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Senior Consultant in the Climate Change and Sustainability Services team (Geneva or Lausanne)

Location:  Grand-Lancy / Geneva
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Jul 17, 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1481618

The opportunity

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 voice and perspective to help EY become even better too.

Join our Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS) team as a consultant or senior consultant. You will be a member of a multidisciplinary team to help clients build and manage their sustainability approach aiming at addressing rising stakeholder concerns and new regulatory requirements, achieving more transparent non-financial reporting and seizing opportunities for integrating sustainability aspects in business processes, incl. supplier management and risk mitigation.


Your key responsibilities

  • You will support and advise our clients on sustainability strategies and non-financial reporting.
  • You help to provide assurance over non-financial information using our sustainability assurance methodology.
  • You will support in developing Climate strategies (e.g. GHG footprint & trajectories development, target setting and climate related risks & opportunities assessment).
  • You follow relevant trends and developments to take them into account in our approaches and to communicate them to our internal and external contacts.
  • You also support market development by conducting studies and building customer relationships and internal training.
  • You analyze various sustainability topics by independently evaluating data and preparing the results for presentations and reports.
  • Furthermore, you support the preparation of client proposals, meetings and events.


Skills and attributes for success
To qualify for the role you must have

  • A Bachelors or Masters degree in economics, environmental sciences/engineering or related fields of study is a prerequisite
  • Interest in topics such as sustainability, climate change and non-financial reporting & assurance, as well as training in these areas
  • Strong writing and analytical skills
  • Project management experience and financial or carbon accounting skills are a plus
  • Integrity, respect and teamwork are your core values
  • You have energy and enthusiasm to build a better working world
  • Proficiency in English (written and spoken) is a requirement, additional proficiency in Swiss National languages is a plus


What we look for

  • Ability to work closely with large teams and in an international environment
  • Capacity to take initiative, overcome challenges and work collaboratively as demonstrated by prior relevant working or project experience
  • For senior consultants: First work experience in sustainability consulting or other working experience in sustainability related departments
  • Available to start in winter/spring 2024

What we offer

  • International multi-cultural team of highly motivated professionals
  • Constant personal development with a steep learning curve – a system of trainings, mentoring, counselling and on-the-job learning
  • Modern working environment and equipment, fostering mobile working flexibility
  • Transparent performance-based recognition and progression system
  • Acquire a fully accredited corporate MBA (EY Tech MBA) or a Masters in Sustainability from Hult International Business School, whilst working with EY, completely free*

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible. Make the next step and apply for this position online. For further information please contact our recruitment team ( / +41 58 286 33 66).

* with the exception of EY contractors, interns and alumni.

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