Senior ESG Consultant

Location UK-London | UK-Stockport
Requisition ID
Business Area
Energy Systems
Posting Position Type
Permanent Employee

Local Unit & Position Description

DNV, the independent expert in assurance and risk management, is seeking an Senior Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Consultant within our UK and Ireland Markets and Risk Department. 


Reporting to either our Manchester or London office, the position offers the possibility of working from home three days per week. 


As a member of our dedicated ESG team, you will work with customers struggling with the challenges of delivering on climate and broader sustainability expectations. You will be a trusted advisor, helping them make critical strategic decisions in an equitable, transparent, and profitable manner.


This role provides you with a real opportunity to make a meaningful impact and deliver tangible benefits for sustainability. 


Our work


DNV provides assurance to the entire energy value chain through our advisory, monitoring, verification, and certification services. Our rapidly growing UK and Ireland Markets and Risk Department combines multidisciplinary experts from oil and gas, power, and renewable energy backgrounds. Colleagues strategically advise and support client companies throughout their energy transition journey. 


As our Senior ESG Consultant, you will work within the Transactions Advisory section. The section advises financial institutions and energy and infrastructure companies on due diligence projects across buy side, sell side, and project finance deals. The team includes a blend of specialists in the industry sectors and the associated technologies, partnered with expertise in climate risk, social engagement, policy and governance, and key environmental topics.


The Transactions Advisory section operates primarily out of London and Manchester, so we look for flexibility and a willingness to travel to these key hubs regularly, to aid collaboration with colleagues and clients.


Position Qualifications

How you will contribute


Much of the drive for change comes from the financial community, meaning you will work with investors, asset managers and corporate management teams. You will advise and support important interactions between these three critical groups. 


Creative, analytical and solution-orientated, you can interpret data, generate insights and provide recommendations


Some of the key tasks you will carry out include:


  • Conducting ESG due diligence studies for assets in the infrastructure, energy, and oil and gas sectors.
  • Creating and delivering ESG strategies and sustainability programmes, including policy and procedures.
  • Performing ESG materiality assessments for companies or portfolio level.
  • Aiding the implementation of ESG frameworks and standards, supporting reporting and disclosure of customers.  
  • Evaluating ESG performance of companies in the relevant sectors.  
  • Providing research, analysis and advisory insight and support to our customers.
  • Evaluating stakeholder engagement, social studies, and social risk assessment process against international standards. 


By joining our team, you will utilise your passion for sustainability and develop your expertise in this exciting area. Working with forward-thinking customers and leading experts across the business, you will deliver career and industry-defining work. You will be given the time to build your network, the resources to support your development, and the freedom to satisfy your curiosity and desire to learn.


What you will bring


To be successful in this position, you will have:


  • Demonstrable technical engineering experience (ideally consultancy experience) within the sustainability and ESG space including decarbonisation, climate risk, community engagement, supply chain, greenhouse gas emission, biodiversity and policy.
  • Knowledge of sustainable development goals, The Paris Agreement framework, climate change and energy transition frameworks and standards such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI); Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI); Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD); Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) etc.
  • Excellent report writing, oral communication and presentation skills.
  • Flexible attitude to working in a fast-paced and multidisciplinary environment.
  • Ability to collaborate with others, plan and prioritise activities, and to deliver against competing/tight deadlines.


What you will receive in return


We value all our people and their contribution to our business. That’s why we recognise individual needs and offer a flexible reward and benefits package that puts you first, including:


  • 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)
  • Reimbursement of relevant professional membership fees (up to £500)
  • Access to employee retail discount site for high street and online 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


Company & Business Area Description

From how we do business to how we use our expertise to help customers, sustainability is at the core of DNV’s mission. Driven by our purpose to safeguard life, property and the environment, we are a trusted partner in supporting our customers to decarbonise, report on ESG and prepare for the energy transition. We are committed to realising the goals of The Paris Agreement and supporting all stakeholders to transition faster to a deeply decarbonised energy system.


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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