Senior/Principal Consultant Climate Change MRV

Aether is a specialist environmental consultancy, and although based in Oxford, we have 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 specialises in climate change data collection, data processing and analysis and the development of databases, portals and transparent reporting systems. Our experience reflects many years of working in this field for the UK Government, the European Union, UNFCCC, UNDP and other donors, and working directly for governments in Annex 1 and Non-Annex 1 Parties. Aether has a large portfolio of projects related to Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) in support of the Paris agreement, Kyoto protocol and UNFCCC reporting mechanisms.

As a result of the growth of our international climate change and MRV business, we are offering the opportunity for a Senior or Principal Consultant to join our team.

The Role

The successful candidate will work with our company Directors and other members of the team working on the delivery of our portfolio of international climate change projects and winning new projects. By working closely with in-country teams, supporting the development of greenhouse gas inventories and MRV systems, through capacity building and training, there is the opportunity in many countries to really make a difference. The role offers excellent career development opportunities to lead your own area of business, broaden and expand our customer base, develop innovative customer focussed products and services.

Required Experience and Skills

  • Educated to at least degree level in a scientific subject (MSc preferred);
  • Previous experience of working in an environmental consulting environment, preferably including international consulting;
  • 5-10 years’ experience in the climate change and/or air quality technical areas with an extensive track record of working with GHG and/or air pollutant data;
  • Experience in the successful delivery of capacity building and training;
  • Experience of working within different cultural environments and a willingness to travel overseas on a regular basis.
  • Good commercial skills, gained through business development, client engagement and winning new projects;
  • Excellent customer facing and stakeholder engagement skills, preferably with an existing network of contacts;
  • A strong track record of project management and delivery including written reports, provision of datasets and delivery of presentations

Working for Aether

Aether is committed to bringing the best technical knowledge and data management to deliver high quality services and enable 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 welcome individuals who demonstrate a positive attitude to new challenges. 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.

Benefits

Aether offers an attractive remuneration and benefits package including:

  • Attractive salaries, dependent on experience
  • A performance related bonus scheme
  • 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
  • Flexible location with regular visits to our Oxford office.

Application

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your CV and a covering letter to recruit@aether-uk.com

All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Testimonial

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

“The Aether team were a joy to work with and I would recommend the consultancy - the service provided throughout the process was exceptional.”

Clare Bayley, Defra

“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 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

“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

“The team at Aether works very professionally and communicates very well which makes working with them a pleasure. Outputs are delivered on time to high quality. The team brings the rigour of technical knowledge and expertise and finds innovative ways of communicating complex messages. I would be happy to recommend the Aether team to organisations working on analysing and presenting emissions information in the public domain.”

Fiona Glover, States of Jersey

“Aether's approach to couple innovative visualisation with high expertise manpower delivered valuable insights for our inventory work.”

Umweltbundesamt (Germany)

“If we have a need for any more reports in the future Aether will be first on my list.”

Alan Hardy, Kyson Design

“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

“Aether delivered training workshops and generated learning materials for our SSN members, providing technical content in a manageable and comprehendible format. We particularly benefitted from their extensive knowledge and ability to interpret the needs of our members into the training materials.”

Jennifer Anderson, Sustainable Scotland Network

“The professional service provided by your company was of very high quality and completed within agreed timelines.”

Matthew Dudley, UNFCCC Secretariat

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