Climate change and sustainability consultant

Mott MacDonald

Toronto, ON, Canada

Full time

Sustainability Management

May 7

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Job Description

Mott MacDonald is looking for an individual to support opportunities in climate change mitigation and adaptation, as well as support Mott MacDonald’s thematic leadership in sustainability for a range of infrastructure clients in Canada and the North America region. This position can either be based in Vancouver or Toronto.

Within this role you will be responsible for the following tasks:

Develop sustainability strategies for clients in Canada and North America;

Advise clients on optimizing sustainable outcomes in infrastructure;

Advise on low carbon strategies including:

Life cycle assessments

Net zero emissions

GHG accounting

Energy efficiency

Advise on climate resilience and adaptation including:

Read and translate climate change data into impacts

Identify mitigation measures for communities and infrastructure

Conduct vulnerability assessments according to industry frameworks such as PIEVC and ICLEI’s BARC;

Apply knowledge and understanding of low-carbon, sustainability and climate change legislation;

Lead multidisciplinary teams to prepare and manage proposals and projects that involve working with colleagues across the region and globe;

Support the promotion of, and engage with clients on, the UN SDGs and other international sustainability frameworks and standards;

Establish and maintain client and stakeholder relationships in the sustainability and climate change community.

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). Mott MacDonald Canada Limited will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require an accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Candidate Specification

The successful candidate will have:

A degree in engineering, environmental science, biology, planning, economics or equivalent

5+ years of experience with both public and private sector clients, specifically in the sustainability, low-carbon, climate change and/or green infrastructure sectors

Experience in preparing energy efficiency studies, low-carbon retrofits, sustainability design plans

Broad range of consultancy skills, including negotiating, presenting, budget management, team leadership and facilitating

Good interpersonal skills with the ability to integrate into existing teams and work alongside colleagues of other disciplines

Willingness to work across different sectors (built environment, transportation engineering sectors)

Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English

LEED, Envision or other sustainable design designation(s) are considered an asset

Experience in renewable energy (geothermal, solar, wind) a bonus

Job Profile

Opening opportunities with connected thinking.

Together with our clients, Mott MacDonald is solving some of the world's most intricate challenges. We search out the connections others fail to make; we unlock creativity and deliver better outcomes for the lives we touch every day.

Mott MacDonald is a wholly independent, employee-owned, multidisciplinary engineering and development consultancy servicing public and private sectors around the world with over 16,000 staff working out of 180 principal offices and delivering projects in 150 countries. Every day we build upon our reputation for technical excellence by taking on some of the world’s most prominent and challenging projects, particularly in areas such as highways and bridges, rail and transit systems, tunnels, and pipeline services.

We are positioned for healthy growth, profitability, and career opportunities across North America and around the world. As part of our growing business, we want to hear from you: the enthusiastic, collaborative, and talented individuals who enjoy problem solving and pitching in to grow a successful business. Join our team of seasoned professionals who are finding opportunities through connected thinking to develop our Mott MacDonald global presence.

At Mott MacDonald, we are committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We thank you for your interest in this position.

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Mott MacDonald

Opening opportunities with connected thinking.