Senior/Principal Consultant Transport Emissions

Aether is a niche environmental consultancy that specialises in the compilation, reporting, and review of air pollutant and greenhouse gas emission inventories, emission projections and policies and measures for specific sectors, cities, regions and countries. Our clients include the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), UK Local Authorities, the European Commission and the European Environment Agency, as well as international donors and national governments in developed and developing countries. We are currently working in the UK, Europe, Africa, the Caribbean and South America.

As a result of the growth of our transport sector business, we are offering the opportunity for a Senior or Principal Consultant to join our team.

The Role

Aether is seeking candidates with technical experience of estimating emissions from transport and mobile machinery as well as policy formation and evaluation of policy effectiveness. The successful candidate will work with our company Directors and other members of the team working on the delivery of our portfolio of transport projects and winning new projects. The role offers excellent career development opportunities to lead your own area of business, broaden and expand our customer base, and 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, with specific experience in the transport sector;
  • 5-10 years’ experience in the transport sector with an extensive track record of working with transport emissions data;
  • 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...

“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

“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 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 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

“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

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

Matthew Dudley, UNFCCC Secretariat

“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

“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

“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

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