Senior Consultant - Corporate Real Estate (CRE)

Senior Consultant - Corporate Real Estate (CRE)

We are looking for simply amazing people who can inspire, excite, and have absolute passion in their work. People that want to join a team which is at the leading edge of sustainability and work with some of the most ambitious companies to tackle climate change and deliver impact.

Our team of sustainability strategists, engineers and data scientists are brought together by a rare purpose-driven, entrepreneurial culture, valued by clients for our ability to deliver action.  We love what we do and aim to make sustainability fun, exciting and impactful for both the planet and our client’s businesses.


We are one of the leading ESG and sustainability advisory firms for supporting CRE organisations.  CRE represents ~50% of our business and we are members of key real estate forums including AREF, GRESB, and UK-GBC. As part of our strategy:

• We work with major blue-chip clients include Aviva Investors, BlackRock, Canary Wharf Group and Federated Hermes.
• We provide market-leading strategic services such as Net Zero and Science Based Targets (we have supported nearly 50% of UK organisations who have ‘Paris proofed’ Science based Targets). We also contribute to industry thought leadership.
• We currently have 48,000 buildings on our data platform global. We have ambitious growth plans across Europe. 
• We have an award-winning building optimisation and cost reducing programmes (average 14% savings).


This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, bright and driven individual to join our growing team of strategy and engagement consultants. As a senior member of the team, you will be passionate leader and an effective communicator. You will have proven your ability to influence change within a company to deliver our purpose of helping business play its part in building a zero-carbon world. 

You will have sustainability consulting experience or worked in an in-house role, and you will have been responsible for strategy development, implementation and communication. You will have technical knowledge relating to our services and a strong understanding of how companies can achieve net zero emissions. 

Above all you will have a high level of self-motivation, a commitment to personal growth and you will thrive in working in a fast-paced client-driven environment. 

The role offers significant scope to learn and develop as part of a leading team in the sector, working with us to enable a global zero carbon economy.  Each week more and more organisations commit to becoming net zero, driven by both a sense of purpose and ever-increasing pressure from their clients, investors, employees and other key stakeholders.  Globally, Greta Thunberg’s words opened a dialogue where the role of business in planetary and human wellbeing has become front-page news. 

You will be a member of the Commercial real estate consulting team, leading work with our major clients in Commercial real estate and specialising in Net Zero Strategy, Reporting and decarbonisation services. 

Key responsibilities include the following:

• Client relationship management
o Relationship building with multiple individuals in large and complex clients.
o Programme management of client delivery with a focus on quality and timeliness.
o The ability to challenge and shape our client’s real estate strategy. 

• Service delivery and improvement
o Leading projects with complex clients to build and implement ambitious sustainability strategies that enable clients to transition to net zero. This includes delivering GHG reporting and scope 3 strategies.
o Designing and delivering stakeholder engagement and behaviour change programmes that engage and inspire people to take practical actions that will have a positive environmental impact. This includes tenant or supplier engagement. 
o Working with clients to meet mandatory and voluntary disclosure requirements. These reporting requirements include NetZero, GRESB, Science Based Target, SECR, UNPRI, EPRA, and TCFD.
o Scaling consultancy services through effective resourcing, developing processes and coaching the team
o Effective project management to ensure the delivery team meet the requirement of the client.
o An understanding of how real estate companies operate and the role of ESG within their strategies. 

• Communication and people
o Empathy, intuition and influencing skills to draw out priorities, consolidate thinking and get buy-in to the proposed route forward.
o Excellent presentation skills and ability to lead workshops with business leaders.
o Leading teams and supporting colleagues with personal development.
o The ability to present and write in French and German is desired. 

The culture of Carbon Intelligence is collaborative, innovative and open. Our employees have described us as ‘a really special business’ and one where ‘people are valued and can both grow themselves and help with our core purpose of driving businesses towards a zero-carbon economy’. Our clients describe us a ‘breath of fresh air’.


• 5 years+ relevant experience in climate change related work
• Consultancy experience, including client relationship management. 
• Behaviour change, stakeholder engagement and sustainability communications experience for large and complex companies
• Experience delivering real estate reporting, including NetZero, GRESB, Science Based Target, UNPRI, EPRA, TCFD
• An understanding of frameworks developed by the UK-GBC and BBP, such as the guidance on scope 3 and net-zero.
• Developing decarbonisation strategies and setting targets for large and complex companies
• Technical knowledge relating to our strategy and reporting services (ESG disclosure, GHG calculation and reporting, sustainability strategy, science-based targets)
• Project and programme management experience
• Preparing reports, presentations, and papers on sustainability programmes
• Leading workshops and meetings
• Fluent French/German speaker desired

If you would like the opportunity to join our fresh, forward-thinking team, please apply via


Sunday 25 April 2021

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