and Monitoring of climate change projects, including forestry (REDD) projects. Growth areas also originate from our Integrated Risk Management services to the energy and maritime sectors and our Sustainability and CSR services to our corporate partners. Our clients include leading ICT, Food and Beverage, Energy and Shipping brands. We operate in North, Central and South America. Our services are focused on delivering our clients with integrated strategy solutions to the growing suite of sustainability and innovation challenges facing organizations today and in the future. 

In North America, and specifically in the U.S., we seek a Senior Consultant who can contribute to the strategic positioning and growth of this unit as we aim to establish a significant market position as the most trusted partners in strategic CSR and Sustainability risk and opportunity management. Our service portfolio is divided into three main service lines: Sustainability, Integrated Risk Management, and Validation and Verification.

As a Senior Sustainability Consultant, you are responsible for project management and execution, business development, and key client management. This position includes a relatively even balance between sales and delivery targets. Your main industry focus will be on the Information and Communications Technology, Food and Beverage and Transportation sectors (for example). You will work within a team of other experienced and motivated colleagues with proven track records in this field. You will serve as an integrated member of an intimate team who consistently support and collaborate with each other in pursuing the goals of the unit. DNV highly encourages professionals with long term career development goals, and emphasizes a team-based approach to delivering excellent quality work.

In addition to applicable technical and management skills, experience in Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability projects addressing supply chain, carbon, water, biofuels and related climate change issues is appreciated. Self-motivation and the ability to work toward ambitious sales targets will be characteristics of a successful candidate. Other useful capabilities include comfort in client-facing situations, public speaking and external representation of DNV at national and international fora.

Other specific priorities of this job include:
- Support in the implementation of the unit’s growth strategy
- Quality deliverables and client satisfaction


Qualified candidates will have the following attributes:
• Minimum of 7 years experience in a CSR and/or Sustainability Consulting role
• Demonstrated business development capabilities (annual individual sales above 500k USD)
• Excellent connections in the California and national CSR and Sustainability market and good understanding of the environmental challenges facing organizations in the U.S.
• Capable of developing and leading business improvement, sustainability strategy and Sustainability and CSR change processes in client organizations
• Thorough knowledge in one or more related technical disciplines (corporate social responsibility, sustainability, ISO 14001, SA8000, supply chain management, CSR reporting, strategy development and implementation) 
• Bachelor’s degree in environmental, legal or business discipline. Graduate degree (MBA) is preferred
• Willingness to work in a highly collaborative team, and respect for DNV values and ethics

Conditions of Employment

Local employment conditions.


Department address

One Bush Street, 12th Floor
San Francisco,
San Francisco, CA 94104
phone: +1 415 318 3911
e-mail: Department HR Contact

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