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Sustainability Governance Risk Compliance - Senior Manager - Consulting - Location Open

Location:  Dallas
Other locations:  Anywhere in Region
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Jan 23, 2023

Job description

Requisition ID:  1376543

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.


EY Business Transformation advises CEOs and business leaders from the world's leading companies on taking bold and transformative steps such as redefining their organization's purpose, pursuing, and optimizing growth strategies, defining new business and operating models, learning how to achieve disruptive innovations, leading end-to-end transformations, understanding and acting upon changing customer and market dynamics and re-examining their profitability.  We blend business, design, and technology thinking to unlock opportunity for our clients and deliver lasting impact.

The opportunity
Our Sustainability Governance, Risk and Compliance team seeks to build a better working world by helping businesses and governments respond to societal, environmental, and economic challenges. When our clients are facing complex sustainability and environmental social and governance "ESG" issues – whether new regulatory requirements, rising stakeholder concerns, or opportunities for enhancing governance, controls, and technology – they look to us to find a solution. Our global team is multidisciplinary and combines our core knowledge in risk management, accounting, and reporting with knowledge in technical and regulatory sustainability issues.

Our teams help clients improve and report on their sustainability and ESG performance. Specifically, we help clients integrate sustainability into their core business strategy and governance, manage emerging risks, and reduce costs through the design and implementation of systems and processes in areas such as climate change, environment management, health, and safety, labor rights, non-financial reporting, and supply chain. The EY Sustainability Governance, Risk and Compliance team is actively looking for a Senior Manager with climate change and sustainability consulting experience or background, including exposure to energy and carbon management, EHS management systems, sustainable value creation, sustainability digitization, business model innovation, sustainable supply chain, and sustainability or ESG reporting.

We are at the forefront of current trends in sustainability and ESG, and we engage with clients at all levels to provide insight into these developments. We want candidates who are dedicated and capable of helping us to develop our dynamic Risk sustainability practice that is focused on making the difference for our clients, as they navigate this agenda, and the society at large.

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. You will be focused on winning and delivering work across several main solutions, including sustainability transformation program support, supply chain risk management, trusted reporting, internal controls, enterprise risk management, climate risk assessments, and internal audits.  Working with EY Risk teams and colleagues across multiple competencies to deliver and execute projects efficiently with a high-quality standard will also be essential.

Skills and attributes for success
Proactive, accountable, and results-driven people will flourish in this environment. Dealing with competing priorities, understanding how to manage resources, building trusted relationships, and communicating effectively are key skills.

To qualify for the role you must have

  • 10+ years of experience in a position focused on sustainability advisory
  • Degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, for example engineering or environmental science
  • Understanding of the key sustainability (e.g., environmental, health & safety, energy, carbon management, sustainable supply chain.) 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
  • General understanding of sustainability best practices in areas of transformation, supply chain, digitization, business model innovation and value measurement
  • Commercial and leadership skills combined with entrepreneurial mind set
  • Business savvy with a passion for innovation as well as the motivation to create your own EY journey
  • Proven experience managing, mentoring, and improving a team of high-performing colleagues
  • Strong technical, quantitative, and analytical skills, and the confidence to research and resolve emerging client issues including regulations, industry practices, and new technologies

Ideally you'll also have:

  • Exposure to corporate non-financial reporting standards (e.g., GRI, TCFD, SASB) and/or regulatory reporting on ESG issues (e.g., NFRD, CSRD, SFDR)
  • Experience in design and implementation of ESG-related initiatives and/or reporting
  • Practical experience and deep understanding of one or more of the core elements of ESG, for instance:
    • climate risk assessment
    • carbon footprint measurement and reduction
    • culture, diversity, and inclusion
    • measuring social impact/value and linking it to business opportunities
    • human rights issues
    • circular economy solutions
    • assessment of environmental and ecological impacts of business operations
    • design and implementation of ESG governance and policies
  • Relevant professional qualifications or certifications
  • Track record with a leading consulting firm

What we look for 

What's most important is that you're dedicated to working with your colleagues as part of a high-performing team. You'll need to demonstrate enthusiasm, high motivation, and passion to develop fast in a multinational working environment. You'll need to thrive in picking up new skills and talents as you go, so natural curiosity, a lot of questions and the confidence to speak up when you see something that could be improved are essential. If you've got the right combination of technical knowledge and communication skills as well as you share EY values such as integrity and independence as of high important then this role is for you.  

What we offer


We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to the business.  The salary range for this job in most geographic locations in the US is $146,000 to $333,500. The salary range for New York City Metro Area, Washington State and California (excluding Sacramento) is $175,200 to $379,000.  Individual salaries within those ranges are determined through a wide variety of factors including but not limited to education, experience, knowledge, skills and geography.  In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.


  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.


If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.


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Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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