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...

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

Alan Hardy, Kyson Design

“A heartfelt thank you to all the Aether team for this very comprehensive review – this is certainly turning out to be one of the most beneficial capacity building projects I have ever been involved in.”

Saviour Vassallo, Senior Environment Protection Officer, Malta Resources Authority

“The Aether team were a joy to work with and I would recommend the consultancy - the service provided throughout the process was exceptional. Where there were problems, they provided solutions. The team were working to very short time scales but were able to deliver a high quality piece of work within the specified time frame.”

Sefton Council - for the Merseyside Atmospheric Emissions Inventory

“Engaging Aether to support us to develop the first GHG Inventory System and first Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) for the United Republic of Tanzania has been a rewarding experience due to their high level of professionalism, creativity, timeliness and value for money. We will definitely consider Aether in our future initiatives.”

Abbas Kitogo, Programme Specialist Energy and Climate Change, UNDP Tanzania

“Chris was excellent to work with and always very pro active in making suggestions, taking work forward and applying his considerable technical knowledge in effective ways.”

Robert Vaughan, Defra Air Quality Team

“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

“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

“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

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

Umweltbundesamt (Germany)

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