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Manager- Climate Change and Sustainability Services- Climate Change- Assurance

Location:  Montréal
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  May 28, 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  100622

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 has a well-established Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS) practice to respond to our client’s growing need of guidance in three key areas: social and environmental sustainability, climate change and health, safety and environment (HSE). Our services are varied, but include strategy and implementation, impact measurement, assessment of policies, programs and management systems, assurance over sustainability-related data and greenhouse gas emission verification. We are looking to expand our team of professionals focused on providing high value, independent, trusted advice to our clients as they transition to a more sustainable economy. Our clients include many of today's leading global companies, innovative growth companies, government and other Publicly Accountable Enterprises.

The opportunity

We are currently seeking a qualified candidate who is able to demonstrate strong leadership qualities for an excellent career opportunity at the Manager level (level commensurate with experience) to support our services around the transition to a low-carbon economy. We can help you realize your potential. Our success is based on your success. Our work environment is designed to help high-performing people thrive.

EY’s commitment to the quality and integrity of our services is exemplified by our methodologies and our rigorous quality controls applied to every client engagement. Together with our substantial investments in technology, knowledge, and learning resources for our professionals, we deliver high quality services for our clients and their stakeholders.


Your key responsibilities

The nature of this role means no two projects will be the same. That means you’ll need to think on your feet and challenge existing practices to develop answers to complex issues.

As a Manager, your responsibilities are to:

  • Directly support client engagements and help build our practice as we address to the growing interest in the energy transition and carbon markets. The position will support our growing CCaSS practice on engagements related to climate change and decarbonisation, as well as support other EY service line teams seeking to understand emerging climate-related risks and opportunities stemming from regulatory action or stakeholder pressure,

  • Identify/communicate trends, developments, and key performance drivers relevant to clients and potential clients. Demonstrate a deep understanding of client industry and marketplace.

  • Develop people by encouraging individuals to think for themselves and take responsibility for their contributions to the team. Successfully delegate to and manage all levels of staff. Conduct performance reviews serve as a positive role model and mentor, and contribute to performance feedback/training. Foster teamwork and lead by example.

  • Use technology to continually learn, share knowledge with team members, and enhance service delivery. With guidance from leadership, maintain an educational program to continually develop skills.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Be a self-starter who takes ownership for tasks and team performance, and proactively seeks out ways to better address our clients’ needs

  • Be a team player and leader, able to successfully guide the work of others and be committed to achieving common goals

  • Ability to design and execute a logical phased approach to understand complex or unusual issues client issues, and design, recommend and implement insightful and pragmatic solutions

  • Ability to take a pragmatic approach to issues that underpin client relationships while demonstrating and living the firm's values

  • Demonstrate professionalism and poise in working with and presenting to clients or EY executives, and in developing relationships with potential clients 

  • Demonstrate strong writing skills and an ability to translate recommendations and other ideas effectively and concisely in reports, presentation materials, client proposals and other written communication

  • Be technically comfortable 

  • at the interplay of climate change, energy systems and the economy to focus on the energy transition and its associated risks and opportunities for our clients

  • analysing carbon market opportunities

  • evaluating decarbonisation strategies and cleantech opportunities

  • Share our passion for helping businesses and other clients become more sustainable

  • Willingness for out-of-town travel, either domestically or internationally (may be required approximately 20% of the time)


To qualify for the role, you must have

  • Advanced degree(s) in Business/Economics alongside competence in Energy, Sustainability, Engineering or Environmental Science or vice versa 

  • 8+ years of professional experience carbon markets and decarbonisation strategies or technologies ideally in a consulting role with some responsibility for business development/sales.

  • An in-depth and up-to-date awareness of the pressure facing corporations to transition to the low-carbon economy, matched with first-hand experience in developing and implementing approaches to respond to this pressure across multiple organizations

  • Experience in assessing climate change risk using scenario analysis considered a major asset

  • Experience working with financial institutions on assessing climate risk and opportunities to portfolios would also be an asset

  • Excellent project management and team leadership skills

  • Professional presence with the ability to quickly establish personal credibility and demonstrate expertise

  • Exemplary written and verbal communication skills

  • Location is flexible between Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. Candidates must be eligible to work in Canada.

What we offer

At EY, our Total Rewards package supports our commitment to creating a leading people culture - built on high-performance teaming - where everyone can achieve their potential and contribute to building a better working world for our people, our clients and our communities. It's one of the many reasons we repeatedly win awards for being a great place to work.

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package allows you decide which benefits are right for you and which ones help you create a solid foundation for your future. Our Total Rewards package includes a comprehensive medical, prescription drug and dental coverage, a defined contribution pension plan, a great vacation policy plus firm paid days that allow you to enjoy longer long weekends throughout the year, statutory holidays and paid personal days (based on province of residence), and a range of exciting programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:

  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry

  • Learning opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career

  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you


Diversity and Inclusion at EY


Diversity and inclusiveness are at the heart of who we are and how we work. We’re committed to fostering an environment where differences are valued, policies and practices are equitable, and our people feel a sense of belonging. From our actions to combat systemic racism and our advocacy for the LGBT+ community to our innovative Neurodiversity Centre of Excellence and Accessibility initiatives, we welcome and embrace the diverse experiences, abilities, backgrounds and perspectives that make our people unique and help guide us. Because when people feel free to be their authentic selves at work, they bring their best and are empowered to build a better working world.


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