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Manager - Climate Change and Sustainability Services

Ernst & Young

Dubai, UAE

Ref: NP946-868

Job description / Role

Manager, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, Dubai

Our CCaSS team seeks to build a better working world by helping businesses and governments respond to societal, environmental and economic challenges. They help businesses understand and evaluate the broader value impacts and outcomes associated with their organizations, operations, programs and projects. Our global team is multidisciplinary and combines our core knowledge in accounting and reporting with knowledge in technical and regulatory sustainability issues.

Our teams help clients improve and report on their sustainability performance. Specifically, we help clients manage emerging risks, and reduce costs through the design and implementation of systems and processes and leverage opportunities in areas such as climate change, health and safety, labor rights, non-financial reporting, supply chain and environmental management.

The Opportunity

The EY Climate Change & Sustainability Services (CCaSS) Team is looking for a market - facing Manager with significant clean energy and sustainability advisory experience, including exposure to energy management, green building, HSE management systems, sustainable value creation, sustainability digitization, business model innovation, and sustainable supply chain and reporting. We need candidates with a proven track record of winning and advising large corporate firms (FTSE 100 / Fortune 500) on sustainability strategy and leading the implementation of such programs to drive and measure value created.

Your Key Responsibilities

In this role you will work as part of a wider team to support business development efforts, win project work and advise EY's clients on sustainability advisory and related services. In addition you will contribute to the development of a market leading team that is capable of providing board level strategic advice and winning large transformation engagements that leverage the wider competencies of EY as well as raise EY's profile in the market, especially in relation to the energy management and sustainability debate.

Pro- activity, accountability and results- driven people will flourish in this environment. Dealing with competing priorities, understanding how to manage resources and communicating effectively are key skills. This will have a huge impact on those around you and help promote a positive work ethic.


To qualify for the role you must have:

•At least six years of experience in a position focused on sustainability advisory
•Undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, for example engineering or environmental science
•Understanding of the key energy, green building and sustainability issues and drivers and how they link to business value
•Proven track record of project management and delivery - in particular large scale consulting engagements around sustainability. Prior consulting experience an advantage
•Deep understanding of sustainability best practices in areas of transformation, supply chain, digitization, business model innovation and value measurement
•Exceptional commercial and leadership skills combined with entrepreneurial mind set
•Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic team and environment, managing team members to successfully deliver projects
•Flexible in attitude to deal with GCC mind-set
•Strong technical, quantitative and analytical skills
•Excellent English written and oral communication skills, and fluent Arabic speaking and writing skills

Ideally you’ll also have:

•Relevant professional qualifications an advantage
•Track record with a leading consulting firm in Saudi Arabia (or the MENA region)

What we look for

We are interested in entrepreneurs who have the confidence to develop and promote a brand new strategic vision both internally and externally. You will be business savvy with a passion for innovation as well as the motivation to create your own EY journey.

What working at EY offers

•Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues around
•Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
•The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you
•The ability to be a part of an award winning Sustainability advisory team in MENA

About the Company

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transactions and advisory services. Our 167,000 people are united by our shared values, which inspire our people worldwide and guide them to do the right thing, and our commitment to quality, which is embedded in who we are and everything we do.

EY is committed to doing its part in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

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