Sustainability Consultant

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Date: May 12, 2023

Location: Manchester, Manchester , 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: Sustainability Consultant


Location: Manchester or London Hybrid Working


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

At Bureau Veritas CSR is embedded in our DNA. Our mission is to reduce our clients’ risks, improve their performance and help them innovate to meet the challenges of quality, health & safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.


We are looking for an ambitious Graduate to join our industry leading Sustainability and Assurance consulting group. The key focus of this role is to contribute to the delivery of a range of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Assurance projects as well as supporting the development and growth of the business, staying alert to client requirements and business opportunities.

This unique role offers the chance to join an influential team within a truly global leading organisation, working with some of the world’s biggest brands. All backed by a competitive salary, excellent benefits package and structured development programme from an award-winning employer.



Responsibilities will include:

  • Undertake a variety of quantitative and qualitative verification tasks through knowledge of sustainability standards including GRI Guidelines, AA1000 series, ISAE3000 series amongst others
  • Conduct verification and assurance activities as part of the delivery of client projects.
  • Make decisions about day to day tasks, suggest ideas to more senior team members regarding priorities, clients and team
  • Provide first point of contact for smaller clients or projects. Be confident in client interaction; may run client meetings.
  • Manage personal resources and time, including personal utilisation.
  • Support and undertake site visits to client sites and offices
  • Ensure the quality of delivered assignments through following company protocols and set standards
  • Keep up to date with current developments within sustainability.
  • Ensure a safe, environmentally conscious and high-quality culture.


Candidate requirements include:

  • A degree in a relevant subject: Environment, Sustainability, carbon or mathematical (MSc preferred) or equivalent experience.
  • Membership of a professional body (e.g., IEMA)
  • Experience with one (or more) of the following sustainability standards/guidelines: GRI Guidelines, AA1000 series, UN Global Compact, CDP Climate Change
  • Knowledge and interest in a range of sustainability issues, including materiality assessments and supply chain issues (preferable)
  • Strong analytical and processing skills
  • Excellent research skills and meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong inter-personal skills
  • Good report writing skills.
  • Flexible approach and a team player
  • Strong English language skills (spoken and written)



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.