Sustainability/Climate Risk - Managing Consultant -

at Guidehouse in Dover, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Job Family :

Sustainability Consulting

Travel Required :

Up to 50%

Clearance Required :


What You Will Do :

We are Guidehouse, a 16,000+ person leading consulting firm serving the public sector and commercial clients with specialized capabilities in strategy, technology, and risk management. We offer an exciting, fast-paced environment that fosters intellectual growth and rewards individuals based on impact, not tenure. We focus on markets facing transformational change, technology-driven innovation, and significant regulatory pressure. Our consultants develop and deploy world-class knowledge and problem-solving that leads to breakthrough solutions.

Our team – Resilience, ESG, and Disaster Recovery – works with companies and government agencies to promote the achievement of sustainability objectives, including deep decarbonization, climate resilience, and driving positive social impact. We help clients navigate the complex world of climate change, climate regulation, shifting consumer preferences, and the energy transition to implement sustainable operations, processes, and business models. We apply leading frameworks (e.g., Science-Based Targets, Net-Zero, ESG, and TCFD, etc.) and create innovative digital, programmatic, and financial solutions. Our team supports customers in a wide variety of markets, including financial services, energy providers, life sciences, and government.

Our Climate and ESG Managing Consultants provide wide-ranging support for client engagements. They organize their own and the team’s tasks and schedules, working on multiple projects simultaneously. They manage project teams, including having responsibility for client communications, project schedules, divisions of labor, architecting analyses, and overseeing team dynamics. They are responsible for developing teams and individuals through coaching and feedback, promoting a culture of excellence. Many of our Managing Consultants also provide deep subject matter expertise in one or more areas and serve as a resource to others.


The successful candidate will lead teams to grow the Guidehouse sustainability consulting practice and deliver meaningful change to our clients.

Key responsibilities include:

+ Tailor our decarbonization and sustainability offerings to specific clients

+ Provide content expertise and corporate insights on a daily basis

+ Lead project teams on engagements in partnership with Directors

+ Be active in the delivery of projects (we are looking for team players who roll up their sleeves and work with teams, not people who just want to ‘direct’)

+ Develop an internal network to pull in resources from across our global team and across market teams (e.g., with Energy Providers and Public Sector)

+ Build and maintain relationships with clients

+ Publish a blog per quarter to keep a strong external profile

+ Stay up to date on topics relevant to clients (especially on topics related to specific sectors we serve as well as relevant reporting agencies, frameworks, and regulators)

+ Be active on a local or global internal initiative to contribute to the team and culture; be a role model for consultants

They demonstrate advanced technical and subject matter capability and continue to gain credentials that are recognized and valued at our company and within the industry. They actively support key pieces of business development, sales activities, and identifying new business development opportunities both within and outside client engagements. Participation in industry and networking events is expected and encouraged.

What You Will Need :

+ 5+ years plus of relevant experience, excluding Internships, Co-ops, and Research Fellowships

+ Experience in the energy/sustainability/ESG space – in particular, experience with climate risk analyses, including: Experience using GIS and conducting geospatial analysis

+ Effective communication through climate storytelling

+ Action-oriented approaches to identifying climate adaptations and mitigations

+ Adaptability to learn a variety of industry sectors and potential climate impacts/stressors

+ Financial Risk Assessment and modeling (particularly aligned with TCFD)

+ Ability to lead teams to create executive-level presentations with insight and impact

+ Corporate environments (we are looking for someone who understands the key functions of and dynamics between different departments and how to develop relationships across them to meet sustainability objectives)

+ GHG and climate topics (we are looking for someone who understands the key policies, protocols, and standards in this field)

+ Fluency in English

+ Agility in presentation storyboarding and development

+ Strong communication skills within the project team and at the board level

+ Clarity in business writing

+ Ability to lay out an analytical project approach and carry it forward with a team

+ Demonstrated success working within high-performing teams

+ No sponsorship available for this role

+ Must currently reside in the United States

+ Ability to travel

What Would Be Nice To Have :

+ Experience in consulting, especially at a large firm

+ Ability to oversee data-heavy work

+ Public Sector Sustainability Experience

+ Social, as well as environmental, sustainability experience

+ PMP certification

+ Additional languages (e.g., Spanish and Portuguese)

+ Master’s/MBA or higher

+ Familiarity with and demonstrable experience in one or more of the following:

+ Sustainability (e.g., greenhouse gas accounting standards, circular economy, abatement strategies, ESG)

+ Climate risk, resilience, and adaptation (e.g., TCFD)

+ Life cycle assessments (LCAs)

+ Federal program management

+ Commercial real estate/property management/building engineering

+ ESG, social equity and environmental justice

+ Energy (e.g., hydrogen economy, advanced energy technologies, electricity power and gas industries)

+ Environmental and sustainability policy appraisal

+ Risk management, accounting, economic and financial impact analysis

+ Innovation (e.g., advancement of new ideas and technologies)

The annual salary range for this position is $89,900.00-$179,800.00. Compensation decisions depend on a wide range of factors, including but not limited to skill sets, experience and training, security clearances, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs.

What We Offer :

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits include:

+ Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance

+ Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays

+ Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonus

+ Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance

+ 401(k) Retirement Plan

+ Basic Life & Supplemental Life

+ Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

+ Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

+ Student Loan PayDown

+ Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities

+ Skills Development & Certifications

+ Employee Referral Program

+ Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach

+ Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program

+ Mobility Stipend

About Guidehouse

Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, milita

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Job Posting: JC245398287

Posted On: Aug 09, 2023

Updated On: Jan 07, 2024

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