Climate Change Consultant

Aether is a niche environmental consultancy specialising in the compilation, reporting, and review of emission inventories and projections and the development of sectoral policies and measures at a city, regional and national level. We have built a strong reputation with customers and collaborators around the world by delivering innovation and technical excellence.  

Aether specialises in climate change data collection, processing and analysis and the development of transparent reporting systems that underpin the development and assessment of climate strategies, policies and action plans. Aether has a large portfolio of projects related to Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) in support of the Paris agreement and UNFCCC reporting mechanisms. We are also actively involved in several research programmes supporting the development of new approaches.

Our experience reflects many years of working in this field for the UK Government, the European Commission, UNFCCC, UNDP and other donors, and working directly for governments in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and South America.

As a result of the growth in our international climate change business, we are looking for Consultants to join our team.

The Role

The successful candidates will work with our company Directors and Business Area Leads to deliver across our portfolio of international projects and support new business development. You would be working closely with national consultants, supporting their development of greenhouse gas inventories and MRV systems, through capacity building and training. This can be very rewarding and often provides the opportunity to really make a difference. The role offers excellent career development opportunities to lead projects, expand our customer base, and develop innovative products and services.

Required Experience and Skills

  • Educated to at least degree level in a scientific subject (Masters preferred)
  • 5+ years’ experience in the climate change area and previous experience of working in an environmental consulting environment
  • Experience in the successful delivery of international capacity building and training advantageous
  • Some experience of the economic assessment of policies and / or cost benefit analysis preferred 
  • Experience of working within different cultural environments with occasional travel overseas
  • Track record of business development and client engagement preferred
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Self-motivated, with a thorough attention to detail
  • Strong track record of project management and delivery including written reports, provision of datasets and presentations
  • Fluent English, additional language skills would be advantageous.

Working for Aether

Aether is committed to bringing the best technical knowledge and data management to deliver high quality services and enable our customers to make good decisions. We have a strong company ethos, which ensures that we are open and transparent with our customers and build long-term relationships.

Aether is committed to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion at every level of the business. In order for us fulfil this commitment, Aether is recognised as a Disability Confident Employer.

As members of the scheme, Aether will ensure that any applicant who has a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010, is eligible to request that their application be considered for a guaranteed interview for any role, providing the applicant meets the essential role criteria set out in the job description.

Please contact recruit@aether-uk.com for further information and to discuss reasonable adjustments needed regarding your application.

Benefits

Aether offers an attractive remuneration and benefits package including:

  • Salary –up to £42,000 per annum dependent on experience
  • Annual leave, 32 days (bank holidays included)
  • Environmental leave: up to three days/year volunteering for environmental good causes
  • Flexible location with regular visits to our Oxford office.
  • Flexibility around normal working hours

Application

To apply for this position, please email your CV and a covering letter to recruit@aether-uk.com, clearly stating “Climate Change Consultant” in the email subject.

All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Testimonial

Don't just take our word for it...

“Aether was a great asset in involving/engaging with Member States experts on highly technical subjects regarding GHG reporting. Very clear communication of issues and results.”

Andreas Pilzecker, DG CLIMA

“Aether is a great partner for work in the area of European Air Emissions. The team was committed, reliable, well organised and had a deep technical understanding and motivated other partners with their good spirit.”

Umweltbundesamt: Environment Agency Austria

“The support provided by Aether for this project was especially remarkable considering the situation of the COVID-19 pandemic. The tools and methods used in order to engage local stakeholders really added value to the capacity building of the national team.”

Shanna Emmanuel, Saint Lucia BUR Project Coordinator

“We have been collaborating with Aether for several years, and our projects have greatly benefited from it. Aether staff are very knowledgeable, professional and flexible - and last but not least, very friendly and a pleasure to work with.”

Umhverfisstofnun, Environment Agency of Iceland

“Professional team and very collaborative communication. Effective result in terms of suggestions for improvement in the quality of the inventory and proposals on how to streamline specific topics.”

Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research

“Aether delivered training workshops and generated learning materials for our SSN members, providing technical content in a manageable and comprehendible format. We particularly benefitted from their extensive knowledge and ability to interpret the needs of our members into the training materials.”

Jennifer Anderson, Sustainable Scotland Network

“A heartfelt thank you to all the Aether team for this very comprehensive review – this is certainly turning out to be one of the most beneficial capacity building projects I have ever been involved in.”

Saviour Vassallo, Senior Environment Protection Officer, Malta Resources Authority

“Chris was excellent to work with and always very pro active in making suggestions, taking work forward and applying his considerable technical knowledge in effective ways.”

Robert Vaughan, Defra Air Quality Team

“The team at Aether works very professionally and communicates very well which makes working with them a pleasure. Outputs are delivered on time to high quality. The team brings the rigour of technical knowledge and expertise and finds innovative ways of communicating complex messages. I would be happy to recommend the Aether team to organisations working on analysing and presenting emissions information in the public domain.”

Fiona Glover, States of Jersey

“Both the face-to-face training and the online version have been of high quality, with dynamic methods and a practical orientation that have allowed students to reach a solid knowledge base. The products have been delivered within the stipulated deadlines with an excellent quality and the team has always shown willingness to make adjustments according to the requirements of CONAF. We are very satisfied with the work. ”

Javier Cano Martín, Professional Unit for Climate Change and Environmental Services, CONAF (National Forestry Corporation), Chile

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