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Principal/Senior Consultant International Climate Change Policy
Harwell, London or Flexible
Up to £65,000 per annum
AEA is a global consulting firm, creating inspired solutions that solve complex issues in the areas of climate change, energy and environment. Our capabilities stand firmly on a rich and deep-rooted history and the experience gained from supporting governments and business-leaders around the world for over 40 years.
The AEA Group has an extremely strong heritage, stretching back several decades, in supporting the UK Government, the US Government, and the European Commission in the development of energy and environmental policy. This track record covers the range of major global sustainability challenges, including climate change mitigation and adaptation, resource management, waste management, air quality and sustainable transport.
Underpinned by our heritage in Europe, our policy team provides technical and economic advice to governments and businesses worldwide. We operate from offices in the United Kingdom, with an international workforce that consults in all parts of the world.
Our particular expertise lies in the design, implementation and monitoring of climate change policies. We have experts in both mitigation and adaptation, and operate at the leading edge of international climate change policy developments. To compete internationally, the 1000 person strong Group can call not only on this unique breadth and depth of environmental technical and policy expertise, but also on strong supporting teams in the areas of information management and economics.
We have already carried out projects in many countries, and have projects currently underway in Asia, Africa and South America and we now see the opportunity for significant expansion of this work outside our traditional markets of Europe and the United States.
To support our growth we require flexible, dynamic and adaptable people who want be part of our organisation at an exciting and stimulating time. Working with a team of policy analysts and technical specialists, these individuals will win, manage and deliver climate change policy contracts for a range of clients.
Specific requirements of the role are to undertake a range of activities depending on business needs, including:
- Lead and deliver complex pieces of policy research and consultancy focused on climate change policy issues;
- Use quantitative and qualitative methods to assess the potential impacts of climate change policies and strategies;
- Lead and provide written content and technical analysis for use in the preparation of bids and reports, including detailed proposals and expressions of interest, and present these at bid interview;
- Take responsibility for the management of customer projects to achieve delivery within agreed budgets, timescales and quality requirements;
- Lead teams on projects and delegate to, and provide support and guidance to, less experienced colleagues;
- Contribute to business development activities, including developing positive relationships with customers and potential customers
Experience and core competencies required
- Experience of climate change policy consultancy or policy delivery within the public sector delivered in an international context, either in-country or for an international agency;
- Detailed and up to date knowledge of relevant climate change mitigation and/or adaptation policies at an international level, preferably working with international agencies, financial institutions (World Bank etc) or national governments;
- Experience of developing project proposals and engaging with funding bodies;
- Experience of using policy analysis tools such as cost effectiveness analysis, cost benefit analysis and multi-criteria analysis;
- Strong project management experience, including projects and proposals;
- Effective oral, presentation and written communication skills;
- Effective and proactive team worker, capable of supporting and developing peers and subordinates through effective delegation;
- Highly numerate, logical and analytical;
- Fully conversant with commonly used business software, e.g. Microsoft Office, internet, email plus any relevant specialist software;
- A Degree (preferably Science, Economics, Engineering or Law) or an equivalent level of education
This is a fast-paced and challenging environment offering you the opportunity to make your mark; you will have support from the wider business for your own career development into a wide range of future opportunities within AEA.
In return for your commitment, drive and enthusiasm, we offer an attractive remuneration and benefits package, a personal development plan, and the opportunity to make a difference in a challenging and rewarding field.
The AEA group strives to be an equal opportunities employer.
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