Principal Consultant Climate Advisory

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Join ABC, New Zealand's top engineering and environmental consultancy, as a Principal Consultant in the Sustainability + Climate team. Contribute to climate change projects and sustainability initiatives, and help shape a better world. Apply now.

Job title
Principal Consultant Climate Advisory
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Christchurch Central, Canterbury
Consulting & Strategy
Full time


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ABC is New Zealand's leading engineering and environmental consultancy, renowned for our technical excellence in solving complex challenges. We are proudly a New Zealand, employee-owned company and our collective mission is to create and sustain a better world. Our focus is on bringing the best expertise to client, our own people and through partnership with other leading specialists.

Demand for our consulting services to support NZ's adapt to the impacts of climate change, and transition to net-zero is at an unprecedented high. As a result, we are looking for a Principal Consultant to join us in our Christchurch office.

Kei te hiahia mātou ki ōu | We want your skills:
We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a Principal Consultant to join us and be part of our successful and growing Sustainability + Climate team. You will work with people across ABC and alongside our clients to deliver great outcomes for clients and the communities they work in.

We are seeking a leader in the climate change advisory area. The ideal person will have strong technical understanding of climate risk, adaptation, mitigation, disclosures and broader sustainability, including knowledge in methods, concepts, and approaches. We are seeking someone who will work with existing senior staff to lead business development activities and build enduring relationships with clients and partners, along with leading and managing projects from initiation to completion.

We have six offices across New Zealand and as a flexible working business, we are open to someone that would like to work from our regional offices.

Na tōu rourou | What you'll bring:
- 15+ years experience in delivering climate change-related projects with public and private sector clients, including climate-related disclosures, climate risk assessments, policy advice, adaptation planning etc.
- Bachelor's or Masters degree or similar qualification in relevant disciplines
- Recognised technical leadership in helping clients, communities and organisations to adapt to and mitigate climate impacts.
- Comprehensive working knowledge of the climate-related disclosures regime in New Zealand.
- Demonstrated ability to win work, build client relationships and lead project teams.
- An ability to collaborate across diverse teams, including guiding and developing less experienced team members.
- Ideally, working knowledge of te ao māori concepts, and iwi/māori engagement
- Ideally, a background or strong knowledge of the infrastructure sector.
- Effective interpersonal and communication skills to formulate and articulate contractual, technical, financial, and value points with clients and partners.
- Passion, ability, and creativity to develop innovative methods, concepts, and approaches.

Ngā Hua | Our benefits:
- Exposure to a variety of professional experts and projects; ABC is involved in a number of large-scale alliance projects, as well as smaller community-focused projects
- A highly supportive team environment where you are encouraged to pave your own career path that caters to your ambitions
- Professional memberships and continued education support
- Flexible working culture and formal flexible working arrangements including part-time working and the ability to purchase extra leave
- Internal training programs
- Mentoring programs
- $750 annual well-being allowance and well-being programme
- A very active social club
- Free fruit baskets and morning teas (we love morning teas at ABC!)
- Additional parental leave, salary top-up, and a back to work coaching programme (as per policy)
- State of the art, modern and contemporary offices

'Everyone Matters' is one of our three core values at ABC and we are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce who foster inclusion, participation, and equal opportunity.

We are proud to be an Immigration New Zealand Accredited Employer, a member of Diversity Works, and Partners of TupuToa and Pūhoro STEMM Academy. We particularly encourage speakers of Te Reo Māori or Pasifika languages to apply.

ABC have a partnership with Rainbow Tick and is actively working towards accreditation - we absolutely welcome applicants from rainbow communities.

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