Senior Consultant - Carbon Advisory


Abu Dhabi, UAE

Posted on: 8 Mar 2024

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Employment: Full Time

We are seeking applications of people experienced in energy sector, mining and life sciences to help our clients achieve their climate change ambitions by supporting the key activities to manage climate related risks and opportunities. The successful candidate 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.

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 with a wide range of clients alongside multi-disciplinary teams of various sizes, expanding further your experience and expertise.

The Carbon Advisory team combines carbon emissions and policy consultancy with a strong technical engineering emphasis. The Senior Consultant/ Engineer will be responsible for the execution of proposals, studies and projects and provision of advisory services to our clients including:
- Supporting clients understand and quantify their current scope 1, 2 and 3 greenhouse gas emissions
- Performing 'cradle-to-gate', 'cradle-to-grave' & 'cradle-to-afterlife' life cycle assessments and modeling
- Screening decarbonization opportunities for supply and demand side reduced carbon intensity solutions across the development life cycle from conceptual design to decommissioning
- At a strategic level, work with clients to develop a systematic framework for the management of decarbonization including defining overarching strategies, plans & detailed roadmaps with key milestones, journey enablers, timeframes, drivers and identifying on-route threats, risks, and uncertainties
- Performing assessments and advising clients on transitional opportunities and risks, including policy drivers and incentives,
- Evaluating and advising on offsetting and crediting mechanisms including carbon pricing and providing third party emissions verification services in the energy and mining sectors
- Assessing the resiliency of client's assets and projects for climate change impacts

As a senior member of the team, your responsibilities will include:
- Supporting business winning and leading proposals to secure new work
- Managing small teams of consultants and engineers or other technical staff on studies, setting clear technical direction and ensuring timely issue of deliverables
- Raising awareness of the business environment, market and on-going innovation in technology and research in climate-related subjects and issues
- Developing tools and methods to improve the efficiency and quality of work performed by the team
- Liaising with and supporting the Business Manager in tracking study/ project activities
- Completing work to a high standard and with little to no supervision, using Wood and Client methods, standards, and data in line with requirements
- Disseminating knowledge and expertise to team members and providing oversight and technical direction for their study / project work
- Developing business relationships with clients and partnerships with in-house consulting teams
- Representing the Carbon Advisory team in technical presentations to external and internal customers
- Providing a technical interface and managing relationships with clients. Proactively identifying most internal and external customer needs or issues


Education & Skills:
- Degree (or higher) in Chemical / Process Engineering, Engineering Science, or a technical environmental/ Sustainable Development-related subject
- Approximately 5 to 10 years' experience in energy sector
- Demonstrated ability to lead business development and project teams
- Demonstrated proficiency in international best practices in energy and carbon efficiency
- A thorough understanding of the international policy and economic frameworks driving climate change agendas
- A good understanding of carbon emissions quantification, decarbonization techniques, circular carbon economy, energy transition
- Strong analytical skills and can systematically break a complex task into more manageable parts and identify the critical components of a problem
- A confident communicator with excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Demonstrable high-quality report writing and presentation skills
- Good organizational and project management skills
- Keen to learn and to share learning with others

- Demonstrable background in decarbonization studies and/or life cycle assessments
- 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


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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