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Climate Change and Decarbonization Expert

Location:  Diegem
Other locations:  Anywhere in Country
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Aug 29, 2023

Job description

Requisition ID:  1445091

The opportunity:


Today, societies demand greater responsibility from the organizations they work for, buy from and invest in.   Organizations that effectively anchor their approach to long-term value with an authentic purpose are best positioned to measure, demonstrate and benefit from the value they create.


In response to this, we are looking for a highly organized, proactive, and enthusiastic candidate to join our growing team helping clients as a Climate Change and Decarbonization Expert


This role will place you at the heart of a high-performing, dynamic, agile EY Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS) team, part of a global network of 3,000 experts in sustainability worldwide that is committed to helping clients build long-term value. You will have many different responsibilities.


The job:


As a Climate Change and Decarbonization Expert, you will focus on the development of our climate change and decarbonization offerings to clients in different sectors.  You will advise organizations on GHG emissions calculations and opportunities to reduce these emissions,  You will develop decarbonization roadmaps and strategies, establish Science-Based Targets (SBTs), translate climate change ambitions into tangible actions and KPIs, and audit climate-related disclosures.

In addition, you will also bring your expertise in terms of climate risk modeling and recommendations for climate change mitigation and adaptation and will support companies in their EU Taxonomy assessments related to these topics. 


This opportunity will enable you to work with leading organizations and interact with EY colleagues globally.  Our CCaSS team in Belgium has specific expertise in ESG strategy, audit, and reporting; circular economy, packaging, and, decarbonization.  There will also be ample opportunity- to work across different areas within the wider team.


Skills and attributes for success:


Key desired attributes from candidates include:

  • Technical climate change expertise with a sustainability mindset;

  • Ability to multitask and work pro-actively;

  • Detail-oriented with a focus on accuracy and quality;

  • Strong interpersonal and stakeholder management skills, with clear written and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent project management skills delivering on time and within budget;
  • Ability to work independently, as well as in a team, and be as efficient as possible in a fast-paced environment; 
  • Great technical mentoring skills;
  • Ability to translate customers' needs into clear proposals;


Your background:


You have:

  • 4 - 8 years of technical experience;

  • Full proficiency in MS Office (word, excel, PowerPoint);
  • Working and effectively communicating with team members with different technical backgrounds;

  • Development of other team members by sharing knowledge, delegating work, and (in)formal coaching and counseling;

  • A Master's degree in a relevant discipline, for example, engineering, packaging, sustainable development, environmental science, etc.

  • Understanding of key sustainability issues and trends and how they link to business value;

  • Full working proficiency in English, Dutch, and/or French both in writing and speaking;

  • Prior consulting or high-impact industry experience is definitely an asset.


What working at EY offers:


  • Attractive remuneration package - We offer an attractive remuneration package; including a company car and fuel card, iPhone Plus subscription, health insurance, pension plan, meal vouchers, and eco vouchers.  Thanks to our flex plan it is possible to choose what you value most. 

  • Flexible working arrangements - We are proud of our flexible working arrangements. We will actively support you in building a successful career and delivering excellent client service without sacrificing your personal priorities. We offer flexible working hours and working from home multiple days per week is possible.

  • Inspiring work environment - At EY we are dedicated to providing you with an inspiring work environment. A work environment that allows you to further develop your skills and enables you to fulfill your true potential.

  • Personal growth - You will receive numerous pieces of training and will be coached by a counselor. We offer a clear career path tailored to your unique skills.

  • Fun - By joining our EY- teams, you can participate in team activities, and companywide events and enjoy a drink during our monthly after-work drink.

  • Sustainability - We have a fleet of hybrid and electric cars. Our flex plan makes it possible for you to choose the most sustainable option for you. You can also opt for a train subscription or lease a bike. Furthermore, we are currently preparing to move to our brand new sustainable office ‘the Wings’, right across from our current office in Diegem.

  • Diversity & Inclusion - At EY we are passionate about the inclusion and support of individuals of all groups; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability status.

  • Location - All of our offices are easily accessible by public transport and/or by car and have parking space. They all have parking spaces and charging stations are provided.


  • Moreover, we have been elected as the Best Workplace 2023. Over the years, EY evolved from the 9th to the 7th to the 4th to the 3rd place last year, to end first this year. We are tremendously proud of this accomplishment. We’ve built a workplace where people can flourish, develop and be happy.  At EY you will be empowered to take responsibility and encouraged to seize opportunities to grow your expertise and your career.

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