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Senior Consultant, ESG & Sustainability – Melbourne or Sydney
Senior Consultant, ESG & Sustainability – Melbourne or Sydney
SLR’s One Team Culture and Commitment
At SLR Consulting, we celebrate a ‘One Team Culture’, where bringing together diversity of thought and expression is key to building the best team to deliver excellent results. We strive to create an inclusive workplace where we value different experiences and look to create a culture where everyone belongs. The SLR culture is underpinned by our 5Bs which, in short is to Be safe, Belong, Be trusted, Be yourself and Be Successful.

We know it can be difficult and frustrating applying for roles, wondering if the role is right for you and if your experience is right for SLR. Many people won’t apply for roles unless they feel they tick every box on the checklist. At SLR we look for many different skills and technical competencies and we’re always looking for how new team members can add value to the business and to our culture. If you think this role isn’t quite for you, but you have a desire to work with us, – then we’d still love to hear from you!

SLR Consulting is an international environmental consultancy with a globally recognised reputation for providing high quality tailored services. With offices throughout the Asia Pacific, Europe, North, Central and South America and Africa regions, we are one of a very small number of leading international specialist environmental consultancies. We have committed to being a Climate Neutral Business by 2030 and have a long-term commitment to align with global net zero ambitions.
About the role and what you need to succeed
We are seeking a Senior Consultant to support the fast-growing demand for sustainability and ESG advisory services in the APAC region. Based in Melbourne or Sydney, this is a rare opportunity to work with a wide range of projects and clients in the sustainability space where you will have the opportunity to develop your career in an energising and fun environment. This position will suit someone who is passionate about driving change and transformation within business. You will play a key role on multiple client teams in Australia and globally. The role will involve working across SLR Consulting range of services.

You will be directly involved in scoping and delivery of client projects for large national and multinational companies across several industry sectors. You will be encouraged to develop your skills and expertise, as well as your own professional network, internally and externally.
Key responsibilities include:
  • Work on client project teams, often acting as the project manager and day to day point of contact for the client;
  • Understand and interpret client needs, clearly communicating client goals and overall business objectives to internal and external stakeholders;
  • Gather data using a range of techniques (interviews, surveys, focus groups, data requests) and, in some cases, model and build scenarios – particularly in the context of alignment with TCFD recommendations;
  • Develop presentations and reports for clients with oversight from senior colleagues;
  • Support new business generation through, drafting and developing proposals with oversight from senior team members and participating in new business pitches, including research, project scoping, proposal drafting, and pitch presentations;
  • Conduct research, draft articles, deliver presentations and position Corporate Citizenship and yourself as a trusted thought leader in sustainable business;
  • Grow professional and industry contacts by representing Corporate Citizenship in virtual and out of office environments (events, conferences, panels);
  • Support junior colleagues in the delivery of high quality work.

To be successful in this role
You will be a confident leader and a great person to work with along with the following:
  • Have more than 5 years or more of relevant work experience;
  • Educational qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline (Master’s Degree preferred);
  • Demonstrated experience contributing to the development and execution of corporate sustainability strategies, baselines, initiatives, ratings and rankings, and/or reports that align with business goals and budgets;
  • Ability to accurately recognize the strategic challenge a client is facing and contribute to scoping and executing client engagements that deliver value and impact;
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills to deliver client-ready presentations;
  • Ability to distil quantitative and qualitative data and communicate it succinctly to clients;
  • Passion for and commitment to engaging business in building a sustainable and inclusive future.

Our benefits at SLR include
Our culture is unique where we work together to collaborate on projects to get the best possible outcome for our clients. Whether you’re working in the office, from home or a mix of the two, we recognise that every person is different, and our benefits aim to ensure that we cater for all, including:
  • Hybrid work model (in-office & from home) - you choose where you work best.
  • Extra paid purchased leave up to 10 days so you can re-energize, help others, support family, or focus on your own professional development.
  • Inclusive parental leave policy that supports all parents throughout their parenting journey which includes 12 weeks primary carer and 4 weeks secondary carer leave.
  • Learning and development which includes a mapped career progression path, study assistance and up to 3 professional memberships subsidised by SLR.
  • Employee Assistance Program to support your physical, mental, and social wellbeing.
  • Global and regional mobility and recruitment referral bonus for both region and global candidates.
  • Other benefits include regular office social events, service anniversary awards, salary sacrificing (novated car lease) and a corporate uniform shop where you get $80 annually to spend.

We make hiring decisions based on your experience, skills and passion. Please note that interviews are conducted with gender diverse interview panels to the best of our ability. When you apply, please tell us the pronouns you use and any reasonable adjustments you may need during the interview process.

Unsolicited resumes from recruitment consultants will not be accepted. You must be part of the preferred supplier agreement list which is coordinated through our Talent Acquisition team.
Melbourne; Sydney