Principal Consultant - Carbon Advisory


Abu Dhabi, UAE

Posted on: 8 Mar 2024

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Employment: Full Time

The Principal Consultant will assist the group personnel in developing and delivering work scopes, and fill a seller-doer role on an established team.

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to Wood Consulting's Carbon Advisory team assisting our energy sector, mining and life sciences clients achieve their climate change ambitions by supporting the key activities to manage climate related risks and opportunities

As part of a growing team, you will join a dynamic business taking the lead in delivering the necessary understanding and engineering solutions for clients as they embark on the road to a net-zero future. The breadth of work across Wood will provide you with an opportunity to work within a wide range of studies and clients alongside multi-disciplinary teams of various sizes, expanding your experience and expertise.

You will be a passionate individual seeking to effect positive change through creative thinking, independent and proactive leadership, and a collaborative and committed work ethic. We are looking for individuals who have launched their careers, have shown drive and enthusiasm for addressing environmental and climate change challenges with engineering know-how and are now looking to further develop their knowledge and experience in a fast moving and progressive consulting environment.

- Support and lead proposals to secure new work.
- Lead studies and prepare and review study reports
- Assist clients to map energy and fuel usage and associated carbon equivalent emissions.
- Assist clients to identify and screen reduction opportunities - feedstock, fuels, power sources, process & applicable technologies
- Work with clients to identify and cost the milestones on their road to net-zero
- Develop business relationships with clients and partnerships with in-house consulting teams.
- Project manage and lead multi-disciplinary teams of engineers and other technical staff in the completion of projects.
- Disseminate knowledge and expertise to team members and provide oversight of their project delivery work
- Provide a technical interface and mange relationships with clients
- Accountable for the financial performance of any studies managed


- Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Chemical / Process Engineering, Engineering Science, or a Sustainable Development-related discipline.
- Minimum of 15 years relevant experience in energy sector
- Ability to lead and work well in teams as well as mentor junior staff
- Demonstrated ability to lead business development and project teams.
- Strong health, safety, and environmental mindset.
- Demonstrated proficiency in international best practices in energy and carbon efficiency.
- Strong analytical skills
- Experience leading large multi-disciplinary teams.
- A confident communicator with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Demonstrable high-quality report writing and presentation skills
- Good organizational and project management skills

Desirable skills:
- Demonstrable background in decarbonization studies and/or lifecycle analysis
- Has experience in assisting clients to map energy and fuel usage and associated carbon equivalent emissions
- Has experience in assisting clients to identify and screen emissions reduction opportunities
- Chartered to an internationally recognized Professional body (or working towards)
- Good negotiation skills
- Second language


Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people.

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