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09-27-2008, 01:44 PM
Cambridgeshire, UK

Salary : 27 - 36K+

This is an outstanding opportunity to make a real difference by helping key organisations to understand the likely impacts of climate change and to adapt.

The successful candidate will be joining one of the UK's leading multi-disciplinary consultancies. Based in Cambridgeshire, the post will be attached to the Water Resources Management (WRM) department, but will develop links with all areas of the business. WRM works at the interface between man and the environment, with key functions covering water resources, water quality, hydrogeology, hydroecology, environmental assessment and climate change.

Within WRM there is a small climate change team. The work is focused primarily on impacts and adaptation, covering the whole spectrum of the built and natural environment, the economy and increasingly society. In addition some strategic-level mitigation assessments are undertaken e.g. policy review. The areas of energy, greenhouse gases and wider mitigation are managed within other departments e.g. Greenhouse Gas Management. However, close links are maintained with these teams, which are brought together for crosscutting projects.


The post holder will have an MSc or PhD in climate change, with a good track record of practical experience and interest in climate impact and adaptation assessment. Your first degree may be in the natural / physical / environmental sciences or engineering. The post holder should have recognisable amount of relevant post-graduate experience, to include project management and ideally bid preparation. You should be able to demonstrate technical expertise in impact assessments (e.g. risk, modelling), or/and adaptation e.g. related to societal, corporate or policy responses. This may be from an academic, consultancy or corporate perspective.

The post holder will have the following essential attributes: -

Excellent report-writing skills, with the ability to review evidence and produce succinct and timely summaries.
Numerical skills, with experience of working with spreadsheets.
Excellent presentational skills, and possibly consultation or facilitation experience.
Highly developed interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and influence at all levels.
Be able to work as part of a team, as well as individually for discrete tasks.

Due to the company's expanding portfolio of project and clients, they are looking to recruit a consultant or senior consultant into their climate change team. The successful candidate will be expected to manage climate change projects, provide technical input to larger climate change and broader projects and support new business development.

Working as part of the WRM team, you will also have the opportunity to contribute to a broad range of other projects, including water resource management and planning, flood risk assessment, environmental impact assessment, sustainability, and a variety of policy work.

Much of their climate change (and carbon) work is related to the core functions of the Water and Environment business e.g. assessing the impact of climate change on future water supplies. Other work includes multi-sectoral assessments, where they typically work with external experts.

The company is currently engaged in a number of studies assessing the economic impacts of climate change. In general the work is a mixture of applied science and evidence-based policy advice. Clients include water companies, the Environment Agency, Natural England, Local Government Association, regional climate change partnerships, strategic planning authorities and UKCIP.

It is likely that the post holder has achieved, is working towards or will aim for chartered scientist and/or environmentalist status e.g. through the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM). A mentor will be assigned to guide the post holder through the scheme if required.

To apply for this position please e-mail your CV quoting Job Reference PMCC4117/EW
to: Paul@MSAltd.uk.com (Paul@MSAltd.uk.com) or call to discuss on 01562 881430.

Applications will only be accepted from candidates who possess current, valid documentation to work in the
United Kingdom.

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