Climate Change and Sustainability - Associate Director

Thomson Environmental Consultants Guildford, United Kingdom Climate Change

Company Description

Thomson environmental consultants: The independent, employee-owned consultancy, chosen by successful clients, admired by competitors, and the place to work preferred by top specialists.

With offices across the UK, our experts are committed to delivering our clients exceptional outcomes across a range of environmental services and ecological contracting.

Our services include but are not limited to: terrestrial ecology, freshwater ecology, marine ecology, habitat management, arboricultural services, geospatial and data management, environmental impact assessments.

Our people make us who we are; we are commercial but not corporate, guided by our values of Respect, Integrity, Support and Excellence. Career growth and development is highly valued at Thomson, and we nurture talent, leading to rapid career-progression opportunities. Our people benefit from access to a diverse range of industry-accredited external trainings, as well as in-house training opportunities led by our specialists. The variety of projects we deliver across the breadth of environmental services encourages cross-team working and collaboration.


Position

We have a unique opportunity for someone with vision, entrepreneurial flair, and technical expertise to establish and develop our climate change and sustainability offering in the marketplace. Your primary responsibility will involve researching opportunities and developing strategic propositions that will enable our clients to achieve climate resilience at project and corporate level, which will positively contribute to achieving the UK’s 2050 net zero target. You will win, manage and deliver projects; significantly growing the amount of climate change/sustainability work year on year, to achieve the company’s vision and financial objectives. Once the business unit is established, you will go on to build and lead a team of climate change specialists.

Ideal candidates will be working at Principal or Associate Director level, with the commercial acumen and entrepreneurial vision needed to take ownership of the establishment and growth of this new business unit. A technical expert in your field, you will have detailed knowledge of climate/net zero methodology and best practice.

This permanent position will be based in our Head Office in Guildford, with an office/home-working split based on business needs.

Requirements

Successful candidates will:

  • have previous experience of UK climate change/sustainability at Principal or Associate Director level
  • be able to evidence a successful track record of project management with strong commercial outcomes, delivering projects on time and to budget
  • have experience of driving commercial outcomes through innovative approaches
  • have a demonstrable track record of identifying and winning work
  • have excellent verbal and written communication skills, with experience of liaising with clients, planning authorities and key stakeholders, as well as writing technical reports and reviewing those produced by others
  • be a strong team player, with the ability to integrate quickly and engage other technical specialists within the business
  • have the desire to develop and grow a high-performing team
  • have a full UK driving licence, use of a car and be willing to travel

Other information

As an Employee-Owned Trust, all Thomson employees have a stake in the business. An EOT model is a way to transfer future ownership of a company to its people – minimizing the chance of cultural or commercial disruptions. As a rapidly growing company, Thomson employees will reap the rewards, including performance-related annual bonuses. We’re proud of this unique opportunity to our people which makes us stand out in the environmental consultancy world.

You’ll enjoy all the benefits we have to offer, including EOT approved bonuses (after a qualifying period), a rewarding varied role, 25 days annual leave, flexible working, regular social events and great training.

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