Net Zero Senior Consultant

Job Description

Are you ready to take up a vital role in shaping some of our exciting projects? How about joining our talented team, where everyone has a voice, and together we face our clients' problems head-on. It's a diverse and inclusive work environment where world-class talent knows no distinctions.

We know that different people have different priorities, which is why we're here to support you.

Flexible and remote working is a central part of our culture. So talk to us about what's ideal for you – from reduced weeks to buying more leave over school holidays. And if you're returning from a career break, ask us how we can help you transition back into work with us.

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Are you passionate about the importance of Net Zero and the role that Transportation must play in meeting the global requirements? We are looking for team members who understand the scale of the challenge, and who want to find solutions.

Our Transportation Net Zero Advisory team is playing a key part in helping our clients to make the step change necessary to achieve Net Zero. With a focus on the advice we give our clients in the early stages of projects and programmes, we recognise that the greatest opportunity for change is at the beginning of the life cycle.

We all bring our own background, experience and skills into the team, and respect that no one person can solve this on their own. We work better together.

Our team thrives on:

  • Asking the important questions, even when they'll be difficult to answer.
  • Challenging the accepted norms.
  • Sharing knowledge with, and learning from, other people and situations.
  • Working with others to create a fuller or clearer picture.
  • Breaking down problems.

Together we tailor our approach for each client, based on their level of maturity in the Net Zero space, the levels of support and resources they have, and the broad ranging and sometimes unique challenges facing them.

We know the importance of a diverse skill set when tackling complex problems, so we will encourage you to work in a way that maximizes the value that you bring to the team. Collaboration will be an important part of your work, recognizing your own skills and those of others, to understand the whole Net Zero picture. You will be empowered to disrupt the status quo where appropriate, within a supportive team environment, to ensure our advisory services enable clients to be ambitious about the difference they can make to the Net Zero agenda.

Your purpose:

  • Supporting clients to achieve their Net Zero goals across all transport modes and life cycle stages.
  • Understanding different client needs in the Net Zero space.
  • Identifying problems and achieving solutions which may involve:
    • Behavior change
    • Infrastructure
    • Fleet
    • Operations
    • Financing
    • Carbon calculations
    • Collaborating for success
  • Taking a leadership position on bids and projects.
  • Identifying and delivering business development activities.

What you can bring?

  • Degree qualification, or equivalent.
  • Relevant post-graduate qualification (desired).
  • An understanding of the importance of Net Zero in a global situation, and the role that Transportation must play in meeting requirements.
  • Experience of working with clients and stakeholders in the transportation sector.
  • Ability to work as part of a team on complex problems.
  • A track record of personal and/or team performance, preferably in delivery and work winning, however transferable skills are encouraged within the team.

Why work for Atkins?

Our Transportation teams are reinventing transport for a challenging yet exciting future. We're creating new ideas and smart solutions for cities, people and the environment. You'll be working alongside some of the top people in our industry, solving challenges that bring together traditional engineering and new technologies. As part of our organisation, you'll be in a privileged position, delivering what's right for governments and communities. You'll be helping us to improve our leading environmental performance while enabling others to do the same.

Meeting your needs:

To help you get the most out of life in and outside of work, we offer employees "Total Reward." It's a package that can be tailored to your changing lifestyle, career and personal needs. You'll enjoy benefits such as partner discounts, leadership training, professional, accreditations, and career planning for any stage of your career.

Making sure you're supported is important to us. So, if you identify as having a disability, tell us ahead of your interview. And let's talk through any adjustments you might need.

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More about us:

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is a top global consultancy with over 80 years of design and engineering expertise. With us, you'll be surrounded by the skills, knowledge and support to help you succeed.

Together, we can deliver projects which have a positive, sustainable impact on the world.

Atkins, ranked as one of LinkedIn’s Top 25 Companies, where UK professionals want to work and stay once they join.

Check out some of our recent, most exciting projects.

Additional Information:

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. To help embed inclusion for all, from day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.