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Managing Consultant Climate Policy

  • ICF
Brussels, Belgium
Full-time
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  • ICF
Brussels, Belgium
Full-time
Published:

DESCRIPTION:

ICF is a leading provider of science-based climate, environmental and energy advisory services to private and public sector clients across the globe. We help our clients progress on their transformation journey, from the understanding of this rapidly evolving landscape to the design and implementation of impactful strategies and actions plans all the way to their evaluation.

To support the continued growth of our Sustainable Finance and Climate Policy practice, we are looking for an experienced Managing Consultant to join our team in Brussels, London or Spain (remote). The successful candidate will join a dynamic team and support our work on climate policy and sustainable finance for the European Commission. We are in particular looking for an individual with a proven track record in the field of carbon removals to support our growing body of work on this topic.

You will get the opportunity to work on flagship projects such as the Innovation Fund, studies related to the EU carbon removal certification framework, permitting procedures linked to CCS projects and the transformation of our society towards a net-zero, nature positive and socially just model. Your work will benefit clients such as the European Commission, national governments, and international and national development finance institutions.

Our team has built a reputation for the successful delivery of large, complex projects, developing innovative solutions that drive positive change for their clients and support the overall sustainable transition in the EU and beyond. Some of our flagship projects include:

  • Providing continuous expertise since 2019 to support the successful implementation of the EU Emissions Trading System’s Innovation Fund;

  • Supporting the design of decarbonisation strategies at EU and national level;

  • Designing Sustainable Finance Action Plans for different EU Member States to redirect public and private capitals towards the low carbon transition;

  • Delivering the European Business and Biodiversity Platform since 2013 for the European Commission;

  • Evaluating the impact of green bonds on supporting climate mitigation investments for the European Investment Bank;

  • Supporting National Promotional Banks in Poland and Spain with their sustainable finance strategies.


RESPONSIBILITIES:  

You will work as part of a multi-national, multi-disciplinary and collaborative team of climate and environmental experts, economists, engineers, financial experts, and communication specialists to:

  • Manage and deliver a portfolio of projects for public and private clients;

  • Provide robust and sound qualitative and quantitative analysis and lead the translation of complex data into meaningful and impactful recommendations;

  • Lead large consultation effort with stakeholders through both quantitative and qualitative approaches;

  • Take a leading role in ICF’s business development efforts in the field of climate policy with a particular focus on the large framework contract we manage for the European Commission;

  • Take a leading role ICF’s thought leadership in climate policy, identifying emerging trends and opportunities and help to translate these into new service offers that will benefit clients with a particular focus on carbon removal.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

  • Fluency in spoken English and excellent English writing skills;

  • Master’s degree in climate or environmental sciences, environmental economics, environmental engineering, geology, or a related discipline;

  • Excellent track record in the field of climate policy and recent policy and technical developments linked to carbon removal solutions (both technical and nature based);

  • Strong qualitative and quantitative analysis capabilities, including advanced knowledge of Excel and equivalent tools;

  • Excellent Project Management skills demonstrated by concrete experience of dealing with complex projects and multiple stakeholders in an international environment;

  • Excellent communication skills and track record in the field of stakeholder engagement, especially within public authorities and the business and finance community;

  • Ability to work independently as well as within multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary consulting teams spread across several countries and time zones;

  • Professional experience of at least 8 years.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

  • Fluency in a second EU language;

  • Entrepreneurial mindset eager to innovate and develop new solutions to address the climate and environmental crises.


WORKING AT ICF:

ICF is a global advisory and technology services provider, but we’re not your typical consultants. We combine unmatched expertise with cutting-edge technology to help clients solve their most complex challenges, navigate change, and shape the future.
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