Consultant - Sustainability & ESG Services

Location UK-London
Requisition ID
Business Area
Supply Chain & Product Assurance
Location Details
London, UK
Posting Position Type
Permanent Employee
Close Date (dd/mm/yyyy)

Local Unit & Position Description

Are you looking for making real impact on how companies do business?


We're looking for a Consultant to join our Sustainability team in the UK.


This is an exciting role and you will be supporting the delivery of projects, ensuring service excellence for clients whilst developing and maintaining new and existing relationships from day one.


We help clients implement, improve and demonstrate their commitment to sustainability. You will work on a wide range of services including: supply chain sustainability, green bonds, reporting and assurance, strategy, human rights. You will also get the real opportunity to work with many of the world’s leading companies and brands across a wide range of sectors.

Our Team:


Our UK team comprises 30 members, based predominantly at our offices on the south bank (central London near Blackfriars/Waterloo). 


You will be expected to work across our range of sustainability services, which include:

  • Sustainability reporting and assurance
  • Digital Assurance
  • Sustainability strategy
  • Supply chain management
  • Green Bonds and finance & climate risk
  • Human rights and social responsibility

You will be expected to support the team on client projects as well as helping to grow our business through the following activities:

  • Ensuring projects are executed to clients’ expectations, on time, on budget and to DNV quality standards
  • Delivering the target level of utilisation on fee paying work
  • Managing and communicating effectively with clients
  • Working with existing and potential clients to help establish their individual needs, identifying and recommending appropriate solutions
  • Preparing responses to business enquiries with the support of other team members
  • Helping to deliver tailored solutions to help address our clients’ challenges
  • Contributing to thought leadership published by the team


Position Qualifications

The successful candidate will have the following experience and attributes:

  • A strong interest and demonstrable experience in sustainability and ESG (required)
  • Ability to work in an international team, delivering high-quality written outputs within agreed time periods
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced consulting environment
  • Outstanding communicator, with excellent research and analytical skills
  • Proactively seeks to identify real customer needs and support further business development through customer insight
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively managing several tasks in parallel
  • Willingness to occasionally travel and work around the UK and overseas (depending on the project)
  • Ability to plan and execute work with required quality and within the agreed schedule and budget

Our offer


There are plenty of opportunities for personal growth through our 70-20-10 philosophy (70% learning on the job, 20% coaching and 10% training) and an individual career development plan.


The position is rewarded appropriately, including good fringe benefits such as:

  • Lifestyle benefits (26 days of annual leave + opportunity for up to 10 days unpaid leave, sabbatical leave, flexible working options)
  • Wellbeing benefits (inc Private Medical and Dental Insurance, Health Assessments, Gym allowance and free fruit)
  • Pension Scheme: employer-matched pension contributions (employer contribution - up to 9%)
  • Travel benefits (inc Season Ticket Loan and Cycle to Work Scheme)
  • Life Assurance and Group Income Protection benefits
  • Electric Vehicle Salary Sacrifice Scheme (for personal use)
  • Re-imbursement of relevant Professional Membership Fees (up to £500)
  • Access to employee retail discount site for high street and on-line shopping
  • Company contribution towards; eye tests and glasses (for computer/laptop users), and Flu Vaccination
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) – providing free and confidential support for issues including work, family, relationships, money and health

If you feel that this is the place for you, apply!


* Please note we may close this position earlier in case of finding successful candidates.

Company & Business Area Description

DNV is the independent expert in risk management and assurance, with almost 12,000 employees operating in more than 100 countries. Through our broad experience and deep expertise we advance safety and sustainable performance, set industry benchmarks, and inspire and invent solutions. 


We are one of the world’s leading certification, assurance and risk management providers. Whether certifying a company’s management system or products, providing training, or assessing supply chains, and digital assets, we enable customers and stakeholders to make critical decisions with confidence. We are committed to support our customers to transition and realize their long-term strategic goals sustainably, and collectively contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


About UK Sustainability

To create value through meeting the world’s economic, social and environmental needs, sustainable practices should be at the heart of how business is done. We help clients implement, improve and demonstrate their commitment to sustainability. Our highly experienced consultants help clients with the full range of sustainability issues, with services including strategy, training, stakeholder engagement, human rights, green bonds, reporting and assurance.


We work with many of the world’s leading companies with some of the world’s top brands. We have extensive experience across most sectors, including: food & beverage; consumer goods; packaging; extractives; utilities; manufacturing; and financial services.


About Business Assurance

As a world-leading certification body, our Business Assurance division works with companies to assure the performance of their organisations, products, people, facilities and supply chains through certification, verification, assessment and training. Our 2,000 Business Assurance employees worldwide take a broader view to help our clients build sustainable business performance and create stakeholder trust. 


With our extensive local presence, consolidated global experience across industries and acknowledged technical competence, we are an ideal partner for companies in all sectors. We partner with our clients to help them create value while meeting the world’s economic, social and environmental needs.


We take the quality and integrity of our employees and services we deliver to our clients very seriously. We partner with our clients for their challenges today, while taking a broader view of tomorrow. Our strategy is to incorporate “sustainability in everything we do”, as part of DNV GL’s vision of a safe and sustainable future. (also contains UK Sustainability service line information)

Equal Opportunity Statement

DNV is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to gender, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, cultural background, social group, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age or political opinion. Diversity is fundamental to our culture and we invite you to be part of this diversity!

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