Principal Sustainability Consultant

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Date: Jun 1, 2024

Location: London, London, GB

Company: Bureau Veritas

An award-winning employer, our people are trusted and responsible, believing in what they do with a clear commitment to contribute to transforming the world we live in and shaping a world of trust. Bureau Veritas operates in a wide range of sectors, delivering Testing, Inspection and Certification services to some of the world’s biggest household names. With more than 400,000 global clients and a reputation for quality, we are at the forefront of service and innovation.

Our people are at the heart of everything we do, which is why we have worked hard to create a supportive and engaging working environment, which is open and inclusive and individuals are given the opportunity to fulfil their potential and really leave their mark.



Job Title: Principal Sustainability Consultant


Location: Flexible


Salary: Competitive with a fantastic benefits package including private healthcare + buy and sell holidays


Are you a Principal Sustainability Consultant with expert skills in developing carbon strategies for corporate clients or undertaking verification of ESG reports and data?

Do you thrive on providing leadership and support to a team of consultants to deliver a project to budget?

Do you want to work for a global organisation who can provide career development, an excellent benefits package and culture?

If ‘Yes’, we want to hear from you!


Responsibilities will include:

  • Deliver sustainability, environmental, and carbon strategy projects on time and within budget
  • Manage project resources, conduct reviews, and ensure quality
  • Provide high-quality technical consulting to clients
  • Follow financial and risk procedures. Support the development of the Sustainability Business Plan
  • Respond to client tenders and contribute to large bids
  • Stay informed on sustainability trends, legislation, and technical developments
  • Ensure adequate tools and facilities are available
  • Manage resource plans and optimize team utilization. Communicate the Consulting Group's results and BV UK's strategies
  • Implement the competency framework and conduct performance appraisals


Candidate requirements include:

  • Sustainability consulting/advisory experience
  • Experience in global sustainability and assurance standards and guidelines
  • Strong analytical and report writing skills
  • Ability to encourage others to develop new skills and enhance existing ones
  • Ability to think both globally and locally when developing and communicating objectives and strategies
  • Strive to improve performance and uses innovative methods to get there
  • Detailed and in-depth understanding of commercial risk
  • Strong presentation and negotiation skills
  • Degree qualified in relevant subject (sustainability)
  • Member of a related professional institution (not essential)


What’s in it for you:

Joining the team as a Principal Consultant you will have autonomy and accountability when delivering a project. Supporting our clients achieve their sustainability ambitions – be that carbon net zero, circular business practices, increasing their social value or mapping their natural capital impacts. Thanks to our unique client links, existing portfolio of high-profile projects both in the UK and overseas, industry links and established team of experts. We aim to cultivate a supportive learning environment so team members can enjoy development and progression alongside an interesting, technically challenging career.  

We offer both core and flexible benefits, a competitive salary and industry leading training and development to support you throughout your career.


Core benefits include:

  • Private medical
  • Life assurance
  • Professional membership subscription
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity leave
  • Employee Assistance Programme and up to
  • 2x paid volunteering days a year.

Flexible benefits include:

  • Cycle to Work
  • Tech scheme
  • Travel insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Gym and retail discounts
  • option to buy and sell holiday
  • Give As You Earn scheme.




Please be aware that all roles within Bureau Veritas UK&I may require a DBS, Credit or Security Clearance Check.


Bureau Veritas is an equal opportunity employer.  No job applicant or employee shall receive less favourable treatment because of their gender, marital or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, colour, race, ethnic origin, religion, disability or age.


Bureau Veritas operates a strict Code of Ethics that ensures the proper conduct of our day-to-day business.  

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