Aether is recruiting - Air Quality and Climate Change Consultants

24 July 2018

Overview of Role

Due to expansion of our business, Aether is recruiting for Air Quality and Climate Change Consultants.

Aether undertakes projects for national and subnational governments internationally as well as with non-government organisations. Our core portfolio is concerned with emission inventories and related policy development. We focus on encouraging and tracking air quality and climate action, and achievement of other sustainable development goals through capacity building and bespoke services. 

You will build on your experience of air pollution and climate change consultancy, which may have included experience in city-scale projects or analysis of emissions from industrial sources. You will work with and be supported by our highly skilled technical and data experts in delivering projects to a high degree of customer satisfaction. You will support the delivery of projects across the business as a whole, occasionally overseeing others through management of your own projects. You will be involved in the creation of proposals, delivery of reports, and presentations at meetings with internal and external stakeholders.

Technical Expertise, Skills and Experience

You must be able to take complex technical information and present it in a well-written, easily understandable format for clients or other stakeholders. 

You have:

  • A degree in a scientific subject (MSc preferred)
  • Minimum 3 years’ consultancy experience in a related field
  • An understanding of air pollution and/or climate change issues in general, including developing your own area(s) of expertise
  • Excellent numerical and data handling skills within MS Excel and working knowledge of other software such as GIS, Access, R, Power BI and/or Tableau
  • Excellent communication skills both for report writing and through presentations
  • Demonstration of project management skills would be advantageous
  • Business development experience including proposal preparation and customer interactions would be advantageous

Working for Aether

We are a UK-based consultancy, with a global reach in the climate change and air quality fields. We have built a strong reputation with customers and collaborators around the world by delivering innovation and technical excellence. Aether provides specialised expertise to the UNFCCC, European Commission, European Environment Agency, the UK Government, and developing and developed countries. Our work is focused on the compilation, reporting and review of greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions, and we provide associated consultancy in other areas such as policy development, emissions projections and air quality assessments.

Aether is committed to bringing the best technical knowledge and data management to deliver exceptional services, enabling our customers to make good decisions. We have a strong company ethos, which ensures that we are open and transparent with our customers and build long-term relationships.

We have a dynamic and supportive working environment, and reward individuals who make positive contributions to our work. Aether Directors actively support a healthy work-life balance for our staff. We operate as a carbon neutral company and financially incentivise staff to choose low carbon travel options.


Salary: Dependent on experience

Location: Oxford

Annual leave: 32 days (bank holidays included)

Environmental leave: Up to three days/year volunteering for environmental good causes

Low carbon travel scheme: Financial incentives for selecting low carbon travel

Company recreational days:  Recreational days are organised typically once or twice/year


If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your CV and a covering letter to

Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

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Don't just take our word for it...

“Professional team and very collaborative communication. Effective result in terms of suggestions for improvement in the quality of the inventory and proposals on how to streamline specific topics.”

Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research

“It is always an absolute pleasure working with Aether. I always know what is expected of me. Their work ethic is of a very high standard and projects are always handled in a very professional manner. I have learnt many skills in terms of project management, quality control and workshop training styles from Aether and I hope to carry these principles forward in my own work. I look forward to collaborating with Aether more in the future.”

Luanne Stevens, Gondwana

“I must congratulate each of you for your professional and tireless efforts. Let me point out that this has been the 'neatest' in-country review expert review team I have coordinated, and it has been a real pleasure.”

UNFCCC Secretariat

“It has been a pleasure to work with Chris Dore and Richard Claxton from Aether: they did their job in a very professional and timely manner. The workshop was organized and carried out in a cooperative spirit; the information provided to the workshop participants was complete and clear.”

Alina Novikova, UN/ECE Secretariat

“Both the face-to-face training and the online version have been of high quality, with dynamic methods and a practical orientation that have allowed students to reach a solid knowledge base. The products have been delivered within the stipulated deadlines with an excellent quality and the team has always shown willingness to make adjustments according to the requirements of CONAF. We are very satisfied with the work. ”

Javier Cano Martín, Professional Unit for Climate Change and Environmental Services, CONAF (National Forestry Corporation), Chile

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